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NATO strap options help (UK purchase)

  1. Omegafanman Mar 18, 2023

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    I am looking for a couple of NATO strap options for hard wearing beater situations (Pulsar G10)
    One with RAF / military DNA and perhaps something a bit modern and funky.
    Any recommendations which won’t break the bank?
    There seems to be so many and I am not good with choice (most of my watches stay on the factory option)
    Thanks.
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  2. bonzodog Mar 18, 2023

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    Haveston are worth a look.
     
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  3. Omegafanman Mar 19, 2023

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    Any other suggestion for a nice budget Nato? Thanks
     
  4. p4ul “WATERRROOP” to 50m Mar 19, 2023

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    Have a look at Sniper Bay on Amazon, nice and chunky.

    I have bought several natos from Amazon on price just to swap around on beaters, £10-15 each. Almost disposable price. There doesn’t seem to be much to go wrong with any of them.
     
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  5. Hetcins1 Mar 19, 2023

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    The strap tailor or check out ebay
     
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  6. p4ul “WATERRROOP” to 50m Mar 19, 2023

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    Pic in descending gauge/quality of material. FYI.
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  7. DrmexicoII Mar 19, 2023

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    I've bought from Bark & Jack and I think Gecko. Both ok, the B&J one better quality but I have limited experience.
     
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  8. hoshimachi Mar 21, 2023

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    RSM Natos are really good. I like their single-pass vintage military collection. The material is very soft and the colors are great for vintage aesthetic. This particular line shows some fraying, but it is expected of the material.
    I value comfort over anything when it comes to nato straps.
     
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  9. Omegafanman Mar 27, 2023

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    I ended up stealing a Maratac strap off another watch - very pleased with how it wears and it seems robust.
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  10. pbook4g5 Mar 27, 2023

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    I've bought some cheap NATOs off of Gecko and Zuludiver and I've been pleasantly surprised by both at the price.
     
  11. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Mar 27, 2023

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  12. Braindrain Mar 27, 2023

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    CNS (Cheapest Nato Straps) ? Seems to offer a bunch of straps for pretty cheap, which allows you to experiment. I've bought a bunch from them, in the past, although I actually don't use any of them.
     
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  13. Tubber Mar 27, 2023

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    Phoenix NATO straps are good quality and £15 a throw. Eulit Perlon straps are also good. Bought a few Perlon straps from Watchobsession that were cheap and have lasted really well. Prefer Perlon straps to NATO straps most of the time as they sit better on the wrist rather than the NATO bulking them out.
     
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  14. User001 Mar 27, 2023

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  15. tapaptpat Mar 27, 2023

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    Phoenix for sure,
    The Perlons I have I have simply bought the colour that matches, sky blue for 6bb, burgundy red for 555 etc,
    There is one set of Nato's/other i've been meaning to try from:
    https://zulualphastraps.com/collections/all-products

    Now for Something a little different
    The A.F.0210 reproduced here along with sever other styles
    https://af0210strap.com/shop/

    Perhaps some thing for a silly english kanigget
    https://www.fratellowatches.com/ndc...arine-nationale-parachute-elastic-strap/#gref

    I also have an exotic 2nd hand Kangaroo leather from tannery in Paris that came along with a purchase. If you can find someone to make a Nato for you I'd highly recommend as its one of my fave straps.
    Here is a quick link (out of stock and in US) but gives you an idea of the look
    https://www.crownandbuckle.com/saddle-kangaroo.html

    All the best
     
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  16. Omegafanman Mar 29, 2023

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  17. VickMacky Mar 30, 2023

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    I’m in the US but I just got some ribbed NATOs from StrapnTailor and they’re pretty great. Not budget IMO though. What about cheapest NATO straps, that’s in the UK if I recall.
     
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  18. Togri v. 2.0 Wow! Custom title... cool Apr 1, 2023

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    I use two nato straps: Phoenix and UTE straps. Both are very good, plain and gets the job done.


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  19. DomB Apr 2, 2023

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    Cousins UK have a good selection.
     
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