Omega Nato’s Why would someone pay over $100 USD for a Nato strap. A friend of mine was debating buying a watch for a little under the price of an Omega Nato. When I told him that the fabric strap I recently bought was more than the price of the watch he was looking at, his head nearly exploded. What makes these straps so great? It’s the quality of the strap and the branding. These are essentially the two reasons that I would like to give for why you should buy one. On this forum, these nato straps will come up often and someone will say X strap is better or the same as the Omega strap. I’ll click on the link or take a hard look and the keepers of X strap will be thicker or brushed and they will have a company logo, or some lettering on them. They are not the same and even if the quality was the same and they were the same material, those other straps don’t have OMEGA on the keeper that faces me when I look down at the watch. They do not have that beautiful Omega logo on the tang and they are usually not polished. They are simply of a lower quality. This nato is comfortable but also tough and strong. When I try to fold it onto itself, it’s difficult but with the end tucked into itself it holds the watch on my wrist. Even if I undo the tank buckle the nato strap will hold itself in place. To put it simply this watch is very secure on my wrist and will not depart unless I undo it. A little after the first few Omega Nato’s came out for the Seamaster 300 Co-axial (Spectre Watch). I was wearing a Seamaster 300 on a $10 marathon nato, single pass. When I got to talking with someone wearing a Speedy in a Philadelphia bar, we traded watches to take a look. He was surprised with the strap on my watch and asked if it came with the watch. He obviously was not impressed with my choice in straps. That’s the problem. Some or most natos are great utilitarian straps. I love natos. I probably own around a hundred or so and have spent hundreds of dollars over the years. That said for my Omega, I’m wearing an Omega Nato strap. The strap looks and feels like it was built for this piece. It’s just a shame that Omega does not include it with the watch anymore.