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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    Yup! Dive mine all the time with saltwater. Just rise fresh and let air dry and still poking great.

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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    Get my NATOs wet all the time.

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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    Only when I am in the mood to touch myself dirty, and I do mean DURTEH.
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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    Just in case others are still missing the reason behind the thread:
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonpod View Post
    It is not that I care about getting the strap wet, rather the damp strap that takes its time to dry and is not so comfy in the process. It is like wearing wet clothing.
    TBH, that's part of why I stopped using a NATO for regular use. I think it's okay when I'm staying outdoors all day. But if it's summer and I'm just sweating because I'm outside, then I try to be comfortable indoors, I'd have to live with being unable to just wipe the strap dry (like you can with rubber or steel). At best, I'd loosen it a notch, but that's all that could be done without removing it entirely.

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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    Get them wet, regularly. If I'm expecting to get the strap wet everyday (like on some vacations), I'll usually carry a couple spare straps, so I can swap straps in the evening.

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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    I take all my straps in the water when necessary. I don't even worry about the leather.
    In fact my Zuludiver leather/canvas strap I purposefully soaked the day I wore it, and now it is molded to my wrist shape.

    Buy it to use, and use it.
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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonpod View Post
    I am a huge Nato fan and I have used them while swimming but I tend to take off watches mounted on nylon before swimming or showering. Rubber and metal are the best for wet/dry environment bands in my opinion. Am I alone in this or are there a lot of nylon band fans that regularly swim and shower with your watch on?
    Nylon Natos dry very quick. Yes, I get the wet regularly, and I prefer them to plastic, rubber or any other sticky substance.
    After car wash.

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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    I have worn mine in the pool. When I get out, they seem to air dry pretty quick with little or no discomfort on my wrist. Try it out.
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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    As others have said, I'm surprised at how quickly NATOs dry.

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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    My nato's are in and out of fresh and salt water all the time. About the only time I notice that its still wet is when I've changed into dry clothes and I've had my arms folded across my chest or rested on my leg, the resulting wet patch can look a bit wrong...

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