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    Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    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?

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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    Never. I would not want to get a $7 piece of canvas wet or possibly risk damaging it.
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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

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    Never. I would not want to get a $7 piece of canvas wet or possibly risk damaging it.
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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    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.

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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...Am I alone in this or are there a lot of nylon band fans that regularly swim and shower with your watch on?
    Seems the whole idea behind nylon NATOs is that you never have to care about what they are exposed to. That said, no -- I wouldn't shower with any watch, no matter the band material. But expose a cheap NATO to water under other conditions? No problem, the webbing dries out in minutes. And if James Bond can do it, I can
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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    I shower with NATO and see no issues with it.
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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    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.
    Either have a second nylon strap in your belongings to use while the wet one dries, or use rubber -- or steel, which was the standard all-weather strap before modern rubber compounds were invented.

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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    I don't own watches that can't get wet (bracelet or strap). I shower with all except when on a new strap I procured from Jean Rousseau. Once that one is old enough, I'll probably shower or swim with it as well.

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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    Yes and No. When in an outdoor tropical-like climate and feeling the heat I swim or shower without giving it the fabric watch strap much thought. But when lounging in A/C or otherwise living in more formal conditions (dress wise) then I like to kept the watch strap dry.

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    Re: Do you get your Nato/Zulu wet?

    Sure I get them wet. I also wash them with the laundry to clean them too. No trouble at all.
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