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    PhenomeNato wow!

    Just taken delivery of two Phenomenato straps from Hungary. It takes a bit of conviction to hand over €50 for a NATO strap, but these are amazing.

    - The material is "seat belt" type, very fine and flexible.
    - The colour is a proper admiralty grey, rather than the lighter grey of many NATOs
    - The squared off hardware and buckle are more in the Omega OEM NATO league than the usual eBay offerings.
    - The sewing and finish especially on the edges and end are superb.
    - The finishing on the skin side of the strap is very smooth, unlike the original MOD Phoenix straps.
    - The spacing of the holes is just right to get a good fit.

    I have put these straps on two of my watches and for the first time I can say that the NATO does justice to the watch. I have Omega and Tudor OEM NATOs as well and I actually prefer these.

    Lead time is slow at several weeks, but seller communication is very good and the product is worth waiting for.

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    Re: PhenomeNato wow!

    These guys are on my list, but the $50 is steep for a nylon strap.

    I'm thinking about the navy blue, but your pic has me considering the grey one too.

    Glad to see the review and pics.
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    Re: PhenomeNato wow!

    You can't go wrong with either amazing material, hardware and colors.
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    Re: PhenomeNato wow!

    I'm confident to say that this is the most comfortable nato I ever have. The nylon is buttery soft, I'm not aware if there's other vendors using the very same material. The loops are wider than those found on regular nato straps, the premium look and feel is certainly there. Unfortunately, I'm drifting away from nato straps altogether nowadays, leaning towards leather straps. But I may get another PhenomeNato in dark blue one day.

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    Re: PhenomeNato wow!

    I am planning on purchasing a few. They have a promo where if you purchase 5, you got 20% off...if anyone is interested in getting a group buy to save a little cash let me know. Will probably be more worth it if you plan on purchasing multiple.

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    Their Natos just looks so much classier than their competition. Must get some of these :)

    Sent from the north!
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    Re: PhenomeNato wow!

    Really beautiful NATOs!
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    Re: PhenomeNato wow!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tempusfugitus View Post
    Just taken delivery of two Phenomenato straps from Hungary. It takes a bit of conviction to hand over €50 for a NATO strap, but these are amazing.

    - The material is "seat belt" type, very fine and flexible.
    - The colour is a proper admiralty grey, rather than the lighter grey of many NATOs
    - The squared off hardware and buckle are more in the Omega OEM NATO league than the usual eBay offerings.
    - The sewing and finish especially on the edges and end are superb.
    - The finishing on the skin side of the strap is very smooth, unlike the original MOD Phoenix straps.
    - The spacing of the holes is just right to get a good fit.

    I have put these straps on two of my watches and for the first time I can say that the NATO does justice to the watch. I have Omega and Tudor OEM NATOs as well and I actually prefer these.

    Lead time is slow at several weeks, but seller communication is very good and the product is worth waiting for.
    May I ask what communication you got?

    When I ordered I received an email saying my order had been received and would be processed shortly.

    Then there was silence for 16 days, at which point I got an email saying there is a 2-3 week delay.

    9 days later (this Monday) I asked if things were on track and have heard nothing all week.

    Pretty poor communication to me. Hopefully not everyone's experience has been like mine.
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    ^^ That said, I did just get a response when I prodded for an update again.
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    Re: PhenomeNato wow!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff_T View Post
    May I ask what communication you got?

    When I ordered I received an email saying my order had been received and would be processed shortly.

    Then there was silence for 16 days, at which point I got an email saying there is a 2-3 week delay.

    9 days later (this Monday) I asked if things were on track and have heard nothing all week.

    Pretty poor communication to me. Hopefully not everyone's experience has been like mine.
    I believe the seller is on this forum under the name WiZARD7 Just message him here. He is a great seller! After I placed my order, it was weeks before I was told they were shipped. The straps are worth waiting for.

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