I am trying to fit a NATO strap to a submariner The problem I am having is there doesn't seem to be enough distance between the spring bars and the watch case. The strap is 1.5mm thick. I can't seem to get the other end of the spring bar into the hole. If I fit the spring bars and try to thread the strap through, the strap will not go between the gap between the bars and the watch case.
This is the strap:
Nylon Watch Strap NATO G10 "Strong" Black 20mm | eBay
I am using the standard Rolex spring bars that came with the watch/bracelet.
Do I need to get "thinner" spring bars? Or do I have to accept that I need to fit a "thinner" NATO strap?
The thing is, the 2mm thick NATO one I have is really nice and feels much nicer quality than the other 1mm thick ones.
Has anyone else had this issue?