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    Any watch with fixed lugs?

    Do you know if any watch currently made with fixed lugs and only for Natos? Something like 5517?

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    Any watch with fixed lugs?

    Hi there Maxy,
    Have a look at the CWC RN diver from Silvermans. They have fixed lugs in both quartz and automatic versions. I've included pics of both because pics are always better.
    You can find a half dozen or more micro brands (Zixen, Zinex, Helson, Armida, Halios, Obris Morgan, and/or others) that will have screwed bars that are nearly as solid (or more so) as options. I also have a Wenger 1000m diver Aquagraph Deep Diver or some such name that has solid, but screwed in lugs. Here's a pic of it too.

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    Re: Any watch with fixed lugs?

    Timefactors have a couple. Smiths NATO watch PRS-40

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    Discontinued, but the PRECISTA "Fat Arrow" - PRS-53 has fixed bar also.

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    Re: Any watch with fixed lugs?

    If you have fixed lugs, do you need a Nato strap? I think you could get away with just a single layer strap at that point, though Natos are more common.
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    Re: Any watch with fixed lugs?

    Not trying to hijack thread but what are fixed lugs? I thought all lugs were "fixed".

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    Re: Any watch with fixed lugs?

    Quote Originally Posted by fjblair View Post
    Not trying to hijack thread but what are fixed lugs? I thought all lugs were "fixed".
    Well the lugs themselves are, yes. What's being discussed is sometimes called fixed springbars too (which is more descriptive) but some watches don't have anything like a springbar, like the Smiths above.

    Either way, the gist is that you can't change straps unless the straps slide out or can otherwise be unhooked from the bar. The point of a Nato strap was that if you had a springbar failure - a break or if it just came out - the watch was still hooked by the strap and the other bar and would stay on your wrist.

    With fixed bars, you don't really need that feature of the Nato, unless you're still worried about the fixed bar breaking, which seems pretty extreme.
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    Re: Any watch with fixed lugs?

    CWC in the steel...so to speak.



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    Re: Any watch with fixed lugs?

    Quote Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post
    Well the lugs themselves are, yes. What's being discussed is sometimes called fixed springbars too (which is more descriptive) but some watches don't have anything like a springbar, like the Smiths above.

    Either way, the gist is that you can't change straps unless the straps slide out or can otherwise be unhooked from the bar. The point of a Nato strap was that if you had a springbar failure - a break or if it just came out - the watch was still hooked by the strap and the other bar and would stay on your wrist.

    With fixed bars, you don't really need that feature of the Nato, unless you're still worried about the fixed bar breaking, which seems pretty extreme.

    Thanks for the explanation....

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    Re: Any watch with fixed lugs?

    Quote Originally Posted by beckandcallgirls View Post
    Hi there Maxy,
    Have a look at the CWC RN diver from Silvermans. They have fixed lugs in both quartz and automatic versions. I've included pics of both because pics are always better.
    You can find a half dozen or more micro brands (Zixen, Zinex, Helson, Armida, Halios, Obris Morgan, and/or others) that will have screwed bars that are nearly as solid (or more so) as options. I also have a Wenger 1000m diver Aquagraph Deep Diver or some such name that has solid, but screwed in lugs. Here's a pic of it too.

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    Thanks, love that CWC RN but I didn't expect them to be expensive.

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    Re: Any watch with fixed lugs?

    Quote Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post
    Well the lugs themselves are, yes. What's being discussed is sometimes called fixed springbars too (which is more descriptive) but some watches don't have anything like a springbar, like the Smiths above.

    Either way, the gist is that you can't change straps unless the straps slide out or can otherwise be unhooked from the bar. The point of a Nato strap was that if you had a springbar failure - a break or if it just came out - the watch was still hooked by the strap and the other bar and would stay on your wrist.

    With fixed bars, you don't really need that feature of the Nato, unless you're still worried about the fixed bar breaking, which seems pretty extreme.
    The Rolex posted in Original post - 5513 came with Nato strap for military use and it had fixed lugs. Why do you think so? Even though they are more safe, the 5513 didn't use it incase of springbar failure but more or practical light use.

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