Black Bay 36 nato strap size

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    Black Bay 36 nato strap size

    Thanks to all that helped assisting in me choosing this watch. Just purchased it, and absolutely love it. I was so pressed on having a date, but completely forgot about it when putting the watch on and looking at that crisp dial!

    I know the lug length is 19mm. For people who purchase NATOs for it, do you purchase 18mm or 20? I know they have 19s floating arounds but I have several dozen 20mm NATOS and was working if there is a way to make them work with this watch. Can I purchase curved spring bars? Or is 18mm a better choice if I donít get the 19mmís. Thanks!

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    Re: Black Bay 36 nato strap size

    Nylon is flexible enough that you should be able to squeeze a 20 in there. I've installed NATOs that were a mm too big in the past without much difficulty. 18 will also work, but you'll have a little gap, which bothers some people.
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    Re: Black Bay 36 nato strap size

    You'll be just fine with 20mm straps.

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    Re: Black Bay 36 nato strap size

    18 obviously will work but for me, I was so annoyed at that gap.


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    Re: Black Bay 36 nato strap size

    for nylon I always used 19. itíll scrunch up fine and Iíd never have been able to handle the gap with 18mm.

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    Re: Black Bay 36 nato strap size

    I have a Omega FOIS Speedy and it has 19mm lugs. There are some good 19mm out there. My favorite is the Crown and Buckle single pass supreme nato in gunmetal grey.


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    Re: Black Bay 36 nato strap size

    I've used various 20mm fabric straps on watches with 19mm lug width and it never bothered me. YMMV...
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    Re: Black Bay 36 nato strap size

    You should be good to go with a 20mm Nato.

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    Re: Black Bay 36 nato strap size

    These guys carry uneven sized straps-

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