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    Zulu straps!

    Unfortunately for me, I have recently discovered Maratec zulu straps, now I have to buy enough to fit them to my current collection

    My question is this:

    Is it ok to have zulu straps dominate your collection? It is not just a knee jerk reaction, I think my watches look better with a $17 strap.

    What do you guys/gals do? Do you rotate a watch with a zulu or nato to the original? or any kind of rotation?

    I dont want to have zulu straps take over, but they are sooo cool!
    http://tylerwalsh.webs.com/

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    Bulova Precisionist 98B142
    Victorinox Maverick II Chronograph and Maverick II GMT
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    Casio MDV-102
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    Re: Zulu straps!

    nato straps are some of my favorites, im a large strap collector, but i always love a nice comfy nato or zulu. Theyre comfy, waterproof, secure (more than straps or bracelets), and cheap.

    Some of the best straps! IMO the best zulus or natos are from Maratac.


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    Re: Zulu straps!

    About 1/3 of my 100+ straps/bracelets are NATO/Zulu from Maratac and I still don't have all the ones I want. I think they are the best strap for the money anytime whether you're on a budget or just filled an inside straight at the Bellagio.
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    Re: Zulu straps!

    Quote Originally Posted by TRW Motorsport View Post
    Unfortunately for me, I have recently discovered Maratec zulu straps, now I have to buy enough to fit them to my current collection

    My question is this:

    Is it ok to have zulu straps dominate your collection? It is not just a knee jerk reaction, I think my watches look better with a $17 strap.

    What do you guys/gals do? Do you rotate a watch with a zulu or nato to the original? or any kind of rotation?

    I dont want to have zulu straps take over, but they are sooo cool!

    My man!
    It's very ok to have Zulu straps dominate your collection, it is a cool look!
    I dig & am a big fan of the basic Maratac woven nylon Zulu(2ring) style strap....in black & their grey/blk. "Bond" stripe.
    To all of you that haven't experienced this strap....try one.....what have you got Zulus?.....sorry couldn't resist


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    Re: Zulu straps!

    I'm a 5-ringer meself.

    Not all NATO's are alike: ZULUs are just eF'ing superior, hands down.

    Be sure to get both steel AND PVD rings. Ya won't regret it. :)

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    Re: Zulu straps!

    Im glad to know im not alone!



    The bottom three will be on Maratac zulus after the mail comes today and the top 2 on the right will stay with steel and rubber to give the collection some diversity
    http://tylerwalsh.webs.com/

    Current rotation:
    Breitling Superocean Steelfish A17390
    Bulova Precisionist 98B142
    Victorinox Maverick II Chronograph and Maverick II GMT
    Seiko SKX007
    Invicta 8926C
    Casio MDV-102
    Fossil Chronograph

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    Re: Zulu straps!

    I like the 5 ring natos that panatime offers, myself. 5 ring ones look cool IMO.



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    Re: Zulu straps!

    Strappedfortime.com and they even include spring bars and a pen.



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    Re: Zulu straps!

    Quote Originally Posted by scm64 View Post
    Strappedfortime.com and they even include spring bars and a pen.



    Yeah, Dave is a great seller. I'll give a thumbs up to stappedfortime.com



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    Re: Zulu straps!

    Are the strappedfortime zulus made by Maratac? I've seen cheap zulus on different sites and many people claim that the quality of the alternative straps are just as good. However, I still find comfort in owning the original...
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