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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksanders View Post

    ...something that someone made from an old ratchet strap.
    Precisely, thats the whole point, thats why I love the "shock" of seeing good tool watches (Rolex, Omega &c) on 12$ NATOs.

    Another thing about NATOs which makes them interesting for WIS is that they have a story. Any WIS worth his/her salt can make a listeners eyes glaze over with just 10% of the knowledge he has acquired about a particular watch. But the coup-de-grace comes when he is finished telling about his watch and continues: "And then theres the strap, a NATO/G10. I deliberately emphasize the "G10" because purists.....&c &c"

    Put another way, if I see a Speedmaster or Rolex Sub on a bracelet in the wild I figure that there is a less-than-one-percent chance that the wearer is a WIS - if I see one on a NATO then there is at least a 50% chance of the wearer being a WIS.
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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    NATO straps are like a religion !!!! :)




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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    Perhaps to the uninitiated, but I love 'em. Been wearing a black nato, and more recently, this gray nato on my 2254. Even put a black nato onto my AT... worked surprisingly well.




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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    i love this thread... i get to see some lovely timepieces on NATO!

    its like NATO on demand
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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    I love nato's!
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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    I love nato's!
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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    if by cheap, you mean "awesome", then yes!

    Hector, where did you get those NATO straps that have the rounded loops?
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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edtv View Post
    I love Nato's , especially the ones made by Maratac. They are super comfortable.
    I put one on my PO because i wanted it as a daily watch and the bracelet is just a bit too dressy for my taste.
    The only thing i don't like is when they get wet they tend to feel like wearing a wet t-shirt and take some time to dry.

    How can you not like em..the PO looks great on this NATO
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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry, Denmark View Post
    Precisely, thats the whole point, thats why I love the "shock" of seeing good tool watches (Rolex, Omega &c) on 12$ NATOs.

    Another thing about NATOs which makes them interesting for WIS is that they have a story. Any WIS worth his/her salt can make a listeners eyes glaze over with just 10% of the knowledge he has acquired about a particular watch. But the coup-de-grace comes when he is finished telling about his watch and continues: "And then theres the strap, a NATO/G10. I deliberately emphasize the "G10" because purists.....&c &c"

    Put another way, if I see a Speedmaster or Rolex Sub on a bracelet in the wild I figure that there is a less-than-one-percent chance that the wearer is a WIS - if I see one on a NATO then there is at least a 50% chance of the wearer being a WIS.
    Ok, I don't get the fascination with NATO straps either, BUT I'm willing to give it a stab. Admittedly I don't know that G10 means, or &c, but if someone could point me in the direction of a good place to buy the "quintessential" NATO strap, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!



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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    Cheap ..... but who cares:



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