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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2premo View Post
    funny thing is at one time some of these were combat watches, I can't speak for the Rolex as I am not completely informed, but the Omega SM300 had fixed bars on the Royal Navt issue, correct me if I am wrong but what else would work besides this type band
    You're right, in this country Omega are associated with military watches from before the days of wristwatches! It's very easy to find their military pocket watches with Omega's name on the movement if not the case and often both.

    Development of the wristwatch was because of military necessity and therefore seeing an Omega on a military strap of one sort or another is, to me totally natural. Omega has made military and tool watches for a long time, the "pretty" ones are to me just a sideline of theirs .....

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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by OzOmega View Post
    thats a nice piece, what is it? (pardon my ignorance!)
    Take a look here: http://www.gnomonwatches.com/Ollech&WajsM4.htm

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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    thats a great combo!





    Quote Originally Posted by Artistmike View Post
    Now I'd hate to think anyone thought my Regimental Strap was cheap, us Gentlemen of the Royal Engineers tend to take exception to that kind of remark ..... ........





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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    Here are my boys on their NATOs - PO on a Corvus 'Real Bond' and SMP on a Time Factors Speedbird.
    Not cheap looking IMO .
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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    Well I don't know about you guys but I wear my watches because I like them and I couldn't care less what anyone else thinks of them.
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    ... a man with two watches is never quite sure.

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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    Amen to that, too many people are looking for acceptance, buy and wear what you enjoy
    how's that old saying go, people buy things they don't want to impress people they don't care about
    I probablly butchered that saying, if anybody knows it, please corrert me


    Quote Originally Posted by hm201 View Post
    Well I don't know about you guys but I wear my watches because I like them and I couldn't care less what anyone else thinks of them.
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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    I agree that a nylon strap doesn't really fit with a modern Speedmaster, Seamaster, or Submariner.

    It puts the watch into a weird limbo: the watch is still too nice to get really rough with, making the tough strap superfluous; and it's too rough/casual looking to wear with something nice, making the luxury watch superfluous. And I think we all would agree these watches are luxury products first, and tools a distant second.

    A bracelet is always a better choice in my view, and a nice rubber strap is a more suitable tactical if you really want one.
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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2premo View Post
    Amen to that, too many people are looking for acceptance, buy and wear what you enjoy
    how's that old saying go, people buy things they don't want to impress people they don't care about
    I probablly butchered that saying, if anybody knows it, please corrert me
    i think it goes "we work jobs that we hate, so we can buy things we don't need, to impress people we don't care about"

    methinks it was from fight club... i should really go to bed, 2 am is too late to be on WUS!
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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    NATOs have their place ....

























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    Re: Nato straps look cheap?

    Awesome combos, Dave. That striped one on your Doxa is PERFECT.
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