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    Cheapest Nato Straps Quality getting worse and worse.

    Am I the only one who really finds the quality of the leather straps bad ?
    I noticed the quality has been getting worse over the years.
    I just got straps with buckles that do match the size of the band, bad sizing, upper part of the strap thinner then the bottom part....
    On top of that to get a refund they are asking me to ship it back to Sweden with tracking which would cost more than the straps themselves.

    I am now at 4 straps from them I cannot use because they are just really really bad quality and the help from them is non existent.

    They asked me to send the straps back to sweden with tracking which for me would cost more then the straps themselves.

    Anyone else has issues ?

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    Re: Cheapest Nato Straps Quality getting worse and worse.

    I have not dealt with CNS, but I firmly believe that many stores buy cheap straps from China, (where everything is made anyway) like those found on eBay and simply resell them.
    I've personally bought straps from Clockwork Synergy (not to bash them in particular) and they were not any better than a strap I purchased at 1/10 the price. Also the silicone straps I see at the Fossil store look identical to one I see on eBay.
    Unfortunately, sometimes you have to take a chance to find quality since online shopping doesn't allow for handling prior to purchase.

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    Re: Cheapest Nato Straps Quality getting worse and worse.

    Awaiting my order to arrive. I grabbed a tropic rubber and a NATO. Hopefully I don't have the same problem!

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    Re: Cheapest Nato Straps Quality getting worse and worse.

    I find that inexpensive nylon straps can still be of acceptable quality, but I’ve never found cheap leather to be worth a damn. From anywhere.

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    Re: Cheapest Nato Straps Quality getting worse and worse.

    Quote Originally Posted by stevens View Post
    I find that inexpensive nylon straps can still be of acceptable quality, but I’ve never found cheap leather to be worth a damn. From anywhere.
    I totally agree. When it comes to CNS, I've found that the so-called premium natostraps are almost acceptable, yet I wouldn't buy them again. I also tried a suede one, which was honestly the worst I've ever seen.
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    Re: Cheapest Nato Straps Quality getting worse and worse.

    With the rise of seatbelt natos (Phenome, ToxicShiznit, C&B Supreme, Blusharks), I no longer have the appetite for any of those prehistoric natos.
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    Re: Cheapest Nato Straps Quality getting worse and worse.

    WTMA what is seatbelt natos ? I looked at some photos and they kid of look the same as a regular nato. Thanks for the info
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    Cheapest Nato Straps Quality getting worse and worse.

    Quote Originally Posted by dj_orka View Post
    WTMA what is seatbelt natos ? I looked at some photos and they kid of look the same as a regular nato. Thanks for the info
    It’s just the term to describe the newer generation of nato strap. This kind of nato is made to look and feel as silky and plush as a seatbelt on the car seat, thus the name. I believe it’s inspired by the Omega nato strap. They are more expensive though, but I find most of them to be worth it.

    There are a number of vendors producing this type of nato already, such as:

    - phenomenato.com
    - toxicnatos.com (Shiznit series)
    - crownandbuckle.com (Supreme series)
    - bluesharkstraps.com (AlphaShark series)

    ...to name a few.

    There’s thread reviewing and comparing all these straps here on WUS: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f222/se...y-3809666.html
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    Re: Cheapest Nato Straps Quality getting worse and worse.

    I made one order...fool me once.

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    Re: Cheapest Nato Straps Quality getting worse and worse.

    I just got some Zulu straps from there and they seem just fine to me. Sturdy, well stitched. I didn’t try the leather.

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