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    Do you "neuter" yor NATOs?

    Last night I cut off the extra piece on 2 of them. I like it-less bulk. And the watch does not have to be perfectly centered between the 2 rings to look good. I also like the buckle at 6:00 because it makes it easier to put on.






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    Re: Do you "neuter" yor NATOs?

    I do this a lot - especially with leather since it's so thick. There's such a larger variety of nato vs 1 piece straps so it just makes sense to buy what you like and then 'neuter' it as you say.
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    Re: Do you "neuter" yor NATOs?

    I just discovered this the other week. I have a few that are just too thick and I don't like the tucked under part. So when comparing my 3 ring to my 5 ring, I discovered I could just cut the bad part off. I love it that way.

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    Re: Do you "neuter" yor NATOs?

    I've done this, but I'd rather find a decent single-pass. The NATO keepers often don't fit, visually.
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    Re: Do you "neuter" yor NATOs?

    I've never thought about "neutering" my nato straps...I actually like the bulk..

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    Re: Do you "neuter" yor NATOs?

    I try to keep mine under 270mm to avoid any alterations.
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    Re: Do you "neuter" yor NATOs?

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    Re: Do you "neuter" yor NATOs?

    Are you referring to removing the second piece that wraps underneath the watch head (I think that's what you mean) or trimming the excess? I've never thought to trim the piece that goes under through it could make them much thinner, but I have trimmed the excess sometimes due to my thin wrist.

    My wife who does a lot of work with ribbon and bows burned the edge for me to keep it from fraying and it helped a lot too.


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    Re: Do you "neuter" yor NATOs?

    I cut the second layer off most of my personal straps as well, to slim up the look for my small wrists.

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