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    Gulf 2 piece nylon band

    Hello

    My first post here! This forum is amazing :)

    I am looking to spruce up a few of my watches. However, I don't like NATO bands - I prefer a 2 piece design. I am looking for three specific colors as well:

    Martini racing

    BMW M

    Gulf racing

    So far, I was able to locate a 2 piece Gulf (can't post links, at esprit-nato website). They seem pricey - $38 shipped for a 2 piece NATO band seems excessive. Any idea if these specific colors can be sourced for less in the 2 piece design? What would be really awesome is these colors in a silicone band....

    What I don't like about the NATO straps is the metal loop closest to the watch on the buckle side, and how everyone seems to tuck the excess strap in it. It just looks wrong to me - I am used to having the excess on the bottom of my wrist.

    Thanks for any ides that you might have.

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    Re: Gulf 2 piece nylon band

    Tricky to find those specific straps in 2-piece. If your biggest issue with a typical NATO is the buckle and keepers being on the side, it's easy to cut the extra piece of strap. By removing that extra piece, you have created something like an RAF strap, which means you can position the buckle where you want it. If the extra length is an issue, you can cut that, too.

    If if you clamp the strap between two pennies, you can cut the strap neatly. Then use a lighter to seal the strap end before removing the pennies.

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    Tricky to find those specific straps in 2-piece. If your biggest issue with a typical NATO is the buckle and keepers being on the side, it's easy to cut the extra piece of strap. By removing that extra piece, you have created something like an RAF strap, which means you can position the buckle where you want it. If the extra length is an issue, you can cut that, too.

    If if you clamp the strap between two pennies, you can cut the strap neatly. Then use a lighter to seal the strap end before removing the pennies.

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    Re: Gulf 2 piece nylon band

    Thanks!! I might buy a Gulf nato for $16 and see if I can live with it when I cut it to size.


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    FYI, I ended up buying a 2 piece GULF with PDV hardware on ebay for $14 from seller clockworksynergy just last night, and it is already shipped with a tracking number. He doesn't have Martini or BMW, so I'll have to look for those elsewhere.

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    Re: Gulf 2 piece nylon band

    Are these what you're looking for?

    http://www.timefactors.com/natostraps.htm
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    Re: Gulf 2 piece nylon band

    Yes, they are!! Thank you so much :)

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    Are these what you're looking for?

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    Re: Gulf 2 piece nylon band

    Quote Originally Posted by MUSASHI66 View Post
    Yes, they are!! Thank you so much :)
    Happy to help! Eddie's NATOs are top notch.
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