Help with NATO/Zulu/Other straps?

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    Help with NATO/Zulu/Other straps?

    Hi guys, I’m looking at getting a couple of NATO style straps just to change up my collection a little bit. I’ve had one before on a Hamilton I had but I don’t like the way you have to fold the excess strap into another keeper if that makes sense?

    I just personally don’t like the look of the extra keepers and the excess strap, but I do like the way the strap goes under the watch and gives it more profile and covers the space in between the case and lugs.

    I don’t know the difference between a NATO and a Zulu and there’s probably similar options that I don’t know of, if anyone could help me find what I’m looking for that would be great.

    I like the way the Perlon straps work but don’t like the fact they have large perforations in them. Is there just a strap that is a NATO style fabric/nylon that goes underneath the watch case but fastens with a conventional buckle?

    I’ve either not painted enough of a clear picture or I’ve completely over explained it so forgive me either way!

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Help with NATO/Zulu/Other straps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
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    Apologies, well noted!

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    Re: Help with NATO/Zulu/Other straps?

    Look for RAF straps. They have a fixed fabric keeper. You can trim the strap to the length you want (use a lighter to reseal the nylon) and not have any excess. Here's an example from cheapestnatostraps.com:

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    They also have adjustable single-pass straps, but the hardware may be too similar to a NATO for you:
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    Re: Help with NATO/Zulu/Other straps?

    You may want to check out our Chevron Adjustable straps. They have a similar design and function as a Perlon strap, but with much nicer hardware and nylon.

    They can be found here

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    Re: Help with NATO/Zulu/Other straps?

    Haveston A-2 straps are an alternative. One review here --

    Haveston A2 Service Series Single Pass Layout ? Welcome to Strap Sense

    Price and quality wise comparable to the C&B Chevron. Available from Haveston London or a Washington State U.S. vendor.
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    Toxicnatos might have something that suits you.
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    Re: Help with NATO/Zulu/Other straps?

    Where did the post get moved to?
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