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    NATO-style straps without the big loops

    I like NATO straps for my more outdoorsie-type watches, but I really don't like the large metal keepers most straps of this type have.

    I currently have two straps in my collection of the style I like. Very simple and low-profile with a single nylon keeper. The only problem is, I have no idea how to get more. One of the two I have (my favorite one) came on a second-hand Marathon, and the other one just sort of appeared in my watch drawer, and I have no memory of ever getting it.

    Anyone know where to find more straps like this?

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    Re: NATO-style straps without the big loops

    That lower one is a perlon strap, which is a slightly different type than a NATO and may help your search.

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    Re: NATO-style straps without the big loops

    Google for Eulit.
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    Re: NATO-style straps without the big loops

    Quote Originally Posted by SaoDavi View Post
    That lower one is a perlon strap, which is a slightly different type than a NATO and may help your search.
    So it is; this is great, thanks.

    The Perlon strap is actually the less comfortable of the two. The material on the top one is very soft and smooth - kind of feels like wax, whereas the Perlon is much rougher. Is this common for all Perlons, or just the one I have?

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    Re: NATO-style straps without the big loops

    "Mil-series" bands by Maratac .


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    Re: NATO-style straps without the big loops

    The top strap is often referred to as an RAF strap, a single pass through strap with fabric keeper. Toxic Natos has a nice selection of them.

    https://www.toxicnatos.com/collectio...toxicroyals-xl
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    Re: NATO-style straps without the big loops

    A Barton Jetson fits the bill.

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    Re: NATO-style straps without the big loops

    Quote Originally Posted by ddillas View Post
    A Barton Jetson fits the bill.

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    I looked at these. The style is right, but the problem is all of the Bartons attach the buckle with a springbar, and there are quite a few reviews mentioning that it's not a good one and often comes out. For this kind of strap, I want the buckle to be a single piece of metal for durability.

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    Re: NATO-style straps without the big loops

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    The top strap is often referred to as an RAF strap, a single pass through strap with fabric keeper. Toxic Natos has a nice selection of them.

    https://www.toxicnatos.com/collectio...toxicroyals-xl
    Great selection, and just the right style. The only problem is they don't seem to have anything under 20mm, when the watches I need these straps for are almost all 16-19mm lug width…

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    Re: NATO-style straps without the big loops

    Quote Originally Posted by gordon9999 View Post
    I looked at these. The style is right, but the problem is all of the Bartons attach the buckle with a springbar, and there are quite a few reviews mentioning that it's not a good one and often comes out. For this kind of strap, I want the buckle to be a single piece of metal for durability.
    I have a couple of these Jetsons and have never had a problem... Most all buckle straps, barring some NATOs or deployant clasps, will have a spring bar buckle... But you could always change the buckle on the Jetson. I've swapped a few buckles lately on some leather strap with StrapsCo screw in ARD buckles which are pretty nice stout buckles that come in different colors and sizes down to 18mm.

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