Seiko 5 Sport different NATO straps + a question
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    Hi all,

    Bought myself a Seiko 5 a couple of weeks ago and I have been playing with different straps. Thought I would share them here :]

    Original steel bracelet:
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    Some NATOs:
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    I have a quick question: I have read a lot of people complaining about the Seiko 5 steel bracelet being poor quality. I'm quite happy with mine so I was wondering what about it is regarded as poor quality?
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    Re: Seiko 5 Sport different NATO straps + a question

    Looks nice. I like it on the black and two stripe tan nato.
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    Re: Seiko 5 Sport different NATO straps + a question

    Of the three NATO straps, my preference is the black with the two cream stripes.

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    Re: Seiko 5 Sport different NATO straps + a question

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix72 View Post
    Hi all,

    Bought myself a Seiko 5 a couple of weeks ago and I have been playing with different straps. Thought I would share them here :]

    I have a quick question: I have read a lot of people complaining about the Seiko 5 steel bracelet being poor quality. I'm quite happy with mine so I was wondering what about it is regarded as poor quality?
    It depends on the Seiko model, some of them are nice and some less so. Steel bracelets have really come a long way in the past few decades, so some bracelets from even high-end 1970's watches can seem comically poor today.

    In general, when judging bracelet quality, we look at:
    comfort: should be well balanced, smooth feeling, and not pinch skin or arm hairs
    adjustability: should be easy to adjust and fine-tune the adjustment for a perfect fit
    closure: should close easily and quickly, and be secure when closed. A modern bracelet should never pop open on its own. A closure that is smooth, easy to operate, secure, and has a precise feel when operating is considered very desirable.
    fitting: should fit precisely to the watch lugs, without wiggling or rubbing. The smaller and more precise the gaps, the better the look, feel, and functionality of the bracelet.
    steel: of course it will be stainless, but also should be hardened to resist scratches
    style: should match the style of the watch and not be generic
    construction: gaps should be consistent, corners and angles should be smooth to the touch, fittings should be firm, sturdy, and not wiggly
    weight: this one is optional, but some people consider a heavy, solid-feeling bracelet to be a sign of quality. Other people prefer a lighter bracelet as more wearable.
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    Re: Seiko 5 Sport different NATO straps + a question

    Howdy,
    Black would be my number two after the bracelet. Good looker!

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