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    Shortening a NATO nylon strap

    Sorry if this has been asked before but I had a quick look and could not find the answer. I have a thin wrist just 7" circumference and I was thinking of shortening the strap on my NATO nylon strap as it is too long and the buckle when I wear the watch is on the side of my wrist.I can cut it but would I need to seal the cut end or would I be better off buying a new but shorter strap if that's possible? Thanks and sorry again if this is a common question.
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    Re: Shortening a NATO nylon strap

    Most just tuck back under but you can clamp using locking pliers between 2 cions then cut and burn. Release from lock and factory cut for you.


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    Re: Shortening a NATO nylon strap

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Day View Post
    Most just tuck back under but you can clamp using locking pliers between 2 cions then cut and burn. Release from lock and factory cut for you.


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    Re: Shortening a NATO nylon strap

    Even if you can find a shorter strap, it's not likely that it would be the "perfect" length to fit your wrist size. You can trim the strap length if you prefer, but they are designed to be worn by folding the tip of the strap backwards into the keepers a second time.

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    Re: Shortening a NATO nylon strap

    I always feel that if you cut it, the whole strap would feel thinner to wear.
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    Ive had this problem before.

    Barton straps are short enough that you dont need to cut or tuck anything. Given the buckle is down the middle of ur wrist and not on the outside.

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    Re: Shortening a NATO nylon strap

    Cut and melt the end!

    Once you get used to having the exact proper length for your Nato straps, you end up eyeing custom leather.

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    Re: Shortening a NATO nylon strap

    Quote Originally Posted by ho_moon_ar View Post
    I always feel that if you cut it, the whole strap would feel thinner to wear.
    The hardware stays the same height, so it doesn't do a lot for thinning up the strap overall.

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    Re: Shortening a NATO nylon strap

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    Re: Shortening a NATO nylon strap

    The fold at the back would be thin! just a feel bro~

    Quote Originally Posted by CrownAndBuckle View Post
    The hardware stays the same height, so it doesn't do a lot for thinning up the strap overall.

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