Trying Some NATO Straps
Like Tree17Likes

Thread: Trying Some NATO Straps

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Location
    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Canada
    Posts
    110

    Trying Some NATO Straps

    So I have this Citizen AT2215-07E Eco-Drive Tachymeter. I was trying out square watches and this one caught my eye on Ebay as NOS for a reasonable price. I already had a Brycen style Citizen Tachymeter that I really liked the fit and finish of and the sweep arm was very smooth so I was expecting more of the same. When the new watch arrived, it had a few niggles. It took me a bit to get it back to full charge and the sweep arm moves in second pulses. The one issue I really had with the watch was how cheap and nasty the band was. Some sort of bias ply Naugahyde creation. I pitched it right away. Then came my search for a replacement band and to my mind a NATO was the way to go. The only problem is that Citizen for some reason sizes these at 26mm and I was having a real issue finding anything in that size range. Eventually, I just gave up and went with a Black and Red striped number from Crown and Buckle. The 1mm Gap on either side is only slightly annoying and I think I'll just keep this one as a beater watch for the time being.
    Name:  R-IMG_3289.JPG
Views: 73
Size:  1.53 MB

    I also decided to fit my Fleiger B Dial with another Crown and Buckle striped number in 20mm. I can see myself swapping back and forth between the NATO and the leather on this one but I will admit, I do like it a lot.
    Name:  R-IMG_9811.JPG
Views: 71
Size:  1.50 MB
    slcbbrown and Lek like this.

  2. #2
    Member Perseus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    13,725

    Re: Trying Some NATO Straps

    26mm lugs?!


  3. #3
    Member Perseus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    13,725

    Re: Trying Some NATO Straps

    In the summer time, I loved swapping Nato's on this Nomos. The watch is gone and now I have a bunch of straps that don't really match my other watches.

    Name:  Nomos with NATOs 03.jpg
Views: 67
Size:  1.87 MB
    sabot03196 and NC_Hager626 like this.


  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member Rearmount's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    174

    Re: Trying Some NATO Straps

    Quote Originally Posted by Perseus View Post
    26mm lugs?!
    Right!? I don't think I've come across a watch with those lugs. I see there's a few options out there for aftermarket bands, but dang, I wonder why they didn't go with a 24mm one.
    BrianMcKay likes this.

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Location
    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Canada
    Posts
    110

    Re: Trying Some NATO Straps

    Quote Originally Posted by Rearmount View Post
    Right!? I don't think I've come across a watch with those lugs. I see there's a few options out there for aftermarket bands, but dang, I wonder why they didn't go with a 24mm one.
    It irritates me every time I look at the watch now...

  7. #6
    Member Rearmount's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    174

    Re: Trying Some NATO Straps

    Quote Originally Posted by sabot03196 View Post
    It irritates me every time I look at the watch now...
    Exposed spring bars were good enough for Mr. Bond haha

    picture sharing
    WatchObsession and sabot03196 like this.

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    220

    Re: Trying Some NATO Straps

    Bertucci has some 26mm selections:

    https://www.bertucciwatches.com/Bert...andsNylon.html

  9. #8
    Moderator at Large stuffler,mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    The Hague-Amman-London-Berlin
    Posts
    51,578

    Re: Trying Some NATO Straps

    #2 looks fine, #1 not so much. The gap would drive me crazy.
    Kind regards
    Mike


    Instagram @mikestuffler

  10. #9
    Member timefleas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Hiroshima, Japan
    Posts
    8,424

    Re: Trying Some NATO Straps

    If I had the square Eco-Drive, I would want to find a strap that actually fit, I couldn't live with a gap like that (not sure even James Bond could either, if he actually paid attention to what he was wearing). As for your Flieger, I don't think the Nato works, I would go with vintage leather myself.
    Rearmount and sabot03196 like this.

  11. #10
    Member NC_Hager626's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Eastern ON
    Posts
    3,676

    Re: Trying Some NATO Straps

    With your Citizen AT2215-07E Eco-Drive Tachymeter, the colour scheme looks great. However, I would keep looking for a NATO strap that fits the lugs width properly for I would find the gap to be too much of a distraction. With your type 2 Pilot watch, the NATO strap, with its multi strips, looks great on the watch.

    ×
    sabot03196 and Rowdybuttons like this.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •