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    What Size NATO

    I have a watch with 21mm lugs. What size nato should I buy 20mm or 22mm?
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    7. Omega Speedmaster Professional Moon Watch
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    9. Tag Heuer 2000 Professional Quartz
    10. Tissot SeaStar 1000 Chronograph Diver
    11. Tissot SeaStar 1000 Powermatic 80 (new version)
    12. Tudor Black Bay Bronze
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    Re: What Size NATO

    I think the general rule would be to buy 20mm but depending on the material of the nato and the lugs of your watch 22mm might work too. But there are also 21mm natos available for example from Cheapest Nato Straps https://www.cheapestnatostraps.com/c...-by-size/21-mm and from other sellers.

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    Re: What Size NATO

    I always go up 1mm if possible. Looks better slightly squeezed vs the gap that can cause the slight side to side movevement.

    Here's a 22mm on 21mm lugs:

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    Re: What Size NATO

    Always try to go up instead of down when dealing with an uneven lug size.

    There are vendors out there who do carry uneven sized straps. Look at the sticky at the top of this sub forum at the list of on line strap vendors for ideas as well.
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    Re: What Size NATO

    Unless you like having a 20mm or 22mm on your 21mm lugs there is no shortage of 21mm nato straps. Crown & Buckle, Amazon.... on and on.

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    Re: What Size NATO

    Go up a size and get curved spring bars.

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    Re: What Size NATO

    Quote Originally Posted by brandon\ View Post
    Go up a size and get curved spring bars.
    The three watches I have don't even need that, but that is a good option if you have a tight lug to case gap.

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    Re: What Size NATO

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy-S View Post
    The three watches I have don't even need that, but that is a good option if you have a tight lug to case gap.
    Well, curved bars will help if you’re putting a mm larger strap on a watch.
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    Re: What Size NATO

    That's what I was getting at. I have two 23mm Citizens, and the above shown Alpina that's 21mm, and all fit plus sized seat belt NATO's with regular spring bars. So it's watch by watch.

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    Re: What Size NATO

    I ordered from blu shark.
    1. Anonimo Cronoscopio Mark II TruBlu LE
    2. Ball Trainmaster Cleveland Express
    3. Ball Trainmaster Moon Light Special LE
    4. Habring2 Chrono Sport Valjoux 7733 Manual Movement LE
    5. Longines Master Collection Manual Movement
    6. Muhle Glashutte 29er Big
    7. Omega Speedmaster Professional Moon Watch
    8. RGM 250
    9. Tag Heuer 2000 Professional Quartz
    10. Tissot SeaStar 1000 Chronograph Diver
    11. Tissot SeaStar 1000 Powermatic 80 (new version)
    12. Tudor Black Bay Bronze
    13. Victrinox INOX Titanium

    USED TO OWN
    1. Azimuth Jagdbomber 47mm
    2. Tutima Grand Classic
    3. Tag Heuer Links Chronograph
    4. Zenith Chronomaster T
    5. Chronoswiss Lunar Triple Date
    6. Baume and Mercier Classima Chronograph 8692
    7. Ball Trainmaster Cannonball Express White Dial

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