I know style is a subjective thing, and I certainly DO NOT mean to offend anyone, but I simply don't understand all the love for NATO type straps.
For some reason, every time I see someone post a pic of their watch on a NATO I cringe, literally. To me, it totally cheapens the look of the watch. It is the complete antithesis of a well-polished stainless bracelet or a classic and comfortable black leather band. I also can't see how it'd be a good alternative to the durability or water proof qualities of rubber.
So I make this topic, not to kick anyone in the gut (clearly they're insanely popular, so I'm the on deviating from the norm here), but to ask all you watch-a-holics; what am I missing? Is there some fundamental functional aspect of a NATO strap I'm missing? Or do I simply "not get" the appeal?
Thanks for any and all responses, and again I don't mean to put down anyones' tastes.