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    Why are NATO's so popular?

    Why do a large % of people love NATO straps so much? I've tried to get into them because I think they occasionally look good...but, a good quality bracelet always beats NATO to my eye. What do others think?

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    Re: Why are NATO's so popular?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbbutts View Post
    Why do a large % of people love NATO straps so much? I've tried to get into them because I think they occasionally look good...but, a good quality bracelet always beats NATO to my eye. What do others think?
    Because they're cheap, waterproof, comfortable, easily swapped, and there are thousands of different patterns to choose from.
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    Re: Why are NATO's so popular?

    I personally prefer ZULU over NATO.
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    Re: Why are NATO's so popular?

    'Cuz some people like apples, while another group of people seem to prefer oranges. A third, not insubstantial, group like both.
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    Re: Why are NATO's so popular?

    Because they're cheap and you can stock them in variety of colors to fulfill your boredom.

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    Re: Why are NATO's so popular?

    Well to me it's a easy way to change the overall look and "feel" of a watch! Even though I'm a bracelet guy I enjoy the occasional nato!

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    Re: Why are NATO's so popular?

    A lot of it is posing and posturing. Some is just boredom, and in some cases it's simply newbishness.

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    Re: Why are NATO's so popular?

    Quote Originally Posted by nyonya View Post
    Because they're cheap, waterproof, comfortable, easily swapped, and there are thousands of different patterns to choose from.
    +1!

    changing spring bars is soooo...like...yesteryears news. Love NATOS. From exepnsiveo Omegas to el cheapos, I have cheap natos going for all my watches! Love it when you can source them from china for around $2 each.

    speaking of natos, if anyone ever sees a digital urban camo (gray/white/black patterns), non zulu, black pvd squared hardware, please let me know.
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    Re: Why are NATO's so popular?

    I think military-related watches, some divers, pilot watches look best on a NATO. Besides that they are cheap, quickly interchangeable, light, breathable, and quickly adjustable.
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    Re: Why are NATO's so popular?

    speaking of natos, if anyone ever sees a digital urban camo (gray/white/black patterns), non zulu, black pvd squared hardware, please let me know.
    Check Chronoworld. They have one like that by HDT Design. But it may not be the digital pattern you want. Here's link:

    HDT Numeral Camouflage NATO Strap
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