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    Difference between NATO & Zulu?

    Hi all,

    Help out the ignorant new guy. What is the difference between a NATO strap and a Zulu strap?

    Anybody got a good source?

    Thanks

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    Re: Difference between NATO & Zulu?

    NATO is pretty thin (doesn't mean its not tough) with a extra flap and ring

    zulu is thicker, with different configuration (2 rings, 4 rings, 2-piece)

    i personally like zulu better cause its thicker, and make it a 1 piece 2 rings zulu cause the watch doesn't sit too high/far away from my wrist like 4 rings does)

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    Re: Difference between NATO & Zulu?

    And the Rhinos are much the same again as the Zulus, but usually a bit longer.

    I also prefer the sinmple 2-ring version.
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    Martin ("Crusader")

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    Re: Difference between NATO & Zulu?

    Stockae92 & Crusader,

    Thanks for the response.

    Can you recommend a good source for these?

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    Re: Difference between NATO & Zulu?

    The Rhinos are commisioned by Eddie Platts at www.timefactors.com , also he has a new NATO out wich is halfway between the thickness of a Rhino and an old NATO. Very comfy.

    Zulus are usually available in the US mostly ... try Howard Marx at Westcoastime, e.g. (a forum sponsor).
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    Re: Difference between NATO & Zulu?

    Do you guys know of a good website that shows the different models and how they are laced? I was thining of getting a Zulu band as well and have an idea what the extra two rings are for. But I'd like to see one before I buy it.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Difference between NATO & Zulu?

    Check out this page and follow the links
    http://www.countycomm.com/zulu.htm
    You should be able to figure it out from the pics

    Btw, as Martin said, Eddie's new natos are awesome. I've never liked wearing natos/zulus/waterbornes etc. I only wore them diving and when on boats but found them both uncomfortable and/or bulky to wear. These new straps from Eddie have totally changed the way I feel about nato straps. I'm wearing one right now
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    Re: Difference between NATO & Zulu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook
    Do you guys know of a good website that shows the different models and how they are laced? I was thining of getting a Zulu band as well and have an idea what the extra two rings are for. But I'd like to see one before I buy it.

    Thanks!
    Try this: http://www.mkiiwatches.com/WSWrapper...page=diy1.html
    Cheers,

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    Picture My NATOs & ZULUs (modem burner)

    Blue NATO strap



    Grey NATO strap



    Black NATO strap



    Olive NATO strap



    Olive ZULU strap



    & Orange ZULU strap


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