Article: The history of the NATO strap

  1. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 28, 2015

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  2. dtf

    dtf Mar 1, 2015

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    Very interesting :) Was looking at a CWC the other week
     
  3. elbeik

    elbeik Mar 1, 2015

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    And then the gods brought the perlon straps.

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    Attention: do not try to use this on a modern Carrera. Ask me how I know.
     
  4. Hubert

    Hubert Mar 1, 2015

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    That looks great!
     
  5. dtf

    dtf Mar 1, 2015

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    On the subject of budget straps, I've always liked the velcro Animal straps, infinitely adjustable, very tough, very cheap. The only downside is that with a layer of Velcro and a layer of webbing lifting the case off your wrist, a chunky watch can feel very clumsy.

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    The one pictured started off as nubuc leather, but has polished with age. I ran my Quartz aquaracer on one of these for a while, but ironically the metal TAG strap is better for surfing as it fits under a wetsuit more easily.

    apologies if that's too far off topic!
     
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  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Mar 2, 2015

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    Thanks for posting Hubert- I'm a big fan of these types of straps- Zulu, NATO, Perlon, Sailcloth, Velcro- all great ways of changing the look of your watch and not so expensive.

    Several of the new 2015 models will have different types of strap, which is a positive development.

    OK, I have to ask @elbeik ...what did you do to your Carrera;)
     
  7. elbeik

    elbeik Mar 3, 2015

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    You had to ask....

    Maybe it's the choice of color, but the Carrera is too "thick" for a perlon.
     
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