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10 NATO Straps You Must Learn How to Identify

3 min read March 04, 2022

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NATO strap or NATO watch strap is pretty much an excellent choice to wear in sweaty summer. It's in budget price, durable, comfortable, and of course, can give you a stylish casual look.

The origin of the NATO strap goes back to the early seventies when the British military first wore it. Since then, NATO straps have become more and more popular even in recent years, big watch brands are pairing their new release with their one-of-a-kind one-piece NATO strap. NATO watch straps, no doubt, in modern times as fashionable accessories.

The NATO watch strap is a single piece. However, do you know the different materials and strap attributes can be totally different? Let's take a look at the subtle, stylish detail!

what is a nato style watch strap ? by Strapcode,
How to identify 10 MiLTAT NATO straps? Here's the info-graphic to help you understand their difference.

 

Thick Honeycomb 3 Rings Zulu Bullet Tail Nato Watch Straps

MiLTAT Zulu Bullet Tail military watch strap is made of special nylon in 3-D weaving techniques. A mass hexagonal pattern of texture and relief in honeycomb pattern looks excellent with military or dive watches.

 

3M Glow-in-the-Dark Nato Watch strap by Strapcode

3M Glow-in-the-Dark Tail Nato Watch straps

MiLTAT G10 military watch straps Glow-in-the-Dark collection is a crossover of nylon thread and 3M Reflective thread. These 3M strips reflect light to make you visible to cars or bikes, high visibility just like glow in the dark.

 

Waffle Zulu 3 rings Bullet Tail Nato Watch straps

MiLTAT Waffle Zulu 3 rings Bullet Tail military watch strap made by double thickness twill weaving nylon threads. A particular style of micro waffle weave gives the Zulu strap an obvious texture that is both visible and touchable.

 

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SANDWICH Nylon Nato Watch straps

MiLTAT Sandwich G10 Bullet Tail military watch straps use different nylon threads to fabricate sandwich layers. The Sandwich woven technique gives the G10 strap an obvious texture that is both visible and touchable.

 

Martial Arts' Monogram Nylon Nato Watch strap by Strapcode

'Martial Art' Monogram Pattern Nato strap

New monogram pattern in Oriental theme & Chinese character is tightening up with four 316L stainless steel hardware, looks excellent on military or classic-looking dive watches. Nylon is cut and simultaneously sealed using ultrasonic knives to prevent fraying.

 
Leather / Canvas Zulu Nato Watch strap

Leather and Canvas Zulu Nato Watch Straps

Zulu Nato watch strap made from sturdy & durable material such as washed canvas and genuine leather is strong enough to carry your watches. This heavy-duty Nato strap collection has up to 2.8mm thick, an extraordinary double thickness gives a hefty look was tight up with three 316L stainless steel rings.

 

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5 Ring Zulu JB Nato Watch Straps

MiLTAT Zulu JB 3 rings military watch strap was made from double thickness high-density ballistic nylon. Multi-color stripes would give more vitality to your wrist. The strap is rather thick, tight up with five 316L stainless steel rings. New palette of subtle colors strip, look excellent on military or classic-looking dive watches.

 

3D Woven Nylon Zulu Nato Watch strap

3D Woven Nylon Zulu Nato Watch Straps

MiLTAT Zulu 5 rings military watch strap was made from double thickness high-density 3D woven nylon. These nylon threads were treated for water repellent coating prior to weaving. Strap approximately 1.4mm thick, tight up with five 316L stainless steel rings. Look excellent on military or classic-looking dive watches.

 

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Multi-Color Nato Watch Straps and Plain Color Nato Watch Straps

Traditional NATO strap is made from straight woven thread nylon. 316L High Quality Stainless Steel buckle and loop keeper ensures a good tight fit and rust resistant. The edges and holes of the NATO straps are ultrasonic welded to ensure that it is free from frills and rough sharp edges.

 

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Water Repellent 3D Nato Watch strap

MiLTAT Zulu 5 rings military watch strap was made from double thickness high-density 3D woven nylon. These nylon threads were treated for water repellent coating prior to weaving. Strap approximately 1.4mm thick, tight up with five 316L stainless steel rings.

 SHOP Nato Straps 

Changing your watch band into a Nato strap only takes a minute, follow the Nato strap installation guide step-by-step in HERE.

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2 Responses

Strapcode
Strapcode

March 08, 2022

Hi Peter,
Thanks for your message; below are two videos that may help.

Don’t want to buy the wrong watch strap? you gotta know your watch first
https://youtu.be/gAErSpmpZGA

How to wear the thick NATO ZULU | Grezzo strap on your Seiko Darth Tuna and SKX007
https://youtu.be/e2D1whvSeOA

Look at the back of your watch; the watch case and watch band are linked up through spring bars. Nato straps can fit or not, two points are critical.
1. Note the thickness of the NATO strap and
2. The “Gap” between the watch case and spring bar.

For your information, the typical Nato watch strap (classic type), should have around 1.0mm thickness, while our ZULU strap may have 1.4mm or above, which may not fit some narrow lug watches.

Thank you.

Strapcode team

peter rizzo
peter rizzo

March 08, 2022

i would like to know what kind of nato strap does NOT pass under the caseback,
and how to identify and buy such a strap, and also if there’s a term for this kind of
strap?

thanks,

peter

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