0

Your Cart is Empty

Unlock Your Mountain Spirit with Ladder Lock Watch Straps in this Summer

April 28, 2023 5 min read

Perlon Watch Strap by Strapcode watch Bands

That time of the year when there is the earliest sunrise and latest sunset is here again. It is not too much to bask in the warmth of summer, and allow its colors reflect even on the timepieces worn on the wrist.

With summer fast approaching, it is time to swap out the stainless steel watch bands and leather straps in favor of something more suitable for the season. Lightweight, bright, and vibrant watch straps are a great way to add a pop of color and style to your wrist, while also ensuring that you stay cool and comfortable in the heat. Opting for a breathable and quick-drying material like Perlon or nylon is a smart choice for those hot and humid days, as it will help to keep your skin dry and comfortable. So why not make the switch to a comfortable watch strap that's well-suited for summer weather?

 

The Perlon watch strap

20mm MiLTAT Perlon Watch Strap in Black and Orange on Seiko Diver SKX013 by Strapcode watch bands

20mm MiLTAT Perlon Watch Strap in Black and Orange on Seiko Diver SKX013, makes a nice color coordination.

Watch straps that fit this description best are the Perlon and RAF N7 watch straps. And with your new Perlon and RAF N7 watch strap, the most fitting watch band buckle is the ladder lock watch buckle, as seen in the pictures of timepieces below.

The ladder lock mechanism will hold the strap securely in place

The ladder lock mechanism will hold the strap securely in place

Nato Military watch straps in various lug sizes and colors light weight and easy styling

RAF N7 Nato Military watch straps in various lug sizes and
colors; light weight and easy styling

The ladder lock buckle is a type of watch band buckle that is designed to provide a secure and adjustable fit. It is called a ladder lock buckle because it works by sliding a strap through a series of ladder-like rungs, which can be adjusted to achieve a custom fit. To use this watch band buckle, you simply thread the strap through the rungs and pull it tight to your desired level of snugness. The ladder lock mechanism will hold the strap securely in place, even during vigorous activities.

Three Seiko 5 Sports timepieces SRPD83K1 Black/Red; SRPD71K2/Blue and SRPD65K1/Black, showcase the versatility of Perlon watch straps

Three Seiko 5 Sports timepieces SRPD83K1 Black/Red; SRPD71K2/Blue and SRPD65K1/Black, showcase the versatility of Perlon watch straps in different colors.

Ladder lock watch buckles are commonly used in sport and outdoor watches, as they provide a dependable fit that won't loosen during physical activity. They are typically made of durable materials such as stainless steel or high-strength plastic, and are designed to withstand the wear and tear of daily use.

Perlon Watch Strap with Sandblasted Ladder Lock Slider Buckle matches the black tone Seiko 5 Sports watches seamlessl by Strapcode watch bands

Black and Light Grey 22mm MiLTAT Perlon Watch Strap with Sandblasted Ladder Lock Slider Buckle matches the black tone Seiko 5 Sports watches seamlessly.

The ladder lock watch buckle is commonly found in Perlon straps, as well as MiLTAT’s RAF N7 Nato military watch strap. Meanwhile, many often mistake Nato and Perlon watch straps as the same, but in reality, they are not. In fact, it is quite easy to differentiate these two types of straps.

22mm Perlon Watch Strap in Brown on a matching Seiko 5 Sports SRPD69K1 Reddish Brown dial by Strapcode watch bands

22mm MiLTAT Perlon Watch Strap in Brown, solidly fitted with a Ladder Lock Slider Buckle, on a matching Seiko 5 Sports SRPD69K1 Reddish Brown dial.

Perlon straps are popular nylon watch straps known for their durability, comfort, and adjustability. The ladder lock buckle is well-suited for use with Perlon straps because it allows for easy adjustment of the strap's length, ensuring a secure fit that won't slip or loosen during wear. Additionally, the ladder lock buckle is typically made from lightweight and durable materials that complement the lightweight and breathable nature of Perlon straps.

Perlon watch straps are often plaited, so that the buckle can simply be inserted anywhere through the strap rather than through pre-cut holes as Nato straps, providing a greater range of sizing options.

The variations of finishes of  Ladder Lock Slider tang buckle Polished, Sandblasted and Brushed PVD Black by Strapcode watch bands

The variations of finishes of Ladder Lock Slider tang buckles (L-R) - Polished, Sandblasted and Brushed PVD Black

It feels awesome to be able to adjust a Perlon strap to the exact measurements of your wrist every time you put it on. It almost makes you feel like the strap was custom fitted just for your wrist. These straps are available in multiple colors so you don’t have to worry about not being able to find a color of your preference.

Though a common complaint we’ve noticed regarding Perlon watch straps is that the buckles are either too flimsy, or easily bendable with little pressure. As such, the materials we used for the buckle on our Perlon straps have been changed to the 316L stainless steel to ensure quality and satisfaction.

 

The RAF N7 Nato watch strap

As you can see, upgrading your watch does not have to be an expensive proposition. Whether you find yourself drawn to the bright colors on the Perlon strap, or simply because of the light weight when worn on wrist, you’ve got a quick and easy way to add some color to your watch. And this sets your watch for easy changes throughout the summer as you please.

Sand and Military Green 20mm MiLTAT RAF N7 Nato Watch Strap  Seiko Alpinist SARB017 Field Watch by Strapcode watch bands

The Sand and Military Green 20mm MiLTAT RAF N7 Nato Watch Strap enhances the military look of a Seiko Alpinist SARB017 Field Watch.

Seiko SARB035 Ivory Dial Watch paired with 20mm MiLTAT RAF N7 Navy Blue and Grey Nato Watch Strap on wrist by Strapcode watch bands

Seiko SARB035 Ivory Dial Watch paired with 20mm MiLTAT
RAF N7 Navy Blue and Grey Nato Watch Strap on wrist.

Seiko SARB03 Black Dial Watch with the eye-catching 20mm Grey and Orange MiLTAT RAF N7 Nato Watch Strap by Strapcode watch bands

Add a pop of color to the Seiko SARB03 Black Dial Watch with
the eye-catching 20mm Grey and Orange MiLTAT RAF N7 Nato
Watch Strap
.

Apart from the Perlon strap, another best watch strap used with the ladder lock watch buckle is the MiLTAT's RAF N7 Nato military watch strap collection featured in the semi-squared tip and loose nylon loop as a keeper.

Seiko Pilot Flightmaster Alarm Chronograph 200m looks sharp and rugged with 21mm Military Green MiLTAT RAF N7 Nato Watch Strap  by Strapcode watch bands

The Seiko Pilot Flightmaster Alarm Chronograph 200m looks
sharp and rugged with 21mm Military Green MiLTAT RAF
N7 Nato Watch Strap

Seiko Pilot Flightmaster Alarm Chronograph 200m Switching to the 21mm MiLTAT RAF N7 Navy Blue Nato Watch Strap by Strapcode watch bands

Switching to the 21mm MiLTAT RAF N7 Navy Blue Nato Watch
Strap
adds a touch of sophistication and classic style.

Installation of RAF Nato watch band on the ladder lock watch buckle is super easy. Simply slide it in between the lug and the spring bars at the back of your watch.

With a superior quality solid 316L stainless steel ladder lock slider buckle to strap connection, your RAF N7 Nato becomes an easy styling that perfectly adjusts to your exact wrist size requirements. The new palette of colors options including plain colors and bond-style strips look excellent on military or dive watches. Moreover, these multiple colors are the perfect combination for the summer.

Three Seiko Prospex 62MAS Re-edition watches, adding a touch of sporty chic by Strapcode watch bands

The MiLTAT RAF N7 Nato Watch Straps harmonize perfectly with three Seiko Prospex 62MAS Re-edition watches, adding a touch of sporty chic.

 

Special Features to note about Perlon and RAF N7 Watch Straps

  • Material: Perlon straps are made from braided synthetic material, while RAF N7 straps are made from high-quality nylon webbing.
  • Thickness: Perlon straps are generally thinner and more lightweight then RAF N7 straps, which can be a consideration for those who prefer a slimmer profile on their watch.
  • Versality: Perlon straps are more versatile in terms of style and can be paired with a wider range of watch types, while RAF N7 straps are more suited for military or field watches.

Overall, both Perlon strap and RAF N7 straps have suitable colors for the summer; light weight, dry fast, and are well suited to the ladder lock slider buckle. Still, they have their own unique features and characteristics that assure an easy styling.

 

Written by Victor, images by Toni.

 

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Guide to watch straps

Watch Band Mastery: The Essential Guide to Pairing Holes and Buckles
Watch Band Mastery: The Essential Guide to Pairing Holes and Buckles

June 19, 2024 6 min read

Read More
Which type of rubber watch band is the best by reviewed Strapcode
Which Rubber Watch Band Wins? Beat the Summer Heat Battle

May 08, 2024 5 min read

Read More
Seiko 5 Sports Field watch and Hamilton Khaki Field automatic paired Camo watch bands by Strapcode
The Enigmatic Camouflaged Message on Your Wrist Timepiece

April 10, 2024 6 min read

Read More