The origin of NATO watch straps goes back to the early seventies when it was first worn by the British military. One of the main purposes NATO straps were designed was to prevent the failure of a single spring bar, the watch will still be secured by the remaining spring bar. Since then, NATO straps became more and more popular among watch enthusiasts for the vintage pieces and also in the modern times as a reliable and also fashionable alternative to both leather and/or stainless watch bands.
NATO Straps Series : Grezzo Zulu Leather / Canvas Zulu
MiLTAT's NATO Zulu watch straps are made up of thick nylon fabric, as well as various high-quality leather and canvas to ensure both durable, stylish, and comfortable while worn over time. The NATO Zulu leather straps are available in Nubuck, genuine Italian calf, in vegetable tanned leather, as well as distressed leather. NATO Zulu canvas watch straps, holes are reinforced with stitching to prevent fraying.
Extra Soft Distressed Leather Olive Green Grezzo Zulu leather watch strap on Seiko 5 Sports SRPF21 Guile
The NATO canvas straps are available in various designs from plain colors, multi-colors, camouflage, washed canvas, denim, and even tartan patterns. The holes of the Zulu canvas strap are reinforced with stitching to prevent fraying. The pins, buckles, and clasps on these NATO canvas straps are made with 316L stainless steel to ensure quality and durability. Both NATO leather and Nato canvas straps are especially idea for watch models with thick end link gaps.