NATO strap or NATO watch strap is pretty much an excellent choice to wear casually pairing with your watch. It's a budget watch strap, durable, comfortable, also can give you a stylish casual look. Removing your watch band and changing it into a Nato strap only takes you a minute. Let's follow the Nato strap installation guide step-by-step details as shown below.
Remove the original watch band by depressing spring bars with a watch band spring bar tool. ( masking tape is used to protect the watch lug from scratches).
And then install spring bars back to the watch. Ready the Nato strap by pulling the tail out from the ring.
Thread the long end of the Nato strap through the top spring bar gap of your watch at the 12 o’clock position where the buckle is going to be positioned on this end too.
Then through the spring bar at 6 o'clock. Take that same long part of the watch strap back through the keeper. Pull it through.
Shift the watch case up or down, ensure it is centered between the keepers and sits properly on your wrist.
Equidistantly move the watch between two keepers. Finished.
Below was an image showing how the correct installation of the NATO strap end up. This type of structure: Nato strap in one buckle plus 3 rings, or 5 rings happened in Zulu strap.
Among all the watch straps that are available in the market today, Nato straps are still among my top five time favorite straps to match my watches with. Seriously, what’s not to like about Nato straps; for its looks, variety of color options to choose from, price value, and certainly long-lasting. Nato straps look good with any watch, any time, and on any occasion. With style and fashion trends becoming a lot more casual in recent years, watch fans want to reflect this also by having some fun with their wrist wear.
The Nato & Zulu origin comes from military horological applications. It’s meant to provide quick-drying, resilient, and easy-to-maintain qualities to watch straps, their use has spanned decades to become an integral aspect of the watch world today, used for inexpensive tool watches and for timepieces that cost tens of thousands of dollars. If you’re one of those people who have a hard time deciding when there are too many options, you can always resort back to a Good Nato & Zulu strap. You simply can’t go wrong with a Nato & Zulu strap.