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Old 1 August 2020, 10:35 PM   #1
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Nato strap for Red Sub 1680

Since joining this site and reading various posts I fancy fitting a Nato strap to my 73 Red Sub.
What and where do I buy,I know colour is subjective but what do you recommend,tan or black.
Are there such things as Genuine Nato straps produced by approved military spec suppliers such as say Randolph sunglasses for the U.S military?
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Old 1 August 2020, 11:52 PM   #2
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I like the look of a medium to dark gray or a grayish blue nato on a sub. Post a pic of the watch and we can help you find the perfect color.
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Old 2 August 2020, 12:10 AM   #3
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https://af0210strap.com/

You might want to check these out, the cotton webbing is super comfortable.
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Old 2 August 2020, 12:51 AM   #4
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Phoenix NATO straps are quite popular

https://www.silvermans.co.uk/product...20098743074870
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Old 2 August 2020, 01:24 AM   #5
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Iíve purchased several nato straps from cheapest auto straps.com, and Iíve compared them to genuine Omega nato straps as well as other, higher priced alternatives. I continue to buy from cheapestnatostraps.com. They have a great selection, their prices are very inexpensive and I trust my vintage watches to them without hesitation. One thing I would always do is replace my springbars with new ones....I prefer the 2.5mm Seiko thick springbars, but that is just me...I like the beefier bars when wearing a nato strap.

Good luck, the world is your oyster...I can tell you from experience that a shell cordovan nato looks very much at home on a 1680...but I also like the admiralty grey ones, as well as any strap that might have a hint of red which would play off the red of your dial nicely.


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Old 2 August 2020, 03:57 AM   #6
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Phoenix NATO straps are quite popular

https://www.silvermans.co.uk/product...20098743074870
Pretty much the only way I go..... good advice
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Old 2 August 2020, 04:13 AM   #7
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This is not the typical nylon NATO strap but I like this leather Ralph Lauren RRL strap.




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Old 2 August 2020, 07:42 AM   #8
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In my opinion, a Submariner carrying a NATO should be made of nylon. A diver has to have the appearance of being able to get wet, whether or not you do it for safety reasons as it is a vintage.
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Old 2 August 2020, 07:47 AM   #9
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My Tudor on a NATO
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Old 2 August 2020, 05:50 PM   #10
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Phoenix NATO straps are quite popular

https://www.silvermans.co.uk/product...20098743074870
Phoenix themselves are also on eBay. I messaged them a few times.
https://ebay.co.uk/usr/phoenixstraps
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Old 2 August 2020, 05:51 PM   #11
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This is not the typical nylon NATO strap but I like this leather Ralph Lauren RRL strap.




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I looked at that strap. It looks beautiful. Is it worth the premium over other straps?
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Old 2 August 2020, 06:02 PM   #12
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Just buy a bunch of 10-dollar ones and see what you prefer. Once you figure out what you like, then invest in a super-quality version.

For me it's a brown leather NATO from Bulang & Sons (no affiliation). Not a big fan of the fabric ones.
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Old 3 August 2020, 01:23 AM   #13
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I looked at that strap. It looks beautiful. Is it worth the premium over other straps?
They are really nice and high quality. Try to get them on sale.
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Old 3 August 2020, 05:13 AM   #14
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They are really nice and high quality. Try to get them on sale.
I did check, but literally the only thing not on sale online at RL!
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Old 5 August 2020, 05:03 AM   #15
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what width do I need ? Does anybody know if the thicker SB Nato straps fit?

https://www.cwcwatch.com/products/cw...to-watch-strap
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what width do I need ? Does anybody know if the thicker SB Nato straps fit?

https://www.cwcwatch.com/products/cw...to-watch-strap
20mm

Yes, they should fit without issue.
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Old 5 August 2020, 06:44 AM   #17
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what width do I need ? Does anybody know if the thicker SB Nato straps fit?

https://www.cwcwatch.com/products/cw...to-watch-strap


Nice choice. I think a nice military green looks nice too.

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Old 5 August 2020, 07:16 AM   #18
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This is not the typical nylon NATO strap but I like this leather Ralph Lauren RRL strap.




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That's a great shot and a gorgeous looking watch
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Old 6 August 2020, 03:30 AM   #19
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Maratac natos are good.
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Old 6 August 2020, 06:12 AM   #20
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I like Crown and Buckle premium natos. They last a long time. For me, it's Admiralty Grey for the color choice.
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Old 8 August 2020, 08:21 PM   #21
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Does anybody know if Phoenix, an original Nato supplier is still trading/ manufacturing in Wales? I found a number on Well but nobody ever answers.
Is the Phoenix supplier that trades out of Coventry the same supplier?
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Does anybody know if Phoenix, an original Nato supplier is still trading/ manufacturing in Wales? I found a number on Well but nobody ever answers.
Is the Phoenix supplier that trades out of Coventry the same supplier?
Yes, theyíre on eBay. I recently bought 2 new ones from them.
https://ebay.co.uk/usr/phoenixstraps
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