Nato style watch straps

Discussion started by David7307, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. David7307

    David7307 Member

    Iam looking at a new watch strap for my Seiko 5 auto , the strap has broken and i cant get a new bit for it any more , so looking at a strap for it, been looking at Nato style straps but there is a hell of a difference in prices, I am looking for well made one can any one recommend ,i have read some come glued some come stitched
     
  2. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

  3. Drubbing

    Drubbing 110% Smiley-Free

    Blu shark are good. Need to get the premium buckles though.
     
  4. David7307

    David7307 Member

    Thanks for the info will look at both sites ,
     
  5. TomG

    TomG Member

    Took quite a bit of stalking about 10 years back to land this beauty - A genuine Heuer Bundeswehr Chronograph with original strap. Movement is the Heuer VX230, a variant of the Valjoux 7750.

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  6. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Beautiful watch @TomG I gotta know, how’s the accuracy?
     
  7. TomG

    TomG Member

    +- 5-7 sec per day. Pretty respectable for a field watch with a mechanical movement.
    When Heuer got the ebauche from Valjoux, they didn't pretty it up like other high end watch houses, but made it tougher and more reliable, as befitting a military time piece.
    When adjusted at the watchmakers (I often go along and observe - it is fascinating), it will be +- 3 se per day initially, then drift out ever so slowly over the following couple of years.
     
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  8. TomG

    TomG Member

    Here is a nice example of a Heuer Bundeswehr (not mine) on a NATO strap:

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  9. Cpt Bluebear

    Cpt Bluebear Member

    My advice is get a cheapy off Fleabay or Aliexpress. I reckon $10-$15 is about right. The whole idea of these things is that they are cheap and tough. Just check the length if, like me, you have thick wrists.

    Whats size are you after? My Seikos divers are 22mm but I'm pretty sure 5s are narrower. If it is 22mm I have an unused khaki NATO with gunmetal fittings. PM me if you want it.
     
  10. Cpt Bluebear

    Cpt Bluebear Member

    Mate, I like yours better. It has character and a watch like that needs to look well used not like a polished trophy. Yours looks like it has stories to tell.
     
  11. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    [​IMG] Got the monster on a grey NATO from Sydney straps
     
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