Is There A "Best" Brand of Zulu or NATO Watch Strap?

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by redsquid2, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. 44Magpie

    44Magpie

    Oct 29, 2004
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  2. 44Magpie

    44Magpie

    Oct 29, 2004
    Nice movie history lesson. Here is my Explorer II with the current iteration of that strap from Crown & Buckle. And I don't think it looks "bloody ugly" like one previous poster stated here.
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    Last edited: Dec 8, 2020
  3. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    Schönheit liegt im Auge des Betrachters. The video authentic Bond strap has three colors and it clashed with my Orient CER00007B (blue sapphire snorkeler) and its Orient logo.

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    IMO it was too much for the watch. If you don't think it's bloody ugly, that's fine. British isn't my first language either. Call it farshlugener or if that's too literary, verblonget as in Verblonget in Space.
     
  4. OilMan

    OilMan Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2004
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  5. IUKE12

    IUKE12

    Nov 25, 2005
    Yet another vote for Crown and Buckle, here a nato on my Vostok Scuba Dude.
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  6. 44Magpie

    44Magpie

    Oct 29, 2004
    No! That strap is hideous according to Piso Mojado! Better toss it in the trash!
     
  7. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    Sorry you haven't understood me. It's a question of taste regarding my watch and no one else's, not casus belli IMO.
     
  8. Phydeaux

    Phydeaux

    Mar 4, 2006
    Maratac bands are very good. I used a NATO (Maratac) band on a beater watch (worn every day) for over ten years with almost no signs of wear.
     
  9. navman

    navman Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 4, 2013
    I have always worn a watch, and almost always with either a NATO or ZULU band. Check out Blu Shark watch straps, amazing quality. Currently running a MARATAC 3 ring Ti ZULU on my Stowa Seatime.
     
  10. Silent H

    Silent H

    Feb 1, 2018
    I recently got a couple Blu Shark straps, they are super comfortable and very well put together. Their colors and stitching are very well done, I'll probably be picking up a few more soon.
     

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