Nato straps: am I doing it right?

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kiter65 wrote: Wed Jul 26, 2023 6:56 pm here’s 2 B &J straps :thumbup:

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That’s just about the cleanest, most wrist hugging look I’ve seen with a NATO! I never get the strap to hug my wrist nearly as well as you’ve got there. I think, for my circumstances, it’s just a function of watch size, lug shape & size, and wrist size.
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Thanks Drew, I think I just suit a nato :D
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This Thread inspired me to try my Zuludiver Octopod on the Pelagos.

Apart from it being 20mm (Lugs are 21mm) it's extremely comfortable and the watch sits very low profile on the wrist.
The clasp is bulky but again very comfortable and no more bulky than a couple of folds of fabric.
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magicman wrote: Wed Jul 26, 2023 8:03 pm This Thread inspired me to try my Zuludiver Octopod on the Pelagos.

Apart from it being 20mm (Lugs are 21mm) it's extremely comfortable and the watch sits very low profile on the wrist.
The clasp is bulky but again very comfortable and no more bulky than a couple of folds of fabric.

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That looks really good!
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Thank you everyone.

@JAFO Thanks for the pics - I'll play around and see what works. Yours fit really well.

@rkovars that's a really useful guide - thank you.

@kiter65 that's a far better fit than I've achieved.

@missF YES! I think they look great on everyone else and I think "I want me a piece of that" but then feel I can't carry it off the same way that I've seen on others.
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I've been wearing NATO's for years and regarding my small wrist's size (6"25), I have to fold the double strap on the buckle as per "single loop" on the previous page.
But what I've learned is that stiff NATO's need to be worn wet and tight for a few hours to fully embrace one's wrist anatomy.
Si I'd highly recommend you install the NATO with the watch head you want and wash thoroughly your hand, wrist and forearm, then tight again the NATO strap to the desired size around your wrist and wait....
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Ps: for purists, it is a Zulu and no NATO strap but the purpose is the same :thumbup:
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And if politicians worldwide took as much care and gave as much thought as watch nerds give to the simple wearing of a fabric strap with pin and buckle fastening (I'm getting into character now! :oops: ), the world would be a much more orderly place.

Just imagine the current trend first world problem: "I've recently bought an EV which I can charge up a home however not only do I not have undercover garaging or even off-street parking, I actually live in a second storey apartment. So do I run a power cable from my apartment to my parked car by method A, method B or method C?"
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tikkathree wrote: Thu Jul 27, 2023 7:15 am And if politicians worldwide took as much care and gave as much thought as watch nerds give to the simple wearing of a fabric strap with pin and buckle fastening (I'm getting into character now! :oops: ), the world would be a much more orderly place.

Just imagine the current trend first world problem: "I've recently bought an EV which I can charge up a home however not only do I not have undercover garaging or even off-street parking, I actually live in a second storey apartment. So do I run a power cable from my apartment to my parked car by method A, method B or method C?"
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Use a giant nato strap to attach a solar panel to the roof of your EV. To ensure a secure fit use a true nato and not a two-piece nylon strap.
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