C60 Trident Chronograph alternative straps / Nato's

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Re: C60 Trident Chronograph alternative straps / Nato's

Post by Skipper » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:18 pm

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:... with the NATOs being thin and floppy; such that the watch does not feel secure unless the strap is tight (which I don't like).
The GasGasBones strap works really well in that there is only one layer of strap under the watch, so not too tall.
Have you never tried to wear the Natos the "logical" way?

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This way you have only a layer under the watch, the second layer serves as a buffer under your wrist and you don't have to tighten the strap too much.

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C60 Trident Chronograph alternative straps / Nato's

Post by esk1 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:25 pm

Skipper wrote:
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:... with the NATOs being thin and floppy; such that the watch does not feel secure unless the strap is tight (which I don't like).
The GasGasBones strap works really well in that there is only one layer of strap under the watch, so not too tall.
Have you never tried to wear the Natos the "logical" way?

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This way you have only a layer under the watch, the second layer serves as a buffer under your wrist and you don't have to tighten the strap too much.
Whenever I try this down under method the buckle and hardware are on top of eachother. I don't have tiny wrists but your pictures make it look alot more spaced out than i find it in practice. I'd probably like it with thicker straps but on cheap NATOs I actually feel like it makes my tridents more unstable, albeit it does make them closer to the wrist. I'm sure some people have more success than me. I think this is one reason I like my new haveston so much as it's a cross between the two methods.

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Re: C60 Trident Chronograph alternative straps / Nato's

Post by Skipper » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:16 pm

My wrist is 16.5 cm (or 17.0 spanish summer time :D ) and it works fine for me. The pics were taken with the strap adjustment I used to wear this spring, so the strap shown is adjusted for 16.5 cm wrist size.

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Re: C60 Trident Chronograph alternative straps / Nato's

Post by esk1 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:47 pm

Skipper wrote:My wrist is 16.5 cm (or 17.0 spanish summer time :D ) and it works fine for me. The pics were taken with the strap adjustment I used to wear this spring, so the strap shown is adjusted for 16.5 cm wrist size.
That's significantly smaller than mine. Maybe it's the reverse and is worse for larger wrists? I might have to do some trials.

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Re: C60 Trident Chronograph alternative straps / Nato's

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:41 pm

@Skipper - Thanks for the suggestion.

I've tried your logical way in the past and it hasn't worked for me. Prefer the traditional way.

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Re: C60 Trident Chronograph alternative straps / Nato's

Post by Skipper » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:14 pm

@esk1
Yes, on analyzing the pics I can see how the "floating" hardware on the left side shall approach te buckle when you enlarge the strap to fit a larger wrist.

@Guy
Now I know why the traditional and illogical way. :ka:

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Re: C60 Trident Chronograph alternative straps / Nato's

Post by Simmo » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:27 pm

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
The GasGasBones strap works really well in that there is only one layer of strap under the watch, so not too tall.

The lug fittings hold it firmly and the strap is 25mm wide, which spreads the load on the wrist better than a 22mm strap.

Finally, with the velcro adjustment, you can always get the length 'just right'.

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Cheers Guy I will have a look into the GasGasBones straps but got a feeling it will end up staying on it's bracelet :thumbup:

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Re: C60 Trident Chronograph alternative straps / Nato's

Post by hugo21 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:16 pm

Leather NATO are maybe your solution as they are not thin

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Re: C60 Trident Chronograph alternative straps / Nato's

Post by Skipper » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:58 pm

Maybe they don't fit between the case and the springbars then. Never tried them so not sure about it.

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Re: C60 Trident Chronograph alternative straps / Nato's

Post by baldrick » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:18 pm

A couple of options on mine. It came on the bracelet but I wasn't a huge fan of it on this watch.

These days it's on the navy rubber borealis - might also look good on a darker yellow to match the sub-dials...ImageImageImage

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Re: C60 Trident Chronograph alternative straps / Nato's

Post by golfjunky » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:44 pm

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Re: C60 Trident Chronograph alternative straps / Nato's

Post by baldrick » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:49 am

Also saw this on Amazon - 18mm though and cannot seem to find a 22mm version...Image

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Re: C60 Trident Chronograph alternative straps / Nato's

Post by baldrick » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:35 am

And I have just ordered this from Bradystraps - will snap some pics when it's here.Image

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Re: C60 Trident Chronograph alternative straps / Nato's

Post by ataripower » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:16 pm

golfjunky wrote:Image
Any chance you can send me a link for these please? they look good

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Re: C60 Trident Chronograph alternative straps / Nato's

Post by srs1286 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:26 pm

baldrick wrote:
These days it's on the navy rubber borealis - might also look good on a darker yellow to match the sub-dials...Image

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+1 for the borealis. Looks great and the rubber is unbelievably soft!
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