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Re: WIAA NATO Straps Now Available!

Post by eggtronics » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:36 pm

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eggtronics wrote:Hi guys,

Thank you all so much for supporting me with these. I must say, the two-piece NATOs are proving to be really popular! I've only sold one of the standard NATOs so far (you should really try one though, they are sumptuous)!
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Make that three of the standard NATOs; the only one to have. Ordered one of each size.

Will be interesting to see / feel the difference with the other NATOs I have from a multitude of suppliers.

Good fortune with your venture Josh.

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Thanks for the order, sent today. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Please also share pics! :thumbup:
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Re: WIAA NATO Straps Now Available!

Post by borderman » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:07 pm

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Re: WIAA NATO Straps Now Available!

Post by TheBeatles » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:44 pm

After a problem with the delivery service, my straps arrived today.

I am not a fan of one-piece NATOs, but his two-piece straps are very very good imho.

Nice and thick with high quality brushed hardware. Like Josh mentions in many of his reviews, straps these days should have quick release bars. These have them and are very easy to use. Someone mentioned they are a bit fiddly because of the strap thickness, but I can honestly say they were a doddle to fit.

I ordered one of each size and have fitted the 20mm to my Bulova MoonWatch and it looks great. One very happy customer here. Still to decide on the 22mm, but leaning towards the Melbourne Sorrento which I bought from Josh last year and is still one of my favourites.

I will watch for more colours with interest for the two-piece straps.
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Re: WIAA NATO Straps Now Available!

Post by MiniMpi » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:19 pm

I ordered one last night Josh ;)
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Re: WIAA NATO Straps Now Available!

Post by richtel » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:02 pm

Hey Josh, what is the thickness of the 'pin' end of the spring bar?... 0.8mm or 0.9mm ?

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Re: WIAA NATO Straps Now Available!

Post by RichM » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:30 pm

Here are a few quick pics of the new strap on my 40mm Dan Henry...

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Re: WIAA NATO Straps Now Available!

Post by nigelb001 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:32 pm

Great match for the Dan Henry RichM :thumbup:
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Re: WIAA NATO Straps Now Available!

Post by RichM » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:45 pm

^^^ Thanks, I'm very pleased with it.

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Re: WIAA NATO Straps Now Available!

Post by smegwina » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:12 pm

Josh,

What max size wrist would the two piece fit?

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Re: WIAA NATO Straps Now Available!

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:34 pm

My two 'proper' Seatbelt NATOs would have been with me yesterday, except I was out when the Postie called, so I had to collect them from the Post Office today, as they'd been sent 1st Class tracked and signed.

First impressions are excellent and they're definitely worth the £15.

Fabric is really smooth with a tight weave on the nylon thread. This will make it comfortable but there is a risk of it allowing the strap / watch to slip around the wrist (the Watchgecko 'Seatbelt' NATOs do this, but they are thinner). I'll have to check this out as I've yet to wear one.

Fittings are very similar to those used by BluShark, in photos they look the same, but comparing the two the WIAA buckle is slightly slimmer and less chunky. Same goes for the keepers. I prefer the WIAA ones.

I've slipped the 22mm one onto my C65 Trident Diver and, whilst the strap itself looks good, the fittings are arguably too bulky compared to the svelte profile of the C65. I feel that the strap will be more suited to a chunky watch like a C60 Trident Pro 600 or one of my Elliot Brown Canfords. Open mind as to whether it will work on my Omega Moonwatch.

More feedback, with photos later.

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Re: WIAA NATO Straps Now Available!

Post by Richard D » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:04 pm

I’m thinking this works....

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Re: WIAA NATO Straps Now Available!

Post by TigerChris » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:45 pm

^^ you are right Richard, that works crack on. Made for each other
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Re: WIAA NATO Straps Now Available!

Post by Richard D » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:32 am

TigerChris wrote:^^ you are right Richard, that works crack on. Made for each other
I did try it on a C60, looked good too.
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Re: WIAA NATO Straps Now Available!

Post by Thermexman » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:20 am

Richard D wrote:
I did try it on a C60, looked good too.
Mine is destined for my black Mk1 C60 when it arrives! Glad to hear that it'll look good.
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Re: WIAA NATO Straps Now Available!

Post by Richard D » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:25 am

Thermexman wrote:
Richard D wrote:
I did try it on a C60, looked good too.
Mine is destined for my black Mk1 C60 when it arrives! Glad to hear that it'll look good.
I’ll take a photograph later. It will give you an idea as to what to expect.
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