To Nato or To Not Nato...

Are you a fan of Nato Straps?

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I wouldn’t put them on every watch but I like the ease of installing and the casual look. 

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Not a fan of NATOs, single or double pass.  They bulk up the watch off the wrist.  I strongly prefer bracelets.

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JBird7986

Not a fan of NATOs, single or double pass.  They bulk up the watch off the wrist.  I strongly prefer bracelets.

I tend to lean towards bracelets as well, however, I do have a nato for my Omega SMP 300 and its fire! Only one I own.

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Versatile and cheap,but not for every watch. I love em.

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Depends on the watch.

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They're okay for tool or sport watches but the adjustable perlon type buckle that does away with separate keepers and excess length is miles ahead of the overbuilt cumbersome NATO.

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No such thing as a "single pass" NATO. A NATO is the specific design with the dual straps- one to mount the watch head and the other to retain the watch head on the first strap.

Having said that, I'm not a fan. They increase the thickness of the watch more than a little (definitely more than I'm willing to tolerate). I also think they put more force on the springbars causing them to occasionally fail. Perhaps if I had a Tudor Pelagos FXD I'd run a NATO strap. Barring that, I'll pass.