Listen to this episode from The Bellingham Podcast on Spotify. We have two words for ya: Watch straps! AJ and Chris are surveying the landscape of accessories for your timepiece. Tune into this fun BhamPodcast watchstrap roundup.#WatchFamAnalog Explorer X Bham Podcast mini seriesUtility vs StyleCategories:* Nylon (for the rugged type or casual)* CasualNATO/G10 style strap Why you should save your money and DON'T just buy a cheap NATO* Nylon weave and thread count; rough* Hardware - do you trust that that tang is going to keep* Stitching - will it holdLearn more! The Fascinating and Humble History of the NATO Watch Strap (https://gearpatrol.com/2017/12/06/icon-nato-strap/)*Leather*Horween Leather Company (https://www.horween.com/) - One of the oldest continuously-running tanneries in the US, since 1905artisan leather that works particularly well as a strap material for both vintage and new watches. Bham Podcast Strap ROUND UP“The Goods” List*ZuluAlphaStraps* https://zulualphastraps.com/MAAAker https://www.instagram.com/p/BteNj3pn0Kc/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BteNj3pn0Kc/)*StrapCode* (https://www.strapcode.com/collections/seiko-skx)Not just NATOs, metal bands, too.*worn and wound ADPT strap (https://windupwatchshop.com/products/adpt-strap) *Pronounced “adapt” - All Day Purpose and Terrain*EA8 Leather goods (https://www.instagram.com/ealeathergoods/) *Instagram Page*Toxic Natos (https://www.toxicnatos.com/collections/watch-straps/products/seat-belt-watch-strap-toxic-shiznit?variant=41949269069)**Erika's Originals* (https://erikasoriginals.com/)* *(Chris is keeping an eye on the Black Ops MN strap - all black, of course)*Haveston (http://haveston.com/hav041a2.html) *The Carrier A2 Strap - “Alteration-2” is an original design, but an homage to the 1943 US Navy tri-color camouflage scheme from carrier-based aircraft from WWII.*Crown and Buckle (https://www.crownandbuckle.com/chevron-adjustable-night-forest.html) *Chevron straps, a hybrid between Perlon and NATO straps.BlueShark Alpha slim; https://www.blusharkstraps.com/collections/alphaslim*The Watch Steward (https://www.thewatchsteward.com/)**Uncle Seiko (https://www.uncleseiko.com/)*ANNOUNCEMENT: Analog Explorer X Bham Podcast mini series
We have two words for ya: Watch straps! AJ and Chris are surveying the landscape of accessories for your timepiece. Tune into this fun Bellingham Podcast edition of a watchstrap roundup....
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