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Cheap NATO's ruined watches for me

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judas9r

Was always a big fan of chunky steel bracelets, they look great and are usually most convenient for slipping on or of and getting wet. I'd  always scorned NATO straps for their cheap look and general fiddleyness. However, due to a cheap feeling strap on a 5513 I picked up a cheap G10  and guess what?

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Damn it!

Now everything is on a NATO! I don't even get on with the premium ones either. It has to be one of those cheap nasty ones. Suddenly find my beloved steel bracelets so unwieldy.

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mr.tourette

hmm..i went the opposite way, originally I had virtually everything on a nato , now I don't wear em at all although I do have a g shock on one but I never wear the bugger, I may dip a toe back in the water now the warmer weather is coming:D

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RussP

Love is blind :happy:

Here's to cheap NATO'S :christmas1:

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Piloten

Everything on a nato for me.

Those look great!

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hanski
2 hours ago, judas9r said:

Suddenly find my beloved steel bracelets so unwieldy.

For your Rolex's you should look into some of the gen vintage bracelets or VN 7206 rivet bracelet. A gen 6251 is surprisingly lightweight, thin, and comfortable - plus I like the look of a jubilee with a sub. On the flip side, the VN rep 7206 bracelets are thinner and wear better then a generic Cartel rivet bracelet. Both of these are an investment - like a 10-50x compared with a $10 NATO. But I think it's been well worth it. 

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I also like Erika's Original MN straps. Nice alternative to a NATO. 

Anyways, just my two cents. 

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roberto

I love a NATO, me.

Have loads of the bloody things.

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Mazz

Same love my NATOS

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judas9r
On 24/04/2019 at 20:54, mzinski said:

For your Rolex's you should look into some of the gen vintage bracelets or VN 7206 rivet bracelet. A gen 6251 is surprisingly lightweight, thin, and comfortable - plus I like the look of a jubilee with a sub. On the flip side, the VN rep 7206 bracelets are thinner and wear better then a generic Cartel rivet bracelet. Both of these are an investment - like a 10-50x compared with a $10 NATO. But I think it's been well worth it. 

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I also like Erika's Original MN straps. Nice alternative to a NATO. 

Anyways, just my two cents. 

Love my MN too. Man that Snowflake is so nice. Where's that from?

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hanski
2 hours ago, judas9r said:

Love my MN too. Man that Snowflake is so nice. Where's that from?

Thanks! I built it: 

 

 

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Viking95
Posted (edited)

Recently been using 19mm natos on a Sub.

Slightly thinner strap feels more vintage, but not as big of a gap as the bond gold finger look.

Edited by Viking95

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judas9r
On 26/04/2019 at 21:01, mzinski said:

Thanks! I built it: 

 

 

OMG! That's way out of my league, thanks for sharing.

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Watchgrocer

I heard that there are 2 types of quality for nato. One is thinner and cheaper and the other is thicker and a little bit expensive.

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