Red, White, And Blue NATO Watch Straps For The 4th Of July

Red, White, And Blue NATO Watch Straps For The 4th Of July

Red, White, And Blue NATO Watch Straps For The 4th Of July   watch style

Want a way to augment your watch collection for under $15 and also celebrate your love of the American Flag (also works if you are French)? Well then today on the 4th of July you can pick yourself up a red, white, and blue-colored NATO-style watch strap. If you haven't heard, NATO-style nylon watch straps are all the rage. They have a retro sporty look to them, and come in a zillion colors given their nylon construction. Many have "racing stripes" or a series of colored stripes that can work well with many watch dials. It also helps that they are very inexpensive.

Red, White, And Blue NATO Watch Straps For The 4th Of July   watch style
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Unless your watch requires a special strap, you should be able to use a NATO strap with just about any watch that has a straight spring or screw bar between the lugs. We admit that red,white, and blue NATO straps are on the 'louder side,' but on a holiday where we celebrate with fireworks, I think you need to be loud. They also work as a great summer strap on both modern and vintage timepieces. When buying a strap, make sure to measure the width of your current strap so that you can order correctly. Most straps are between about 20-24mm wide. Not all red, white, and blue stripes on NATO straps are the same. Most have three stripes, but others can have five or more. Also note that you should match the buckle and bars with your case color (you can normally get steel, black, and gold toned metal on the straps).

It is difficult not to recommend Amazon.com that has just about all the basic NATO straps you need between $10 - $15. See red, white, and blue NATO watch straps on Amazon here.Red, White, And Blue NATO Watch Straps For The 4th Of July   watch style And on eBay below.

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20mm NATO STYLE RED WHITE BLUE WATCH BAND STRAP SPORTS FULLY WASHABLE
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Red White Blue 20mm Stitched North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO Strap
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US Red White Blue 20mm Zulu Military Mens Watch Band Strap Worn By NATO
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US Red White Blue 20mm Zulu Military Mens Watch Band Strap Worn By NATO
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12 comments
garph
garph

The only thing better than a quality watch on a NATO strap is the same watch on an industrial Velcro strap. Classic elegant watch/ultra utility together at last.  

CG
CG

NATO agreed to this blatant Ralph Lauren yachting motif? Amazing they can't even agree on a rifle or caliber standard.

MarkCarson
MarkCarson

French or Dutch works with these colors. The Russian flag typically uses a lighter blue and with the red & blue together, so I guess Vald Putin won't be sporting one of these on the 4th of July. 

NATO (actually the UK MOD G10 spec, not NATO but whatever) straps sure are comfortable, so a good casual summer choice. I like the simple ones with rounded metal loops. The squared off loops are not my thing - for me its all about  comfort with a NATO strap.

arthurdavis
arthurdavis

Love the Explorer ll on the NATO strap, NOT


Ulysses31
Ulysses31

NATO straps - now even cheaper looking! 

SuperStrapper
SuperStrapper

Nothing cheapens the look of any watch like a NATO strap. They have leagues of fanatic followers, but I think that is driven by price. If NATO straps were $40+, they would suddenly drop in popularity like Paula Deen.

garph
garph

@Kris C To each... one's own. I only care to impress me! I also don't want bacon on the watch. 

MarkCarson
MarkCarson

@garph Right - that pretty much guarantees that a watch becomes your 'daily wear' piece, ha ha.

MarkCarson
MarkCarson

@garph Agree - I prefer veal on my wrist. Bacon is for eating. Yummmmm...