Monday, November 14, 2011

It took 60 years...

...but it seems that NATO straps have hit the mainstream.

A current display in a random Sydney CBD shop window :

The strap options are :

You can probably tell just from this photo that they aren't high quality straps. The NATOs I recently blogged about for my MeisterSinger are not only of much better quality, but the colour is a lot better as well.

Nonetheless, it's interesting to see these straps gradually filtering their way down the horological price points. You can find quite good quality NATOs (albeit in a limited variety of designs and colours) from Fossil, as well.


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