If you don’t have one, you’re going to need to get one! The nato watch strap is a minimal but IMPACTFUL accessory to completely change up your watch game.
With just a slip and pull, you can transform that old beat up leather band of yours into a comfortable and attractive statement piece. Nato watch bands are available in endless colours and patterns. You may notice that the strap is a bit longer than your usual watch band. That is because its intent was to be mass produced for military personnel and creating multiple sizes to fit each wrist would be ludicrous for a cash-strapped war. For modern times, you simply would need to fold the excess strap back. It’s a quirky style that adds a hint more of character to your timepiece.
And don’t think its for cheap watches either. Gents are using natos to style their Breitling, Rolex and AP; heck Omega has even launched a line of their own straps. https://www.omegawatches.com/accessories/nato-straps/product/
For some background, the “Strap, Wrist Watch” made its debut in the British Ministry of Defence Standard (DefStan) 66-15. For soldiers to get their hands on one, they had to fill out a form known as the G1098, or G10 for short. Subsequently, they could retrieve the strap at their unit’s supply store of the same name. Soldiers than begin dressing their watches with straps honoring their respective regimental colors. The nato strap was born!
Wearing a nato watch strap continues a long heritage of honour and service; the epitome of chivalry.