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An Overview: The NATO strap

In a world where high-end watches sit on gold and platinum bands, you might think it’s odd to put a nylon strap on a multi-thousand dollar watch. But the NATO strap has a rich history behind it that makes it suitable for modest and extravagant pieces alike.
The NATO strap actually has nothing to do with the defense group of the same name. Instead, it came from a shortened form of the term “NATO stocking number (NSN)” but was also known as the G10, after the form that soldiers had to fill out in order to receive one from requisitions in the British Ministry of Defense. This strap made its official debut in 1973, but its popularity has grown in recent years.

The band’s design revolved around durability and function. The way the strap passes over the spring bars and under the watch means that if one spring bar breaks, the other one is still holding it to the wrist. With two-piece bands, one faulty spring bar means that the entire watch falls from the hand.

Though it was at first issue..

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A Revolution At Lange & Söhne With A Rubber Strap For The Odysseus

Last year Lange & Söhne surprised us by introducing the Odysseus, not only the brand's first sports watch, but also their first regular-production timepiece in stainless steel. On the dial, it combined a large date with a day-indicator as well, while a subdial for the seconds gave the watch a touch of vintage flair. These ingredients haven't changed for the latest addition to the collection, apart from the fact that it is now crafted from white gold, features a new color dial, and comes on a rubber strap. READ MORE
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Watch Strap Review 41. – Dangerous9straps From Germany

HomeWatch Strap ReviewWatch Strap Review 41. – Dangerous9straps From Germany Watch Strap ReviewWatch TalkWatch Strap Review 41. – Dangerous9straps From Germany American built straps with German efficiency by Balazs Ferenczi April 28, 2020 MIN READWatch Strap Review 41. – Dangerous9straps From GermanyWhat can we do these days when leaving the house is no option? We can rediscover a watch from our collection —something we have not seen in a while. We can also get out the strap box and change some bracelets and straps around. Or, in case we want fresh stuff, we can order some new ones. Let’s say, from Dangerous9straps…
Watch Strap Review of April brings you a brand that, although hails from Germany, has roots in the USA. The man behind Dangrous9straps, John, comes from California but is living in Germany for close to 10 years now. He creates terrific leather objects (straps, rolls, pouches), and we will have a look at them today.

Dangerous9strapsEven though we both live in Germany, I hav..

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Watch Strap Review 40 — Nero Biglia Straps From Italy

HomeWatch Strap ReviewWatch Strap Review 40 — Nero Biglia Straps From Italy Watch Strap ReviewWatch Strap Review 40 — Nero Biglia Straps From Italy Sometimes less is more by Balazs Ferenczi March 28, 2020 MIN READWatch Strap Review 40 — Nero Biglia Straps From ItalyAnother month, another Watch Strap Review. In February we introduced Genteel Handmade Straps to you guys and for March we have yet another interesting company — Nero Biglia (Black Marble). Surprise, surprise, this brand hails from Italy! Let’s see if the nation’s reputation for fine craftsmanship holds up under scrutiny. might have guessed that we’re reviewing an awesome Italian brand
If you are looking for exotic leathers and crazy creations you will be disappointed. Nero Biglia does not offer such extravagances. What it does offer, however, are excellent quality straps at very reasonable prices. These straps are beautiful. The focus on manufacturing and material quality mean these timeless accessories look great on vintage..

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Watch Strap Review 39. – Genteel Handmade Straps

HomeWatch Strap ReviewWatch Strap Review 39. – Genteel Handmade Straps Watch Strap ReviewWatch TalkWatch Strap Review 39. – Genteel Handmade Straps Create your own luxury strap with these guys. You won’t regret it. by Balazs FerencziFebruary 26, 2020 MIN READWatch Strap Review 39. – Genteel Handmade StrapsI started Watch Strap Review six years ago, soon after I joined Fratello.
I felt that we talk about watches a lot (duh) but some of the accessories surrounding them often do not get enough attention. We featured your occasional watch winder or a roll here and there. However, I thought that the most important accessory a watch should have is a great quality leather strap. We can all agree on the fact that a strap can make or break the look of a watch. Pair your steel sports watch with a quality leather strap and it will soften the look. Perhaps even make it dressier. Attach a sports strap to it and eventually, the piece you previously only paired with formalwear might turn into a casua..

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Watch Strap Review Part 38. – Velle Alexander Straps

HomeWatch Strap ReviewWatch Strap Review Part 38. – Velle Alexander Straps Watch Strap ReviewWatch Strap Review Part 38. – Velle Alexander Straps A young Minnesotan brand with a lot to offer by Balazs FerencziDecember 31, 2019 MIN READWatch Strap Review Part 38. – Velle Alexander StrapsVelle Alexander might be a young brand, but they have a clear vision and determination that will take them a long way in the business.
Let’s have a look at some of the most notable names coming from Minnesota. To start, we have legendary American fiction writer and novelist F Scott Fitzgerald, who was born in the state. The Los Angeles Lakers from the NBA were once called Minneapolis Lakers – the name finally makes sense if we look at the map of Minneapolis with its 13 lakes. The state is not team-less, but the Timberwolves don’t have the success the Lakers had while still in Minnesota (5 championships). Lastly, the topic of today’s Watch Strap Review, an up and coming brand, is among the 5.6 million Min..

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Watch Strap Review Part 37 – ColaReb

HomeWatch Strap ReviewWatch Strap Review Part 37 – ColaReb Watch Strap ReviewWatch Strap Review Part 37 – ColaReb Interesting novelties from an Italian manufacturer by Tomas RosputinskyDecember 17, 2019 MIN READWatch Strap Review Part 37 – ColaRebFour years after our first review of ColaReb straps, we have decided to take another look at their new pieces, including a pair of 100% Vegan straps.
As Balaz’s wrote in this last Watch Strap Review, we do not review straps for money. We either review straps we bought previously and considered them interesting enough to be introduced to you, or we select straps from manufacturers that approached us proactively, and we found their straps to be interesting enough. Today’s review of selected ColaReb straps is a combination of both.
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A year-long ColaReb temptationI made my first order from ColaReb a year ago. I liked their straps so much that I made another order a few months later. If you’ve ever bought more straps from one brand, you will..

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Everest Bands Releases New Leather-based Strap Choices For Panerai Watches

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A strap-maker like few others, Everest Bands specializes in aftermarket alternatives for your favorite beater (particularly Rolex, Tudor, and Panerai) and is entirely dedicated to accessories that make your experience of your timepiece collection all the more personal and enjoyable. With the brand’s latest release of a series of leather watch straps designed especially for the Panerai collection, Everest broadens an offering that already goes well beyond aftermarket straps, offering accessories such as watch rolls, spring bars, and simple tools. Despite this diversification, the brand remains true to its roots and continues to focus on providing new and interesting strap alternatives for some of the most recognized brands worldwide.

The latest edition to the Everest lineup is a curved-end leather strap for 44mm Panerai Luminor models. As usual, these new straps carry the Swiss Made mark — a sign that distinguishes Everest straps a..

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Everest Bands Releases New Leather Strap Options For Panerai Watches

Sponsored Post written for aBlogtoWatch by advertiser

A strap-maker like few others, Everest Bands specializes in aftermarket alternatives for your favorite beater (particularly Rolex, Tudor, and Panerai) and is entirely dedicated to accessories that make your experience of your timepiece collection all the more personal and enjoyable. With the brand’s latest release of a series of leather watch straps designed especially for the Panerai collection, Everest broadens an offering that already goes well beyond aftermarket straps, offering accessories such as watch rolls, spring bars, and simple tools. Despite this diversification, the brand remains true to its roots and continues to focus on providing new and interesting strap alternatives for some of the most recognized brands worldwide.

The latest edition to the Everest lineup is a curved-end leather strap for 44mm Panerai Luminor models. As usual, these new straps carry the Swiss Made mark — a sign that distinguishes Everest straps a..