Got my haveston nato today

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Re: Got my haveston nato today

Post by snootydog » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:27 am

dinexus wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:52 pm
 thick and stiff
^ That's what she said :roll:
Seriously though, I'd agree it's thick but I'd say this strap is anything but stiff, it's a very soft and pliable strap. Anyone else think it's stiff?
I've yet to try one of Terry's Toxics but I'll get around to getting one eventually.
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Re: Got my haveston nato today

Post by sierra11b » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:45 am

Where are these straps shipping from? Still haven't gotten mine yet.

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Re: Got my haveston nato today

Post by CGSshorty » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:56 am

sierra11b wrote:Where are these straps shipping from? Still haven't gotten mine yet.
England. Shipping was fairly quick for me. Perhaps the hurricane has screwed things up.
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Re: Got my haveston nato today

Post by sierra11b » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:12 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:56 am
sierra11b wrote:Where are these straps shipping from? Still haven't gotten mine yet.
England. Shipping was fairly quick for me. Perhaps the hurricane has screwed things up.
Speak of the devil...

Fits the top of my wrist just fine and is comfortable. It's a high quality strap but I won't buy another from Haveston unless they lengthen them by at least 1"

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Re: Got my haveston nato today

Post by sierra11b » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:35 pm

So here's my impression of the Toxic Shiznit vs. the Haveston.

For those that do not own the Haveston, it is pretty thick, but as you can see in my previous post photos my meaty wrist makes it disappear. If you have a bony wrist it might sit a tad high depending on the watch. The Dornbluth caseback is also as flat as a board so take that for what it's worth.

I must say, too, that the Haveston sits differently in that the keepers ride on the underside of your wrist next to the buckle as opposed to the side of your wrist, which I've grown accustomed to in appearance and prefer. So the only way to really label the Haveston is "british-style -or- Haveston-style" Nato for lack of better term.

There should be just enough length on the tag end of the Haveston to prefold it and work it under the the first keeper because it's NOT secured by stitch and free-floats... You simply fold over and walk it back over, but only if you have a <7" wrist. It's a bit tricky to fold back into the last keepers once it's passed through both keepers.

I bought two of each and am happy with my purchase because I like to stockpile cool straps for the unflippable custom Dornbluth, but the Toxic wins.


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Re: Got my haveston nato today

Post by mattcantwin » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:26 pm

Picked up two used Haveston straps on WUS.


Put the blue on the Seiko.

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Re: Got my haveston nato today

Post by Ryeguy » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:42 pm

I love the look of the Haveston but I had to neuter it as it made my watches sit too tall.

My other Haveston nits to pick are the buckle pin is fairly light. Toxic pins / buckles feel much more robust. The second nit is my Haveston is fraying pretty well at the sides. It's barely been a year and the strap is looking a bit ragged.

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Re: Got my haveston nato today

Post by mattcantwin » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:21 pm

The other strap on the Great White.


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Re: Got my haveston nato today

Post by Chocodove » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:28 am

mattcantwin wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:26 pm
Picked up two used Haveston straps on WUS.


Put the blue on the Seiko.

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Looks great! I had thought about picking up one of those when I had the watch.
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Re: Got my haveston nato today

Post by deepcdvr » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:40 am

I've never seen a Nato with a floating keeper - does someone have a pic?
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Re: Got my haveston nato today

Post by mattcantwin » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:57 pm

Here you go, Paul.

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Re: Got my haveston nato today

Post by Steve O. » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:43 pm

Like mine a lot. Works well with the chunky Scubapro case.


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Re: Got my haveston nato today

Post by deepcdvr » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:47 pm

Thanks Matt - so why don’t people like them? Looks useful
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Re: Got my haveston nato today

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:52 pm

deepcdvr wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:47 pm
Thanks Matt - so why don’t people like them? Looks useful
The Havenston is a short strap so you can tuck the tail, so you can use a floating keeper to move up and down to keep the tail in. But on a regular nato that is longer it ins't needed unless you have a wrist over 8.5 inches.

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Re: Got my haveston nato today

Post by substitute » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:50 am

Thought one of my favorite beaters could use a strap update, so here it is on the M-1944C.

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Later I realized with the sliding keeper you can tuck the strap end under the wrist, which I like because typical Natos feel a little lopsided to me with all the excess at the 12 position.

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Re: Got my haveston nato today

Post by mattcantwin » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:02 am

Looks good, especially with the tail buried under the wrist.
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Re: Got my haveston nato today

Post by substitute » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:43 am

Really nice feeling strap and not a lot of money too.

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