A better way to wear a NATO

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A better way to wear a NATO

Post by andy tims » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:38 am

Sorry if covered before, but I don't like to see the strap tuck or have the extra bulk of the completely unnecessary 2nd layer of fabric under the watch, so I just trim that off & fit the strap so the buckle & strap fold is under my wrist as below.

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Looks much better & is more comfortable IMHO

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A better way to wear a NATO

Post by matt.wu » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:22 am

There are quite a few who agree with you, some vehemently (Art), but for my wrist with the right watch, I like the full NATO. Trimming the extra fabric makes the NATO "drape" awkwardly on my wrist.

In general, it's seems like the guys with larger wrists prefer neutered.
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Re: A better way to wear a NATO

Post by Panerai7 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:28 am

matt.wu wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:22 am
There are quite a few who agree with you, some vehemently (Art), but for my wrist with the right watch, I like the full NATO. Trimming the extra fabric makes the NATO "drape" awkwardly on my wrist.

In general, it's seems like the guys with larger wrists prefer neutered.
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Re: A better way to wear a NATO

Post by nweash » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:00 am

Cut the extra flap. Cut the excess tail. Cut off the extra piece of hardware. Single pass as minimal as I can get it.

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Re: A better way to wear a NATO

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:28 pm

How about like this?
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Re: A better way to wear a NATO

Post by Panerai7 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:40 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:28 pm
How about like this?
That looks like a vasectomy

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Re: A better way to wear a NATO

Post by deepcdvr » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:21 pm

That’s a Zulu

I prefer them to Nato’s, but I’m not a WIS so please disregard
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Re: A better way to wear a NATO

Post by jswing » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:48 am

If I'm not mistaken, there's a nylon strap that is made like a neutered NATO, and it's called a RAF strap. I bought a few years ago and preferred them for a little while, but like Matt if I'm going to wear a NATO I prefer the full hardware.

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Re: A better way to wear a NATO

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:45 am

jswing wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:48 am
If I'm not mistaken, there's a nylon strap that is made like a neutered NATO, and it's called a RAF strap. I bought a few years ago and preferred them for a little while, but like Matt if I'm going to wear a NATO I prefer the full hardware.
It is called a RAF strap. It also has a nylon keeper instead of hardware.

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Re: A better way to wear a NATO

Post by jswing » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:52 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:45 am
jswing wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:48 am
If I'm not mistaken, there's a nylon strap that is made like a neutered NATO, and it's called a RAF strap. I bought a few years ago and preferred them for a little while, but like Matt if I'm going to wear a NATO I prefer the full hardware.
It is called a RAF strap. It also has a nylon keeper instead of hardware.
The ones I bought from Timefactors (before Toxic!) had metal hardware, and ended up being the same as the ones that guys neuter, but it may not have technically been a RAF.

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Re: A better way to wear a NATO

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:17 am

jswing wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:52 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:45 am
jswing wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:48 am
If I'm not mistaken, there's a nylon strap that is made like a neutered NATO, and it's called a RAF strap. I bought a few years ago and preferred them for a little while, but like Matt if I'm going to wear a NATO I prefer the full hardware.
It is called a RAF strap. It also has a nylon keeper instead of hardware.
The ones I bought from Timefactors (before Toxic!) had metal hardware, and ended up being the same as the ones that guys neuter, but it may not have technically been a RAF.
It wasn't. :salute:

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Re: A better way to wear a NATO

Post by unsub073 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:46 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:45 am
jswing wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:48 am
If I'm not mistaken, there's a nylon strap that is made like a neutered NATO, and it's called a RAF strap. I bought a few years ago and preferred them for a little while, but like Matt if I'm going to wear a NATO I prefer the full hardware.
It is called a RAF strap. It also has a nylon keeper instead of hardware.
Yours are the most comfortable as well.

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Re: A better way to wear a NATO

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:02 am

unsub073 wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:46 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:45 am
jswing wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:48 am
If I'm not mistaken, there's a nylon strap that is made like a neutered NATO, and it's called a RAF strap. I bought a few years ago and preferred them for a little while, but like Matt if I'm going to wear a NATO I prefer the full hardware.
It is called a RAF strap. It also has a nylon keeper instead of hardware.
Yours are the most comfortable as well.
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