New Seiko NATOs

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Steve O.
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New Seiko NATOs

Post by Steve O. » Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:36 am

I first saw this in WatchTime magazine. Seiko has introduced a new heavy duty fabric strap to go with the SPB239 and SPB237 divers. I think you can only get them with the watches, but I may be wrong. Pretty cool IMO.

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Re: New Seiko NATOs

Post by TSD » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:15 pm

Steve O. wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:36 am
Seiko has introduced a new heavy duty fabric strap to go with the SPB239 and SPB237 divers.
I like that new gray-green patina dial SPB237 Willard variant.

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Re: New Seiko NATOs

Post by Ryeguy » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:33 pm

I like those designs quite a bit!

Someone over on WUS was asking about what type of watch strap was best for surfing, and I responded in my opinion, there is a difference between a good surfing watch strap and a good diving watch strap.

Lug holes, shoulderless spring bars, and a good NATO or ZULU strap is just about the best you can do for surfing (or any "extreme-ish" activity).

For diving, the Seiko accordion vented rubber strap is hard to beat.

Diving in a NATO can be an annoyance as the strap gets looser as you go deeper, and surfing using a rubber strap is fine until something breaks and you lose the watch.

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Re: New Seiko NATOs

Post by gr8sw » Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:11 pm

I'd think the straps will be available separately at some point, they will likely be getting plenty of requests for them
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Re: New Seiko NATOs

Post by BBK357 » Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:15 pm

TSD wrote:
Steve O. wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:36 am
Seiko has introduced a new heavy duty fabric strap to go with the SPB239 and SPB237 divers.
I like that new gray-green patina dial SPB237 Willard variant.

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This looks great. I have been thinking of adding a black dial soon.


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