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Any ideas for straps/bracelets for a Seiko 5 military in black? My black NATO is falling apart.

I wear it mostly for casual and smart casual (chinos + shirt) occasions in tropical weather.

I really like the Seiko 5 Military on NATO straps so I would just recommend replacing the one you have. Other than black, olive drab (aka army green) is my go to color for NATOs. Grey can look really good too and be pretty versatile.
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Anyone know of a good source for decent quality canvas / nylon / sail cloth / fabric type straps of the non-NATO variety?  Just a regular two-piece buckle strap?

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I really like the Seiko 5 Military on NATO straps so I would just recommend replacing the one you have. Other than black, olive drab (aka army green) is my go to color for NATOs. Grey can look really good too and be pretty versatile.

Excellent, although I'm also tempted by a French flag themed strap.

 

They're 18mm lug width, right?

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Excellent, although I'm also tempted by a French flag themed strap.

They're 18mm lug width, right?

If it's an SNKxxx, then yes, I believe it is 18mm.

Google a company called "Cheap Nato Straps" (I believe it's run by some girl in Norway). They have a really good selection of NATO straps available and ship worldwide. I've also bought from Crown & Buckle, but I think Cheap Nato Straps is usually a slightly better price.
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post


If it's an SNKxxx, then yes, I believe it is 18mm.

Google a company called "Cheap Nato Straps" (I believe it's run by some girl in Norway). They have a really good selection of NATO straps available and ship worldwide. I've also bought from Crown & Buckle, but I think Cheap Nato Straps is usually a slightly better price.

Yes, it's the SNK809. 

 

I had a look, they are, unfortunately, not the cheapest for me since I am in Singapore and cozywatch.com is only S$8.50 including shipping vs S$12.50 excluding shipping.

 

However, I was thinking about grabbing a leather NATO strap as well and was looking at http://www.vintagewatchstraps.com/NATOG10.php (probably in Italian leather, chestnut). Any thoughts from current owners?

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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post


Google a company called "Cheap Nato Straps" (I believe it's run by some girl in Norway). They have a really good selection of NATO straps available and ship worldwide. I've also bought from Crown & Buckle, but I think Cheap Nato Straps is usually a slightly better price.

www.cheapestnatostraps.com

The proprietor's name is Sofie, and she's in Sweden. My only complaint was the shipping was a bit slow (almost two weeks to suburban NYC).
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For those in the NYC area, there will be a watch fair featuring lots of PMWs at Chelsea Market from October 21 through 23. I'm thinking of making the trip up from DC to see it.
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I went for both a tan PU "leather" (I refuse to call it leather) strap from nomadstoresg.com, to try out the light look, and a dark chestnut G10 MkII from David Boettcher, which costs more than the watch did back in the days. "When one loves one does not count" as we say in France and I do love nice leather work. Now for the 4 week wait.

 

As for Nomad Store, they took a full week to process my order and naturally I will now have to wait 3-4 days since SingPost struggles carrying envelopes across a 25km island in less time than that. 

 

If anybody has photos of their Boettcher strap I'd love to see them.

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Talking about NATO straps , I have have started to take a real liking to them recently



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Ahoy PMW fans, there's a Beijing Galaxy GMT (http://forums.watchuseek.com/f72/its-here-beijing-galaxy-gmt-retrograde-bjwaf-mini-review-993951.html) available on a certain auction site from a UK seller at the moment at a price where I'd love to pull the trigger. Wife having veto'ed the purchase, I might as well give folks here a heads up. 

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Anyone know of a good source for decent quality canvas / nylon / sail cloth / fabric type straps of the non-NATO variety?  Just a regular two-piece buckle strap?

 

I have my Glycine field watch on a two-piece Hadley-Roma Cordura strap at the moment and find it very comfortable and hard-wearing. I think I picked it up for $20 on eBay.

 

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cmp3.10.3.3Lq3 0x1829d7c3

Orient. Bought from mass drop
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Guys, got any recommendations for a digital watch I can use for hiking, travelling etc. Something Iconic perhaps, quartz.

 

Cheers,

Adam

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I have to recommend a mechanical one as a matter of principle.

But if you do want a quartz/digital watch, I believe Casio rule this segment with the G-Shock.
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I also love Suunto's watches.

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