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replacing metal with nato band

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Whats your thoughts on this? Are the nato bands better?

post #2 of 6
Depends on the watch. Nato bands are casual so you won't want to wear it with dress clothes.

I prefer leather straps above all.
post #3 of 6

I agree with above.   Depends on the style.  I prefer stainless steel bracelets, but I tend to wear divers, usually a Planet Ocean.   Nato's have the benefit of being easy to change, and protecting the watch better by staying on your wrist if a springbar breaks.   Important during diving/fishing/watersports.  

post #4 of 6
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it's a submariner, really looking to protect the metal bracelet while keeping a classy look
 

post #5 of 6

A NATO band is inherently utilitarian with the new colored ones being ultra casual. It will not be "classy" but that doesn't mean not to do it. I keep my SMP on a NATO all summer because it gets knocked around swimming, camping, fishing etc.

 

If you want classy buy a leather band. If you want practical for a summer casual watch get a NATO.

 

post #6 of 6

Nato straps look great with Rolex sports models. The straps look even better on vintage Rolexes.

 

Other watches are hit and miss in my opinion.  Also, you would probably not wear a sports watch with a suit....

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