Originally Posted by iroh
oh gosh these so called NATO straps are so cheapy looking, SF'er should know better than to wear a watch strap just because some lame actor in a some spy movie decided to wear one on-screen. If he wore a watch strap made out of dirty toilet paper you guys would be wearing it too. I am so glad only like 0.00000001% of the population of watch wearers actually wear a NATO strap, glad you guys are the minority, so you are not lowering the standards of watch wearers.
gtfo - that Omega on the NATO looks top notch. A sparkling new watch would look silly on a nylon or canvas strap, but a vintage sports watch looks great. Current style trends aside, a cloth strap is certainly more comfortable, especially in the summer. I have a 2003 sub and a 2005 baume mercier capeland 2-tone, both of which stay put on their metal bands. I have an old, beat up quartz seamaster that will soon find a home on a cloth strap just so my wrist won't be all pete schwetty.