NATO strap compatibility guide
What are NATO straps?
NATO straps are single-pieces of leather or nylon which thread through your watch like a belt.
NATO straps were originally created for the military, but good news is that they work with all types of watches.
"Spring bars" are small metal pins which are the standard connector for watch straps.
If you can remove the current strap and re-insert the ‘bare’ spring bars - your watch can use our NATO straps.
If your strap finishes in a straight line it is a good indicator that your watch uses 'spring bars' and can use after-market straps.
This includes watches such as the Tomas Sabo "Glam Spirit" and "Divine" and "Code TS", the Marc Jaobs "classic" range, Rotary "Buckingham" range, and watches from MVMT, The Horse and Daniel Wellington.
If you have metal strap which connects to the watch like the examples below - it's more than likely that your watch uses spring bars.
This includes watches such as the Rolex Submariner, Tag Heuer Careera, Seiko SKX007 and Rotary "Henley" range.
Watches that won't work
The following types of watches will not work with "NATO" straps, and you will need to purchase a replacement strap specific to that watch.
Plastic straps that seem to mould to the watch
Straps that have a ‘inset’ or petrtuding section.
Straps that are glued/screwed in to the watch
If you are still unsure please leave a comment below, or refer to our supported brands page.
Posted on 30 June 2019 by Brad Farleigh