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The NATO Watchstrap Debate

With the possible exception of a classic Military Submariner & its welded-in pins, do NATO/ZULU straps 'cheapen' the look of an expensive watch? This debate has been going on for some time now and each side has its advocates.

Functionally, NATO/ZULU straps serve a practical purpose. They're inexpensive, durable, can be laundered easily and prevent watch loss in the event one pin fails. On the other hand, they often pale in comparison to an Oyster or Jubilee bracelet if substituted on a Rolex.

If they are indeed best suited for less-expensive watches, then the obvious answer would be to use them with such. I've worn NATO/ZULUs with various inexpensive watches and actually kind of dig them. As far as putting one on something like a Patek-Philippe or Vacheron-Constantin, I might have second thoughts.
 

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I see a lot of people putting nato straps on very expensive watches, IMO it cheapens the watch. I mainly use natos on seiko divers and swiss military style watches
 
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