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    Some watches are made for NATO...

    I have just opened the parcel, changed the strap (not right colour, I know, but this is only 22mm NATO I have), and here we go :









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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    lovely, what is it?

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    Very nice - reminds me of the photos of Peter Speake-Marin wearing one of his watches on a blue NATO strap. Unexpectedly elegant, given it's utilitarian origins...


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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    i like that, what is it?

    and nothing wrong with a manly arm, btw.

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Kemner Marine, Unitas 6498-1 , I have ask him, if he can make one without logo, he said, why not 8)

    12 days later, on my wrist.

    Very slim, super comfortable on wrist

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    I think it's a lovely watch, but IMHO it was certainly not "made for a NATO" because it's way too smart-looking. Would look great on a nice leather strap, though.

    Here's one:


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    Doesn't work for me - like wearing wellingtons with a tuxedo.

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    These are 2 that I always wore on nato's

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    Looks OK on the NATO, but IMHO it's far better suited to a nice brown croc, similar to this


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    Yeah second the votes on a leather - it's a dressy specimen so a NATO is sort of slumming it!

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    Looks ok on nato,but really needs a nice leather strap.Nice watch though!

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    how about this! I'd go for it (the look, not the brand necessarily).


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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    The only watches made for NATOs have fixed spring bars :tongue:

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Loving the watch, great blued hands but no no no to the nato.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimJim16v
    The only watches made for NATOs have fixed spring bars :tongue:
    Exactly

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Definitely a no-no on the Nato.

    Croc is the way to go :lol:

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Two of mine....one fixed and one pretender...

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Nice watch but to NATO.

    Dark brown leather's the way to go 8) .......


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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Nice Kemner,Marine Original look....

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Yup, some watches are made for NATO, and that isn't one of them.

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    I'm another one who thinks to NATO on that one, I'm afraid.

    My similar Stowa MA lives on a brown leather. Wouldn't dream of putting it on a NATO.

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Quote Originally Posted by mark a.
    Yup, some watches are made for NATO, and that isn't one of them.

    You are so wright...this watch is only for leather :)

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper
    Nice watch but to NATO.

    Dark brown leather's the way to go 8) .......

    +1!! A Marine watch on a NATO?? That's almost as wrong as a Russian watch on one of those things! :?

    You can go ahead now and edit your thread to "Some watches are NOT made for a NATO!!" :mrgreen: :wink:

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Matt.. I think it looks 8) mate.
    What size is the watch?

    PS. Does he have a website, I can only find him on ebay?

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    I often use NATO straps with my vintage Chinese mechanical watches...

    1970s Sea-Gull ST5b piepan:



    17 jewel Beijing Watch factory / 1980s:



    1980s Baoshihua "fade dial":



    ...and more modern, a 35 jewel 2005 Shanghai:



    a vintage-inspired 2005 Shanghai:



    ..and, like many companies, Shanghai has a "sub-style" too...



    ...and one that's not vintage but a re-issue:



    ...and a Russian...


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    Seeing as nobody else has posted one yet, how about a G10, in this case my wife's 0555 on one of Eddie's straps:


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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    I have never understood the Nato thing, I do understand that we are all different but to me they pretty much always look dreadful.
    Bit like wearing multi-coloured canvas shoes, with tailored trousers.
    Are they cheap? Cos they sure look cheap.
    While i am at it, I have never understood the popularity of brown straps either. They match a very small number of watches, and look hideous on most. Like brown shoes.

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Probably this :




    This :




    This :




    This :



    (raf pattern)


    Maybe this too :




    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by java
    I have never understood the Nato thing, I do understand that we are all different but to me they pretty much always look dreadful.
    Bit like wearing multi-coloured canvas shoes, with tailored trousers.
    Are they cheap? Cos they sure look cheap.
    While i am at it, I have never understood the popularity of brown straps either. They match a very small number of watches, and look hideous on most. Like brown shoes.
    In my opinion, the bright blue and pink straps which you seem to favour look rather childish. Brown straps go nicely with brown shoes & trews.


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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    I've started to follow European (non)convention, and now wear brown shoes/belt with navy suits.

    Those who matter (i.e. not blokes) love it ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly
    I've started to follow European (non)convention, and now wear brown shoes/belt with navy suits.

    Those who matter (i.e. not blokes) love it ;)
    Indeed that's the way to do it - blue shirt and brown tie even ;)

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDude
    Quote Originally Posted by java
    I have never understood the Nato thing, I do understand that we are all different but to me they pretty much always look dreadful.
    Bit like wearing multi-coloured canvas shoes, with tailored trousers.
    Are they cheap? Cos they sure look cheap.
    While i am at it, I have never understood the popularity of brown straps either. They match a very small number of watches, and look hideous on most. Like brown shoes.
    In my opinion, the bright blue and pink straps which you seem to favour look rather childish. Brown straps go nicely with brown shoes & trews.


    Lovely PP would look so nice with a strap that was in some way cohesive with the tones in the dial and case of the watch. Brown just isn't even in the right key. :)

    I take great care to ensure that there is some degree of tonal symmetry between my watches and straps. As for childish. HOW VERY DARE YOU ! :D

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly
    I've started to follow European (non)convention, and now wear brown shoes/belt with navy suits.

    Those who matter (i.e. not blokes) love it ;)
    Tony! Not brown with blue. Please!

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    LOL. They are at least eye-catching though!

    Advisory email now on its way to Geneva.... Thanks for the kind words.

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDude
    LOL. They are at least eye-catching though!

    Advisory email now on its way to Geneva.... Thanks for the kind words.

    Regards,

    James

    I wouldn't waste too much time trying to educate watchmakers on matching straps. They seem to be convinced that everybody loves brown. It's all a bit of a circle game. I have had to change the strap on almost every watch I have bought.

    Interesting photo though. Didn't know you could still actually get corduroy.

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    P.S. as regards NATOs - it's a fashion thing and will no doubt pass. I do it so I can pretend to myself that my 1972 5513 is actually a MilSub. At £10 a pop, you can change the look of your watch very quickly.

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Quote Originally Posted by java
    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly
    I've started to follow European (non)convention, and now wear brown shoes/belt with navy suits.

    Those who matter (i.e. not blokes) love it ;)
    Tony! Not brown with blue. Please!
    Tim - note second sentence but please say nothing to Bea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by java

    Interesting photo though. Didn't know you could still actually get corduroy.
    Yep. I have the matching jacket with (brown) leather elbow-patches as befits my Geography Teacher status.

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDude
    Quote Originally Posted by java

    Interesting photo though. Didn't know you could still actually get corduroy.
    Yep. I have the matching jacket with (brown) leather elbow-patches as befits my Geography Teacher status.

    All is explained :) :)

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly
    Quote Originally Posted by java
    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly
    I've started to follow European (non)convention, and now wear brown shoes/belt with navy suits.

    Those who matter (i.e. not blokes) love it ;)
    Tony! Not brown with blue. Please!
    Tim - note second sentence but please say nothing to Bea.

    Not a word Tony. Now, how much was that Zenith De Luca? :wink:

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kutusov
    +1!! A Marine watch on a NATO?? That's almost as wrong as a Russian watch on one of those things! :?
    I always ear my Amphibias and Komandirskies on NATOs. They seem to be a perfect match. ;-)

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDude
    P.S. as regards NATOs - it's a fashion thing and will no doubt pass.
    Depends on to whom you are referring, I think. There's a fashion fad for NATOs (and Timexes) in the mass market, 20-30s segment at the moment but I think NATOs have a more lasting appeal amongst WISs (even on watches that some WISs think shouldn't go near a NATO ;-) ).

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon
    Quote Originally Posted by Kutusov
    +1!! A Marine watch on a NATO?? That's almost as wrong as a Russian watch on one of those things! :?
    I always ear my Amphibias and Komandirskies on NATOs. They seem to be a perfect match. ;-)
    +1




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    Some watches are made for NATO...

    NATO can help transform the look of a watch. Worked a treat on my old beater...




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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    :( :( So sad, all those nice Vostoks on those things... :wink:

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kutusov
    :( :( So sad, all those nice Vostoks on those things... :wink:
    :mrgreen:

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    NATO straps that eternal debate. I must admit now that I am a fan of the humble NATO. I currently have a Breitling Superocean 44 on a NATO and also my Citizen BM6400. The Breitling looks very nice. I am just debating whether to put my Explorer on a nice black NATO, mmmm!?

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    Re: Some watches are made for NATO...

    Marine watches look fine on NATOs. They are tool watches after all. But then I would say that wouldn't I?


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