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    A better way to wear a NATO

    Sorry if covered before, but I don't like to see the strap tuck or have the extra bulk of the completely unnecessary 2nd layer of fabric under the watch, so I just trim that off & fit the strap so the buckle & strap fold is under my wrist as below.





    Looks much better & is more comfortable IMHO


    Andy

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    I do this now thanks to Mr Tims although I haven't yet trimmed off the extra bit of fabric. Looks much better than the way I always wore NATOs before.
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    For the gent who doesn't care for bulk and tucking, then Haveston with their sliding keeper provide a solution. They've got some nice canvas out too. I have to admit I was sceptical when they abandoned the "extra bit" in favour of what they call their "single pass" layout, but I have one of each and I like them equally.

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    For me part of the look is that folded back strap.. Once you wear it in it sits there quite tidily I find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    For the gent who doesn't care for bulk and tucking, then Haveston with their sliding keeper provide a solution.
    That's the same schtick as Omega's NATOs.

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    Tried it on Foxy's suggestion. Don't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamaster73 View Post
    That's the same schtick as Omega's NATOs.
    Perhaps, but I don't own an Omega so don't need the signed buckle, or the extortionate price. Regardless of that, the Havestons are very well made and it's easy to get a good fit with them, with a flat profile and no bulking.

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