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    6B/2617 NATO strap

    On kickstarter at the moment by Rob Fraser of A.F. 0210 is the recreation of the original nylon NATO strap.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...trap-from-1954

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    This one is Australian based, shipping is from the U.K.
    Just pledged. Strangely enough I do not know the strap width.....

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    Seems like it's going to be 16mm and 1.3mm thick.
    Nice strap but at 16mm it's a bit thin for any modern day watches.
    Quote Originally Posted by MarkB View Post
    This one is Australian based, shipping is from the U.K.
    Just pledged. Strangely enough I do not know the strap width.....

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    Have been looking forward to this and wish him the best of luck. Can understand the original 16mm repro catering for those lucky enough to have correct lug-width vintage watches but let's hope they'll be available in other sizes like the A.F.0210, though suspect that might be a while yet...

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    I have backed the campaign. Perfect for any 6B watch. His first generation straps are great quality and very comfy so I am sure this will be the same.

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    Looks really good. Would love an 18mm version though.


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    Look good, but as said more widths would be appreciated.

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    Good luck to the kickstarter. The strap isn't for me, but I love the history and the enthusiasm.

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    I am wavering
    I really like the idea, and I have an AF0210 from the same supplier (I just noticed he has used one of my photos on the website).
    But 16mm is a tough ask.
    18mm might still be niche.
    But I admire his determination to get it "right".
    It is funded now, he's easily reached the target, so I might just hold off and get another couple of AF0210s instead, which are available in 18mm and 20mm
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    16mm too narrow for either of my watches. 20mm minimum required. Speaking of which I bought a nato from barkandjack dot com - the "new nato 2"
    Extremely comfortable but not every day nato cheap at £24, but I think worth the money. I don't like the 2nd layer under the watch so snip snip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kildareman View Post
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    Extremely comfortable but not every day nato cheap at £24, but I think worth the money. I don't like the 2nd layer under the watch so snip snip.
    Each to their own and all that but can never understand this. Why spend all that and then chuck half of it away? You could have done the same with a strap costing a fiver!

    Get thyself over to cheapestnatostraps.com (no connection) where you'll find lots of single pass straps, including RAF, perlon etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    I am wavering
    I really like the idea, and I have an AF0210 from the same supplier (I just noticed he has used one of my photos on the website).
    But 16mm is a tough ask.
    18mm might still be niche.
    But I admire his determination to get it "right".
    It is funded now, he's easily reached the target, so I might just hold off and get another couple of AF0210s instead, which are available in 18mm and 20mm
    D
    After doing the whole kickstarter process I await delivery of my strap (due November) with the delivery date notification a survey on whether 18mm /20mm would be of interest in the future, so fingers crossed the larger sizes could be available soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brummie64 View Post
    After doing the whole kickstarter process I await delivery of my strap (due November) with the delivery date notification a survey on whether 18mm /20mm would be of interest in the future, so fingers crossed the larger sizes could be available soon.

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    Sounds good, let's hope the response is positive

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    Iíve got one and itís great.

    Rob is hoping to do 18 & 20mm soon

    See the thread with pics over at mwr

    https://www.mwrforum.net/forums/show...lon-NATO-strap

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    Kickstarter for NATO straps?
    What is next? Kickstarter for spring bars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kildareman View Post
    16mm too narrow for either of my watches. 20mm minimum required. Speaking of which I bought a nato from barkandjack dot com - the "new nato 2"
    Extremely comfortable but not every day nato cheap at £24, but I think worth the money. I don't like the 2nd layer under the watch so snip snip.
    Hmm. Stitched rather than welded, and this: "Solid buckle pin" / "a solid one-piece buckle pin". Isn't the pin always solid and one-piece? Better to have a one-piece buckle, ie no springbar. (Surely the whole point of NATOs and the like is that there's no springbar to fail?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    Kickstarter for NATO straps?
    What is next? Kickstarter for spring bars?
    Haha. You have a point there. With the huge variations of nato type straps out there, it does seem a bit ridiculous.

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