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Thread: Rolex Deepsea Sea Dweller on Nato Strap

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    Rolex Deepsea Sea Dweller on Nato Strap

    Does anyone wear their Deepsea on a nato strap or is it too hefty for one?

    Thanks.

    David
    Last edited by dejjl; 3rd June 2023 at 22:11.

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    Mine's always been on the bracelet but I would think that the weight of the watch head would be very unbalancing (is that even a word?) on a NATO.

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    Try a Rhino, I wore my first Deepsea on one and thought it was a good fit (Grey), as I used to dislike bracelet's. I love bracelets now, how things can change.

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    Ross Kemp wears his on a NATO

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    Can’t see why not Dave, I have just bought of couple of GasGasBones Spitfire straps for my Panerai, really comfy, well made straps and I think they would take the bulk of the Deepsea nicely.

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    Too top heavy I would think.


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    Here is mine on a Nato...........

    This was taken in 2014 and it was like wearing it on a piece of string, the watch was far too top heavy and kept trying to escape!!! The solution was either to wear the nato like a tourniquet or revert to the bracelet. I went with the bracelet and have never worn it with anything else since.

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    I wouldn't wear my SD43 on a nato never mind a DS, too unbalanced, but each to his own.

    You must own at least one nato, no better way to find out than give it a try.

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    You could try something like an Erica's or a Watch Steward strap. I wear my 45mm Planet Ocean on a Watch Steward and it never moves....even throwing the dogs ball😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by jukeboxs View Post
    I wouldn't wear my SD43 on a nato never mind a DS, too unbalanced, but each to his own.

    You must own at least one nato, no better way to find out than give it a try.
    I would but I added them as freebies in my last watch sale, thinking I wouldn't need one again.

    Thanks all for the replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dejjl View Post
    I would but I added them as freebies in my last watch sale, thinking I wouldn't need one again.

    Thanks all for the replies.
    Ahah! I have a few in the drawer if you want to borrow one to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jukeboxs View Post
    Ahah! I have a few in the drawer if you want to borrow one to try.
    That's very kind, but I'll probably buy one of the straps recommended in this thread. I do appreciate your offer though.

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    Surely a NATO is also just going to add 3mm to an already thick watch?

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    A CNS ribbed NATO should do the trick they are much firmer, I have used them on my larger watches.

    Easy enough to cut and seal the under section if you want it single pass.

    https://cnswatchbands.com/collection...0aAtn6EALw_wcB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxdiver View Post
    Surely a NATO is also just going to add 3mm to an already thick watch?
    Can you point me towards a 3mm thick NATO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Can you point me towards a 3mm thick NATO?
    The two layers of a 1.5mm Nato sitting under the watch head…

    Assuming that the wearer doesn’t cut off the pointless flappy bit, to remove part of the bulk.

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    I’m sure my Omegas are 1.4mm and Aevig are 1.5mm https://aevig.com/shop/premium-nato/ so going to say 3mm once doubled under the watch head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbn13 View Post
    The two layers of a 1.5mm Nato sitting under the watch head…

    Assuming that the wearer doesn’t cut off the pointless flappy bit, to remove part of the bulk.
    Oh, got you. I only wear Zulus so missed that.

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