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Does anyone know what to call this kind of Nato Strap ?

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Hi Everybody,

I am looking for an extra-long Nato strap so that i can use a nato and still
have the caseback of the watch on my wrist, in otherwords, no Nato passing
under the watch. here's a mock-up with a Nato that is too short for the task:

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Does anyone know what to call this style of Nato? It could just be a simple Nato that would
be 325mm long, that would work ok, but i can't fine any that come that length.

Erika M&N makes them for $75 or so, and i think that's too high a price for a cloth strap.

I had one elastic marine nationale strap from Cheapest Nato that worked this way, and i
traded it with the Smith's PRS-40 Chrono it worked so perfectly on, thinking i could replace
it, but i'm seeing it was an aberation in being so long.

So, what are these called, and where can we find them?


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If you're going to wear it like that, you lose the security of a pass-through strap in case of spring bar failure. Why not just get a 2-piece nylon strap instead?

I also don't care for having a thick strap between my wrist and the case, but I really like the Eulit Panama perlon straps. They're quite thin, and infinitely adjustable.
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well, the raf gen 1 has fixed springbars
Totally missed that.

For real though, if you haven't tried Eulit perlon, you should give it a go. I've tried others, but the Eulit is nicer, and the buckle on the Panama, while it looks dainty, is plenty robust IRL, and super low profile. You can also adjust the strap to have just the right amount of tail showing. I get mine from Holben's. I'll shut up about perlon now.
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