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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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Peter - the MN straps are very good, but as far as I know they don't work with fixed springbars (as the Gen 1 has), you can't fit the hardware through the space between the case and springbar. Normally to fit you remove the springbar, insert the strap into position, then refit the springbar.

If I'm wrong, I'd be very happy to know as I have the Gen 1 and 2 and I don't like Nato straps - with the fold back and double metal retainer.


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