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2018-02-12

OMEGA Seamaster NATO collection

OMEGA have released a new collection of NATO straps with a veritable smorgasbord of variants in nylon and leather.



The collection includes some fan favorites such those Bond-style NATOs and traditional mil. style Khaki as well as load of different flag inspired designs –



Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden to name but a few.



The NATO are made of polyamide, a textile made of synthetic fibers that is said to offer excellent tensile strength as well as resistance to abrasion.



Besides this they just look super stylish.



The straps feature polished Stainless steel buckles and keepers signed with the Omega name.



The stainless steel buckles on the NATO straps are positioned for improved wearer comfort and the straps themselves are made of particularly high quality materials.



In addition to the Polyamide NATOs, there is also several Novonappa leather straps and an all-black coated nylon fabric strap with fitted black keepers and a polished buckle.



NATO straps evolved from the leather and canvas ones used by British pilots, navigators and army personnel during World War Two.



For safety reasons, wristwatches did not use removable spring bars to secure their straps.



Their fixed bars, often soldered, were less likely to break than spring bars so there was less chance of losing the strap.



Of course, this meant that the straps were created in a single piece that slide through the fixed bars.



I have put together a mere 15 different looks to give you a bit of an idea but the actual collection boasts 39 variants.



You can go and check out the complete collection HERE and pair them with watches from the Seamaster and Speedmaster collections to creat the perfect look.



BTW, how many national flags did you spot? Which one / ones would you get for your Seamaster?



I think I’d choose classic black and grey but would love to get the black one with orange boarders for my Ploprof.



All the different colors are pretty cool but it doesn't get much better than this - old school Seamaster on a mil.style khaki NATO.

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