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Who has quality NATO straps?

Discussion in 'Watches' started by Packeagle, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Packeagle

    Packeagle Loaded Pockets

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    Looking for a 22mm NATO for my Luminox 30001 BO. The factory band is beginning to crack and it's only a matter of time before it gives way. I want to try a NATO band. Looking for a good quality all black w/ black hardware NATO.

    There are a lot of options, Maratac seems like the most recommended, but I cannot find one in stock anywhere.

    Where do you get your NATOs from?
     
  2. stockae92

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    Toxic NATO looks interested, they don't have PVD hardware though

    Not crazy about the the name but the hardware looks to be of high quality
     
  3. wolfhunter3877

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    Natostrapco is where I get all mine from

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  4. SJS101

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    Good recommendation and I'll add Panatime to that for good quality straps
     
  5. Packeagle

    Packeagle Loaded Pockets

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    Thanks,
    I ordered from natostrapco. Free Shipping! Wish more of their designs were in stock. I would have ordered a couple different patterns and styles to try. Really like the black ops II, but sold out in styles I was interested in.
     
  6. Vagabond66

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    FWIW, my Maratac strap beats all of the others that I've had, and I've made a habit if trying new companies and new straps.

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  7. Packeagle

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    Do you know of a supplier with a Black PVD 22mm in stock?
     
  8. SJS101

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    Panatime $19.99 5 Ring Nato Black PVD
     
  9. Packeagle

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    Are these the same as the Maratac? Or are you saying these are superior to Maratac NATO straps?
     
  10. Vagabond66

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    As far as I know, Mararac is a product of (and only available through) countycomm.com. I wear mine every day, shower with it, swim with it. It doesn't stink and it doesn't stretch/contract more than half a buckle hole at most. I've had a handful of NATOs from different companies and this has been the best by far for me.

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  11. Packeagle

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    I'll keep an eye on countycomm then. Hopefully the one I ordered will hold till they are in stock.
     
  12. SJS101

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    I've have both Panatime and Maratac straps and both have been equally durable over the years. Have held up through anything I've thrown at them. Even shoved both of the 24mm versions through 22mm lugs time after time with hardly any fraying of the edges. So basically I mistreated them and they've help up. Panatime ships faster and has 20% and 30% off coupons constantly so I buy their products more often.
     
  13. Evil D

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    I read into this quite a bit and came to the conclusion that Maratac are pretty hard to beat as far as quality. You'll surely find cheaper straps, but it's not like Martac's are insanely expensive. I bought a bunch of different colors but really just stick with black. I really prefer their "Maratac Mil Series" bands which use a loop of nylon instead of the metal rings. I do a lot of typing and those metal rings clacking on my desk/keyboard gets really annoying.

    I also adjust the watch on the band so that the buckle and loop are right under my wrist. I really prefer this over the extra long strap that you have to loop back around and double up under the metal rings. This is much more flush and low profile, doesn't snag on shirt sleeves, etc. I never take this watch off and usually don't even notice I'm wearing it.

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  14. wolfhunter3877

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    Black Ops from natostrapco

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    Yeah that's the one I went with.
     
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    Lum Tec sells a 22mm Black PVD NATO band. Their NATO bands are real nice, and I have always wondered who they get them through.
     
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    Looks good. You happy with the quality? I've only ever bought cheap natos off ebay, they are fine for my needs and have held up well. Whilst I haven't had any problems, the hardware does feel a bit cheap.
     
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    I bought my straps from Crown & Buckle. Pretty good so far, and I think they have the PVD hardware.
     
  19. Phil Chang

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    Only place to buy quality Nato straps. They don't stretch when they get wet, all buckle holes are seam welded, and pvd hardware.
     
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    I always bought mine from Panatime, good prices quality straps. Much better than the issue ones.