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Zulu staps

Discussion in 'Watches' started by ericb445, May 9, 2006.

  1. ericb445

    ericb445 Loaded Pockets

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    Hey all
    I am glad I found this site and have been lurking for a while.
    I was wondering what is the best Zulu strap for my Invicta 2641
    I see them that weave through the spring bars and the type that actually use the spring bars like a regular watchband. I would think that the type that waves would allow the watch to move around the band too much. I do like the look of the Zulu band, but what is the official purpose for the buckles on this type band?

    Thanks for all help in advanced.
    -Eric
     
  2. Gunfyter_6

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    Hi Eric,
    On the 2 ring model, after you buckle the watch to your wrist in the normal fashion, you can either run the excess strap trough the rings & leave it OR... you can weave the strap back through the rings & then pull tight. The rings will "lock" the strap making it even more secure. (for diving, sea or sky?)

    & no the watch will not move on the band at all.

    One thing to note.
    This band is NYLON. The edges are FIRM. Comfort well... sometimes it's great, sometimes... not so much. On mine after only a few days, all the holes seemed to have developed rough edges.
     
  3. Jim101

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    I have a Rhino with 4 buckles'.....i lke the Rhino, check it out..

    Jim
     
  4. weklund

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    Another advantage of a Zulu or Nato type strap is that by using both spring bars to secure the watch individually .... if you lose one bar while on the wrist the watch will still be attached. No loss of your nifty tool watch.

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  5. Captdave13

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    I’ve been using toxicnato exclusively now on my watches. Great quality incredible customer service and, prices can’t be beat.


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    I prefer the NATO bands to ZULU with the exception that the NATO's don't seem to hold up very well for me so I switched to a ZULU for awhile. Then I just gave up on both and went with a soft rubber band on the one watch that I was using them on.
     
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  8. Tesla

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    I wear a watch daily, including in the shower, so it's essential that a watchband be both waterproof and not hold water....that leaves the woven type bands out, leaving metal or rubber/resin bands. Anything else is impractical for me.
     
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  9. Willy

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    Here is the 5- ringer. Very secure.
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  10. Moshe ben David

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    For what its worth, I have several watches on metal bracelets; one on a leather strap; several on factory standard (Casio) polymer straps; and one watch on an actual silicon rubber strap.

    Hands down, my favorite, most comfortable in all respects, is the silicone rubber strap. As the others reach replacement need, I suspect I will increase the number of straps that are silicon rubber in my collection!

    Going back to the initial question on this thread, none of mine are Zulu or NATO straps... I wonder if Zulu or NATO are available in silicon rubber? Hmmm

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  11. trojansteel

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    Get a Perlon strap, they are super thin, and don’t hold water.


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  13. Sigdog

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    I have used NATO straps for the British mil watches in my collection but don't really like the extra strap under the watch or the extra metal keepers on the NATO. I use US style mil straps with the wide nylon keeper. My Seamaster came with the Speedy bracelet but I'm so used to the comfort and weight of nylon straps I have a selection of US style straps for it, some are converted NATO straps.......... They still give the extra security of the NATO without the extra bulk and metal keepers..........

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