NATO watch strap starts from world war 2 which for British army made from British Military of Defense and British soldiers called this strap is G10 that they can found this NATO straps at Munitions depots of the Army, so they call NATO because NATO straps are hardware-based identity system or NSN NATO Stock Number.
From the start, NATO strap comes with one color that is gray or Admiralty Grey with width 20 mm. made from Nylon and Chrome-plated brass for the lock but now you can found many colors of NATO strap and many sizes such as 18mm., 20mm., 22mm.
Popular Nato Strap
James Bond Nato Strap
– compatible with any diver watches
French flag Nato Strap
– compatible with Minimalist watches
Camouflage Nato Strap
– compatible with Military watches
But for the start you may have to use some tools for remove your original watch strap or watch band, here are some tools you may need.
Watch Spring Bar Tool Black (SE JT620)
– for remove/replace watch band spring bars
– 0-5cm & 0-50mm
– 0.8mm Pin diameter
Spring Bar Tool Set from GGI
– remove/replace watch band spring bars
– removing watch bracelets
– pushing split pins
Idea for you about Wrist Watch + Nato strap
NATO strap from British Ministry of Defence will have two codes.
6645-99-124-2986 is NSN For the Army and Navy
6645-99-527-7059 is NSN For Air Force
Actually, both of them are NATO G10 size 20 mm. gray color.
NATO Strap became popular after found from James Bond film and many version of James Bond still use NATO strap with his watch.
NATO strap is Lightweight, durable and easy to get dry and easy to change you can even change your watch strap every day with the different color if you use NATO strap, you can see a video as below for example how to change NATO strap.
Here are some watch brands that can change to use NATO straps.
-Rolex Sports Watch (Submariner,Daytona,GMT) will use NATO strap size: 20mm
-Omega Seamaster Boy size will use NATO strap size: 18mm
-Omega Speed Master Moon watch will use NATO strap size: 20mm
-Luminox 3000 will use NATO strap size: 22mm
-Seiko Marinemaster will use NATO strap size: 20mm
-Seiko Sumo will use NATO strap size: 20mm
-Seiko Monster will use NATO strap size: 20mm
-Seiko Mini Monster will use NATO strap size: 22mm
-Seiko Samurai will use NATO strap size: 22mm