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Old 02-26-2018, 12:09 PM
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Don't own this yet, but looking at this Shinola... Becoming an up and comer in the watch world around Great Lakes area...


You might want to go on watchforums and read a little bit about those -
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:31 PM
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USAF Issue 1979
Now that's something cool.
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Old 02-26-2018, 05:21 PM
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Mine is a little different. Calendar colors are reversed.
Interesting, I think that’s just the shadow of the camera or phone while taking a picture? Mine has the blue dial.
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Old 02-26-2018, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by cdrhoek View Post
USAF Issue 1979
Now that’s a pilot watch, awesome
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Old 02-26-2018, 05:54 PM
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Just a standard SKX on a Nato. My daily boat/beater watch. Really just an excuse to subscribe.. Some great pieces in this thread!!
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:19 PM
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I never knew the "NATO" watch strap was a popular thing, I used to get them for free and had a couple laying around, now I need to buy one LOL.
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Old 02-27-2018, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Gnrphil View Post
I never knew the "NATO" watch strap was a popular thing, I used to get them for free and had a couple laying around, now I need to buy one LOL.
I never knew either. My TWCO came with one in the box (aside from the SS bracelet it was on). The more time I spent on watch forums, the more I realized lots of guys liked them. I’m still not sure I do. I may try mine one day. Who knows.
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Old 02-27-2018, 06:30 AM
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yeah, the real watch nerds love their different strap options, especially the NATO. I've tried to get on board with it, but it's just another thing to get wet, stinky, dirty, etc. I do have one on one of my watches, but that watch doesn't really get worn when I'm doing anything physical or outside. Also, I prefer to buy a "two piece" NATO. It's basically a normal watch band, two different pieces, but made out of the same material so it looks like a normal NATO. I don't like all of the extra material that you have tuck everywhere on a one piece. Gets too bulky.
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Old 02-27-2018, 06:51 AM
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here's what I mean about a two-piece NATO.


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Old 02-27-2018, 07:48 AM
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This one has been my daily for the past month or so. I have it on the vanilla scented isofrane rubber strap right now.


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Old 02-27-2018, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
yeah, the real watch nerds love their different strap options, especially the NATO. I've tried to get on board with it, but it's just another thing to get wet, stinky, dirty, etc. I do have one on one of my watches, but that watch doesn't really get worn when I'm doing anything physical or outside. Also, I prefer to buy a "two piece" NATO. It's basically a normal watch band, two different pieces, but made out of the same material so it looks like a normal NATO. I don't like all of the extra material that you have tuck everywhere on a one piece. Gets too bulky.
Check out Zulu straps. Like a NATO, but without all the extra webbing to look back.

Whole point of a NATO is to be able to keep the same strap on and have space to go over a wet/dry suit.

I don't, in practice, actually like all the extra material.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by MattGoose View Post
Check out Zulu straps. Like a NATO, but without all the extra webbing to look back.

Whole point of a NATO is to be able to keep the same strap on and have space to go over a wet/dry suit.

I don't, in practice, actually like all the extra material.
I've tried the zulus. They are better, for sure. But they still have too much hardware. All those keepers everywhere. I've even undone the stitching on some straps in order to remove the extra material/keeper hardware. Then I stumbled on the two piece nylon straps.

I'm willing to bet that 90% of the NATO wearers couldn't give two poops or even know the real intent of a NATO strap. All they know is that it makes the watch look cool and they can then take photos of it for instagram. I actually always thought that the main advantage for the nato was due to the military spec of it and it needing to be reliable and durable, meaning mostly that if a spring bar were to pop out the watch would still stay on the wrist.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by MattGoose View Post

Whole point of a NATO is to be able to keep the same strap on and have space to go over a wet/dry suit.

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Not the whole point but yes, for me it was used to wear over clothing/cold/wet weather gear and especially chemical warfare suits.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
I've tried the zulus. They are better, for sure. But they still have too much hardware. All those keepers everywhere. I've even undone the stitching on some straps in order to remove the extra material/keeper hardware. Then I stumbled on the two piece nylon straps.

I'm willing to bet that 90% of the NATO wearers couldn't give two poops or even know the real intent of a NATO strap. All they know is that it makes the watch look cool and they can then take photos of it for instagram. I actually always thought that the main advantage for the nato was due to the military spec of it and it needing to be reliable and durable, meaning mostly that if a spring bar were to pop out the watch would still stay on the wrist.
You are correct - I have the wrong strap type.

I started with NATO, then went to Zulu and had exactly the same thoughts you do.

I ended up with one of these - same material, just not so many damn rings. Very happy with it and at $9, even more so.

https://countycomm.com/collections/w...l-series-bands
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Originally Posted by MattGoose View Post
You are correct - I have the wrong strap type.

I started with NATO, then went to Zulu and had exactly the same thoughts you do.

I ended up with one of these - same material, just not so many damn rings. Very happy with it and at $9, even more so.

https://countycomm.com/collections/w...l-series-bands
I like those. Clean and simple.
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Old 02-28-2018, 05:36 AM
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Anyone here have any experience with Aquatico watches? I came across a discussion of them on WUS. I'm really interested in this one - Aquatico Dolphin 3000M, brown dial, no date.

http://www.aquaticowatch.com/dolphin...l#.WpajP5E8KhA
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Old 02-28-2018, 05:44 AM
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Invicta diver. This watch sucks. Nowhere as good as my eco drive
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by RipTideBBQ View Post
Anyone here have any experience with Aquatico watches? I came across a discussion of them on WUS. I'm really interested in this one - Aquatico Dolphin 3000M, brown dial, no date.

Dolphin Steel Brown no date [Dolphin Steel Brown no date] - $380.00 :
No direct experience, but that price for that movement, case and crystal is a good value.
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:56 AM
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I was thinking the same thing.

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