We want to take a moment to inform you about a couple of exciting changes to our NATO straps. Recently, our NATO supplier has listened to our customer requests and made a few positive changes to our NATO straps.
There are three important changes. First, the 2 keepers near the buckle were spread apart an additional 1/4", and are now 1" apart from each other. This serves to improve their location on the side of your wrist. They will be less crowded against the watch case. Second, an extra hole was added, and the grouping of holes for sizing were shifted to fit a more common range of wrist sizes (from 5 3/4" to 9"). This also means that there is more "tail" at the end of the strap, improving the ability to be looped back between the wider keepers.
Last, but not least, we are moving to a tighter spec for the keeper hardware. The keeper height (how much it extends above the straps) is being reduced by 1.2mm. The new keepers hold the looped excess strap (or 'tail') much tighter and closer to the strap.
We are happy to announce this change as it denotes a positive change for our NATO straps that will benefit our customers. While we do have a few remaining items in inventory with the previous specifications, please be aware that most new NATO orders will receive this new style, which we have illustrated in the photo below.
Almost all of the photos on our web site are of the previous style NATO. We are going to be working on re-shooting and replacing all those photos in the near future, but it is a very time consuming process. We appreciate your patience during this transition. If you have any questions, we'd love to hear from you.