How to install & wear your NATO watch strap: the “Thinner way”

How to install & wear your NATO strap


 Shall we never forget, our strap’s main purpose in its life is to serve the watch by enhancing its presence.This week we’re going to look at an alternative way of wearing your NATO strap: The “Thinner” Way.

As we saw in the “classic” way of wearing a NATO, the strap is fastened on the wrist in such a way that there are two layers between the watch and the wrist.

What I’d like to call the “thinner” way is when instead of two layers of strap between your wrist and the watch, you only have a single layer. Some prefer this method as it gives a finer feel of the strap on your wrist.

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The “Thinner” Way to Wear a NATO Strap

What you need: a watch with its spring bars already installed, a NATO strap, and follow these simple steps:


Step 1. Slide the long end of the strap downward through the upper spring bar of the watch. Then pull it upward through the spring bar on the lower part of the watch.

Step 2. Take the long end again and slide it through the keeper. After you fasten it completely there should be two layers underneath the watch.

Step 3. Make a “D” shaped loop by loosening the bottom layer of the strap.

Step 4.  Insert your hand through the loop.

Step 5. Tighten the tail around your wrist and fasten the strap as usual…with an inward tuck of the tail, naturally.

There you have it Gentlemen, a second way to wear your NATO straps. There’s still one last way to wear the strap, and we can’t wait to share it with you next time!

For those of you who need more visual details, we’ve got just the thing for you: a quick video tutorial. Just click play here below!

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