Properly known as “G10” straps (named after the forms that soldiers had to fill out just to get one), NATO watch straps have become an industry fixture thanks to a reputation for being durable, playful and interchangeable all at once. But you won’t want to change out the distinguished NATO watch straps making our list, which ups the ante on style while retaining their functional edge.
Or maybe you will want to change them out since that’s part of their appeal. Look, change them out, don’t change them out, what’s important is that you check them out in the first place. It should be noted that is not a guide on how to change a NATO Strap, simply an appreciation article dedicated to the Top 5 Awesome NATO Watch Straps.
Daniel Wellington Classic Canterbury
Daniel Wellington celebrates NATO watch straps like no other company, taking its namesake from a mysterious island man who sported weathered versions long before such a thing was trending. The Classic Canterbury aptly sustains the Wellington tradition of signature wrist-wear and–in spite of a decidedly British sounding name–this strap pays homage to America with a stunning red, white and blue profile.
Military Watch Co. Black PVD NATO Strap
Simple and sleek, these NATO watch straps utilise stitched PVD hardware, ballistic nylon and stainless steel for some military-grade durability. Strap them on and conquer the world!
Da Luca Brown Chromexcel Strap
Da Luca’s NATO watch straps are handmade from Horween Chromexcel leather and come further equipped with a 100% bronze buckle. These straps are all kinds of comfortable and you’ll definitely think twice before changing one out.
Zuludiver 331 Leather NATO
Zuludiver’s 331 NATO watch straps employ 100% genuine calf leather and a soft natural grain finish for some truly smooth wrist action. Pair that with stainless steel buckles and affordable prices and you’re looking at some damn fine NATO watch straps.
Suigeneric Regimental Stripe
Suigeneric emphasizes the playful aspects of NATO watch straps with this hand-waxed cotton accessory. The strap flaunts a distinct diagonal stripe pattern against a navy background and uses stainless steel hardware for the buckle. Expect some attention when securing this eye-catcher around your wrist.