OMEGA's NATO-inspired straps have been influenced by some particularly robust and storied ancestors and can trace their earliest origins to the Second World War. Available in a variety of bold colours and three different materials, the “NATO” straps of today convey the essence of the originals while exhibiting a more contemporary and stylish look.
There are six colour options for the straps made of polyamide, a textile made of synthetic fibres that offers good tensile strength as well as resistance to abrasion. They feature polished stainless steel buckles and keepers.The stainless steel buckles on the "NATO" straps are positioned for improved wearer comfort and the straps themselves are made of particularly high quality materials. There is also a brown Novonappa leather strap and an all-black coated nylon fabric strap with fitted black keepers and a polished buckle.
Like the originals that inspired them, OMEGA’s "NATO" straps can easily be adjusted to any length and are thus perfectly suited to every wrist (or even the outside of a uniform!).
Black coated nylon fabric strap with fitted black keepers and a polished buckle
Brown Novonappa leather strap with fitted keepers and a polished buckle
Black nylon fabric strap with a grey border, stainless steel buckle and fitted keepers
Black nylon fabric strap with an orange border, stainless steel buckle and fitted keepers
Black nylon fabric strap with a red border, stainless steel buckle and fitted keepers
5-stripe black and grey nylon fabric strap with stainless steel buckle and fitted keepers
5-stripe black and orange nylon fabric strap with stainless steel buckle and fitted keepers
5-stripe black and red nylon fabric strap with stainless steel buckle and fitted keepers
BACK IN TIME
OMEGA's "NATO" straps evolved from the leather and canvas ones used by British pilots, navigators and army personnel during World War Two. For safety reasons, wristwatches did not use removable spring bars to secure their straps. Their fixed bars, often soldered, were less likely to break than spring bars so there was less chance of losing the strap. Of course, this meant that the straps were created in a single piece that slide through the fixed bars.