We are often asked where we purchase the NATO watch straps featured on many of our favourite dive watches. The good news is we now sell them directly from our online store. You can purchase these James Bond NATO watch straps here or, if you prefer, visit our eBay store (ChronoDivers) here
We’ve focused on the BEST QUALITY products made from 1.4mm heavy duty (but very soft) ballistic nylon. At Chronodivers we know our friends appreciate / expect only the the very best.
007 style watch straps
We have several versions of these popular military / dive watch straps in the James Bond 007 colours. The modern (Spectre) version in black and grey and the original version in navy blue, green and red. We stock a 3 x buckle strap with “flat / square” buckles and another with 5 x “rounded / smooth” buckles.
James Bond watch strap – MODERN
A high quality NATO watch strap in the modern James Bond colour scheme (black and grey). This version incorporates two grey / silver stripes inside three black stripes. This version and is often referred to by watch enthusiasts as the modern James Bond strap or sometimes the Spectre watch strap. We sell this version of the 007 NATO watch strap from our online store. This item is shipped from Norfolk, UK within 1 working day.
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All the straps we sell are of the highest quality, made from a soft yet very strong nylon 1.4mm thick. The buckles are fabricated from a high grade brushed steel. All holes and endings are heat sealed to prevent fraying.
- Length (in total excluding end buckle) – 28cm / 11 inches
- 13 pre-made (heat sealed) holes
- Will fit wrists from 15.5cm to 23cm
- Width – 22mm (18mm and 20mm available on some models)
- Buckles – 2 above and 1 below (please refer to photos)
James Bond strap – original colours
I have to admit I have left this strap on my Bremont .. I love it. One of the best selling watch straps of all time. Incorporating navy blue, green and red, this nylon NATO (G10) watch strap is recognised by watch enthusiasts as the James Bond strap in the original colours is availabe HERE (eBay). This item is SOLD by us and shipped from Norfolk, UK within 1 working day. Alternatively – you can purchase this James Bond NATO watch strap directly from our online store. We also sell Citizen N.D Limits straps, Seiko SKX style straps and various high quality dive watch spring bars.
Don’t lose your watch
NATO straps / G10 straps are favoured by the military, sports people and other active outdoor types because of the ONE PIECE strap design. If one of the watch’s spring bars fail the watch won’t actually fall from the wrist. It should remain attached to the strap by the one remaining spring bar. If a spring bar fails on a TWO piece strap – it’s bye bye Bremont
22mm Spring Bars (watch strap pins)
If you’re buying a new watch strap then there’s no better time to replace your spring bars (watch strap pins). We stock the best quality heavy duty spring bars in various styles and sizes. We have a generic 22mm double flanged spring bar, a FAT 2.5mm spring bar suitable for Seiko SKX007 & SKX009 and similar FAT Spring Bars for Seiko Turtle dive watches.
More information on the Seiko SKX Spring Bars / strap pins here
The 007 connection explained
The three coloured version was made famous by James Bond (actor Sean Connery) in Goldfinger in 1964. However, it’s unlikely it was actually a NATO strap as those didn’t really appear until the 1970’s. It was more probably a regular single piece nylon strap – but 007 fans embraced the 3 colour design. Since then it has been adopted by several James Bonds as has become somthing of an icon itself.
Why G10 strap?
Originally only available in MOD Admiralty Grey the G10 watch strap gets it’s name from a Ministry of Defence form. The G1098 was a form that needed completing if a soldier wanted to requisition one of these straps from stores.
Measure from Lug to Lug
If you don’t know the width of your lugs measure them with a ruler or even better some digital calipers. Measure from LUG to LUG – the area where the strap sits housing the spring bars. 22mm is a VERY COMMON width for men’s watches. We sell all straps in 22m and a few versions in 18mm and 20mm as well.
Important – FITTING instructions
On some watches where the gap between the spring bar and watch case is LESS than 1.5mm (about the thickness of the strap) it may be necessary to pop the spring bars out to fit the strap. Normally it is simply a case of sliding the strap under the two spring bars. However, if the gap is too tight you will have to remove the spring bars, position the strap, and refit the spring bars. If you FORCE the strap between the gap it is possible to damage the heat sealed holes. If in doubt – REMOVE the spring bars to install the strap. If the strap slides in without too much resitance that’s fine, no need to remove the bars, just pull it slowly through
Visit our online store
You can buy these James Bond NATO watch straps directly from our online store. We also sell Citizen N.D Limits straps, Seiko SKX style straps and various high quality, heavy duty dive watch spring bars.
NATO strap in Omega colours
In stock now following several requests from previous customers. This NATO strap in Omega colours features 3 x stainless steel buckles. A very popular NATO strap for Omega Seamaster and Speedmaster watches