NATO Watch Straps (G10 & Zulu)

These carefully selected NATO watch straps are made from 1.4mm heavy duty (but very soft), quick drying, ballistic nylon. A selection of 007 Bond styled NATO straps – Regimental (classic colours) and Spectre (modern).

James Bond 007 NATO 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. Please click the button below to visit our eBay store. All items despatched from the UK. UK delivery only.

James Bond watch strap – Spectre (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 NATO strap or sometimes the Spectre watch strap.

Dive watch with MODERN / SPECTRE 007 Bond NATO strap

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.

  • 13 pre-made (heat sealed) holes
  • Length (in total excluding end buckle) – 28cm / 11 inches
  • Will fit wrists from 15.5cm to 23cm
  • Width – 22mm (18mm and 24mm available on some models)
  • Buckles – 2 above and 1 below (please refer to photos)
Detail showing quality of the buckles on this NATO strap

James Bond strap – Regimental (original)

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 available from our eBay store

Bond regimental / classic colours on this NATO dive watch strap

Fit a Zulu strap – don’t lose your watch

This style of NATO / ZULU / 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. Notice we also refer to these products as ZULU watch straps. To be 100% clear – we’ve never found a convincing enough article to confirm what is what … in our opinion the straps shown below are ZULU style – with 5 buckles in total.

5 x buckle Bond NATO / ZULU watch strap in various sizes - 18mm to 22mm

This style of ZULU strap – with the 5 rounded buckles is not quite as SOFT as the 4 buckle design. If you want maximum comfort – please opt for the other strap with the FLAT / SQUARE edged 4 x buckles.

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 something of an icon itself.

Why is it called a 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.

High quality ballistic nylon and stainless steel buckles featured on our NATO watch straps
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

The 5 x buckle Bond ZULU stlyle 5 buckle watch strap in modern Bond Spectre colours

NATO strap in Omega colours (red, white & blue)

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.

A popular NATO watch strap for Omega Seamaster and Speedmaster watches - Red, White and Blue stripes
Another popular strap – a 20mm NATO strap in Omega red, white & blue

Seiko Z22 style Diver’s Strap for SKX watches

A very popular Seiko diving watch strap – this one a recreation of a classic. Reproduced in the style of the original Seiko Z22 Wave (22mm) and Seiko Z20 (20mm) diver’s watch strap. For fans of vintage dive watches like the SKX009 Pepsi and SKX007 this strap is a perfect, affordable replacement for a lost or damaged original. Just like the original this strap is extra long – designed to fit around the outside of a wetsuit. Will fit Seiko watches with case numbers : 7S26-xxxx, 7002=xxxx, 6306-xxxx, 6309-xxxx.

Replacement Citizen No Decompression watch straps

We also stock a very popular replacement Citizen ND Limits watch strap. These straps are renowned for their No Decompression Limits chart printed on the strap. Made from a tough but extra soft silicone these are some of the best diver’s watch straps – available in 5 colours and several widths from 18mm to 24mm

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 dive watches.

We sell these “FATBOY”spring bars and several more popular Dive Watch accessories from our CHRONODIVERS STORE on eBay

Buy online Spring Bars for the Seiko SKX dive watch range

More information on the Seiko SKX Spring Bars / strap pins here