Monday, June 1, 2009

Regimental NATO straps on the cheap




Inspired by a post on a time to get, I Googled "nato regimental straps" and was rewarded gnomonwatches.com where they are offering NATO straps in regimental patterns, in both 18 and 20 mm, for $14 a piece. This is a steal when you considering that J. Press sells them for $30 ($21.75 when on sale) and RLT Watches sells them for significantly more when you factor in shipping and pounds to dollars conversion rate. This is really a great deal; I can't wait to pick some up myself.

15 comments:

sorrentolens said...

Hey - thanks for the tip on the NATO watch bands. As I was browsing, my wife came in and saw them - I just put in a request for Father's Day. Thanks for posting!!

Dickie said...

Check out Leather Man Ltd. out of CT. They have tons of choices, custom make in your choice of silver or brass hardware are grosgrain AND are only $12.

trip said...

sorrentolens,
Glad you could use the tip. Hopefully Father's Day will turn out well!

Dickie,
You're right that you can order watchbands from Leather Man. However, those are basically regular watchstraps without the extra hardware that is found on the NATO straps. The ones from Leather Man are very similar to the ones found at Centralwatch.com which can be picked up for 5 for $30.

Anonymous said...

Next time you drive to Chattanooga from ATL, go to Bruce Baird & Co. They have a nice assortment of ribbon bands for $10 a piece.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to find the right kind of watch to use this band on. Nothing to expensive, but good quality. Any suggestions?

Thanks

Steve said...

Can't vouch for the quality of these - they look okay. but for the best selection and quality for the money in ribbon straps check out smartturnout.com

trip said...

Anon,
Might I suggest you check out my older post on some affordable military style watches? Found here.

dustin said...

how bout just using the band that comes on the watch instead of making it gay. just a thought from a straight man.

trip said...

Dusty,
What if the band that comes on there is already gay? Plus, variety is the spice of life.

blazerandshades said...

I just replaced the band on an old Lacoste watch with the red and black stripe. They are so sharp, many compliments already. Good heads up.

Tony said...

Dustin's ignorance is great. Can't get more manly than a NATO strap, which are originally for the military.

trip said...

Tony,
You are correct, but he is a friend of mine, so I just know to take his comments with a grain (or more) of salt.

ADG said...

Thanks for the heads up. Just ordered two.

Suzan said...

Hi!
Just found you blog, I was looking for NATO för myself and gnomewatches are really cheap!
I'm looking for a girly style, perhaps in read or do you know were to find a pink one? *s*

/Best regards from Sweden =)

trip said...

Suzan,

Sorry, but I'm not aware of any NATO straps with pink in them. For some regular ribbon straps with pink, check out www.centralwatch.com.