Nylon Single Pass Watch Strap

Regular price $ 15

Colorful, comfortable, and waterproof - they’re a perfect match for our minimal, ocean-going timepieces.

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The nylon pass-through strap (often referred to as a NATO) is a unifying symbol for watch lovers around the world. Whether you’re collecting Seikos or Submariners chances are you own a few nylon straps. Not only do they provide a cool contrast to a steel or leather strap, but they’re also incredibly functional. If you own a durable 10ATM watch the last thing you want is to lose it because of a faulty spring-bar. Even the strongest steel bracelet is only as reliable as the removable spring-bars it’s attached to - if one breaks, your watch is going straight to the ocean floor. The nylon pass-through strap solves this problem.

The origins of this fail-safe design can be traced back over 40 years to the early 1970s when it was issued as an optional accessory by the British Ministry of Defence. Labeled simply as the “Strap, Wrist Watch” it quickly became known as the G10, which was the name of the order form soldiers needed to fill out to get it. It is very commonly referred to as a "NATO Strap", as a shortened version of "NATO Stocking Number".

The design of these early military straps is nearly identical to our version. Both are nylon, 20mm in width, and feature a second shorter piece of nylon attached to the buckle. The only key difference is the while the British originals used brass-buckles and keepers our hardware is made of brushed 316L stainless steel. Interestingly, the military straps were also highly customized.  While originally issued only in grey, it wasn’t long before British regiments started customizing the straps to match their regimental colors.

While we didn’t invent this unique band design, for the price, our version is one of the very best of its kind on the market.

We selected a very dense Nylon weave that is sturdy, while still being supple enough to be comfortable when worn around the wrist. The band features 13 laser-cut holes, spaced 5mm apart and spanning a range between 155mm and 215mm. The end of the band is rounded to a circle, and burnished by heat to not split or fray. Attached to the Nylon band, are four pieces of brushed stainless steel hardware - one buckle and three rectangular loops. The hardware is secured by 1mm machine-stitched nylon threading, made to match the color of the band, and stress-tested to withstand up to 350 pounds of direct tension.

All together these numerous design features combine into a damn solid strap. Adding in the ocean functionality, easy interchangeability, and opportunity for customization - it's a perfect match for just about any watch.

Shipping & Returns

It’s important to us that you’re fully satisfied with your purchase. If you receive your watch, and for some reason you’re not in love with it, you can send it on back! Products can be returned for a full refund within 30 day from receiving our watch, as long as your product is in unused/unworn condition. We stand behind and products, which is Vaer offers a warranty of 2 years from purchase. If you experience any issues due to defects in materials and workmanship, we’ll either repair or replace your watch. Your watch is meant to be taken in the water and used in daily life, so if your watch for some reason fails in the water, you can reach out to us, and we’ll make it right.
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A5 Field Watch

The automatic A5 Field Watch is great. Perfect size and and look. Also keeps accurate time. I could not recommend this watch more highly. The only thing I would change on it is the back. I would prefer a solid back as opposed to clear. I also like the nato strap and greatly appreciate the inclusion of the tool to change out bands. Until this order, I had been using a slotted screw driver from an eye glass kit.

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Solid strap

Great strap! This does not feel like it could ever be broken or will have issues. I work as a chef and whatever is on my wrist tends to take some abuse. This strap feels pretty indestructible to me.

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Vaer NATO Nylon Band

I don’t right many reviews, but my multiple experiences purchasing with Vaer has been an absolute delight. I’ve bought a number of different Nato bands, and Vaer’s nato has by far been my favorite. The quality and details have far surpassed my expectations. Thank you for creating an amazing product. Your brand has soul. Cheers!

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Nice NATO bands!

When I bought my Vaer watch nearly two years ago, I chose gray and black bands. They are still in very good condition, even though I wear the watch daily. I now bought three more bands — navy, red, and khaki — just for the fun of it. These are slightly different than the originals, actually even better with redesigned buckles and brackets. As before, they are easy to switch.

Robert V.
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Nylon Single Pass Watch Strap

Great product. First class!

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