This time round I had the opportunity to try out a seat belt NATO strap from vario.sg. This is a single layer strap rather the conventional double layer type. When installed, there is only one layer of nylon running under the watch.
The strap is made with the same type of nylon used in car seat belts. The nylon material tightly weaved, smooth and very comfortable to wear.
The samples I received are 22mm. It measures 283mm long excluding buckle and has a thickness of 1.4mm.
Unlike the generic NATO straps, this strap comes with a set of nice and heavy hardware which includes a signed buckle as well as two rings that serve as the keeper. They are made of stainless steel and have brushed finishing.
I observed that the strap is of reasonable quality as one would expect. The stainless steel hardware are stitched to the nylon and the tip of the strap and holes are all heat sealed to prevent fraying.
Below are some shots of the Vario seat belt strap on my Seiko Turtles.
The Vario single layer seat belt strap is made with the same quality as most seat belt straps in the market. Being single layered, it helps to keep the watch closer to the wearer’s wrist. Hence, it is suitable for most watches including the thicker ones. The heftier hardware makes the strap look more impressive compared to the generic NATO straps.
Below are more pictures of the straps as well as wrist shots.
Single Layer Seat Belt NATO straps featured in this post are provided by:
This strap is currently available at a launch price of USD11.00 for two days (11 and 12 Nov 2018). Prices will be adjusted to US$16 from 13 Nov 2018.
There is also a buy 2 get 1 free promotion from now till 26 Nov 2018. Buy any two straps and get the third one for free.
Please visit the above site to find out more.
Text and pictures by Yeoman.
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