Fly your flag at the Olympic Games with Omega’s NATO straps

By rolex
June 19, 2021
3 min read

Customisation is the name of game in the watch world today and the quickest method to change the character of your watch is to change the tie. As the authority watch of the Olympic Games since 1932, and harmonizing with the beginning of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games, Omega takes advantage of the pattern for customisation with its ideal proposition of NATO straps decked out in the shades of competing countries’ banners. Because of Omega’s new straps, you can change the character and the ethnicity of your watch in a matter of seconds.

With the 18 banner roused NATO straps, allies would now be able to pull for their host groups or, if their nation isn’t addressed, commemorate the event with any of the six NATO straps enlivened by the five shades of the Olympic rings.

Where did NATO straps get their name?

NATO straps have nothing to do with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, in spite of the fact that their source was, as such countless commonsense creations that have streamed down into regular citizen life, established in the military. In the mid 1970s, the British Ministry of Defense gave a standard watch lash to its officers. This modest, expandable, waterproof and profoundly strong nylon lash with its essential lock and stays finished in being known as a NATO tie for the straightforward explanation that this was the 13-digit NATO or NSN stock number allocated to this specific kind of strap.

The causes of NATO straps – prior to getting their NATO stock number division – date back to World War II when British pilots, guides and armed force staff turned to cowhide and material straps to get their watches securely to the wrist. Rather than removable spring bars that could bust open upon effect and result in a watch loss, the watches were outfitted with fixed patched carries. The thought behind the fixed bars was that you could slide a long, strong tie under the main bar, feed it across the case back and secure it again under the second fixed bar prior to going it through the clasp and fixing it for a third time under the two watch stays – or ‘attendants’ as they are approached Omega’s site. The other favorable position of these simple straps was the way that they could be adjusted to any wrist size and fixed or slackened at will.

Try it before you purchase it

The new NATO straps are made of polyamide, a material made of manufactured filaments, that offers great rigidity and is astoundingly impervious to scraped area. To keep the additional material of the straps (accessible in width of either 19-20mm or 20-21mm) from fluttering around or jabbing out, the tempered steel clasps are built up by two keepers.

It’s most likely simpler to change the lash of your watch than to locate the virtual watch tie test system on Omega’s page. For the record, the wizardry tie test system is stowing away in the Accessories subsection and allows you to perceive how your Omega watch (there are 45 diverse watch models to browse) may look like in another NATO strap.

The cost for Omega’s current assortment of NATO straps is EUR 150. More subtleties on