NATO? Does it work?

 By: drricook : May 11th, 2022-19:56
On the 5817


 By: Miranda : May 11th, 2022-20:11

 By: drricook : May 11th, 2022-20:13

Works surprisingly well imo. Id wear this combo for sure :-)

 By: Reuven Malter : May 11th, 2022-20:32

It doesn't work. But if you like it, why not.

 By: Steve E : May 11th, 2022-21:25

Why doesn't it work?

 By: BigFatPauli : May 11th, 2022-21:36
I think it's great!

I’d say no. If you like it though then keep it on er.

 By: sludgeriff : May 11th, 2022-21:38

I love dressing down my watches but this one exudes class and IMH opinion deserves a dressier strap

 By: aperna : May 11th, 2022-22:15

It works insofar as it will mark the back of the case. ;-)

 By: kjkt3 : May 11th, 2022-23:32

You do you. That’s what this crazy hobby is all about. Rock it!

 By: doubleup : May 12th, 2022-04:00
If you’re like where I live. Maybe once every month or so someone may recognize a piece here and there. So if you like, wear it. I think it looks good and, it’s the only one ever ! smile 

If you think it does, then it does!

 By: Arronax : May 12th, 2022-04:18
You're the only one who can bend the rules of your reality, just ask L'Avvocato smile

Since you asked....

 By: InHavenPro : May 12th, 2022-04:23
In my eyes, it is certainly not distasteful, but at the same time not particularly appropriate.... Hope that provides any degree of aid in determining social sentiment of it among likeminded enthusiasts.... Cheers, Filip

From this picture, it looks good

 By: agyzace : May 12th, 2022-05:21

For me personally it doesn’t work. Normally I like nato’s but the marine is perfect with the rubber. Such a beautiful watch. Enjoy! Lars

 By: LarsG : May 12th, 2022-05:57

Thanks for the replies!

 By: drricook : May 12th, 2022-07:01
Mixed opinions but some very considered (and polite!) responses. I will probably wear it for a bit and then revert to the rubber again. I don't think I'm too concerned about scratching the  case back with the strap but that is something I hadn't considered.

Aside from the look, how does it wear?

 By: Uncle Chico : May 12th, 2022-07:18
The NATO raises the profile on the wrist which takes getting used to. I would worry about door jam encounters.

That's a good point.

 By: drricook : May 12th, 2022-07:21
It wears very comfortably but it is definitely sitting higher on the wrist.

It does not work for me.

 By: jlux : May 12th, 2022-07:36
But if you like it,then this is all what matters!

Each to his own but for me absolutely no. Belittling for such a great watch.

 By: chippyfly : May 12th, 2022-13:20

From the picture, it looks alright to me

 By: rnaden : May 27th, 2022-04:45
I do think the rubber strap suits this watch best and the bracelet a very close second. That’s just my opinion though.

If it’s something you like, stick with it. That’s what I would do.