Flashback from a Viennese Coffeehouse Talk in summer: A Zenith Chronomaster on a NATO strap...

Jan 06, 2018,01:54 AM

Little warms your heart better than a warm memory to a bright summer's day - particularly if a well-dressed fine watch accompanies you, like this Zenith Chronomaster El Primero 36.000 VpH with blue dial and an (aftermarket) assorted blue NATO strap:

Much has been said about this piece, which this specific one actually being in the possession of our lovely Miss R - who took the liberty to pimp it with this wonderful blue NATO strap:

That strap adds youth to a classic piece and entirely transforms its appearance into a sporty, fresh and energetic watch.

Now, with Zenith's typical 21mm lug width matching NATO straps are not any easy find (usually, you'll need to live with either the gap if using a 20 mm or with cramped cloth if opting for a 22mm strap). Actually, the Zenith Austria team had an internal competition to find a supplier who had matching straps...

.. but its totally worth it, I guess:

Perfect for a mental apparation into a sunny café by the sea...

... or at least into the tyically italian Café Michele in Vienna's 'Mariahilferstrasse' shopping district:

Have a nice weekend,

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Good match of watch and strap

 By: Mr Glass : January 6th, 2018-02:10
And a very nicely balanced dial - bodes well with my symmetry OCD!

awesome combo!

 By: Watcholic_id : January 6th, 2018-08:23
it's so bluetiful cheers

I know it’s not quite the thing to do...

 By: KMII : January 6th, 2018-11:52
But Omega has a wide assortment of NATOs in that size. And they are pretty nice - always with the proviso that your Zenith has a clearly marked Omega strap then Fortunately our P15 uses 22mm lugs, making it even simpler. I have to say that I really like t... 

I don't know how to use a NATO strap

 By: MTF : January 6th, 2018-18:10
Thanks for the reminder of what a Zenith chronograph could look like with a NATO strap. I did not imagine that was Miss R's dainty wrist as the images showed a surfeit of wristy hairs! Although my Zenith watch was supplied with a spare NATO strap, I don't...  

Zenith El Primero NATO strap

 By: AJY : July 30th, 2020-23:46
Hi there Magnus Amazing combination. I have a zenith el primero open and love the nato strap you have on yours. May I ask where you got it and if it is still available? Thank you ever so much. A