Strapify are proud to be the first to release our SharkTooth NATO straps to the Australian market. These are a brilliant replacement to the Tudor fabric NATO straps.
Our SharkTooth NATO straps are a cross between Perlon and a NATO. With our new step-buckles, you'll be able to micro-adjust the length of your strap to give you a perfect fit.
SharkTooth NATOs feature a beautiful SharkTooth weave and being 1.6mm thick, adds extra plush comfort and elegance to your watch.
Our SharkTooth NATO Straps are single pass so sit snug onto your wrist minimising watch bulge.
Good to know:
- These will cover heart rate sensors on smart watches. See our smartwatch compatible version here.
- Stitched-in hardware (not glued)
- Superior 304SS brushed stainless steel step-buckle for micro-adjustments
- Single pass to reduce watch bulge. This is unlike a traditional NATO which has an extra layer for security.
- Cross weaved design
- 28cm long, ultra-thin at 1.6mm with 10 heat-sealed holes
- Free spring bars can be added to your order for free in the pop up box. This will appear after adding this strap to cart.
What's the difference between this and the regular Cross NATO?
This strap is thicker by 0.4mm and has a sharktooth weave. It feels more plush and pillowy.
What's the difference between this and the Supreme/Ultra NATO?
This is a single pass NATO i.e. only passes under the watch a single time as opposed to being double pass. This also has a special buckle which allows for micro adjustments. On a regular NATO strap, you may be between buckle holes and so the micro adjustment will give you that ability to micro adjust the length of the strap.
TLDR: Make sure the strap you buy is a quick release strap for a smart watch. Find your smart watch below.
For smartwatches, ensure you purchase a Quick Release or two piece strap to ensure it doesn't cover your heart rate sensors.
A two piece strap is literally just that... it has two pieces and attaches to each end of the watch.
A single piece strap will travel underneath the watch which will block heart rate sensors. If you don't care about your heart rate, you can most definitely use these as well.
Be sure not to confuse the strap width with strap length.
Finding your strap size can be quite confusing. We'll try to make this as simple as possible
Method 1: Using a Ruler
The easiest and most accurate way to find your strap size is to use a ruler and measure between the lugs (aka measuring the "lug width").
The lugs are the pointy ends of your watch which hold the strap onto the watch.
As you can see, we've measured this two ways, the top measuring device shows 22mm, but also, the bottom tape measure measures 22mm.
This means in our store, you would select a 22mm strap! That's it!
PS: Our straps will measure slightly smaller than 22mm so that it fits to your watch!
We do NOT recommend using camera ruler apps on your phone to measure. These can be inaccurate as a 1mm difference is enough for the strap to not fit to your watch.
Method 2: The lazy method:
What you will need:
- Your watch brand
- Your watch model number, year, name (model numbers are ideal because a manufacturer may change the size between different model numbers)
What you need to know:
This method works best for the more 'popular' brands/models. If you don't have the exact specifics of the watch - do not use this method.
Go to Google and in the search field, type the following:
(BRAND) (YEAR / MODEL NAME/NUMBER) Lug Width
Rolex 2016 Submariner 114060 Lug Width
Daniel Wellington 2019 Cornwall lug width
You will be able to find different websites which will state the lug width of the watch you are looking for. Here's an example of what to look for:
Note: if you have an odd numbered strap size, for example, a 21mm lug width, you can use a 20mm strap on your watch. This will mean there will be a 1mm gap however.
My Alera diver's watch was a gift from my wife over 30 years ago. It was big, black and chunky before that look came into style. I loved wearing it until ten years ago when it stopped working. A shopping centre watchmaker changed the battery then told me it was 'kaput' so I put it in a drawer and forgot about it until recently, when getting a battery replaced in another watch, at a different jeweller's, I took along my old Alera and asked them to check it too. After five minutes he handed both watches back, working! "It was just the battery", he said. "The last repairer installed it upside-down."
My chunky relic is now back on my wrist, set off by a Strapify black Sharktooth Nato strap with black buckle: bold, yet understated, comfortable and doesn't slip. Magnificent!
Very comfortable and probably the best looking black i’ve got so far. Highly recommended!
I bought this for use in the water, since the bracelet on my old seamaster started acting funny.
I love how it looks, makes the watch dial pop, and it's very comfortable.
The only problem is that after 3 weeks of use, the strap is starting to fray around the buckle-hole. One of these weeks saw some fairly heavy use in the surf and on the beach, so I'm not too unhappy, I just wouldn't trust this for water use again, and will buy a rubber strap next.