How To Install A NATO Strap August 7, 2019 – Posted in: Watch Stuff, Smart Watches, Watch Strap Stuff – Tags:

In this guide, we will explain how to install a NATO watch strap onto your watch.

Step 1 – Installing the spring bars

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Install a spring bar between the top and bottom lugs of your watch, which can be done with the help of a spring bar removal tool.

Step 2 – Inserting the NATO strap

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Release the long half of the strap from the ring on the small half of the strap.

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Weave the long half of the strap through the spring bars, starting from the top and front of the watch case.

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Proceed to weave the long half of the strap back through the spring bar on the bottom of the watch case.

Step 3 – Completing the installation

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Thread the long half of the strap through the ring at the end of the small half of the strap.

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The installation is now complete and you are ready to attach the watch to your wrist!

Bonus – Excess strap

What do you do if there is excess strap? You can tuck it back under the closest ring or, you can simply cut off. In the case of a nylon strap, you can seal the cut with the tip of a flame.