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 official watch of the Olympic Games since 1932, and concurring with the beginning of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games, Omega takes advantage of the pattern for customisation with its opportune 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 inception was, as such countless functional 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 tie to its fighters. This modest, expandable, waterproof and profoundly tough nylon tie with its fundamental lock and stays finished in being known as a NATO lash for the straightforward explanation that this was the 13-digit NATO or NSN stock number alloted to this specific sort of strap.
The roots of NATO straps – prior to obtaining their NATO stock number section – date back to World War II when British pilots, guides and armed force staff depended on leather and material straps to get their watches securely to the wrist. Rather than removable spring bars that could open up upon effect and result in a watch loss, the watches were outfitted with fixed welded drags. The thought behind the fixed bars was that you could slide a long, strong lash under the primary 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 ‘guardians’ as they are approached Omega’s site. The other preferred position of these simple straps was the way that they could be adjusted to any wrist size and fixed or relaxed at will.
Try it before you purchase it
The new NATO straps are made of polyamide, a material made of synthetic filaments, that offers great elasticity and is astoundingly impervious to scraped spot. To keep the additional material of the straps (accessible in width of either 19-20mm or 20-21mm) from fluttering around or poking out, the hardened steel clasps are supported by two keepers.
It’s likely simpler to change the tie of your watch than to locate the virtual watch tie test system on Omega’s website page. For the record, the sorcery 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 www.omegawatches.com.