Manufacturers of High Quality Military Watches Since 1974

22mm Black Silicone/Rubber NATO Military Watch Strap

£14.95 GBP


Product Details


This black NATO strap offers a modern twist on the original grey NATO strap first used by the UK Ministry of Defence. While the original straps were made of nylon, this waterproof silicone version combines durability and contemporary design, making it a perfect addition to any watch collection.

Product Features:

  • Material: High-quality silicone/rubber for exceptional durability and comfort.
  • Design: Smooth texture and sleek, contemporary look suitable for both military and civilian watches.
  • Style: Single-pass NATO design for easy strap swapping.
  • Color: Black
  • Waterproof: Yes, ideal for all weather conditions and activities.
  • Thickness: 2mm
  • Length: 265mm
  • Hardware: High-quality stainless steel buckles with 2 fixed steel loops.

Product Highlights:

  • Historical Origin: Inspired by the first NATO strap used by the UK Ministry of Defence, combining tradition with modern materials.
  • Durable and Comfortable: The silicone material offers superior comfort and durability compared to traditional nylon.
  • Easy to Use: The single-pass design simplifies the process of swapping straps, offering versatility for any watch collection.
  • Versatile Design: Suitable for various watch styles, adding a sleek, modern touch to any timepiece.

This strap merges the durability and waterproof qualities of silicone with the classic NATO design, making it an excellent choice for any watch enthusiast.

History and Evolution:

The silicone NATO strap represents the latest evolution in the NATO strap family, building on its rich history and enduring popularity. The journey began over 50 years ago with a single grey strap and soon expanded to include additional colors such as RAF Blue, Black, Navy Blue, the iconic James Bond pattern, and Olive Green. Over the years, the range has grown extensively to feature regimental colors, Search and Rescue (SAR) orange, national colors, police unit colors, and various camouflage options tailored for specific situations.

These straps are widely used by military units outside the UK and are favored by serving military personnel for a variety of military watches. The introduction of silicone adds further versatility and durability, making the NATO strap family more robust and adaptable than ever.

Extensive Range:

We manufacture nearly 200 different variants in a wide array of colors and sizes, from 18mm to 24mm. These straps are available for retail and wholesale customers, and we also offer custom regimental straps. Many of these straps are sold in large quantities through various procurement contracts.

Specifications and Standards

The original specification for the NATO strap was established by the UK Ministry of Defence as Defence Standard 66-47 Issue 2, published on March 30, 2001. Previous specifications included Def Stan 66-47 Issue 1 (November 13, 1992), Def Stan 66-15 (Part 1) Issue 1 (November 30, 1973), and Def Stan 66-15 (Part 2) Issue 1 (January 31, 1974). The current specification data sheet can be downloaded here. Although minor adjustments have been made, the design remains largely consistent, with most bulk contracts requiring stitching around the buckles.

Upgrade your watch with this premium silicone NATO strap, combining advanced materials with superior craftsmanship for a stylish, resilient, and versatile accessory. Perfect for those seeking both durability and a modern look.

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