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    Default Can anyone identify this vintage NATO strap?

    Hi all,

    I've been searching for this military NATO strap but a while but haven't had any luck. My friend purchased a Longines 6B and this was the strap that it was on and the only identifying mark is "Hoover" on the buckle. Sorry no pics of the buckle right now.

    Does anyone know where this strap or something similar can be purchased?

    Many thanks


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    I've not seen that weave on a military issue strap and looks like a civilian military 'style' one-piece pull through.. There were many manufacturers of this style of band (not the pattern in the weave) and still are..the previous owner thought it looked good and just slipped it on..ebay is the obvious place to look..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambstew View Post
    I've not seen that weave on a military issue strap and looks like a civilian military 'style' one-piece pull through.. There were many manufacturers of this style of band (not the pattern in the weave) and still are..the previous owner thought it looked good and just slipped it on..ebay is the obvious place to look..
    I'm looking for this weave. Obviously regular NATOs are sold everywhere

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    Try Bill Mahoney (aka Squinky)

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/squinky

    He's also a member here
    "Early this year I saw ex-army watches exhibited in a showcase at a little under 4 each. A week or two later I succeeded in buying one of them for 5. Recently their price seems to have risen to 8." (George Orwell, "As I Please", Tribune, 29th November 1946)

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    Not a "NATO/G10" strap. It's an early, probably 1960s era, civilian strap. I've seen these on eBay every so often. Usually I come across these by accident. Some are decent one piece nylon straps but not military. Some are of lower quality. Buckles can be a low point on these but those are easily removed and replaced with something better.

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    Some one I use to know at my old NAWCC chapter gave me a bunch of odd ball straps one of them a smaller size with that civilian stitching it's blue in color if your in the USA were shipping is cheap it's yours for free just send me your address it looks a little used.

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    Many thanks! Will keep an eye out on ebay.

    PM'ing river rat and will reach out to Bill

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    "Early this year I saw ex-army watches exhibited in a showcase at a little under 4 each. A week or two later I succeeded in buying one of them for 5. Recently their price seems to have risen to 8." (George Orwell, "As I Please", Tribune, 29th November 1946)

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    I have a 16mm brown one exactly the same with a buckle similar to the Eulit perlon straps. I've had it on my Longines 6b. PM if you like and I can send a photo. It's yours if you pay for postage

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revo View Post
    thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyingdoormat View Post
    I have a 16mm brown one exactly the same with a buckle similar to the Eulit perlon straps. I've had it on my Longines 6b. PM if you like and I can send a photo. It's yours if you pay for postage

    Chris
    appreciate the kind offer however i'm looking for 18mm at the moment for my WWW Longines

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