NATO Nylon straps have been around for more than sixty years, and their popularity is mainly due to their practicality, especially in military settings. However, thanks to modern designs and changing trends, more and more people choose nylon straps over a NATO strap for their unique appearance.
The most prominent benefit of nylon watch straps is durability. This type of strap has fewer moving parts than metal bands, and it is not as susceptible to water damage as leather. If you are looking for a band that can withstand abrasion and harsh conditions, a nylon strap is your best bet.
In addition to being durable, nylon straps are highly resistant to general wear. You can wear a nylon strap for a lifetime without noticing any signs of deterioration.
Nylon straps are also more comfortable to wear than other bands. This type of watch strap is rugged, yet lightweight and flexible. With a nylon strap, you don’t have to worry about skin irritation or abrasion.
One of the reasons nylon straps are so comfortable is because of their breathability, and nylon won’t make you sweat during the warm summer months.
Because of nylon’s strength, it fastens securely around the wrist. You can rest assured that you will never lose your watch, even if you have an active lifestyle. People who enjoy extreme activities often opt for nylon straps for this very reason.
Another benefit of a nylon strap is that it is washable. When cleaning your nylon strap, you don’t have to tread on eggshells for fear of accidental damage.
As if all these advantages are not enough, nylon straps are also significantly more affordable than leather or metal straps. Despite all nylon’s superior characteristics, it is one of the most affordable materials used for clothing and accessories.
Both nylon watch straps and a NATO watch strap are ideal to complete casual attire. Nordgreen offers navy-blue and olive-green nylon straps with our minimalistic Scandinavian timepieces.
The navy-blue strap, in combination with an elegant timepiece, is ideal for wearing with a denim and dress shirt or sports coat. The blue nylon strap works well with fabrics such as polyester, but you can combine it with elegant, smart casual accessories such as bow ties or pocket squares.
The olive-green nylon strap is also suitable for wearing with a smart-casual outfit. However, it has a prominent military appearance and can give your outdoor attire a well-rounded, stylish appearance. The green nylon band pairs well with dark-toned t-shirts, black or brown boots, or leather clothing.
At Nordgreen, we carefully developed our nylon straps to complement our timepiece designs. The sophisticated simplicity of our watches creates an aesthetically pleasing contrast with the ruggedness of our nylon straps, adding a refined touch to your outdoor wear or casual outfit.
Pairing Your Nylon Strap with a Timepiece
To optimise your nylon strap’s visual appeal, you have to match it to an appropriate timepiece. Nordgreen offers a wide range of watch designs, sizes, and colours to go with your nylon straps, providing you with endless customisation possibilities.
Before purchasing your nylon strap, spend some time on our listings and see how the straps look with our different timepieces. You will find a combination that matches your personal style in no time.
Nordgreen offers a selection of four different watch designs, namely Pioneer, Native, Infinity, and Philosopher. You can select an olive-green or navy-blue nylon strap with each of these designs.
The Pioneer design is Nordgreen’s newest timepiece addition, and it is also the most rugged design with the most features. This design features two smaller dials that show the minutes and seconds, and it includes a stopwatch. The Pioneer Chronograph also has a domed sapphire that makes reading the time easier from all angles.
The Native design features an optimised aesthetic with a minimalistic dial and lugs. This watch also has no date window, minute marks, or hand that shows the seconds. The result is a sophisticated simplicity that pairs well with your nylon straps.
The Infinity design has a classic appearance that is similar to that of the Native. However, it features minute marking for added details, but no lugs. Because of this design’s minimalistic design, there is room for a little ruggedness in the strap without compromising sophistication.
The Philosopher is one of Nordgreen’s popular designs. This watch is similar to the Native, but it features a date dial and third hand. If you are looking for a balance between simple elegance and functionality, this design is ideal for you.
The nylon strap size you need depends on the size of the watch you choose. At Nordgreen, we recommend 36mm, 40mm, or the 42mm Pioneer watches for men. The strap widths you need for these watch sizes are 18mm for a 36mm watch, 20mm for a 40mm watch, or 22mm for the 42mm watch.
The next consideration is the dial colour. Nordgreen’s timepieces are available in three dial colours, namely navy blue, white, and black. The green and blue nylon straps pair exceptionally well with these colours, and your personal taste is the only thing that you have to factor in.
Nordgreen’s watches are available in silver, rose gold, gold, and gunmetal. Play around on our product listings and experiment with the different case colours. For example, you will be surprised when you see how well olive-green matches with rose gold. The case colour can change the personality of the timepiece significantly.
Buckle and Adjustability
The case colour you select determines the colour of the buckle, ensuring congruency between the timepiece and the strap. One can see that the strap and watch were designed for each other. The metal features also give the nylon strap a high-quality appearance.
The buckle and other metal features are made from high-quality stainless steel and are durable and resistant to corrosion.
Nylon Watch Straps from Nordgreen
When shopping for a nylon watch strap, you want the best in terms of quality, longevity, and functionality. You also want the design of your nylon strap to be compatible with that of your timepiece. At Nordgreen, we offer you all of the above and more.
Vegan Nylon Strap
If you are serious about maintaining an environmentally-friendly closet, our nylon straps are perfect for you. Our nylon straps are made of fabric waste that was recycled into new textiles. By choosing our recycled options, you contribute to a cleaner environment, especially since this type of fabric is one of the most significant sources of microplastic pollution in the oceans.
With each watch you purchase from Nordgreen, you will receive a strap of your choice. You can, however, buy more straps to enhance the versatility of your watch and make it suitable for wear with different attires and on different occasions.
For example, you can turn your rugged casual watch into a formal timepiece by replacing the nylon strap with a leather one. Additionally, our watch straps come in standard sizes, and you can attach them to watches from other brands as well. Our watches and straps have the same design elements, however, and you will optimise their visual appeal by wearing them together.
How to Care for Your Nylon Watch Strap
Your nylon strap can withstand the accumulation of grime and dirt without deteriorating or fading. However, they can quickly get dirty, and we recommend that you remove the nylon strap from the watch and clean it at least once every two weeks.
Clean the strap using lukewarm water and hand soap. Wet the strap thoroughly and lather the soap into the stitching with your fingers. You can also use a toothbrush to loosen stubborn dirt.
Then, rinse the strap thoroughly and let it dry overnight. Don’t use a hairdryer to speed up the drying process, as it can melt the nylon.
If you don’t feel like washing your strap, place it in the pocket of your dirty jeans, and throw it in the washing machine. If you use this method to clean your strap, use cold water and don’t put it in the dryer after the wash.
Are Our Nylon Straps for You?
Nylon watch straps are ideal for people who live active lives, value comfort, and don’t want to worry about the condition of their watch strap. If you are constantly scratching your metal watch band against things or if you hate sweating underneath a leather strap, a Nordgreen nylon strap is an ideal solution for you.
Our nylon straps are also perfect for people who like the casual appearance that nylon straps have. If you want to rough-up the elegancy of your Infinity or Pioneer watch, get your nylon strap today.
Use Our Strap Selector
Pairing timepieces with different straps can be overwhelming. Use Nordgreen’s strap selector to select up to three straps for your watch. You can check out directly from the strap selector page after choosing the straps you like.