The quick release pins won't stay secure in the holes and the band falls off easily. I will need to return this item.
A great advantage of the Alpha2 is on a thick watch like my Lunar Pilot, it provides a thinner profile. Coming in with a 13.5mm case the Lunar Pilot is hard enough to fit under a sleeve, adding an AlphaPremier brings that to about 16mm thick. Fine in the Summer, but not so much in the Winter under a coat and 1 or 2 additional layers.
The Alpha2 makes all the difference. Kudos again BluShark.
I am a big fan of the AlphaPremier NATO staps, I own several, but there are times when they are too much and overpower a watch. That was the case with my Precisionist Langford (pictured on the right).
I thought I would try out an Alpha2 and I'm very happy I did. The Alpha2 is every bit as comfortable and has a less clutered look, great for a simpler non-tool watch.
My only suggestion for improvement would be for BluShark to offer a choice of buckles like polished or black PVD.
Great straps, perfect weight/thickness. For a Watch case this big, the one piece straps tended to be too bulky, so this was the perfect answer!
At this price point I was expecting a fair amount of "wow" factor. Instead I found the strap to be just "okay". I find the best part to be the thickness of the strap, and it is comfortable on the wrist. Unfortunately the grey stripes on the Bond I received have a blueish hue to the grey. Compared to the black it looks dull. To be honest, after seeing how it looked on my Speedmaster, I took it off and put in in the straps box. The blue shark keyfob is cool though.
I own many nato straps over the years. The AlphaShark 2 piece nato strap by far is the most comfortable & luxurious nylon strap. Finished with a smooth "seat belt" weave and premium stainless steel hardware. Great quality product
Love the thickness of the strap and the two pc design.
Superb but I didn't expect anything less from Blushark.