A great dressy look to my Seiko Alpinist using this Blushark NATO.
Upon receiving this strap, it was a little bulky and stiff, but it quickly relaxed and became super comfortable with a couple days of use. It is more or a khaki tan color with a slight sheen than the greenish color depicted. I really like it overall!
Great nato strap, hight quality, i love it
Quality is very good, feels nicely on the hand. Strap is thick enough to ensure robustness and promises long lasting wear. My two main concerns are that the colour is more like sand tone rather than khaki and in strong light conditions strap may be too glossy.
Showing usage after 2 years of intermittent use. This one was rotated out with the 3x total I bought. Others have similar wear points, but I like this color the best. One enters a catch-22 when it frays. Burning the ends with a flame creates abrasion points that pickup lint easily. At this point, the bad appearance is taking away from the function, so it’s headed for the trash. Color compliments Hamilton’s brown face well. But for the color, just know it has a shelf life.
I haven't decided which watch to use with it.
I kind of wish your straps were a "little" stiffer. Also, your straps are a little hard to singe when one custom cuts the straps to fit the wrist without that "notorious nato fold." Yes, I'm one of those guys who does that. Had to singe both sides of the strap to prevent unraveling which took a few tries. More so than other nato straps. However-hey, that's just me being picky. Your pvk treated buckles are excellent! you kind of ran out of them in your 18mm army green section but, no worries, I like black too! High praises! Like I said-I'm picky! Put it this way, I'd order your straps anytime. They have excellent quality!
Beware buyers! Due to lighting conditions during photoshoot sessions, the actual color of this product is different from the one advertized on the website. It looks kinda greenish on the website, but in real world, it looks kinda like khaki color, aka beige if you will. Other than that, it still looks very nice on my new customized Damasko DH3.0
Ordering a couple more today!
B. Kevin K.
Well..... have to say..... this is the best nato I own... if not the best......EVER !!!!
Rugged and comfortable better than I expect assuming tough and comfort doesn't come in pair but I am surprised. Great strap
Hector E Gonzalez g.
It looks more golden than khaki. So it's hard to match it with my khaki pants and shirts. In retrospect I should have also gone with steel hardware instead of black pvd. It would have match my Omega better. But I still do like it, and don't regret buying it.
Turtle heaven! My ‘76 6309 has seen its fair share of straps, but none as attractive and comfortable as this BluShark Alpha. The British Khaki is kind of an homage to the 70s G10, and it certainly works on this 70s Seiko! The only problem is deciding which watch to wear!
Love this strap!!
A Trifecta of watch strap perfection is illustrated in this photograph. My very first AlphaShark watch strap is the British Khaki on the right. It is exactly two years old this month, originally purchased in September of 2017. It still looks almost new! The beautiful Black and Orange AlphaShark strap is in the center, flanked on the left by the AlphaShark Slim - Camel watch strap. Those two on the left are recent additions to my growing collection of AlphaShark NATO straps. Over the years I have purchased NATO and Zulu straps from several different sources. BluShark straps are King of the Hill in my book! Great Straps plus Great Customer Service keep me coming back! 'nuff said.
Not quite the kaki color I expected but I can live with it. Nice strap overall.
Best nato for quality, fit and look.
Love it. Super soft nylon and great hardware. While this is just a solid color the texture of the nylon really catches the light. You get a really good idea of the tight weave that makes this soft and durable. Can’t wait to get the gray strap and more
Great, sturdy strap. Strong fittings, and really soft.
Great quality strap! At first slightly disappointing by the color not being even remotely green as shown in main picture. I took my picuture in the sun to illustrate. Its a unique khaki/gold than really looks good with the right watch. The square holes and material have held up very well. I would recommend Blu Shark based on their product and customer service!
The best straps out in my opinion. The quality and fit are perfect!
Love the color, it nearly matches some of my khaki's perfectly. There's a few spots with a little fraying here and there, but nothing a very light hand with the lighter can't fix.
I purchased the AlphaShark NATO strap for use with my Hamilton Khaki Automatic. I love the feel and quality of the strap. I have received many compliments on the strap and would recommend it to anyone. The shipping was fast and the customer service was outstanding as well. I will definitely be a continuing customer.
It's a high quality strap and very well finished. It looks beautiful on my new watch.
Strap is virtually falling apart. Very disappointing and 10% for review does not warrant a return buy.
Strap is virtually falling apart. Very disappointing considering the price. The 10% review incentive is not near enough to warrant a return order.
Great fabric. Wears so nice you forget it’s actually on the wrist. If the hardwaythat hold the watch head were just a little further forward this would feel much better on larger wrists. With PVD hardware this looks amaxing with a PVD Combat Sub.
Comfortable and durable, great fit and finish the buckle. i will recommend to all!
Everyone said this is closer to sand. I think it’s more like gold in color and quality.
The customer service was exceptional. Quality item, easy installation, my only ‘complaint’ is that it didn’t match color-wise as well as I’d hoped. Otherwise, a solid purchase.
Seems there is always a strap that suits each watch , for me this is combo is my goto for my SKX011J
I absolutely love the colour of the British Khaki! It’s more of a sandy gold colour that matches my Pelagos perfectly. Quality is top notch and I wear this one everyday! These straps have brought new love to an already beloved setup!
Out of the many great straps I have for the Speedmaster, this British Khaki from BluShark is by far the best looking and recieves the most compliments. BluShark straps are comfortable, stylish and adds a great touch to high end watches.
Love my new strap. Looks better than I expected. British Khaki matches perfectly with my Seiko SRP775. The high quality of the alpha shark really shows.
Good looking and much better than expected!
A tale of two sharks, a blue but not blue and the other not blue but a blue :o)
As many before had pointed out, the actual strap is more sand than green. The hardware is excellent quality on this one, but I fear the oversized square holes will be a fraying nightmare as the strap gets worn. It already started fraying after two weeks on occasional use, guess that's an inherent characteristic of thick materials like the one used to make this strap, not sure how a smaller round hole approach would solve this issue.
Bought the strap from Massdrop in 2016 and it was pretty much my go to strap for daily beater watches like the Techne SparrowHawk or Seiko Solar. After two years of use it's still in great condition - no fraying or stretching on the holes and stitching is still intact. These straps are built to last and BluSharks offers a warranty to back up that claim. I highly recommend this product!
Great strap to fit my beautiful Sinn 156
Looking awesome with the B1.
finally got these straps in stock in black pvd after I emailed about it showing unavailable in pvd. They were very responsive, informative, concerned, and customer service oriented. Family owned business that’s works extremely hard to provide a good experience to each individual despite probably having a large demand. For the watch strap, goes without saying and just like others have reviewed , best out there right now. I’ve bought other “seat belt natos” but the buckles were cheap and the sides frayed very quickly. Not with this strap. The weave is Better than other brands. heavy duty but doesn’t feel thick on the wrist at all. The hardware is high quality and very attentive to detail. I received the updated hardware which has a more matte finish on the pvd compared to the previous slightly shiny finish. Also only one loop keeper is stitched so that the second can be adjusted to cover the excess folded strap. Makes a lot more sense. Very happy with first purchase. Had some hiccups through the shipping process (usps’ fault) they were going to return to sender but I intercepted it. But throughout the process all of the different blushark team members I emailed took very good care of me. Overall good people and good product. Most importantly is the people because I don’t care how good the product is, if customer service is terrible, then not worth it. Didn’t want to skimp on the review because I had a good experience and blushark is worth the time and money. ⏰
Best Nato strap I’ve come across!
Top notch strap, Really love the look and feel of it.
A little more gold than green that it looks on the website, but that's ok. Still makes my Air Boss look great!
Removed the second flap and shorten it for perfect fit. Amazing fit with Airman.
I really like the color and the quality of the strap. The hardware is excellent. It's a touch too thick though and the material could be more supple.
As usual Blushark’s service & quality never fail to shine.. love the British Khaki on my Squale..
Amo esta correa. El color es muy militar, y la calidad es sobresaliente. Superó mis expectativas.
Disappointed that the straps I received were of the new "slider" buckle design. If it was noted on the website about the new design, I would have not placed my order. I was advised of the new design AFTER I had called in about my disappointment. The rep mentioned that there were still some of the old non-slider design straps in the inventory, but didnt offer to exchange for them, dont know why. Instead, I was offered a full refund. So I then asked if I can exchange for the old design, but that idea was turned down. I guess if the rep had atleast made an attempt, or pretended to, I wouldve been atleast satisified as a customer. Oh well...
The gold tint works well with my Seiko Sarb. The buckle, stitching, and nylon are extremely well made on this NATO strap. Worth every cent!
Excellent quality, British Khaki color amazing.
These straps are turning me into a nato guy. I've had a few leather nato's but wanted something that handles sweat better while hiking or hitting the beach. These fit the bill and are better looking in person than I expected. The quality, fit and finish are really incredible. I first purchased an Orca Grey Bond, tried it out for over a month, really liked it and came back for the buy 2 get one free deal. Really enjoying switching them up with my different watches and of course there are several more I plan on buying soon. If you're on the fence, jump over, it's well worth it.
One word would probably suffice? But I will attempt to offer a few more. First off, let me start by saying that the packaging my British Khaki AlphaShark arrived in, less 3 days after I ordered it, was a beautiful ocean blue package that proudly said "BluShark" right on the face of the box. Very cool. Then, upon opening that box, I discovered another unexpected bonus. A snow white cleaning cloth, emblazoned in blue lettering, with the BluShark name on it. Super cool! Now for the nylon strap that only needs one word to describe it. It says "British Khaki." But if ya ask me I think they should call it Chameleon Khaki. This silky smooth strap changes colors faster and more often than I change my mind. One minute it's green and the next minute it's gold. And I'm not even talking about all of those sweet-sweet shades in between. But the one thing that never wavers with this comfortable strap is its breathtaking beauty. Ultra cool, again! The hardware on the AlphaShark is topnotch and would look right at home sitting alongside just about any timepiece on the planet. For now my new BluShark will make its bed next to this vintage titanium Swiss Army watch. I think it looks pretty darned spiffy, if ya ask me! Oh! For that one word I mentioned at the start of this novella. Well, I think "Wow!" is about all that really needed to be said. My advice? Get one and come up with a word of your own. 'nuff said. Out.
I know. Another SKX. But seriously...this strap is top notch and will make any timepiece look fantastic! Very high quality materials and hardware. It has a slight gold sheen to it. It looks rugged and elegant at the same time. Good job guys!
Love the color and feel of the strap. Excellent value to the money.
Received my AlphaShark last weekend and have to write a quick review. I have been wearing NATO straps for many years now. This is absolutely one of the most comfortable straps I have owned. The hardware quality is comparable to OEM standards. Another nice benefit was that the Khaki color is an amazing match to the dial text on my Black Bay. These straps are a step above the norm for nylon NATOs.
The Alphashark British khaki, a NATO strap of unrivaled, unparalleled quality. If you like NATO's, you'd better get one from Joe. Despite it's thickness, it still remains so smooth, so flexible, bends easily and can be well adjusted to your wrist. No unnecessary protrusions, crafted with care, the stitching is so precise and the heavy duty brushed hardware is second to none! Although the colour is not as green as presented on the site, it's more in tan/sand tonation, matches my creamy dialed Airman 1953 even better, than I expected. As the texture is pretty thick - I would recommend it especially for matching with the bigger watch cases. I have to say, I am very impressed with all support from Joe, he replies every single mail very quickly, you will always get plenty information and advice from him. Absolutely wonderful seller. Thank you Joe for your help, patience and correspondence. And of course many thanks for all the straps I managed to buy from you!
I like the material and it looks great under the sun.
Amazing nato! This is the second Blue Shark Nato I have... and I love it as well. These things are amazing! It makes my Alpinist pop and it is so comfortable and soft. At the same time very strong and sturdy. The best Nato's on the market! To to top it all off you get amazing customer service. Joe is fantastic! I live in Canada and they also arrived very quickly! 100% recommend to anyone.
Found site thru the forums and liked what I read about quality of the NATO's and service. All the band's I purchased look great on the C60.
Very fine quality. Looks great and feels very comfortable.
Great color strap that manages to work well on a variety of watch types and dial colors. It even managed to dress down my Nomos Orion 38 and looks equally nice on a Speedmaster. Looking forward to the 2-piece variation on this one. Alpha Shark quality is fantastic.
Looks great on my Planet Ocean and has a nice fit. Love the quality of the material and high grade metal buckle. As good or better than Omega's version at a fraction of the cost. Got the 22mm which is a perfect fit.
Bought three Alphas and found them to be superior in quality, comfort and looks over any other Nato I've had. If you're into Natos you can't do better than BluShark.
Another Alipinist on this strap. Despite the name, its luster and hue remind me of 18K gold that matches the gilt hands and indices of the watch. Strap feels great on the wrist. Service was quite nice, and delivery was fast.
what more can I say about this British Khaki strap but Bloody Good!! I love this versatile and comfy strap that will look great on a variety of my watches and especially when I have a brown shirt or khaki pants on. It makes for a great office casual or weekend strap.
Great Strap. Awesome quality.
Best NATO strap I have experienced. It has premium softness and shine. The hardware is top notch. It's the best of both worlds with the flexibility of a thin NATO and the sturdiness of a think Zulu, without looking too utilitarian.
Great finish, really like it.
Ray 2 lume on the dial matches the khaki.
TX Flyback with Alphashark Khaki, love the quality and customer service. Thanks Joe
Durable yet supple woven material of rich uniform color, completely uniform stitching without any loose threads to unravel or irritate the skin. Flawless buckle, tang and keepers: finish, construction are robust yet elegant. Exactly what I wanted and even satisfied the OCD in me.
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I liked the British Khaki strap. My only suggestion is to put more accurate pictures of the color of the strap on the website. It looks army green on my phone and computer. Thanks, Michael
As I said in a previous review. The alpha straps r something else... the fit and finish on these things is unreal. Thank u joe!
This strap is so silky-smooth and the color changes depending on the lighting conditions - it looks fantastic on my Grand Seiko Divers Watch - thanks a lot ...
Love this band so comfortable great length,watch guy will buy more, don't change a thing !
The strap itself is as close to perfect as far as NATO straps go, BUT these things are super long. I may have a smallish wrist but other natos weren't this long. Leaves a lot of bulk that needs to be tucked it. Which may lead me not to wear the strap as much. I hope they either adjust the length of these or offer a short option. Until then sadly won't be buying more.
Excellent strap. Excellent quality. The most comfortable strap I've worn and super customer service! Thank you Joe!!
Excellent fit and feel , great color, looks awesome w/Squale PVD, very robust hardware .