I grabbed thos strap because i thought it would look a treat on my Dietrich DD-01. It holds it well and looks great, and importantly fits my 8 in + wrist. Great strap!
The strap is high quality and feels good on the wrist.
Fantastic strap. Wound reccomend any watch enthusiasts to their products. Super durable and very high quality.
Coffee time ... I'm BluShark customer right from the beginning and I bought over the years several straps in a lot of different variations from the company. I was always happy with the straps and the excelent quality. My favorite is still the AlphaShark strap. And I've to say that I'm more happy with the AlphaShark than with the quality of the AlphaPremier. But however - the BluShark straps are way better than all the strap quality I found over the time in the German market :-) My latest strap is the AlphaShark 24mm "Espresso" for the great MARANEZ Rawai 45 diving watch. I love this combination ...
It’s as advertised, and of good quality a week or two in. It’s comfortable to wear, and hasn’t begun fraying yet, if it will. The color’s true to the depiction. The packaging is excessive, and they could cut costs there. The advertising and follow ups are aggressive. Perhaps they feel it’s simply enthusiastic. I can’t fault them for their hustle on that account.
Little bit thicker of a strap but very high quality. Looks like a leather strap!
Extremely comfortable strap and quality of the materials is top shelf.
Working as a Yacht Captain it is imperative to have a dependable watch on your wrist for on time departures. on time arrivals and measuring time distance point to point to establish current and how it affects the dynamics of your trip. The problem and failure point is the band, if they're steel bands you're reliant upon one pin holding the watch in place with limited immediate adjustment. Synthetic or rubber bands tend to slide and have high notch sensitivity so a minor crack will go catastrophic within a fraction of a second, for the last couple of years I've been a fan of the NATO type watch straps, they vary in price and vary in quality. The best ones I've found are the Blu Sharks extremely high quality absolutely superb hardware well-crafted, you know your watch is solid. I have gotten 1 for all my watches. They look great, they wash well and withstand the rigors of being outdoors all the time, I'm very happy with them as they are the support on the security for an expensive instrument my watch. Regards CAPT. Richard L. Hughes USCG Licensed Master
Love the premium straps. I have actually replaced some of my lesser straps with the BluShark premiums
The AlphaShark in "Espresso" looks amazing on my Orient Defender 2 with the cream dial. The strap is well built with a durable buckle. It is very comfortable. I plan to add more BluShark straps to my collection.
Love the colour! Great quality and feel. Feels solid and well made. The weave is strong and the thickness is there but not too much. If you’re after a stronger strap this will suit due to the thickness over the AlphaPremier and AlphaShark Slim series. The stainless steel is smooth and brushed to a high standard. The colour is so nice and there’s a nice sheen to it as well, making for a soft to the touch! Totally love the colour and this strap!
The espresso brown color goes great with the burgundy dial of my Tudor Black Bay Heritage. The strap wears thick on the wrist, but is made with great quality, and is luxurious.
Hector E Gonzalez g.
Love this strap. It gives the appearance that I'm wearing a leather strap with my Omega. I own 13 blushark straps for just this watch.
Looks great on my Seiko chrono with brown dial.
Nice brown color and super soft and comfortable! Got this strap to interchange with brown leather strap, keeps the classy look but with a new edge.
As has always been my experience thus far, this BluShark NATO is top quality and this espresso brown strap makes a perfect companion for my Spinnaker Cahill.
Can’t wait to get my five new BluShark straps and so glad to receive them today. The quality is very good as expected. The feeling is very soft and comfortable. The tool and wallet gifts are great too.
Another excellent offering from Blu Shark. Great color to give your timepiece that “field watch” look.
I was skeptical about the thickness, since the watch has small spacing between the case and the bars. Luckily, the strap can fit through, but it's a tight fit. Pushing the strap through the lugs instead of pulling it from the other side works well. The quality of the strap itself is great, and the color is very nice, it's hard to capture on a photo.
Super Comfortable, Silky Smooth, Functional and Very Stylish...I Love These Straps...This Espresso Color Absolutely Nails It and Is The Icing On The Cake for My Latest Seiko SKX007 Mod, A Homage To A Rolex RootBeer....Looking Forward to Purchasing More BluShark Straps!
Awesome quality and the color looks amazing, especially under the sun. I currently have it on a black dial, but I can't wait to see this paired up with a white or sunburst silver dial next. I now see and understand the difference between these high quality straps and those cheaper low cost NATO straps out there. You have a customer for life.
First order with Blu Shark. Great customer service, and an excellent, quality strap. Bought more, and recommend them to everyone
Looks nice! Perfect combo for my watch!
Here’s my Orient Bambino v4 with the Espresso 22mm strap. Great look!
Second strap I will tray with may Omega Planet Ocean in the summer:)
Great nato, this line is a little thicker then the premium, nevertheless very soft and well made
Ordered many different colors for my first order for several watches. This espresso strap is so damn comfortable and also matches my Nodus Trieste so well. Thanks for such great straps
Not as good as bertucci straps but bertucci doesn’t make one long enough for my big wrist
All the straps I purchased were of good quality and a great feel on my wrist.
This brown BluShark NATO is beautiful, comfortable and practical and I think adds a toolish demeanour to my Stowa Marine.
This band is the ultimate strap for a NATO style strap. I will continue purchasing from BluShark for years to come.
Excellent quality and craftsmanship! Fourth strap purchased! Excellent value!!
quality is the best I have found yet in a NATO. will be buying more from the shark!!!!!! great color. its sorta pearlescent in real life, that doesn't come through on the site pics. like it a lot.
Love this strap! The color is luxurious and has a subtle sheen to it that makes it look very cool. I can dress it up or wear it with shorts and a t-shirt. Hardware is high quality. Overall a super comfortable strap.
Excellent quality strap. Screams quality and is clearly better than premium offerings from competitors!
Great quality. Wonderfull color
Very stiff. Hard to fit behind the springbars compared to most other Nato’s i have(had).
Great quality band but I think I saw a different band on this site that’s a darker brown.
The hardware is easily the best I have seen on any NATO strap. The color works great on the Alpinist!
the strap is great. I recommend and thank you :)
Strong yet soft and flexible band that is very comfortable to wear. Looks great on my Bertucci khaki titanium field watch.
I love this strap! It's super comfortable and well made.
Best strap for my Seiko Alpinist!
Rocking my new NATO with my Glycine. Love the combination and the strap is way better than I expected! Wish I would have taken advantage of buy 2 get 1 offer on the straps :)
Very cool and great match - makes my battered brass diver look the goods.
Always love getting a blue shark box in the mail! Quality is great, price is the best in class and the buy 2 get the 3rd free can't be beat. The strap itself is not too rigid but tough enough for rugged wear. I have a small wrist and these straps aren't too long so not a huge amount to fold.
Nice sine looking with this one, looks like million dollars
Check Sing Billy L.
Good colour and the tone is match with my watch. This 22mm is ok to fit with my 23mm watch. However the strip is not soft enough and some fiber is coming out after using a few day.
Not my first and sure won’t be the last
Beautiful colour and texture. The quality and stiffness are amazing, yet it's silky to the touch and pliable to hug the wrist perfectly. My watch stays exactly center on my wrist no matter how I shake it.
I am pleased beyond expectation with the quality of this premium line of straps. The hardware is fantastic. I don't think I'll ever buy a cheap nato strap again.
What an extraordinary beautiful color!
This AlphaShark Espresso and my brown dial Seiko SNN241 look like they were made for each other.
I love these blushark alpha straps. The material is so soft, and pliable. It dosen't need any break in and is one of the most comfortable natos I own. This is leagues ahead of the typical bargain natos, and definitely worth the price premium. They're not heavy, nor does the stitching have any sharp points. I really am impressed and blushark definitely has the most colour variety of any premium nato, which I hope they keep expanding! The hardware is super well made. The nylon is a bit thicker than most but the material makes these so comfortable. An awesome way to freshen up a watch. I was skeptical at first, especially with the price premium, but I feel it is worth every penney for something I wear every day. Definitely will be a repeat customer.
I've been searching for a company that makes a high quality brown nylon NATO for a while. Most places make tan straps or straps with brown mixed with other colors, but the AlphaShark NATO finally fit the bill: a dark brown strap that appeared to have been made with 'seatbelt' like material, which is exactly what I was looking for. I love the strap's color and the hardware is bulletproof and very nicely finished. I would have definitely given 5 stars, but after the first day of use, the edges started fraying slightly. Some heat applied directly to the fibers can help fix that, but I didn't expect to have to do that on the first day. I've got other quality NATOs that I've been wearing for years that still haven't frayed. I'm guessing that the weave used to get this seatbelt look/feel may have something to do with the fraying, but not sure. This was so close to being the perfect strap for me, and I'm hoping the quality of the weave can be improved to prevent the fraying because I'd really like to get another of these one day.
My 1st Nato, the AlphaShark Espresso, beautiful colour, just a stunner. Now I know why Joe sells out of these. I couldn't get over how it made the watch feel nearly weightless.A few days to get used to it & just fantastic! Thanks Joe, you'll probably get more of my dollars!
Love it you can definitely tell the difference with the alpha shark straps
Best Nato strap I have ever used. So soft but strong. You can tell it is very good quality. Very happy with it. The espresso looks amazing with my Seiko Alpinist! The service was top notch too, absolutely amazing.