Great strap for a vintage good dress watch!
Navy in navy is no big deal, but the quality of the BluShark Straps is where it's at.
These AlfaShark Luxury BluSharks are my favorite NATOs, the weight & feel on your wrist is excellent, personally I like to trim the flap off as prefer the single pass look & fit, have a few to swap about.
Very comfortable, and well built nato at an affordable price.
Fantastic , 2nd purchase love the strap, keep it up ..
Beautiful, very well made and high quality strap that has exceeded my expectations.
Very nice quality strap, I’ll Definately
Buy from Blushark again!
Great strap. Super comfortable and durable. I’ve went through several nato straps before getting an alphashark and I’m kicking myself for not getting one sooner.
Love this watch band! Ver sharp and comfortable!
Looks and feels great. The seatbelt texture really feels great against my skin. And the color really makes my watch pop. Thanks blu shark!
So I bought you band for an inexpensive watch that I purchased that had a poor quality NATO style band. Your band's quality gave this watch a whole need look. The quality and color really works well with this watch and as a result is my new favorite. The band is very well made and easy to wear all day long!
A new look for my “old” Omega Seamaster 300M. I like the blue color. In the background my Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium on a Original BluShark James Bond strap. Suits the watch very well!
Band is very supple and a shiny navy blue. SO beautiful, I am wearing this watch more just because of the band.
This is my first AlphaShark strap, and I have to say, this strap is top notch. The thickness of the materials proves that the strap will withstand years of use and abus . The AlphaShark strap are definitely worth every penny.
material feels good. satisfied so far
Looks great on my Khaki King.
Looks great, very happy with it
Very good quality NATO strap. Comfortable enough to wear all day and then some. I chose the Alphashark in Navy Blue with brushed hardware to compliment my Seiko SNE435 Solar PADI Diver. Very pleased and will definitely buy more of these in the future.
Chang Pyo M.
Most sheen as explained.
Firm and strong texture.
Came across NATO straps as an alternative to rubber/plastic bands watches come with. Came across BluShark offerings and gave it a try. Really improved the look on my Citizen ProDiver watch and is more comfortable than stock strap! Highly recommend it for anyone looking to improve the look/feel on watches!
That is my second order. As happy now as the first time.
Just looking. Seems good
Really like the strap, especially the tone of blue . The shine gives the strap a more expensive look, which is a plus.
My only concerns is after a month of light usage, the edges do fray, so I'm not too sure about longterm durability as compared to the original blushark straps.
Beautiful strap with solid hardware and stitching.
Alaric Jen Weng L.
Gorgeous texture and color!
Worth it every dollar you invest in it.
I wanted a strap to try and bring out the blue colour on my watch bezel a bit more and this ticked the box! I love the quality and silkiness of the strap and will definitely be back for more. I've only bought cheap natos in the past, but these (I bought three) are so much better, way more like OEM natos.
Best quality ever :)
It’s amazing how the nato strap matches the watch just like OEM.
I have a Tudor Black Bay Bronze Bucherer Blue, lug width 23mm. I bought both 22mm and 24mm strap and both can fit. But wish Blushark can make 23mm strap some day!
Great product! Very comfortable and durable. If you buy this strap you will not be disappointed!
This blue NATO is awesome! I shared pictures of it today on FB and received numerous positive responses! This one is my favorite strap!
Beautiful strap , nice and stylish
I bought three Alpha-Shark nato's and the quality of the hardware and material is top class. The material is really soft and silky. A great strap for the price.
So pleased with the quality I also bought another six straps 5xOriginal and an Orca. The quality is still really good, great hardware, the main difference between the Alpha's and the Originals is in the material, not as thick but still very very good. The Alpha's also have a floating keeper whereas the Originals are fixed.
All in all, all the Blu Shark straps are great value for money and of excellent quality.......so good that I don't think the nine I have will be my last :)
Fantastic build and quality! Absolutely comfortable to wear, compliments my SKXOO9 perfectly!
Very good quality materials. I do find that the striped Natos are just a bit less comfortable than the solid color ones, this seems to be true of all Nato straps no matter the manufacturer the finish on the striped ones is a little rougher. I do wear mine pretty tight though as I don't like a lot of watch movement on my wrist. Blu Shark has been the most comfortable one I have found so far, and that's a good thing because I love the looks of a Nato strap. I do have a Citizen that has an 18mm braclet on it and I'm considering replacing it with a Blu Shark...the bracelet is very comfortable in it's own right though.
Very good product
Love your bands!!!
Great quality, very comfortable, exceptional customer service and after sales. I have 3 Alphas and I’m keen to add more to my collection. The blue sheen of this navy strap really complements the navy dial. More colours in the slim range please!
22mm Premium Polished
Alphasharks are sturdy, good looking, and comfortable. What else could you ask for?
I thought it would be a darker blue. But very good.
this strap has a signature durability on it! keep it up! BluShark Team!!
My husband bought 6 alphashark for his watch collection. He wouldn't use any other brand. Annette
Very nice navy blue, it fits my Speedmaster so well. Love everything of this strap
Yassier Ariffin M.
Received my Alphashark today, pretty much impressed with the overall built quality, i didn’t expect much when i first read the review, but once i get a hold of it,i totally understand why, despite the thickness of the alphashark, it is smooth and will fit nicely on your wrist. It blue had a nice sheen to give it a little pop. The only drawback I can find, the strap is a little thick for my CW. That includes the lug to lug width (22’mm)
Very high quality strap that exceeded my fit and finish expectations. Looks great on a diver with a pepsi bezel. It is noticeably beefier than the original, so if you are looking for something less pronounced I would recommend the original. Somewhat of a nit, but the original also has more holes over the same length and is therefore more adjustable.
In the search for the perfect nato strap I thought I'd give BluShark a try because of the positive comments in a german forum. I like the style of the "Alpha" a lot. Great look, perfect thickness as it's a little thicker than the "Original", very comfy (I don't feel any scratching from the stitches on the backside while wearing it and it fits nicely around the wrist) and the buckle (!) is certainly the best one that I experienced so far on a nato strap. I wear it in hole number 4 with a 6.25 inch wrist so it should fit most people. Buy this strap and get the look of Robert Redford in "All is lost"!
Very soft material and awesome blue color. Fast delivery to Germany and great support from BluShark. Thank you and for sure I will buy my next Nato here again.
I’m loving this NATO strap bought it for my Deep Blue NATO Pepsi and a perfect match to the dark blue dial. The strap is of excellent quality and is most comfortable to war. The hardware is beautifully polished and looks very sturdy.
I love dealing with Blue Shark, they are an awesome company who cares about the customer and the products they provide, I will definitely be ordering more from them in the near future.
I'm very satisfied about this nato strap.
High quality and thicker than I thought.
Good finish on the buckle, solid feeling.
Fit good on 22mm and could also fit on 23mm thanks to the thickness.
The sheen on the strap offsets the watch bezel and dial perfectly. Very happy.
Pure Class! Orient Defender / Navy Blue
Outstanding fantastic WOW!!!
the strap material is beautiful but very tight and uncomfortable.
Rubbing the hand in the area of attachment from the side. I think the nato strap for this price should be more comfortable and softer. Future for the Blushark slim line, because they are much comfortable on the wrist...
The quality of this strap is outstanding: rock solid hardware with a delicate finish meets a gorgeous color in mind-blowing deep saturation. For every blue enthusiast this thick yet super-smooth piece is an absolute must have!
Ka Ki L.
Good quality, comfort
The strap itself is very comfortable and smooth but the navy blue color is a bit on the lighter side. Depending on the light the shade of the strap will change from a royal blue to a indigo tinted dark blue.
Excellent strap! The color matches my Seiko Sumo perfectly!
A perfect combination of Navy Blue Alphashark on the Seiko SKX009. The Brushed hardware complements the watch perfectly.
This is my first premium NATO strap. I'm very glad I purchased it. I have been wearing it every day for a month. I love the premium soft feel of the fabric over the less expensive NATOs I have previously owned.
The edges have started to fray slightly. I know I can burn them to tame it down, however the nice fabric loses its soft feel in the affected areas. I initially touched up the end piece, with a bias towards the inner side, and learned that lesson, before I torched the edges.
Damasko watches make it hard to install. The spacing between the case and the pins is too small. The holes for the buckle hang up on the case edge as it is fed between the case and the pin. I'm concerned it will start fraying the holes, but it hasn't yet. It is a Damasko issue, not BluShark's.
I paired the strap with an Aegir Instruments buckle purchased via ToxicNatos. The rectangular holes work beautifully, and I'm really glad I upgraded the buckle.
Need to be softer.
This is a review 1 month after receiving Alpha Straps.
I only gave 3 stars because quality/price ratio is not as good as Original Natos from BluShark.
Although Alphas are really good quality, they also are thick, quite stiff and feels more like a leather strap on wrist. Major flaw on 2 of 3 I have is fraying, and that is just from tucking in the excess strap end. I wear these straps at my desk, for other activities I use silicone nato.
Fraying after 1 week of wear at most is not a good sign.
So, I would rather buy 2 Original Nato straps for 32$ and receive third for free, because they are thin, yet dense and elastic, and there is no sign of them being prone to fraying.
Also the Navy Alpha is noticeably softer than Black and Bond, maybe different batch.
If you read this review, I would recommend you rather buy Slim Alpha or several Original Natos.
BlueShark Alpha in navy blue 20mm on a Seiko Sport 150
Vintage chrono ! This Alpha has the premium polished hardware
and the quality is top notch!
BlueShark's attention to detail
Is way above the rest!
I wouldn't look for anything else. Definitely a go to NATO.
I bought 3 Alpha straps in different colors: Black, Navy and Bond, so I will leave one review for all of them.
My first impression is that these are really premium nato straps that can be used to dress up your watch, but for me personally not for everyday wearing. Don't get me wrong, material is really soft, sturdy and has that seatbelt feeling to it. But starps are also thick, which makes the watch stand up high from the wrist. and it can be problematic to fold and tuck in the end of the strap.
Also, distance between holes could be like on Original Nato, because for me perfect fit is right in the middle of holes.
This is a strap for a lifetime, and it can make any watch look great.
Beautiful luster, great build quality - I now have a hard to me with my other non Blushark NATO and Zulu straps with their tiny buckle holes. The color is not quite navy but is a brighter blue - but I expected it from other reviews. It is pretty and matches the blued hands on one of my watches. The material is lustrous and smooth. It is thick so for me, I don't put them on my taller watches. I have 7" wrists and the buckle sits slightly off to the side and not at the bottom of my wrist (I know NATO straps are supposed to sit to the side more). It would be nice if there was more strap distance at the buckle cole side so that the buckle will sit on the he bottom like a conventional strap. All in all a great purchase with you phenomenal customer service.
Really enjoying it. Just wish it was a tad longer.
The Alpha sharks are great straps! They are comfortable and look great! The service was good and shipping was fast, I will be a return customer and refer my friends!
love these straps
Just bought 3 alphashark straps
my only minor gripe would be for more holes....
Amazing quality and impressive craftsmanship!
BluShark nato straps are a cut above the competition.
Amazing quality and impressive craftsmanship!
BluShark nato straps are a cut above the competition.
most unexpected part was how comfortable it felt..
Love this strap! Comfortable and strong- and looks great on my skx009.
Excellent quality and comfort.
It is like made for skx
Fantastic!!! Love these straps!
Great straps. Love it!
Simply amazing quality strap - the color is rich and lustrous, the strap is soft and ready to wear - comfortable from the get-go with no breaking in needed. I usually wear my TAG Link Automatic Chronograph on the iconic Link steel bracelet, but when I feel like a change, I won't settle for anything less than one of these amazing AlphaShark straps. The Navy Blue complements the dial beautifully and the sheen on the strap catches the light with a rich intensity. Many NATO straps just look cheap (especially the hardware) but the hardware on the BluShark Alphas just ooze quality. I love it! Thanks Joe!
Excellent quality! Joe will take care of you. Very consistent with all other positive feedback.
This is a really comfortable and well made watch strap! It works perfectly well with my watch and makes it a casual everyday watch :)
Very impressed by the quality on the alpha shark nato straps. 5/5 Will definitely be ordering again. Shipping to Canada was also quicker than expected.
I was never a believer of nato strap until I saw a YouTube video about BluShark and decided to try them out. The quality didn't disappoint and the rest is history. Fast forward to now this is my strap that I ordered and the comfort is great. Give it a try if you are looking for a nato strap.
Way better than others I have purchased. Quality Quality Quality
I have also purchased another two different ones. This one would be my favorite.
Looks so nice on the Planet Ocean with orange bezel.
The strap looks great on my watch and the solid workmanship is apparent in the buckles and stitching. I appreciated the communication from the company during the purchasing process.
This strap is called the "Alpha" for a reason. It's the king of style and comfort when it comes to Natostraps. I picked this and the OD Green one up, and couldn't be happier w/ the fit and finish. VERY comfortable to wear and I felt it immediately.