It's a nice looking strap and is very soft, but the hole I've been using has already started to tear after only two weeks of daily wear.
Had a few straps from Blushark. The quality of the Alpha Slim is superb. Feels so soft and light but the material is very good. If I had to be picky I would say that the second part of the NATO is a bit too short and makes the keeper too close to the watch. But that’s just me being picky. Overall it’s a brilliant strap, and always receive great service from over the pond!
Very poor quality: first hour of use:
Beautifull nato strap. Thank you Regards
Extremely pleased with the strap, great price and quality.
Prompt delivery Quality product
Great service...really high quality strap. Wrong strap was sent at first but they quickly sent correct alphashark slim bond nato and it looks great on my new stealth seiko 5.
Hello Joe, unfortunately the strap arrived today is not that one I originally wanted. In January I received an AlphaShark Slim Bond in 22mm via order no. BSxxxx. I was very pleased with it having it on my beloved SKX. Thus I ordered a 20 Mill alternative for my Helson Sharkmaster a couple of weeks ago with BSxxxx (see below). You cannot imagine my surprise when I opened up the box today, finding a different style of band. The cloth is quite comparable, but 1. the holes are rectangular 2. the color is different and 3. the stitching is far from accurate, as you can see in attached pictures I took a couple of seconds ago. What can we do about it? I do not want to keep this band. You know, I wouldn't have ordered at yours if I wanted to stay with poor quality. Thanks a lot for your answering in advance, kindest regards and Sincerely Gxxx
Very thin and super comfortable strap, satisfied with quality and I have got a better thing than expected, so highly recommend this one!
Pros: Easy ordering, good updates on order processing and delivery with fast arrival. Strap looks great with a nice satiny smooth finish. Hardware is well done. Looks and feels markedly nicer than a regular “non-premium” nato. Favorite aspect is the thin material. It’s noticeably more comfortable and lets the watch hug the wrist a bit better. Just seems to conform nicely. Cons: First and foremost, WAY too much spam. I specifically did not want deals, newsletters, or updates on new arrivals, yet despite opting out twice, there they are. Also, being immediately, and continuously prompted to leave a review is just silly. Once is enough. As for the strap, I’m a bit concerned about the durability of the adjustment holes. I’ve only worn it for @ 2 weeks and the hole is quite deformed. (Never been wet) More so than any other nato I’ve worn. Including ones 1/4 of the cost. I’m curious if it’s due to the thinner weave and wider square holes allowing more area to stretch out of shape? Although a thin buckle tang and smaller hole might create a worse problem? Trade off maybe? Thankfully it seems to have initially stretched and stopped, but if it would happen to give way down to the next hole, it’d be too loose to wear. Never been even slightly concerned about that with the multiples of natos I’ve had nearly 15 years. Although I’d considered getting a couple more in various colors, I’ll wait to see how this one holds up. Time will tell.
Very comfortable. Thin. Smooth.
I put the James Bond black and grey nato on my Sinn 856 UTC. The strap and buckles are higher quality than I was anticipating. The strap is also very smooth and comfortable.
Love your products. You guys never disappoint.
Excellent NATO ! Good value for your money when you buy 2 or more straps from Blueshark. Well made. Good hardware. Comfortable. Sliding keeper, and a low profile to add less bulk under the each. Fast treatment and delivery of order. I wish more colors or stripes where available. I would buy more !
A perfect strap to complement my Titanium Animal watch, 25 years old and still going strong, Beautiful quality brushed metal, I have ordered more!
It's great! Less bulky than expected!
Looks fantastic with my Boldr Adventure field watch. Ready to take on Dr. No, Goldfinger, and get Allota.
Great nato for the price instead of buying the OEM Omega nato, very close in build and feel. Opted to get the Slim vs AlphaPremiere due to my preference of circle holes instead of square. Hardware is great, entire strap gives off a premium feel. Most would think it is OEM.
Very nice and comfortable
CM Alexander C.
Fraying starts between the holes just after few hours of usage. However, the seatbelt material is really soft and smooth. I prefer the classic strap where the holes are square and perhaps stronger between the holes.
The quality of this strap is awesomely exceptional! I have Omega OEM Nato straps at almost 6 times the cost. Are the Omega OEM straps a better strap? Yes, they are better but mostly in the finish and details. But are the Omega OEM straps 6 times better? No. Sure the AlphaShark straps aren't perfect, maybe some "fuzziness" along the sealed edges/holes here and there but it's not a big deal. The feel of the AlphaShark strap and hardware are also very close to OEM. It's soft, supple and comfortable. I've got about 7 pairs of the AlphaSharks at this point. For the price, they definitely don't disappoint!
Fantastic strap - the standard BluShark straps are already noticeably better than similarly priced competition (particularly in the hardware and construction), but the AlphaShark/Slim (and particularly Premier) line are in a whole other ballpark in terms of fabric quality. They not only look much more elegant, but are just unbelievably soft. If a design I like is available in one of the Alpha collections, I purchase that version without hesitation!
Beautiful and soft. But a little bit on the short side.
Great strap! Works great on this SKX...with a special made thin Murphy bezel for sloped insert.
KA LOK N.
It is my favorite strap for my Sea-Dweller, it is better than the original one. Slimmer and more comfortable
Another great Bond nato from Joe and his team. These guys keep raising the bar. What next I wonder . . .
Hermosa correa, hace juego perfectamente con mi reloj Seiko skx013. El servicio al cliente es excelente. Blushark es muy recomendable!
Best Quality Strap
Great strap and fantastic quality, looks fab on my Stowa. I like how comfortable they are to wear.
Love it. Slim line has limited colors available but worth it to grab one. One of my favorite Blu Shark straps.
Worth it just for the hardware. I already have an Alphashark and didn't really need another, but I did need a PVD buckle and Blushark's hardware is second to none. Strong, rugged, true matte (flat) black that doesn't rub off. A+.
tried blushark for the first time and I'm really impressed by the quality of the straps. great match for luxury watches. no complains here. let's see how long that beautiful texture will last.
Softest nato strap I have ever used! :)
You really do get what you pay for with this product. I've tried Nato straps on the cheapest end of the spectrum, average nato straps, and the Blushark. The cheaper you go the more stiff and uncomfortable the strap will be. You can wear the Blushark all day, have it still be comfortable. It's soft and molds to your wrist more easily than nato straps made of cheaper nylon.
Good quality nylon. The slim profile was better than i expected.
Got the Alpha slim to compare with the original Alpha. The Slim is A LOT more pliable and comfortable. It fits a bit better on the Omega Planet Ocean (which is already a big watch). I would say the Slim is nearly identical to the OEM Omega Strap that sells for 150+ USD. Left is Timex Weekender w/ original Alphashark. Right is an Omega Planet Ocean with the Alphashark Slim. Notice the slightly darker stripes which I think look better.
I love the Alpha slim; it pairs well with this Speedmaster Pro.
Very soft and very smooth Nato Strap! Alpha Shark Slim is all you come to expect in a Nato Strap. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Nice strap. Great hardware, and the gray stripes were slightly darker than anticipated. It's a nice contrast to other bond nato straps and provides a slightly understated yet sophisticated look.
Very happy with the product. Buckle and other "hardware" of good quality. Is confortable on the wrist. Stiches are smooth.
PHL9853285 Chester D.
soft and comfortable. i prefer it over the original. more colors please Joe!!!
I love everything about this strap with the exception of the buckle. It’s held in with a spring bar which has come loose and the buckle has fallen off twice (luckily I found it both times). I wasn’t doing anything particularly extraneous either. With the exception of that minor thing it’s an awesome strap.
Yeah. You're missing out if you haven't tried this strap!
The quality of the material used is really stunning. Soft, supple and with a multi-dimensional weave. I noticed that the holes no longer have the characteristic BluShark square cut, but the back appear to be reinforced. Well worth the extra cost over the original strap, of which I have a few.
Alpha shark is awesome! Will probably get more sometime. Alpha slim was very disappointing. Got in black w/ pvd and bond and the straps on both are falling apart. Alex
Very nice quality. Can't compare with the cheapest straps. This is like a seatbelt
Overall good strap, very smooth, lives up to the 'seatbelt' name. However, the weave is not as tight as the solid color straps, and the strap started to fray at the holes on the first day of wearing. I may have received a bad strap.
Fantastic starp, didn't expect the slimmer strap to be so comfortable. The material used is extremely suitable for the weather in a tropical climate. Overall look is amazing and will come back for more straps!
The quality of all these Alphashark Slim straps are above my expectations. Definitely ordering more colours in the future!
Durable, neat, pliable, practical, shiny, smooth, soft and thin - all at the same time. In one word: perfect. Very reasonable price for such a masterpiece. Greetings from Poland!
Very comfortable. I have never liked linked watch bracelets, no matter how high end they are, I can never get the sizing just right. It’s usually either too tight or too loose plus they constantly snag and pinch my wrist. The look of a nato strap is more my style and this bond just looks slick on my Seiko chronograph. The polished hardware is a perfect match. I highly recommend the seat belt weave although original is just as good. Whether you pick original or alpha, you can’t go wrong with Blushark.
This is my new go to strap. Love it. Highly recommended!
It's easily the most comfortable and luxurious looking NATO strap that I own. however, the stitching around the holes appear to be fraying after some use (but it does not affect the function of the strap so I don't particularly mind).
Very happy about the purchase. I like this better than the normal Alphashark nato. The difference in thickness seems nominal but it has made a surprising difference. Great quality overall.
I have a Alpha Shark that I wear on a Seiko Sumo, and it's fantastic. Didn't know how different the Alpha Shark Slim would feel on my Grand Seiko SBGX115 - but it's so slim and so comfortable! My wrist size (6.75") is just small enough to allow the tail of the strap to tuck under in traditional NATO style. Very impressed by the feel of this strap, and the Bond look on a white dial!!
Just one of over a dozen Blu Shark straps that I own. They are all great!
Topnotch stylich, quality and material.
Probably the best nato strap I've ever worn and for the price I don't think you can do much better.
Great quality strap with speedy delivery and service. The strap is extremely soft, bulk free, and the hardware is equally impressive. Only area I see that could be improved for the future is the packaging of the strap for shipping, beyond a plastic sleeve.
Soft, shiny and thin as silk. Floating keeper is the final touch to perfection. Please make more color options!
Amazing quality, and I've tried almost all of them! I do snip off the flappy bit to reduce thickness on all my NATO straps. I've never had a watch that acted like it was going to slip off the strap if it didn't have the bottom part.
The AlphaShark is the refined version of BluShark Luxury. How I wish there will be more of these. I will be looking forward to collect them them all.
Gave this one to my mate. Loved it! Quality is superb. Everyone is happy.
I would like to show a comparison picture, because this strap not only thinner, it has some differences. The keepers are smaller, the buckle smaller, and the whole nato has a different feel. The gray lines are darker than the AlphaShark. The slim version not that shiny. Better match to some watches. In the picture, the right is the Slim (1.2mm), the left is the normal version (1.4mm).
I have alot of after market straps, this one is by far my favorite. I even have the regular Alpha Bond, but the slimness makes it wear better with my SKX 007. Dosnt sit up as high and seems to stay centered better which is a pet peeve off mine. Great Band Joe!!! Thanks for the E-mail to give me a heads up that this even existed!!! Thanks, JOE