This began fraying the first time I put it on. It is falling apart so much more quickly than any of my other BluShark straps. I can't recommend this one.
I would love to review this item, and I’m betting it would be great, but it was missing from my order when it was delivered. I’ve contacted BluShark multiple times and heard nothing, even though I continue getting marketing emails like the one asking me to review a product I paid for and never received. I’d love some help if anyone there is paying attention?
Great strap, looks amazing on the Hamilton Khaki Field Auto
Easy to install . It looks good. It appears to be a quality product.
I didn't like this as much as the Vintage Bond watch strap The colors are much more muted Also the strap started fraying and stretching almost immediately. My watch is fitting looser every day and I am not loosing weight.
Bought a couple of these in this style. They are soft and feel durable. No issues getting them wet; they dried quickly and don’t seem like they’ll fray anytime soon. Bond nato on a black diver — no brainer!
I put this on a cream faced Bulova hack field watch. More than happy with the look and quality for the price!
Who could resist the original Bond color-scheme, am I right or am I right? Seriously though, I'm still not sure I understand the "added security" of the NATO strap, or at least how it's more secure than a regular one-piece band (i.e., if the pin fails the watch is still held onto either a NATO or a one-piece strap by the other pin. The strap felt a little weird at first, and I ended up fastening it in the "traditional" method, but truth be told I realized with a couple of days how comfortable the strap was, much more so than the rubber two-piece strap that came with my Vostok Amfibia.
Very good quality and look
Great Strap. Very satisfied with quality.
Compared to my previous band this one is not ridged. It's soft and doesn't cut in to my arm. I am a big guy so my wrists are pretty big around. The only thing I would change is to add a half of an inch so the tag end is easier to tuck in.
Green and reds too dark. Not enough contrast.
looks quite good on my new customized Damasko DH3.0
Great product! Own both the original blushark strap and now this alpha shark. The quality of the Alpha is worthy of the step up in price. Quality is excellent for the price. Highly recommended.
The only Nato straps I’ll buy! Incredibly durable and soft! Absolutely love them!
Great quality and feels luxury. I did find the strap about 1.25” too long for my wrist, so I had to cut the excess off, then burn the fray with a lighter — but I didn’t do a good enough job, so I’ve been fighting frayed ends.
I love the color, comfortable fit and finish of the hardware. I would highly recommend these bands if you're looking for something comfortable and durable.
Ordered this to have a little variety. Ended up really liking the fabric. Had an Orca in and very durable this one with seatbelt material doesn’t stand out as much like the Ultra-premium Band would which is why I chose it. Very nice.
Very Comfortable and great quality.
Looks and feels great! Love the silky and durable material. Pops on my Seiko mod.
Bought 5 Alpha shark straps. Shipping is fast in padded envelop rather than the blue box. Straps are beautiful and hardwares are good quality. However, there are downsides. After one day of use, the rectangular eyelets are coming apart (Top layer of the strap already pilling off.). and the strap in general was developing loosing tread all over, need to constantly burn them. Roughly the same thing happened for all 5 of them. I believe it is not the quality of the nylon, but it is the structural integrity of those big cut rectangular eyelets. Just not durable. Also the buckle is attached with spring bars not one piece material which may or may not be a bad thing, more like a personal preference.
Amazing quality Nato strap! I have both the original and the AlphaShark. The softer material and better hardware make the Alpha a superior strap.
Great fit and finish. The AlphaShark Vintage Bond strap in 22 mm fits and feels as good as it looks on my Sinn U2-T. The quality is better than Crown and Buckle.
I love the strap! I had a blushark strap, and I like the alpha shark strap a little better. It feels more premium on your wrist, and it is not as rough as the blushark straps. One bad thing I experienced was putting the strap on. I tried to slide it on the watch rather than removing the springs and placing the strap on. It caused the strap to get some fraying from that on the holes. So from that point of view, it doesn’t seem as strong because I did that with the blushark strap multiple times before it frayed.
Perfect strap and design to match the quality of the Omega 300!
Hector E Gonzalez g.
Definitely look much better with the black pvd hardware. However I do like the black and grey Bond strap better than the vintage Bond NATO strap. But I definitely like all the blushark straps I bought so far (13 straps).
Really is softer. Wore the original for about 18 months. It was good, this is better.
Didn't deliver and asked for refund or voucher to re shipping to another address but not accepted Bad customer care
Nice packaging cool band
I purchased a number of Nato Straps for my boyfriend, and he was totally thrilled with the quality of your product.
This was my favourite until I just got the coyote version. I have worn this for about a year swapping with the black and Khaki and it still looks great with very little wear on the strap itself
Amazing feel, smooth and silky. Great product. Would definitely recommend.
Super comfortable but the red stitching is fraying pretty bad.
This vintage bond may be my favorite of all my straps. It seems to compliment every watch I put it on. Colorful, comfortable, versatile, and I get lots of compliments every time I wear it.
Couldn’t be more pleased with my recent purchases! Great quality product, great quality people with whom to do business! Highly recommend them!
Looks and feels great
The band is so good, it makes the watch look bad, need a new watch now!
I love this strap!
Gift for my brother and his SARB017. He loves it!
Very impressed with the quality, fit and finish of this AlphaShark strap.
Too long. Seem sturdy. Don’t like having to tuck in excess or cut.
I think this has too much olive green rather than a British Khaki and the Red should be a thinner pinstripe. I love the material but what bugs me on all these $32 straps is that for those of us with larger wrists the fixed hardware makes the buckle ride up not centered on the wrist. On one I have had to cut the small strap as it was impossible to wear a larger watch 42-45mn on a flatter wrist sized 7.5”. It works as a Zulu, but after paying $32 I expected this to be perfect.
I'm REALLY happy with the BluShark AlphaShark straps for many years now. The straps are made from best materials and they are absolutely reliable. I still wear my first strap (a Bond AlphaShark 22mm) and it is still in shape! A big advantage are the square holes because somehow they do not wear out as fast as round holes. The stitching is also perfect as well as the the space for the watch between the hardware (this imho is a problem of the AlphaPremier Straps - the space is a little too small when using bigger watches). My only wish would be the possibility to buy the straps with brass or bronce hardware for the watches made of brass/bronce (golden hardware wouldn't be an option because it won't become patina over the time). I can recommend the AlphaShark straps 100% and will go on buying them ... :-)
Great Strap! Very Thick and comfy!
This band is by far the best quality strap available. I have two other brands that are okay, but they don't hold a candle to my AlphaShark vintage Bond strap. It makes my vintage Tudor Submariner look even better than Sean Connery's Rolex Submariner he wore in Goldfinger.
Blue Shark Alpha Shark Vintage Bond This strap material is smooth and thick. Buckle and ring Black PVD hardware are all high quality. thank you
Comfortable and durable, great fit and finish the buckle. i will recommend to all!
The Vintage Bond NATO strap is gorgeous. It's extremely comfortable to wear and gets lots of compliments. I highly recommend it and the other offerings.
Alpha Shark Nato straps are great quality, the materials used are in my opinion definitely high end, this is 1 of 5 alpha sharks I own and will continue to be a customer, and the customer service is second to none, if anyone out there is unsure about a purchase from Blu Shark, don't be, you will not be disappointed.
Colori e tessuto veramente belli. La qualità dei materiali e delle finiture è decisamente una spanna sopra la media degli altri cinturini NATO. Con l'offerta prendi 3 paghi 2, lo sconto del 15% e trasporto gratuito ho preso 3 cinturini di ottima qualità a poco più di 50 €. Difficile trovare di meglio. Provare per credere. Un messaggio per i miei connazionali italiani: la dogana vi farà aspettare un pò....
The AlphaShark Luxury NATO straps are my overall favorite BluSharks, watchbands, and NATOs. Great color and texture consistency. The band does not pull hairs, holes hold up well, and is long enough to fit my 7.75" wrist without having to tuck in the end of the strap. The band is a little stiff at first, but breaks in pretty quickly after a couple days of wear. The 22mm fits great on my Seiko SKX007J Diver, and both the brushed and polished hardware match well. My one and only suggestion to BluShark would be to stitch the "floating" keeper. That in no way detracts from the quality, but I like how both keepers are stitched on my BluShark Orcas. I actually prefer the AlphaShark Luxury over the AlphaPremier Ultra Luxury. The AP is very comfortable and of superb quality, but the added rigidity (for lack of a better word - it is very comfortable) of the AS is more comfortable with my Seiko Diver and makes the watch seem less top-heavy. The AP would definitely outshine the AS on a lighter, slimmer watch, like a dress watch of some type. (I'll be copying this review to the pictures of the other AlphaSharks I have - same review applies to all of them). Additionally, the Vinatge Bond AlphaShark has great, relatively subdued, yet vibrant coloring. My Orca Vintage Bond seems to be much brighter in coloring, and I prefer the AlphaShark Vintage Bond coloring.
Looks great - and fells very comfortable
The watch looks great and is great quality.
I’m usually a huge skeptic with NATO bands. I assume to get the durability and strength you have to sacrifice comfort and looks. BluShark has all of that and more. Best band I’ve owned for my priceless watches.
Absolutely impressed with the quality of the material & polished hardware! Made my Seiko SRPB07J1 look like a totally different watch. Blue Shark NATO is my go to company for NATO straps & I highly recommend trying them out! I also took advantage of the buy 2 get 1 free deal!! Thanks!!!
I bought this to replace the original band on my Seiko Alpinist. I really like the softness of the band material, and the color combination of the original (Sean Connery) James Bond color scheme. The green picks up the color of the dial, while the black and red give it more visual interest.
Quality and weability of this NATO Strap is awesome. My only gripe is that I wish the base color was the dark blue like the original instead of the black it comes with. But other than that the strap is absolutely awesome. Best one I own. That’s why I ordered 3 more
Absolutely love the fit and feel of these straps and the hardware is top notch. Feeling like a more luxurious James Bond over here
Best NATO’s on the market!!
Love the feel of the high quality nylon strap. Looks great and formal on my Seiko SRP 775.
quality is the best I have found yet in a NATO. will be buying more from the shark!!!!!!
Great straps. Looks awesome. Good quality.
Love it best NATO I have ever bought
Another great looking high quality strap from BluShark. The colors can't be beat!
The straps look very nice and are very comfortable. The fact that they are too short makes them perfect for a small person. Otherwise, if you can't make a decent nato tuck, the strap is not really functional. With the end of the strap dangling, your strap will come off. I can barely tuck the strap in the first keeper, making the movable keeper useless. For a premium strap, I would expect them to be long enough.
So far I have purchased many different nato straps off amazon and other websites (trying to buy as inexpensivly as possible). They are not as comfortable and the quality is usually pretty bad. These AlphaShark - BluShark straps are the best I have used and well worth the extra money. You won’t be disappointed.
I am really enjoying the classic Bond strap. I think it looks great on my watch., And the other Bond varieties also work for me today. Completely satisfied
Paired with a dive watch, the Classic Bond AlphaShark is comfortable to wear and looks good with everything from a wet suit, a white dinner jacket, or business suit for a day at the offices of International Exports.
Good quality and so gorgeous. I love it!
I’ve just received my nato’s, amazing products! It Fits pretty well on my zelos hammerhead, so long story short i’m very pleased! Thanks for making such good bands! Definitely the highest quality nato i own! Keep up the good work.
Great straps I have both the vintage bond and bond versions. Best NATO straps on the market. Even beats the quality of high end NATOs like Omega, Tudor, Oris.
Another Blu Shark strap that doesn't disappoint! Hoping to order again soon!
Solid, high quality, comfortable, durable. Just the thing for exploring danerous Crab Key on the Island of Dr. NO
I've been a fan of BluShark straps for a few years and have no qualms about wearing one with my high-end watches. I trust them not to fall apart and risk damaging my investments. Besides, they feel good against the skin, look great, and receive plenty of compliments from other horophiles!
Removed the second flap and shorten it for perfect fit. Amazing fit with Airman.
I ordered the Alpha Shark Vintage Bond watch strap, it was beautiful the strap in itself was of very good quality and the hard wear was as good as the strap. Long story short they are a very nice strap of great quality! The BluShark company make a great product and the staff will help in anyway. I would recommend them to anyone! So I recommend you start buying your straps from them if you like quality!
A nice product but an expensive one. At about 2 1/2 times the price of similar if not exactly the same products - economically nothing to rave about.
I heard about these straps from so many videos on YouTube that I had to try them and wasn't disappointed! Awesome quality! Go try them yourself
Great straps. Super comfortable -unlike many cheaper imitations. Worth the money.
Appears to be high quality hardware. Fit and comfort are great. I was concerned about it fitting on the Rolex springbars but it fits like a glove. I’ll buy more.
I bought the Omega OEM Nato in black for my speedy and was surprised how well thought out and designed it was - perfection in fact. But expensive. Not wanting to spend the same money I bought a selection of these to use as high quality extras. Especially in the Bond colours. The good Very high quality - If anything the thickness could be a little too thick. Not by much. Metal hardware is great quality - well made and polished. The Bad Too short. I have a 7" wrist and the NATO tuck is only just about possible. Only just. Suffers the same issue as all NATO's - the buckle is on the side of the watch and not the middle of the wrist. The OEM one fixes this perfectly. With two minor changes - slightly longer (if you have anything over a 7" wrist forget about a tuck at all) and a slight repositioning of the buckle this would be a near perfect and top quality replacement for the OEM. Close. No cigar.
I have 14 NATO/Zulu type straps from an other manufacture that I thought were pretty good. That is until I got my hands on a BluShark strap. I liked them so much I bought 4 of their AlphaShark straps in one sitting! Decent color choices and build quality that is outstanding. These straps look fantastic. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a NATO/Zulu type strap to give BluShark a try. If you want a premium strap, go with the AlphaShark.
My 14 yr old Seiko looks so awesome!
Very impressed with my AlphaShark Vintage Bond on my Gen1 Halios Laguna. Beautifully made strap.
My free one!
Will buy again
Woke up a watch I hadn't worn for a bit as didn't love the factory strap. Fantastic can't wait to see how it breaks in.
This strap exceeded my expectations and looks perfect on my new submariner. Best nato strap I have ever owned.
Love the look and feel of this strap. I wish they would expand their slim color offerings as it is a bit thick. I will be a returning customer.
Striking colors. Great fit. Easy to attach. Have received a number of complimentary comments.
Total satisfaction. Great strap!
Good communication and customer service from the start. Strap was thicker than expected, was purchased for my Seamaster but the short lugs made it very tight, should have gone for the slim version.