I thought the strap was a bit firm to wear not supple like some. It is however made very well and should last years but it's not for me.
great strap for my Seiko SKX007J
Quality of the ballistic nylon is decent, hardware is sized appropriately and buckle is sturdy. I've worn them for a couple weeks now and have observed no fatigue or tearing of the buckle holes. Packaging was minimal, no springbars or removal tool were included with my order. Value versus price, not so sure about that, but the periodic 10% discounts and buy 2 get 1 (free) offer helps offset the higher cost.
Great strap. As always a quality product from BluShark.
Beautiful. Really like the look.
Best nato straps I've ever bought. I hope you get the black with grey pinstripe back in stock. Great customer service as well.
The black is a true black color and fantastic .. I compared all of their nato straps to a new Hodinkee NATO strap ... no comparison... the Blu Shark strap is far superior to the Hodinkee Nato ... not even a close comparison...
Fits my citizen eco drive military to a tee. Great simplicity as you see, I cut the strap on the end and singed it with matches for a perfect fit. Wish the strap was more rigid but looking at it. Darn good quality. Kind of wish blueshark offered this size strap in pvk finished hardware but! Great strap! I’m happy!
One of many purchases from Blue Shark. Always great product and a great service! You get your money’s worth and more.
This is my fourth NATO strap from Blu-Shark and I could not be happier with the looks or quality. I would recommend them to anyone and I will be buying from them again!!
Strap is way too short and the buckle is way too big. Dont waste your $ on this strap.
Good Quality Nato Strap A+
I really like the blacked out look for this watch and strap. The hardware is high quality, the strap is sweat and water proof, and easy to keep clean. Very comfortable, breathable strap.
I love BluShark straps because of Excellent Quality all around and they are very Comfortable. Customer service is Great too. Thank you!
I purchased several Bands. They are much like my TAG HAUER band but significantly cheaper. Get a couple, you won't be disappointed.
Looks great and fits great. Can’t ask for much better
Fantastic compliment to my Apple watch! Holds in place just right with no trimming necessary.
Great strap but a little short but I have big wrists so I kinda expected that.
Very satisfied best and nicest nato strap
I've replaced all watchbands with BluShark NATO bands. Comfortable, durable, and sharp looking.
Thin, flexible and durable
I wear this strap on my Seiko SKX everyday for work. Plenty of length for those with large wrist and quality hardware.
I’ve had other natos before and this nato is far better in quality and craftsmanship extremely happy and I won’t hesitate to buy more in the future great product and great company.
I love my original BluShark NATO strap. The hardware is amazing!
Great quality strap and hardware. Feels very durable! Comfortable with no scratching!
This is my third BluShark Nato watchband. They are now on the three watches I wear the most. I live in the Florida Panhandle and am in the pool daily. These bands hold up much better than the other brands I've been using.
Simple and sophisticated. 10/10.
BluShark’s range can’t be beat ! All around great product, at a great price. Add versatility, comfort, and great service, and there you have it ... A winner !
Bring it , summertime ! Paired with this excellent BluShark nato , my PADI’s ready for anything. Top notch construction, hardware, and comfort. Great service as well . Thank you !
Have not been impressed by most of the NATO straps I've purchased before, but I have to commend BluShark for making a really quality strap. Love the quality and finish, and extremely comfortable. Will definitely be buying more from you guys!
Made my watch look great. I will be ordering more. Thanks!
Really confortable. My watch is even more beautiful.. Haha. Thanks BluShark
It's comfortable on the wrist. Seems durable and looks like it'll last awhile. One thing I'd nit pick about is the buckle not lining up on the bottom middle of my wrist. It's a little ocd of mine.
The Nato's are top notch, and the Customer Service is second to none......
Put the NATO strap on my submariner and love it. Clearly a high quality product, particularly the buckle, compared to many of the other NATO strap makers which appear cheaply made.
Great strap! I've got a few different colors now. Would highly recommend. Customer service was super helpful too when I had a shipping question.
Superior hardware. I like the Original series, it is my favourite from BluShark range. The best quality to price ratio. Black looks really good with every watch. Higly recommended.
A great nylon strap! Love it!!!
Material is comfortable and well-stitched. Buckle could be a little smaller for better usage with laptops and other such devices, but all hardware seems sturdy and sleek. Would buy from again.
Very nice strap
I have several of these types of NATO bands for my 'tactical' watches. Those bands have heavier metal rings and that's fine but these bands have a more refined look. I especially like the square-cut holes for the prong of the buckle. This is an excellent product...
Again, another strap and very nice looks great and the quality is there. Don
Hello I received the three straps, all Nato style, and all are high quality and better than I expected, the shipping was very fast and they were well packed. I would prefer the 3 ring style but with a matching nylon keeper instead of the rings. Thanks Don
My second original strap. Comfortable and hardware is very nice
stiffer and less comfortable than any other nato i've used maybe the hardware is nicer, but honestly not enough to justify the price
great band. quality buckle and strap. strap could be a little thicker. is comfortable to wear. looks great.
CM Alexander C.
Nylon is tightly woven, no fraying between holes and great hardware. However, the welded holes are slightly thicker than 1.2mm hence a little struggle to slide it through a Rolex. Will definitely look forward should more colour options be made available. Also ordered the Army Green and Grey with brushed hardware.
Plays on the 'vintage' quality of my Hamilton Pilot Pioneer without the preppy flavor of the original calfskin strap. I love it! Comfortable all day, too.
Really love the brand, good quality, perfect for my skx007! Thanks Blusharkstraps!
Really durable, easy to fit and really good quality hardware.
What can I say it's a black strap ha , actually it's a great black strap from Blu Shark. Fit and finish is great , excellent hardware. Currently own 8 Blu Shark straps.
Excellent product, excellent seller.
Strap looks good, fits great and is comfortable. No weird surprises. I've worn it daily for almost a month and it shows no signs of wear or fading. There is good reason why the buzz on these straps is so positive!
Absolutely love the BluShark NATOs. Always my go to for any sports watch
Black hardware look slick with gold. Too hard to find natos with gold hardware not to mention rose gold for perfect match...but my father will be very happy with this upgrade since the stock silicone band ripped. I personally wear natos with everything whether it's athletic or formal dress including ceremonies. I just can't say enough that Blushark meets everything in comfort, durability, and very nice luxury look!
Fast shipping, great packaging. The nylon is well-woven, no frayed edges, nice stitching. The brushed stainless hardware is beautiful, feeling very solid. I originally bought this for a Speedmaster. It looked great, but I think it looks better with the more rugged Sinn 156. This is a quality NATO strap. You cannot got wrong, especially for the price.
Hard to go wrong with the myriad of bands from Blu Shark. This black-on-black 'original' is just the latest, from Joe's stable of winners! It looks great on my Phoibos Ocean Master. As usual; the purchase was seamless, and shipping was fast as always. Item came securely boxed; with the included, complimentary lens-wipe. Joe's deal of buy-three; and get-one-free, of equal or lessor-value, always rocks! I must have over ten straps from Blu Shark for every watch, and mood. A great quality product: if you have any doubt, just read the reviews from others. I have to give Blu Shark another thumbs-up!!
Kwan Yeung L.
Much better quality than the NATO strap I ordered from other site . Perfect for seiko tuna
Jose Jr R.
The quality is superb! Most definitely buying more in the future. Thanks Blu Shark. Cheers
I had purchased a BluShark strap before off Amazon, but they didn't carry the color/size I wanted when I came back for more. It's a good thing too – otherwise I wouldn't have seen the 3-for-2 deal on the actual BluShark site. I ended up with a black, army green, and an orange (in addition to the bond stripes I already had). Great straps, great price.
Top level product ! Will recommend to all friends !
The strap arrived promptly and came with a small dust cloth which was nice and unexpected. The strap itself was easy to install, especially with BluShark's instructions. After a couple weeks of use, it's comfortable, stylish, and seemingly hardy. I often do yard work or physical activity with my watch and I've noticed no issues with the band so far. I'm a happy customer.
LONG TERM REVIEW I have new Original Sharks and use them extensively for almost a year now. I already have close to 50 different straps and Original Shark is best in its price range no doubt! Hardware quality is really good, nylon material has superior durability - I noticed minimum or no wear at all. No frying - it is not so obvious even for premium straps. Fit and finish are very good. This is an excellent strap for the money, my personal favourite.
Beautiful strap , comfy , practical , one problem I want more of them now
These must be at least the 6th strap I have bought from you.Would recommend them to anyone!
Great fit and finish the buckle is handsome makes the watch pop.
Great quality strap. Looks amazing on my IWC Mark XV.
Excellent bands! Couldn't be happier.
Juan Carlos L.
It looks perfect and feels great!
Great watch bands! I will buy more.
Comfortable and durable
Great strap, very comfortable and very nice hardware, surpassed my expectations. Will be buying more very soon!
No need to try out any other NATO's. I will use these exclusively from here on out. Durable and rugged while still soft and comfortable. This black one would look good on literally any watch.
Original Blu Shark 20mm on my original Citizen Eco-Drive - their first solar powered watch! Still going strong after 20+ years! The polymer "diver's strap" that came with the watch hardened and crumbled after a couple of years of outdoor UV exposure. No concerns that's going to happen with the BluShark!
Original Blu Shark 18mm on my Citizen Eco Drive - waaay more durable and comfortable than the strap that came with the watch!
It is obvious much thought has been given to developing these watchbands. They are comfortable, very durable and well built. The band is a bit long, but Blushark provides instructions on their website how to shorten it. They also provide much needed instructions on how to properly install it on the watch. Once installed, the band provides two layers of strap just underneath the watch. This does make the watch thicker than normal but also gives extra protection to the watch. Keepers and buckle are also sewn into the band instead of just being loosely attached. Nice touch.
Just wanted to let you know that I received my straps much earlier than I expected with was fantastic! I think I that they are fantastic, incredibly well made, stylish and elevate my beloved Seiko 5 809 in a very fashion forward manner. I look forward to expanding my collection in the near future and I look forward to purchasing from the Alpha line as well for some of my premium watches.
Very nice strap. Very comfortable. The finishing is impeccable. Wouldn't feel out of place on a Submariner.
I thought it would be the same quality as the Slim Alpha 20mm I purchased. Do you have a slim alpha version (seatbelt weave) in 24mm??
Well made and comfortable
Great strap for the money. Service has been great all around as well. Highly recommended.
My Traser P6600 Shadow just begs for this type of NATO strap. Much more comfortable than the silicone original and I’ve love going NATO since learning how to get rid of the side lump!
24 mm black blushark strap is fantastic. High quality and loks amazing and delivery just 7 days from USA to Australia. Thank you Joe and thank you Blushark you are great. Sasha
I have tried many Nato type straps. All had some flaw, bad stitching or just glued, cheap hardware or irregular PVD coating or just black paint over hardware that chips in few days. BluShark watch Bands are the best compared to others. Great quality and PVD finish is superb. Will definitely buy another for my other watches.
Great quality strap, with really good, solid, hardware. Spending the extra couple bucks on BluShark is definitely worth it. So much better than the generic NATOs out there
Amazing strap!! I’m buying more now!!
The best. Hands down the best nato out there. Would trust this surfing, paddle boarding, diving, or snorkeling. Thanks for an excellent product.
Great quality strap. Bought 10 more for my watch collection. Woukd buy again in a heartbeat.
Matches perfectly with the G Shock Mudman. Much better than the plastic strap it came on.
Awsome Strap on my SEIKO SZSC005 , quality and comfort all in one and great appearance, cant tell about the longevity. But expect to enjoy it for a long time. The Alpha slim is ever so slightly more comfortable because of the softer material but this is in my opinion the better value. Highly recommended!
This band is for my wife’s dive watch and is in the water 3 days a week. My 24mm band has been working well for the last few months. We like these bands.
Best strips anywhere by far thanks so much
Perfect in every way!
I needed an 18mm strap for a vintage Seiko. This one is the best I’ve tried. High quality hardware for sure.