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    NATO strap "down under" method

    Hey guys, I was having a lot of trouble sizing my NATO straps for 2 reasons:

    1. I was in between holes
    2. Too much bulk

    This method seems to solve those problems so I thought i'd share it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGo-Xixr6WU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scofield View Post
    Hey guys, I was having a lot of trouble sizing my NATO straps for 2 reasons:

    1. I was in between holes
    2. Too much bulk

    This method seems to solve those problems so I thought i'd share it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGo-Xixr6WU
    Hmm. I tried this and was on the exact same hole and actually had more bulk because the under strap had to double back some. This could be a result of my very small wrist though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idvsego View Post
    Hmm. I tried this and was on the exact same hole and actually had more bulk because the under strap had to double back some. This could be a result of my very small wrist though.
    I have very small wrists too. It's more that the bulk is being transferred to under the wrist, which i don't mind nearly as much. The hole may only be altered slightly, and it also depends on where you are positioning the watch on the strap. It made a couple of straps usable but a couple are still not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scofield View Post
    I have very small wrists too. It's more that the bulk is being transferred to under the wrist, which i don't mind nearly as much. The hole may only be altered slightly, and it also depends on where you are positioning the watch on the strap. It made a couple of straps usable but a couple are still not
    I have had better luck just cutting off the "under" strap. Reduces a layer of strap and takes off a buckle. You do lose a portion of the security a nato is designed for but its the only way I like wearing them. Essentially I turn them into RAF straps. I have also trimmed a few down so that I dont have to double over the "tail".

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    Quote Originally Posted by idvsego View Post
    I have had better luck just cutting off the "under" strap. Reduces a layer of strap and takes off a buckle. You do lose a portion of the security a nato is designed for but its the only way I like wearing them. Essentially I turn them into RAF straps. I have also trimmed a few down so that I dont have to double over the "tail".
    +1 I do the same thing.

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    how do you guys cut it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scofield View Post
    how do you guys cut it?
    https://youtu.be/fiBYaEr39GM

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk

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    I have tried this "down under" method a couple of time snow and I do like it better than the standard way. For the few natos I keep intact for the security, I will be using this way I think. Thanks for the link @Scofield

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