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The History of the NATO Strap

Post by TemerityB » August 7th 2017, 12:03pm

While I despise NATO straps more than "Here's Lucy," I found this article interesting.

Whether or not you know exactly what a NATO strap is, you’ve definitely seen one. A trend item that has aggressively taken hold of the watch industry, NATOs can be found on just about any watch, from $35 Timex Weekenders to $7,000 Rolex Submariners to $50,000 Patek Philippes. Some watch enthusiasts may scoff at the idea of putting a $15 strap on an expensive timepiece, but NATOs are a fun, functional and quickly interchangeable way to show off your watch. While the straps have become fairly ubiquitous, their origin can be traced back to a single point in history.


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Post by svaglic » August 8th 2017, 1:16pm

I'm not a fan of NATO straps, but I liked the article.

Ron Sabo, owner of international watchman owns the trademark to NATO watch straps. How he got that through the courts is anyone's guess, but he likes to sue small company's now for using his trademark.
Turns out he is also a pervert, a habitual sex offender.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » August 8th 2017, 3:47pm

WUS (especially the watch straps sub-forum) is full of posts by those, whose listings got removed from eBay due to a complaint filed by that crook and kiddie fucker.

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Post by koimaster » September 5th 2022, 9:03pm

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Post by bedlam » September 5th 2022, 11:56pm

It's weird that they allowed the guy to register it. The whole trademark issue is wrought with abuses
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Post by gerdson » September 6th 2022, 12:31am

Nuke Ron Sabo!

Anyways, I understand how someone can not like NATO staps. But hate them? Seriously. I mean it is not the same like spray cheese.
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Post by 3Flushes » September 6th 2022, 12:42am

gerdson wrote:
September 6th 2022, 12:31am
Nuke Ron Sabo!

Anyways, I understand how someone can not like NATO staps. But hate them? Seriously. I mean it is not the same like spray cheese.
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Natoes are indeed the spray cheese of watch straps.
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