NATO watch straps ... a spot of advice please.

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It seems to be cheapest (by a decent margin) at Argos. as per the link above.

Japanese made apparently. Other places (including Ebay and Amazon show it at anything from £116 to £175.

It started production in 2002 and some outlets don't show it ... maybe it's not got long left and maybe Argos have got the job of getting rid of stock? It's been that price for many months to my certain knowledge. Several reviews on Youtube.
 
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This illuminator has potential for a practical tool watch on a Bond NATO. http://www.argos.co.uk/product/5447613
I like the busier dial than the Casio MDV106-1A Duro.

Ah ... therein lies the difference :)

For me personally the busier the face the harder it is to tell the time in poor light (eg first thing in the morning in winter when it's still dark)..... or, if it's a really busy face, at any time. My poor old eyes don't focus well in half light and when not wearing specs but the high contrast in my own watches is great. Lume isn't really relevant as I can hardly see the markers without glasses and after the watch has been under the blankets all night :)
 
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Yet again I say a big thank you for all the above, really helpful, replies and photos.

I just realised I have FOUR similar or same field style watches ... two identical green face 18mm Pulsars, one similar (but not identical) 18mm black face Pulsar - and one 20mm black face Seiko. None cost a lot but I'm very fond and all keep fabulously good time. The "InTime" franchise in Debenhams have done a couple of repairs /new glasses and are really good, so I'm confident that all the time they're there (never guaranteed these days) then I can keep them all running. I fit my own batteries and sometimes fit a new (lightly greased) gasket and rarely hanker after anything else.

Maybe sometimes the novelty of something Kinetic or Eco-Drive but it would still be the same field style as they're so clear and easy to tell the time by. Maybe this sort of thing ...

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/2513306?cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59156|acid:444-797-0832|cid:189934525|agid:18091996165|tid:pla-98861691925|crid:77627772085|nw:g|rnd:10720498387486797328|dvc:c|adp:1o3|mt:|loc:9045303&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIx4rSq_P-2wIVDrftCh3hUQZ4EAQYAyABEgIRzvD_BwE



I've ordered the two-piece nylons as noted above but will go for a couple of different NATOs just to keep up with the Jones's ( not sure whether RAF or G10 yet) and perhaps a 20mm deployment from TF.
I like that Citizen too. I'm not gone on the eyelets in the strap but that would be easily sorted.
 
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^^ The Casio .... I like. But then you knew I would :)

Had a quick look at a few Amazon comments and wonder if the back comes off easily to change the battery, and if you wanted to use a different strap is that possible? given the nature of this topic I guess I'm thinking a cheapy NATO

But at £12 maybe we shouldn't be worrying about any of this?

PS. Was previously unaware of the word quotidian:) Must remember to drop it in to regular daily use.

EDIT. Just spotted it has four screws holding the back on therefore a battery swap seems very possible if needed.
 
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Here is a watch for you:

It's full of numbers but it's still a plain dial, nothing excessive IMO. They tried to pull it off... kinda. Not chrome plating those hands would have improved things significantly.

Vintage Стрела / Полет Chronograph cal. 3017 is my favorite watch! :p


 
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