ZULUDIVER Collection

Horween American Leather NATO

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  • High quality genuine Horween leather NATO watch strap by ZULUDIVER.

    Chicago's Horween Leather Company has set the standard for the highest quality leathers since 1905. Just like us, they pay attention to the detail, the little things that really matter, and doing lots of little things right.

    Also like us, they believe in skillfully combining old with new – in Horween's case, 'traditional, old world tannages and techniques, carefully updated with modern applications.'

    The 'NATO strap' is derived from straps used with fixed lug-bar watches during WW2. In a 1973 Defence Standard, the British Ministry of Defence formally defined the specification of the strap we know today as the NATO (or 'G10', after the form service personnel had to complete in order to get one from quartermaster's stores).

    The popularity of the NATO, not least among military regiments, led to its appearance in many colours and patterns beside the standard specification Admiralty Grey. We took some of Horween's finest handmade leathers and crafted them into the classic NATO watchstrap. For extra security, we've stitched in both the keepers on this watch strap and made them large enough for the strap to be passed through twice if needed.

    Today, the NATO band is the fashionable watch strap so many of us wear for its rugged versatility, or as an easy way to dress a luxury watch down. Our NATOs are durable, changeable and strong. And and the interweaving double-layer design that passes through the lugs means it is very secure too – even if you 'pop' one spring bar, if your watch is on a NATO, the watch head will remain attached to the strap.

    Each NATO gives added reassurance due to the way it attaches separately to your watch's spring bars.

    Not sure how to wear a NATO watch strap? Take a look at our helpful guide.

    Our NATOs are so reasonably priced and easy to change, you can have a selection of different styles to suit your mood and day's activities.

    More Info
  • Length(s) 300mm
    Thickness 1.5mm
    Material Type Genuine Leather
    Material Finish Natural Leather Grain
    Edge Finish Cut Edge
    Tongue Width 2 mm
    Clasp Type Buckle
    Fittings Supplied Spring Bars
    Strap Style NATO
    Strap Material Genuine Leather
    Strap Style NATO G10
  • Meh...


    My least favorite strap that I've purchased from Watch Gecko. It's definitely comfortable but the leather is very thin and doesn't have any character. Every piece of leather is different so maybe I just got a bad one but it seems too processed to me. The hardware is a fail, too. It's thin and the finish looks cheap. Plenty of good straps at Watch Gecko but I'd give this one a pass.

    A superb quality strap.


    This is a great strap! Beautifully finished soft and supple leather with excellent quality satin brushed steel hardware. I love the little original Horween leather brand on the tail fold back of the strap, nice touch! Great length too, these straps from WatchGecko are proper full MOD spec length, a lot of other suppliers of leather NATOs and nylon NATOs are way too short.
    Buy with confidence and as I mentioned in my review of the Crazy Horse leather NATO, the service from WatchGecko is second to none. I can't fault the company or their products, I will definitely be coming back for more.

    Almost Perfect!!


    Great strap which incorporates all the benefits you get from Horween's Chromexcel tannage i.e. vivid pull-up effect, good water resistance ( leather will soak but without damage or becoming stiff afterwards).
    Solid construction, precise stitching, BUT I really hope for the much better hardware of the Swiss premium NATO range. That would transform a very good leather NATO into the best leather NATO there is!!!

    Good-looking and quality strap


    I'm very happy with this new strap from Watchgecko. It is very comfortable to wear and looks very good. Love the strong smell of leather! Thanks again Watchgecko!

    Another good strap


    I bought this strap in light brown after being impressed by my initial purchase from this site. It now adorns an old, much used and sometimes abused 'everyday' Accurist All Terrain. It was a wee bit fiddly to fit as space is tight around the bars, but was worth the time and looks the business. Many thanks for a great strap

    Great quality, poor fit


    Lovely strap, but do not buy if you have a new Rolex Explorer! The spring bars are to close to the case and cause damage to the strap.

    Nice quality supple leather but thin hardware


    I love the band. Originally I bought the UK leather version which I felt was too stiff and thin for me, but this American leather version is more supple and a bit thicker which I find preferable. The only gripe I have is that the hardware seems a bit on the thin/small side. Maybe that's just the style? Otherwise it's very nice!

    Keep up the good work!


    Wonderful product, wonderful company! I couldn't be happier with my purchase, especially after trying one from another supplier. This one if very conformable and was even supplied complete with new spring bars. Well recommended, I will be back!

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The Best American Horwen leather

The best leather watchstraps combine practicality, comfort and affordability. Ours do.

Now imagine slipping your favourite watch head (or a new Geckota watch) onto a strap made from American Horween leather. Can you smell the gorgeous aroma, feel the sumptuous quality and sense a hundred years’ leather expertise as you buckle your new strap on?

Leather Born in the USA

For luxury watchstrap leathers, few have such a renowned reputation as Horween. Now you can combine ZULUDIVER design, quality and affordability with Horween’s passion for luxurious leather.


ZULUDIVER is a leading UK brand of diving and outdoors watch straps. This brand specialises in high quality NATO and ZULU watch straps in a wide variety of colours and designs.

Many ZULUDIVER leather watch straps are made to exclusive specifications in the factories that make leather watch straps for leading watch brands.

As the popularity of genuine leather NATO and ZULU watch straps continues to grow, ZULUDIVER has extended the range of these styles, all made to a high specification.

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