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Choosing A NATO Watch Strap | Elastic vs. Seat Belt vs. Ballistic vs Twill

Choosing A NATO Watch Strap | Elastic vs. Seat Belt vs. Ballistic vs Twill

From the British military to the wrists of watch enthusiasts and newbies alike, within the last 50 years, NATO straps have become a staple even in the most expensive timepiece collections. Apple Watches, Rolexes, Cartiers, and Patek Philippes – whether it costs $30 or $3000, the versatility and durability of nylon-based NATO straps allow them to paired well with most designs, and their lower price-point means you pay less for more options. While NATO straps initially referred to the specific MoD-issued G10 nylon material released in the 1970s, these days, there’s much more variation in the composition of the watch...

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A Quick Guide to Cordura Watch Straps | VARIO

A Quick Guide to Cordura Watch Straps | VARIO

Created by the American company DuPont in 1929, Cordura refers to a range of fabric technologies made with various nylon yarn sizes ranging from 330 to 1000 denier. Though it was initially made from rayon, the technological push spurred by World War II eventually led to its creators to adapt a nylon-based process, further increasing its strength and abrasion resistance. Like Harris Tweed and other protected fabrics, genuine Cordura is held to certified standards. Cordura continues to see heavy use by the military, but many top companies have adapted it for items like backpacks, luggage, performance apparel, and now, watch...

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Why Harris Tweed Makes Such Great Watch Straps

Why Harris Tweed Makes Such Great Watch Straps

You’d be hard-pressed to dive into the world of wristwatches without coming across Harris Tweed watch bands. Named after the Scottish island on which it’s made, this amazing material has existed since the eighteenth century and is a staple fabric for many luxury items such as coats and hats. Genuine Harris Tweed even has its own certificate of authenticity, which proves to manufacturers and small scale creators that what they’re using in their products is the real deal. We wrote another article on how to care for Harris Tweed watch straps that also delved into some of the history behind...

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8 Customers' Watches On Vario Italian Leather Watch Straps That We Like

8 Customers' Watches On Vario Italian Leather Watch Straps That We Like

Grand Seiko GMT on Cerulean Blue Italian Leather by @gulenissen Universal Geneve on Italian Leather Espresso Brown by @madssk1992 Seiko Chronograph on Pewter Grey Italian Leather by @jitzz Undone Chronograph on Onyx Black Italian Leather by @wristgaming Grand Seiko on Sand Biege by @knights.watch Vario Eclipse on Espresso Brown Italian Strap by @timetogo1978 Tudor Prince Oysterdate with Mahogany Brown Italian Leather Strap by @eclecticcollectorwatches Grand Seiko GMT on Pewter Grey Italian Leather by @muddlesofpudd For the full range of Vario's Italian Watch Strap, please visit https://vario.sg/collections/vintage-italian-leather-watch-strap You may like these articles Why Wear Vario Leather Straphttps://vario.sg/pages/why-wear-vario-leather-watch-strap Advice For Picking The Right Watch...

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The Top 10 Watch Accessories Every Watch Owner Needs | VARIO

The Top 10 Watch Accessories Every Watch Owner Needs | VARIO

 For the average person, owning a watch means purchasing it and nothing more. They wear it out on occasion, put it in a drawer or jewelry box once they’re finished, and never give it another thought. However, once you inherit a cherished timepiece, buy one that instantly becomes an everyday favorite, or go down the rabbit hole of collecting weird, beautiful, or unique straps, the game changes. Suddenly, it’s not enough to have the watch case and standard strap it came with. You need more. Much more. If you’re unsure of where to start in terms of accessories, then this...

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