How to Put On Your NATO Strap

How to Put On Your NATO Strap

Today a client messaged me.

He had just purchased an NTH Catalina "The Urban Gentry Watch".  The watch comes with a beautiful stainless steel bracelet.  Solid end links, brushed finished, and new, fully articulating links.  Included were 2 Premium NATO Straps from the Haglund Strap Co.

He asked if the two NATO straps included with his watch were intended to be able to be worn on the watch...

I said, of course, however he didn't know how to remove the bracelet or install the NATO. At first, I was going to make a video to send to him, but I figured I'd make it more comprehensive and put it up on my Youtube channel.

Take a look at the video!

As you can see, I demonstrate how to remove a bracelet whether you have drilled lug holes or non-drilled lugs.

For a vast majority of watches, the process should be the same.

If you're looking for a good strap changing tool, they can be had on Amazon rather inexpensively.  (It should be noted that I have no affiliation or affiliate marketing, so choose the tool you like).

If you have any questions, I'm happy to help.  You may email me at

Hope this helps!



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