OEM Omega NATO Straps – the 2018 Update

Do you remember? Back at BaselWorld 2014 Omega introduced their own NATO strap collection, and when they put up a dedicated page with all the info [quite] a few months later I wrote a detailed post on them. Today this is still one of the best read pages on SpeedyWatches.com!

Almost four years after the release of the NATO straps it’s about time for an update. The NATO straps have proven to be highly popular, and there’ve been a number of new additions to the line-up. Join me below for a walk through the collection.

Please note that the links in the reference numbers will direct you to the corresponding page in the Ace Jewelers eBoutique, where these straps are available for purchase.

Brown Novonappa Leather NATO Strap

 

  • New: No. It is one of the 2014 originals, though it is now called Novonappa rather than Barenia.
  • Sizes:¬†It is available in 19 (031CUZ002060), 20 (031CUZ002058), 21 (031CUZ002061) and 22mm (031CUZ002062).
  • Looks good on: This one works with a lot of Speedy’s, though it pairs best with black dials and perhaps more classic designs.

Grey Polyester NATO Strap

  • New: Yes. Introduced with the Speedmaster 60th Anniversary
  • Sizes: It is available in either 19 (031CWZ006752), 20 (031CWZ007565) or 21-22mm (031CWZ007568).
  • Looks good on: Almost anything.

Dark Brown Polyester NATO Strap

  • New: Yes. It was first seen on the Seamaster 60th Anniversary.
  • Sizes: It is available in either 19 (031CWZ006750), 20 (031CWZ007566) or 21-22mm (031CWZ007569).
  • Looks good on: First Omega in Space, Speedmaster ’57, Chocolate, any vintage Speedmaster.

Beige Polyester NATO Strap

  • New: Yes. It is the final one in this list inspired by the 60th Anniversary watches, this one being introduced with the Railmaster model.
  • Sizes: It is available in either 19 (031CWZ006740), 20 (031CWZ007567) or 21-22mm (031CWZ007570).
  • Looks good on: vintage Speedmasters and those with faux-vintage lume.

Five Stripe Grey Blue Nylon Bond NATO Strap

  • New: I think so though I am not sure when it was introduced.
  • Sizes: It is available in either 19-20 (031CWZ007884) or 21-22mm (031CWZ007888).
  • Looks good on: blue dial Moonphase Co-Axial Master Chronometer.

Blue Nylon NATO Strap with Grey Border

  • New: Again, I think so.
  • Sizes: It is available in either 19-20 (031CWZ007885) or 21-22mm (031CWZ007889).
  • Looks good on: Speedmaster ’57 titanium¬†331.92.42.51.04.001 /¬†331.90.42.51.04.001.

Black Nylon NATO Strap with Red Border

  • New: No. It is a 2014 original.
  • Sizes: either 19-20 (031ZSZ002041) or 21-22mm (031ZSZ002049).
  • Looks good on: Speedmasters with a high-tech twist, such as the X-33.

Five Stripe Black Red Nylon Bond NATO Strap

  • New: No. It is a 2014 original.
  • Sizes: either 19-20 (031ZSZ002042) or 21-22mm (031ZSZ002050).
  • Looks good on: TinTin / Racing & Alaska Project.

Black Nylon NATO Strap with Grey Border

  • New: No. It was in the original article too.
  • Sizes: either 19-20 (031ZSZ002044) or 21-22mm (031ZSZ002052).
  • Looks good on: a lot of modern Speedmasters.

Five Stripe Black Grey Nylon Bond NATO Strap

  • New: No. It is a 2014 original.
  • Sizes: either 19-20 (031ZSZ002045) or 21-22mm (031ZSZ002053).
  • Looks good on: Speedy Pro, 9300’s, X-33 – mostly the monochrome ones.

Black Nylon NATO Strap with Orange Border

  • New: No. It’s from the original release.
  • Sizes: either 19-20 (031ZSZ002046) or 21-22mm (031ZSZ002054).
  • Looks good on: Speedmaster Solar Impulse, or your Planet Ocean.

Five Stripe Black Orange Nylon Bond NATO Strap

  • New: Nope.
  • Sizes: either 19-20 (031ZSZ002047)or 21-22mm (031ZSZ002055).
  • Looks good on: any Speedy that’s on beach duty.

Black Coated Nylon NATO Strap

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