Introducing the NATO 2.0 and Broad Weave

by Adrian Barker August 21, 2020 40 Comments

They’re finally here! I’m really proud to present seven brand new NATO straps to the B&J shop. I struggled with the new name for these guys, but since they are the result of a number of upgrades to our previous NATO straps, I’ve gone for NATO 2.0. 

Before introducing our brand new style of strap, let’s go over the past favourites that have been through the 2.0 refresh! Our Grey, Black, New Bond and Vintage Bond Seatbelt nylon straps are as soft and comfortable as ever, but now include more contemporary, circular heat-sealed buckle holes for added strength and a thinner, but still solid, buckle pin. NATO 2.0 also includes the addition of the full Bark & Jack logo engraved on the bottom steel keeper. 

We’ve teased you with enough Instagram shots, the Broad Weave has landed! This is our take on the single-pass NATO strap. Broad Weave comes in three colour options: Bronze - combining a weave of sandy and grey browns, Arrods - a deep, rich green in combination with a lighter olive hue and finally, Blueberry - jet black woven with a classic navy blue. These straps are perfect for those weightier, taller watches that can feel cumbersome on traditional two-piece NATOs. The Broad Weave’s hefty construction allows even the chunkiest of watches to sit comfortably on-wrist while also adding a pop of colour.

I’ve put a lot of work into these new straps and I think you’re going to love them - I can’t wait to hear what you think.




Adrian Barker
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Jeanette Persson
Jeanette Persson

March 07, 2021

Would be great iaf you could show a Yacht master 37mm on a nato or leather strap. I am curios if it looks nice.

Owen
Owen

February 17, 2021

Great strap, good way to support top notch watch video reviews.

Ryan
Ryan

February 14, 2021

I just received my grey Nato after a very quick distribution. I thought the packaging was very neat and a touch of class with the handwritten note from Adrian. I had picked up the BB58 (steel) last week and been playing with the bracelet size continuously (my wrist is a small 6 inch), yet I never found a comfortable size. The bracelet was either too loose or too tight! After reading many forums, it seems this is a trouble for many owners. Receiving this Nato has finally allowed me to enjoy the watch for what it is (although I am having to use the strap on the tightest hole). The colour contrast between the strap and watch is perfect.

If there was any feedback I could leave, it would be to offer Nato straps in variable lengths. I can’t fault the strap, but I would just like to have the option to have less excess strap.

Regards
Ryan

Dan
Dan

February 14, 2021

Just got the nato 2.0, I love it, it is very very high quality. Delivered very quickly as well. Thanks!

Neil
Neil

February 04, 2021

Grey NATO 2.0 – Delivered in 2 days, well packaged and with a personal note. Quality strap looks great on C Ward C60 Trident Mk 3. Best Nato I have had and looks well worth cost. Won’t hesitate to purchase again. Thanks Adrian!

Franzino
Franzino

February 01, 2021

Lover strap design…! Any plans of doing a black (dark) Nato strap with keepers and buckle in black finish (instead of brushed)?

Chris Foster
Chris Foster

January 27, 2021

Thanks for super quick delivery of my grey nato 2.0. I really like the upgrades to the original. It took me a long time to find the grey I was looking for but I’m really pleased with this one. Cheers Adrian

Wonderful product
Wonderful product

December 09, 2020

Order last week, as promised received in the 5 days, very nice packaging and I likes the personal touch. The strap is very well made and the B&J branded buckle and bar look very classy. Value for money and quality made, what more could you ask for! Will be back for more soon. Sw

Steve Fox
Steve Fox

December 06, 2020

Any plans to produce a strap of this quality with a single piece sewn in buckle? (ala Zulu) For me I prefer a strap with no potential spring bar failures. Not intended as a criticism (I’m very impressed with straps I’ve had from you before) but a genuine question.
Cheers 👍🏻

Nic
Nic

December 04, 2020

Hi there, I have recently bought a bb58 and wondering the size of the nato strap I should get. Can any plz shed some light?
Thanks,
Nic

Greig Anderson
Greig Anderson

December 04, 2020

Just received my 3rd Nato strap from B&J and hugely impressed by the quality, detailing, delivery and packing. The additional storage pouch included is a welcome touch on each occasion. Now to decide which watches to it them on. Thanks Adrian.

Hetem. Zurich, Switzerland
Hetem. Zurich, Switzerland

November 30, 2020

I received my NATO grey (on a mondaine stop2go) and the whiskey shell Cordovan (on a speedmaster prof.). i love both strap and am impressed by the the good Quality. thank you falso for the fast delivery.

William Holmes
William Holmes

November 01, 2020

Love the Arrods Nato mate, hope you restock them soon!!

John Lee
John Lee

October 30, 2020

Any Arrods broad weave Nato? I want to buy one too!

James Dawes
James Dawes

October 29, 2020

Got anymore Arrods? I want to buy one!

Luke
Luke

October 20, 2020

Thanks Adrian for the delivery of the grey NATO 2.0 18mm and leather watch pouch. The NATO has breathed fresh life into my mid size seamaster and the pouch is the new travel companion to my BB58. Delivery was quick and packaging beyond what I expected. Thanks Luke

Cedrik
Cedrik

October 19, 2020

The Broad Weave in Arrods is spectacular! The color is amazing and the strap quality is outstanding, super silky and comfortable. The hardwear is top notch, too. If I get a watch with a blue dial, I’m going to order the Bronze. Shipping to the US was fast. Thanks!

Chris McGlone
Chris McGlone

October 16, 2020

Thanks Adrian for the super fast delivery of my New Bond Nato strap. Really appreciated. Looks great on the IWC Mark XVI. Bought it as a spare as my regular black leather is off getting re-stitched – after 10yrs of constant wear. However, it looks so good that I think it will be on for a while.

Alexandre Meireles
Alexandre Meireles

October 13, 2020

Hi
I see that you dont have fixed keepers any more, only floating. Do you expect to have this option again in the future?
All the best,
Alexandre

Ilia
Ilia

September 27, 2020

Just got my grey NATO 2.0 strap, totally in love with this. Great quality strap to complement some great quality watch 👌🏻

Would order again when other color schemes available.

Nigel Whittaker
Nigel Whittaker

September 22, 2020

Hi Adrian,would like witch strap you think may pair better with new this month rotary super 7 scuba auto very similar to blackface six but with orange border on Mon hand.wandering if broadweave black and blueberry may have to much blue in it with orange on watch or series green,have 20mm new MK2 seatbelt in grey on Dec MK2 royal navy diver perfect combo.thanks Nigel

Sokolov
Sokolov

September 12, 2020

Hi Adrian,

I’ve received the three straps that I ordered (1x black Nato 2.0 and 2x Broad Weave) and I am really happy with all of them! Looking forward for the future releases. Congrats on the 100k + subscribers on the YouTube and thanks for making our hobby even more fun!

Cheers!

Miles Fallon
Miles Fallon

September 08, 2020

Hi Adrian & clan

Just wanted to say thanks for my recent purchase (and of course past purchases). The red tubular nylon NATO sits very well indeed with my Seamaster 2254.50. Great quality, chuffed to bits. I’ll be back soon for a NATO for my black dial Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical and most likely a bond strap for the Seamaster.

Thanks again!

John Cramer
John Cramer

September 05, 2020

Hi Adrian,

Just received and fitted my black B&J nato 2.0 to my Tudor BBN 79220N and it’s great; absolutely love it and superb value for money! Can you please now hurry-up and make one that matches the Omega Speedmaster Ultraman, cheers!

Andrew Lees
Andrew Lees

September 02, 2020

Hi Adrian, I wanted to thank you for my broad weave blueberry strap that arrived today. It is unbelievably well finished and is presently on the wrist with my Bond Seamaster Co-axial. Top strap that is a top price from a top chap. Cheers

David Shaw
David Shaw

August 31, 2020

Hi,
Received my new Bond Nato today and very nice it is to. A really nice quality strap. Now I just need the watch I’m putting it on to arrive.

Simon Gray
Simon Gray

August 30, 2020

Hello Adrian, 

I’ve just received my original Bond nato for my green oris diver 65, it came promptly the next day and the quality is second to none, I couldn’t be happier ! Thank you very much for your excellent product and service, this will be the first of many purchases from B&J !!

Regards Simon Gray 

Michael Altvater
Michael Altvater

August 29, 2020

Just received my grey nato 2.0 18mm strap yesterday. It’s an amazing strap and looks fantastic on my Hamilton W10 reissue.
Now I NEED another one in 20mm! 10 minutes after opening the package I made the order. :D
Well done Adrian!

Cheers from Germany!

Rene
Rene

August 29, 2020

I just received my order of 4 straps (Nato 2.0 as well as Arrods Broad Weave). They are AMAZING! Ich bought a few Nato straps over the years, but these are just that tiny bit better. The material is not overly thick, but has just the right thickness for heavy watch heads to not flop around. The strap keepers are just high/ broad enough to make tucking the excess strap in easy, even though I have small wrist and quite a bit of excess flopping around. This means that for the first time in ages I do not have to cut the nato down at all. In combination with the just right thickness of the straps the tucked part also is quite unobtrusive and looks just right to my eyes. The buckle is also really nice and with its bent shape conforms to the wrist nicely!

The most recent Nato I bought before the B&J ones was an original Omega for a crap-load of money. And that one is just rubbish compared to the B&J Natos

(I am not paid or sponsored ;-) just really impressed)
Again – truly impressed.

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw

August 27, 2020

Hi Adrian,
Received my grey Nato 2 and it looks stunning on my blue/grey dial Oris Big Crown Pointer Date. The little touches like the pouch, hand signed label and waxed seal all adds to a great experience.

Neil
Neil

August 27, 2020

Just received my nato 2 strap, very impressive packing, strap and speed of delivery, thanks :)

Jason Smith
Jason Smith

August 27, 2020

Just bought and received a couple of B&J new weave NATO straps. Really impressed with the quality as well as the packaging – all very classy. I’d happily pay an extra few quid.
Thanks Adrian and keep up the great B&J Vlogs

Kier
Kier

August 27, 2020

Adrian,
Any chance of a review of your broad weave strap on your channel?

Anthony Howell
Anthony Howell

August 27, 2020

Hey Adrian, congrats on the new nato 2.0 But, go to hell. Anyway good luck.

Paul Herbert
Paul Herbert

August 25, 2020

Hi Adrian, congrats on the new nato 2.0, I just wondered if you managed to create a shorter version for this launch ad your original was simply too long. Anyway good luck.

Paul.

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