It looks black, it looks navy blue, but’s actually black and blue! This is our Blueberry Broad Weave strap. The base main colour is black, but it has a deep dark blue stitch running through it.
The Broad Weave straps have more structure to them than our Seatbelt straps. The extra structure and 1.4mm thickness means these straps are great if you have a heavier watch that usually droops on a normal strap.
The "NATO Strap" was developed by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) in 1973. The requirement was to create a watch strap that would be resistant to water (the strap at the time was leather) and would work with the current issue chronograph that had fixed strap bars.
The MOD created the nylon strap, 20mm wide and with an extra flap on the underside of the strap to secure the watch in place.
The great thing about NATO straps is they are easy to change and cheap, so you change them as often as your underwear - students, that means daily!