- Erika's Originals Watch Straps
All of our in-stock Erika's Originals straps are available for immediate shipping from Washington state!
The Marine Nationale watch strap was invented in the late 1960s or early 1970s by French naval divers for use with their military-issued Tudor MN watches. Using flexible woven elastic and hardware from parachuting equipment, they customized a sturdy band that could stretch to fit a wetsuit sleeve, as well as withstand the rigors of chronic salt water exposure and other realities of maritime military life.
Honed and perfected as a result of eighteen months of research and development, Erika's Originals' patented MN™ strap is virtually identical to the vintage French model, in a range of colors and widths to suit your personal version of the life aquatic.
Curious about how and where Erika's Originals' MN™ straps are made? Check out this video produced by Erika and Swiss watch company Oris (along with Ted, the Oris Bear):