I have a lot of watches on bracelets and leather. Never been a big NATO wearer. Did the usual route in the beginning buying cheap to mid-range natos on Amazon. They were ok but not great and didn’t wear them much if at all. Read reviews about Haveston and got curious again. Bought this thinking it too would probably end up in the box. At first didn’t seem vastly better than the 15 to 20 dollar natos I have but after putting it on a watch I started to see how much better these are. Great on my Hamiltons and smaller Seikos (still prefer bracelets or rubber for bigger divers). Material and hardware is definitely a step up from what I have experienced. These single-pass straps might have made me a convert. Planning to get a few more. I would rather have one of these than 2 or 3 of the cheaper ones that won’t get worn. Shipping and buying experience was smooth and I like to support businesses like this when I can. Wish I had found Holben’s sooner.
Excellent strap and looks great on my Khaki King. Very comfortable! I don't understand a negative review for this strap-That is unless you've been trying to "make it fit" which would be obvious if you ordered the wrong size.
Being a watchfreak, I've probably bought 95% of my straps (close to or over 100 straps - seriously!) from Mike.
Shipping is always fast and returns are easy.
I highly recommend this strap!
Very happy with the strap. I’ve a few haveston single pass straps and find all of them of a nice quality. I found this one a perfect match for this timepiece.
First time Haveston user, 25yr+ NATO user here. My strap started significantly fraying just from passing the strap through the springbar. Just the friction from the spring bar causes each sizing hole to deteriorate. The strap I received has been worn for less than 20 hours and it looks like it barely survived world war 2. I'm very surprised and disappointed that Holben's was willing to take $30 in exchange for a NATO strap like this. I've added a picture that was taken at the end of my first day of use. If you take a look at some of the pictures in the 5 star reviews, you can clearly see the edges starting to fray. The quality here doesn't exceed the $12.99 options on amazon, just include "seat belt weave" in your search and you'll see for yourself. Thanks for reading about my experience.