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"Pajama Strap" style stretch NATO from Ali Express

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"Pajama Strap" style stretch NATO from Ali Express

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Post by AndyS » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:19 pm

A few months ago, Blueshark released what they called "Pajama Straps". These were single pass NATO style straps, but made with the paratrooper style straps used by the MN straps, Watch Steward straps, etc.

Didn't take long, but a very similar design showed up on Ali Express in similar colors. Might be like some other Chinese straps in that I suspect sometimes these "clones" are actually the same thing without the branding. Right now, instead of the $32 you'd pay for the Blueshark, you can order these for under $12 here.

Just got this today, so don't have a long term opinion, but initial impressions are very good. The hardware is nice, and it even has a sliding first keeper. I really like this khaki color for the Citizen Avian. It's extremely comfortable, just like the other style parachute straps, but it's easier to install and fasten vs the hooks.

Concerns? A few. It's long at 280mm or so to the start of the buckle. That's fine for me on a two pass NATO, but on this one pass stretch strap, it has a lot of extra strap on my ~7.25" wrist. I don't know how the buckle holes will hold up if you swap it out a lot, as they kind of drag when installing the strap if you have a tighter lug to case watch.

Overall though, it's nice. I'd be happier if it were slightly cheaper for the AE version, but this is in line with the other paratrooper style straps.
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Re: "Pajama Strap" style stretch NATO from Ali Express

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Post by Animal Mother » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:58 pm

I spotted them for the first time today too. Nice hybrid of two designs.

For UK members (or £5 p&p to everyone else), George's straps are a great source of these. His NATOs are the best I've seen.

https://georgesstraps.com/products/mari ... atch-strap

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Re: "Pajama Strap" style stretch NATO from Ali Express

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Post by AndyS » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:11 pm

Animal Mother wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:58 pm
I spotted them for the first time today too. Nice hybrid of two designs.

For UK members (or £5 p&p to everyone else), George's straps are a great source of these. His NATOs are the best I've seen.

https://georgesstraps.com/products/mari ... atch-strap

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I think that's even a different style. That's more of a traditional two pass NATO based on that picture (note the 3 keepers), vs the one I posted that's a one pass strap (two keepers).

From the pictures, I suspect it's exactly the same material in regards to the strap. These even have a few colors that they don't offer in the "pajama strap" style on Ali Express, but the same company does have in the MN style (I'd like a black with red stripe for my Nighthawk).

Good that there are a lot of options, though.
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Post by AndyS » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:18 pm

Got another couple during the sale:
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Post by AndyS » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:57 am

These are down now to under $9 with the current Ali Express sale. I think several people have ordered them after I posted that in the deals thread. Would be interested to see more reviews to see if others enjoy these like I do.
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Post by AndyS » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:56 am

Cheapestnatostraps.com now have this style strap for $10.

https://www.cheapestnatostraps.com/coll ... ck-and-red
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Re: "Pajama Strap" style stretch NATO from Ali Express

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Post by ManOnTime » Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:34 pm

_seikoman wrote:
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if anyones wants a Seiko 6139 Pogue
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Since you're new here, I'll cut you some slack this one time.

Firstly, this is off-topic for this thread.

Secondly, if you'd like to sell to my users, please post in the Watches and Accessories For Sale forum using the guidelines that can be found at this link.

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