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Thread: Need opinions on a strap for my SM300

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    Need opinions on a strap for my SM300

    Hey, thinking of getting a leather NATO for my SM300, but I'm not sure which one to get. I think I'll only get one for now and see how I like it, since I've been sort of on the fence about leather NATOs in the past. These are the three I'm considering:

    "Light brown":


    "Brown"


    "Saddle"


    The saddle might be a little too light (seems to be lighter than the light brown), but the brown might be too dark.

    This is the watch in question, if you need a refresher:



    So, which one should I get?
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    Personally I would go for the dark brown, as I think it would integrate better with the black rather than stand out against it, but they would all look fine I think. I have a similar brown leather NATO on my O&W and it gives a very outdoorsy vintage look.

    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    With how neutral they are, a matter of your liking only. For myself, unless I'd like to go a little quirky, the DB one would make the most sense, but I account for my skin tone and the way I dress, too.
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    I like light brown and brown. Light brown is good for the spring and summer months. Light brown would make the watch pop more.

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    Preference would be Brown then light Brown.

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    Black.

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    I’ve never seen a leather NATO that looks good...

    Too thick, too bulky. I’d have a simple two-piece strap on that, with no strong preference for black or brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    I’ve never seen a leather NATO that looks good...

    Too thick, too bulky. I’d have a simple two-piece strap on that,.
    The material looks nice enough, but then one sees the one-piece nato nature of it , and thinks.....

    Two piece all day long.
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    I think the strap color choice will be really hard to make until you have all the choices in your hand at the same moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wschofield3 View Post
    Black.
    Problem with black is that I only own two pairs of black shoes, and I never wear one of them. So any black leather strap would be of severely limited use in my wardrobe. While I wear white sneakers most of the time, browns work better because brown is inherently more casual than black.
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