NATO straps also cannot be pinned down to one brand and are fairly ubiquitous; but their history can be pinned down to one source – the British Ministry of Defence.
In the 1970’s, every soldier of the MoD was given a chronograph and soon many of them were sporting webbed nylon bands which carried the NATO stock number G1098. These straps were preferred for their moisture-resistant properties, which is ideal for the military exercise regimen.
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