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Which watch strap is ideal for summer vibrations?
When long sleeves and trousers are replaced by short sleeves and Bermuda shorts, it's time to adjust your watch strap with one that is more casual, more comfortable to wear and in accordance with summer season...
Summer does have its official date of beginning and ending, but yet, it truly begins when you feel the touch of sand between your toes, when you enjoy the music crickets create, or when you’re relaxing on a catamaran deck, along with your friends, drinking Mojitos and watching seagulls fly around.
When you think about “summer watches”, you probably immediately imagine diver models. The truth is that there is no definition of a summer watch, because that’s not a specific model, rather one with interesting summer style details.
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You need to feel that a watch is the IT model for the summer in your book, whether you’re charmed with its performances, smitten with its ocean blue dial or strap which makes you think of Cinque Terre.
Maybe you adore your watch with a steel bracelet, but it also needs a summer wardrobe in form of a strap made of the comfortable NATO canvas or perforated rubber, which gives your wrist the option to breathe and sweat less.
These kind of straps are light, soft, and breathable and can be cleaned of sand, salty water and sweat much easier. Leather and metal are acceptable as well, but in that case, you should chose perforated or a mesh strap.
Any one of these will be your best companion during the long, scorching hot summer.
NATO strap has its roots in the military and it is characterized by a nylon construction which slides through watch springs.
Originally, this strap was created for British soldiers during seventies. It is made of one piece of fabric, mostly nylon and you do not need to remove both needles which connect the watch case to the strap.
This strap is made to be incredibly durable, since in combat, you cannot afford to bother with it. Its strength is a necessity, not an option.
TAG Heuer-NATO strap
Today, NATO straps are loved by many horology enthusiast who want to own a unique strap for their favorite watch. Most of contemporary military straps are more resilient and softer than rubber of leather. No matter the occasion or your mood, NATO strap will add a robust charm to your style.
NATO straps have a spring system for easy personalization, which gives the owner an opportunity to change their strap, without tools in a matter of a few seconds.
Maybe you’re not planning to leave the land and set off to the seven seas, but still, rubber has its advantages in comparison to other watch straps. Athletes particularly love these kinds of straps, especially in comparison to leather versions, which absorb sweat and spread a weird smell all around.
On the beach, in the gym, the most remote jungles or deepest parts of the ocean, watches with a rubber bracelet are made for adventure. With extreme resistance to water or UV rays, TAG Heuer straps are the perfect companion for their luxurious sports watches.
When you wear your watch, you shouldn’t feel it. It should be barely noticeable, but endlessly useful. Sport style rubber straps must embrace your wrist without tingling, irritation or causing any kind of discomfort.
TAG Heuer -Rubber strap
However, comfort should not present a denial of style, because rubber straps will give you both. TAG Heuer rubber straps have a unique silky and elegant finish, which makes them extremely comfortable and gentle on your skin.
Rubber straps are ideal especially for diving and sailing watches, since they’re extremely strong and waterproof. The rubber won’t be damaged, won’t pill or #CrackUnderPressure no matter how deep you go.
Given the fact that nobody has time for weaknesses, TAG Heuer subjects its watches to extreme tests in order to insure their strength and durability. These rubbers straps can withstand extremely high temperatures, humidity and other challenging conditions.
If you still haven’t chosen your favorite strap for your watch during summer, we’re sure that you’ll pick either rubber, or NATO, which are trending today.
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