Crown and Buckle NATO Style Bands
« on: May 25, 2016, 11:20:55 PM »
Lowtech sent me a NATO style band a few years ago and it had survived well for the watch that was being used - a basic Casio solar watch. Yet I had been wanting one of them multi-sensor watches for many years and found a non-solar version at Walmart for $98 - so grabbed one on a good payday.
The same thin band was a bit on the flimsy side for the heft of this watch... so decided to order a different NATO style watch online. After reading many a review Crown and Buckle
kept being mentioned as a better alternative. So I ordered an HD version one night.
That band came in today but I was in for a
- it only had one band!
Stupid me got in a big hurry and didn't read there were different versions of NATO bands there. Had assumed all NATO bands would be like the one I got from Lowtech.
Did some reading
and found the 3 rings, like what I ordered, had no secondary strap. Only the 5 ring version does, using heavier hardware + $2.50 more too. I cannot see why two buckles needs to hold the secondary band - so would probably end up cutting one off - that is if do order a 5 ringed version.
Oh well, least I have a band. Was actually browsing Walmart for Cat or Dog Collars (on the cheap) before resorting to ordering one online. Strange how a Cat or Dog collar, having more material, is cheaper than a watchband.
Or perhaps I should of ordered one like this. like the thing NATO styled one I had originally.