Ti-MNPara Strap 20mm - Black
During the 1960s, the French Navy combat divers saw a need to securely wear and adjust their dive watches, but did not find anything quite suitable for their needs available at that time. Repurposing elastic nylon strapping from military issue parachute rigging and forming some bits of metal hardware, came up with this (originally handmade) design. PDW built up from this baseline and used the best available nylon with Spandex (far more durable and resilient than generic elastics) strapping, 100% titanium in the rings and clasp for total corrosion resistance on land or under the sea, and 100% non-magnetic as to not interfere with the strap worn compasses such as our EWB-Compass Kit. With the proliferation of rare earth magnets being used in today's bags, wallets, key fobs, and other EDC items, we found that these magnets affected the typical stainless hardware as used in most other types of straps on the market. Not only are rare earth magnets harmful to the internal mechanics of a fine mechanical watch, the magnetized stainless steel hardware affected any compasses used as supporting accessories on a watch strap. Our Ti-MNPara Strap eliminated magnetic interference, offers superior performance, total corrosion resistance and durability in the field.
I purchased this brand of strap primarily for the titanium hardware. It is difficult and awkward to use rendering it as more of a novelty rather than a useful product. The materials appear to be first class though but does not redeam the poor design.
Gill, we acknowledge your personal opinion on these straps. However, please note the thousands of folks that have used these types of straps and their many functional variants from the French Navy original, for decades without issue or hassle, and with great success. C'est pas croyable! Ah well, sorry that this didn't work out for you. Cheers.S
I like the strap. but at first, funny enough I didn’t put the band on correctly. Instead of putting my hand through the bracelet I wrapped it around my wrist. So I suffered a couple of days until I finally decided to do some research and realized I was wearing it completely wrong. Once I started wearing it correctly man o man I tell you it was a dream of a bracelet, just what I wanted, a low profile black band for my (Tudor Black bay 58) wrist watch. I can wear this all day all night with no discomfort at all. Its also very slim around the wrist giving it a nice elegant utilitarian look. 10/10 would recommend.C
I wanted an mn strap but was tired of only seeing steel hardware then I saw this and jumped in it its high quality and i have taken in swimming with my citizen fugu(my swim watch) and it didn't miss a beat. I was also suprized how fast it did dry. Would recommend 100%c
Way less confusing than these other NATO straps. Another quality product from PDW!j
I own a few of these straps from different companies and this one is my favorite. Love the titanium hardware and strap material is high quality.
- Nylon with Spandex
- Strap Width: 20mm
- OAL: 142mm (min) - 253mm (max)
- Strap Thickness: 2.00mm
- 0.4oz / 11.34g
- Most Adjustable and Comfortable Nylon Type Strap Available
- Fits Watches with 22mm Lugs
- Black Strapping
- Rings and Clasp 100% Non-Magnetic
- Rings and Clasp 100% Corrosion-Proof
- Best in Class Durable and Pliable Woven Nylon with Spandex
- 100% Titanium Hardware
- Secure and Easy On/Off Clasp
- Fits XS to XL Wrists
- Easily Adjusts Over Wetsuits
- Not recommended for quartz watches that have sensor backs.
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