What is the purpose of a bund strap?
Particularly useful in hostile war circumstances, the strap was equipped with the famous bund, a protective leather backing that came between the wrist and the watch. So no matter how intensely hot or cold conditions could get during service on the field or in the air, the wearer would suffer no consequence.
What is the difference between a NATO and a Zulu strap?
NATO Straps have an additional strap that slides through the 2 lugs, so you have 2 straps of nylon under the watch, instead of one. It has squared-off buckles. ZULU (3-Ring) Straps have only 1 long strap, made of thicker nylon cloth, and has thicker beefier rounded buckles.
How do I know what size watch band to buy?
Measure your band width by fitting one of the millimeter bars between the lugends of your watch. Band size is the combined length of the two straps. Standard lengths for women are 165mm-180mm; men are 184mm-197mm.
What kind of strap do I need for a bund watch?
A bund watch band is characterized by having an additional pad between the watch and the wrist. Strapcode offers Gunny X MT Handmade Quick Release Rivet Monster Bund Leather Strap in range. Moreover, considering genuine leather bund pad for add a two-piece classic leather strap to build up a classic Bund Strap.
What kind of watch bands does Seiko make?
This is the vision of Seiko and the reason that this brand is known as the world’s most innovative watch manufacturer. Exactly the same goes for the watch bands, which are made of luxurious and qualitative materials. Our collection consists of leather bands as well as metal and titanium ones.
When did Bund straps come into their own?
Bund straps really came into their own in the 1970s, well beyond the cockpits of fighter jets. The chunky leather cuff was the perfect wrist accessory to complement the tall boots and fringed suede jackets that were all the rage. Elvis wore a Bund strap.
How to search for a Seiko sub brand?
If you wish to search for a Seiko sub-brand (e.g. Astron, Presage), please use the general search. “Always one step ahead of the rest”. This is the vision of Seiko and the reason that this brand is known as the world’s most innovative watch manufacturer.