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Skylar1926
12-28-2014, 11:16 PM
Hello!

I tried to install the NATO strap on my KC-135 piece but it seems to be too wide for the watch. Did I happen to get a strap that is too large? I can"squeeze" the strap in but I have zero room to install the pins. Any help would be much appreciated.

Sky

jwalker9
12-28-2014, 11:22 PM
Hey Sky, are you using straight or curved spring bars?

Skylar1926
12-29-2014, 02:04 PM
The straight...they came with the strap..didn't think to use the curved

jwalker9
12-29-2014, 03:33 PM
If I'm not mistaken, CaptLeslie correct me if I'm wrong, the leather Hambleden NATO works better with a curved spring bar. Give it a try!

CaptLeslie
12-29-2014, 03:50 PM
I used the curved spring bar with the leather HAMBLEDEN straps and thick Natos! In fact some straps were difficult to thread with the spring bar installed first and I would hold the strap on the watch and then install the bar! Thin Nato straps can be just threaded with the either straight or curved spring bars! The leather straps will scratch with Bremonts that have knurled barrels if you are not careful, that is why I hold the strap on the watch then install the curved spring bar with these watches! I hope this helps! Cheers Jim:confused: http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx248/YELO911/29215ae1b1008088e699a68077d399dc.jpg

Skylar1926
12-29-2014, 04:16 PM
Ok great thanks...I'll give it a try


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Urufu
12-29-2014, 06:43 PM
Ok great thanks...I'll give it a try
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Curved is the way to go...I use NATOs all the time on all my Bremonts and it always works be they nylon or leather :)