Tagged: pvd

Phoenix G10 (NATO) Watch Strap Review

Phoenix G10 (NATO) Watch Strap

Pulsar on Phoenix G10 watch strap (20mm, Admiralty Grey)
Pulsar on Phoenix G10 watch strap (20mm, Admiralty Grey)

Despite being known, the world over, as a “NATO”, the ubiquitous nylon watch strap we all love and admire is in reality a product of the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) and it’s proper name is the G10 – named after the form used to requisite the strap.

I too am guilty of calling the G10 a “NATO”, probably because everyone else does! No excuse I know. So where exactly does this “NATO” business come from?

We need to go back in time.

Continue reading

Casio AMW320R Review

Casio AMW320R (champagne dial)

Casio AMW320R on 22mm black & yellow NATO strap
Casio AMW320R on after market 22mm black & yellow NATO strap

As watch manufacturers go Casio is prolific. Their range encompasses all manner of styles, functions and price ranges from affordable to luxury. They are notably famous for their hardcore G-Shock series and more recently their comprehensive Pathfinder/Protek ABC (Altimeter, Barometer, Compass) watches.

Continue reading