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hello fellow WISers,
i just received my new NATO strap from Gnomon Watches and figured i would share a few pics and thoughts with you guys b-)
first off i hvae to shout out Anders Tan over at Gnomon Watches, he is very friendly and answers his emails very promptly :-!
i ordered the strap on 1-10-11 and received it today 1-29-11, for some reason all of my experiences with receiving items shipped from Singapore is that they (SingPost) can be very slow, but they do try to make tracking your shipment as simple as possible, unless you have the patience of a saint i would suggest opting for FedEx.
i slapped this strap on my Vostok Amphibian, tell me what you think.






i call this "From Russia with Love" ;-)
 

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I too bought Dievas NATOs from Gnomon. Very good customer service and I'd go back to them in the future.

The strap looks great on your Vostok. I would have gone for the PVD hardware, even though it costs a couple bucks more.
 

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I would have gone for the PVD hardware, even though it costs a couple bucks more though.
I thought of that after I order it lol, the PVD definitely would have nailed it :-!
 

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I thought of that after I order it lol, the PVD definitely would have nailed it :-!
Still looks good!



Here's a similar shot I took a little while back:




What is it about NATOs and liquor?
 

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What is it about NATOs and liquor?
Haha I don't know man but that Bourbon sure looks good, nice pic!
 

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Looks great - I wish my 4 from Anders would show - ordered on 1/1/11.... still no show..
I think I ordered the same strap - you have nice taste!
 

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Looks great.

Dievas markets some sweet straps. I just wish the premium leather line would return.
 

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I recently placed an order for this NATO strap from the same dealer.

Are these high quality straps? I've already been had on a very cheap quality "NATO G10" strap for my Omega SMP.
the Deivas NATO straps are of exceptional quality, your SMP will be very happy :-!

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Earl
 

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the Deivas NATO straps are of exceptional quality, your SMP will be very happy :-!

Regards,
Earl
Yeah I just found this out yesterday. :)

Boy, you weren't kidding. It's like night and day when comparing this Dievas strap to the cheap crap that I got from The Strap Shop...and I even paid more with The Strap Shop. Ugh!

Trial and error, I suppose. This Dievas strap is awesome!
 

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From the pictures, it appears that the Dievas strap has rather large (tall) keepers, like most of the inexpensive straps do. Could someone comment on their size relative to Timefactor's and Maratac's?
 

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