The Elysee Nylon Band is navy, white and red with matching stitching. Designed with nine holes to fit most wrist sizes. Strap comes with either a black or steel adapter, and is available in 38 mm and 42 mm Apple Watch sizes.
The original NATO strap was designed by the British Ministry of Defense in 1973 to be worn over or under clothing, such as a flight- or wetsuit, and to keep the buckle away from the underside of the wrist to prevent it catching on clothing — or weapons.
Early adopters of the NATO strap were attracted to its usefulness and “tacti-cool” street cred. Nyloon has taken this into account in designing its straps to offer a seamless blend of form, function and fashion. Made with ballistic-grade nylon that’s thicker and tougher than ordinary polyester bands, Nyloon’s straps are built to withstand the most adverse weather conditions.
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Originating in Spain, Nyloon was acquired by two best friends, Tesha and Ant, who were raised in military town, Fayetteville, NC. NATO bands resonated with the friends who found the tenacity of nylon to be the perfect material to work with for two creative military brats.
A note about the new Apple Watch sizes: All of our bands will fit the new, larger Apple Watches. If you have the new 45mm Apple Watch, it’ll work with the old 42mm straps. And the new 41mm Apple Watch works with the old 38mm straps.