THE 6B/2617 STRAPOur new project - by request.
The first nylon NATO strap. This is the strap issued in 1954 for the RAF navigator watches.
A true copy of the unique nylon 8 rib weave, and embossed 6B/2617 underneath the buckle.
Available from Mid November following Kickstarter fulfillment.
WE MANUFACTURE FAITHFUL REPRODUCTIONS OF THE MUCH LOVED A.F.0210. MILITARY WATCH STRAP
The A.F.0210. strap has a unique history, and is very hard to find, with original straps now commanding upwards of £250.
We are now manufacturing and selling faithful reproduction A.F.0210.® straps, primarily because we desired an A.F.0210. strap, and found one almost impossible to find.
A.F.0210. FAITHFUL REPRODUCTIONS
A true slice of history. This is the correct strap for any WW2 and Cold War watch. The A.F.0210. is the canvas webbing strap issued in 1945 at the same time as the 12 brands of W.W.W. watches (nicknamed the Dirty Dozen), and then used on other British military watches.
Virtually indistinguishable from the original issued A.F.0210. strap. (We emboss our buckles to preserve their value).
Military functionality. The strap is infinitely adjustable and made from a canvas webbing that is both incredibly durable and comfortably soft.
NEW OLIVE GREEN COLOUR
Since we began selling our faithful reproduction strap, we have had requests for a darker olive green strap.
Now we can offer a darker olive green A.F.0210.® strap, with all the features of the original faithful reproduction strap.
The new strap is only available in 17.5mm width, and 250mm or 270mm length.
At the start of WW2 most military watches were issued on 2 piece black pig skin straps.
Then the khaki one piece, pull through strap, the A.F.0210. Strap was issued for wrist watches and compasses.
However, by request we now have available a black version of the A.F.0210.® strap.
This new strap is only available in 250mm and 270mm length,17.5mm wide.
HISTORY OF THE A.F.0210. STRAP
PART OF THE 44 PATTERN WEBBING SET
The A.F.0210. strap was introduced by the MoD for military watches and compasses in 1945, with a stores description A6/AF0210 : STRAP, WRIST, INSTRUMENT, quickly shortened to the AF0210 strap.
The A.F.0210. strap was part of the light weight 1944 pattern (44 pattern) webbing introduced by the MoD in 1945 to overcome the shortcomings of the earlier 37 pattern webbing. This new webbing was designed initially for General Service, but it was introduced as Jungle Warfare Equipment (designated A6/AFxxxx) just as WWII ended.