RAF STRAP IN 6B/2617 WEBBING

£35.00

The 6B/2617 was the first nylon NATO strap issued by the RAF in 1954 for the MK11 navigator watches, the 6B/346 watch.

By the time of the movie Goldfinger, in 1963, nylon pull through watch straps in RAF style were in common use.

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Description

The 6B/2617 was the first nylon NATO strap issued in 1954 for the Mk11 navigator watch, the 6B/346.

The next evolution of nylon straps was the RAF style pull through strap as shown on the Rolex Submariner ref 6538 watch of James Bond in Goldfinger in 1963, a 16mm wide nylon strap in the colours of the Royal Scots Regiment at the time. (The 9 stripe colour scheme is dark oxford blue, peony red and gosling green).

We are now manufacturing and selling the earliest probable version of this RAF strap in the original grey 8 ribbed nylon webbing used for the 6B/2617 strap.

These straps are now available for immediate purchase, and delivery.

Additional information

Size

18mm x 270mm, 20mm x 270mm

FAQs

What widths are available?

The original strap was 16mm wide, in keeping with the RAF navigator watch lug widths at the time.  We have produced an 18mm and 20mm wide version of this strap by request, for wider lug width watches.

Custom versions?

This strap cannot be customised.

Shipping?

Shipping is available immediately by tracked post.

EU VAT?

EU VAT has not been charged, and any VAT charges and handling fees will be the responsibility of the purchaser.

 

Description

The 6B/2617 was the first nylon NATO strap issued in 1954 for the Mk11 navigator watch, the 6B/346.

The next evolution of nylon straps was the RAF style pull through strap as shown on the Rolex Submariner ref 6538 watch of James Bond in Goldfinger in 1963, a 16mm wide nylon strap in the colours of the Royal Scots Regiment at the time. (The 9 stripe colour scheme is dark oxford blue, peony red and gosling green).

We are now manufacturing and selling the earliest probable version of this RAF strap in the original grey 8 ribbed nylon webbing used for the 6B/2617 strap.

These straps are now available for immediate purchase, and delivery.

Additional information

Size

18mm x 270mm, 20mm x 270mm