MWC are a leading supplier, not just to the military but also to police forces, anti terrorist units, airlines, mining companies and a diverse variety of government agencies and departments. They are one of the largest specialist manufacturers of high performance military watches and produce a wide range of models either to customers specific design requirements or by tendering for contracts where quality, reliability and durability are of primary importance.
Classic NATO Watchband made from fast drying ballistic nylon webbing. This high tech material is ideally suited for use in military watch straps because it is so robust, comfortable and long lasting. These watch straps themselves are perfect for all extreme activities because the design characteristics reduce the risk of losing a watch to virtually zero. In the past we have supplied them to Police and emergency services, exploration, Search and Rescue, oil and gas companies, marine salvage and exploration business and also companies operating in tropical or desert locations: the straps are ideally suited for all these applications by virtue of the fact they can be easily washed and they will dry in minutes. These bands are suitable for watches made by all leading military contractors as well as robust civilian brands.
The original specification of what we today term "the NATO strap" was laid down by the UK Ministry of Defence and was called Defence Standard 66-47 Issue 2 Publication Date 30 March 2001. The specifications which preceded this were Def Stan 66-47 Issue 1 dated 13 November 1992 and two earlier standards, Def Stan 66-15 (Part 1) Issue 1 – Strap (Nylon) dated 30 November 1973 and Def Stan 66-15 (Part 2) Issue 1 – Strap (Leather/Nylon) dated 31 January 1974. The current specification data sheet can be downloaded at NATO Strap Current Spec although this specification is not totally set in stone it is pretty much still the exact design that is specified when we make straps although most bulk contracts insist on them being stitched around the buckles.