Recently, I got two new watches that had narrower watch-strap widths at 16mm. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to find very many of the much-loved NATO straps in that width. Don’t fret, as I found quite a few colorful alternatives.
Brooks Brothers: $14.50 — I actually went with quite a few of these, snagging them on sale. The metal holes are a nice touch and seem like they’ll last a bit longer. The buckle doesn’t feel crappy, either. Also, if you have a really skinny wrist like I do, these fit quite well and have a few holes left even.
J.Press: $12 — Lots of options here and they’re a bit cheaper, too.
Central Watch: 5 for $29.95 — Even more options and quite a deal for the price, although I’ve heard the quality isn’t quite as high as those high-end (expensive) NATO straps.
Canvas strap: $10.99 (shipped from Hong Kong) — I don’t know much about this dealer on eBay, but I did buy two straps from him and they seem rather durable. They’re not as lightweight and flexible as the nylon straps, but the material seems tougher and definitely is a different look. FYI: you can ask him to combine shipping if you buy more than one band.