1950s Pattern Leather Military Watch Strap

  • These covered watch straps - available in 18mm - were very widely used in the 1950s and 1960s because not only do they offer a high degree of protection to the watch itself but they also prevent image intensifiers from picking up the glow of the watches dial. Interestingly with the increasing use of self luminous watches - which use GTLS tritium light sources - these straps along with their modern nylon covered equivalents have once again become extremely popular among military personnel.