For beach season, drop the leather band for something a little more causal. If you've picked up a classic military watch (great choice, by the way), then the "Selvedge" NATO strap by Queens-based mini-company, DubStraps, is just the thing. Red, white, and blue (perfect for patriotic parties this July 4th weekend) and available in 18mm and 20mm, it combines naval themes, prep, and the look of denim in a simple, nylon strap that, at $15, may be the easiest way to update your timepiece.
The Selvedge NATO watch strap by DubStraps, $15 at www.dubstraps.com.
—By William Gruppo and Tania Jachens