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I have a tip for everyone, www.strps.nl (eu based) also sell premium NATO straps. Shipping is free worldwide.
Would love to see these Bond straps come back along with some other color options.
Here's my Speedmaster on the Blushark Alphashark NATO in Admiralty Grey. I also have the Blushark Alphashark bond but haven't taken a good photo yet. As you can see my wrists is a bit large so I have just enough strap to fit in the last loop.
I own about 15 NATO straps, and Blushark straps are definitely the best NATO straps out there.
Just an update...my strap started to feel a bit scratchy, turns out some of the stitching was scratching my arm where it was cut and melted. I used some small scissors to trim off the little melted ends and it's more comfy now but I'm concerned the stitching might come loose.
The vendor has confirmed that all of the orders are now on the way. Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.

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Just got mine today. I have to say it's very nice! The nylon and hardware seem to be very high quality. Also wanted to add that it's been very comfortable the few days that I've worn it. So far I'm very impressed!
Individual packages have started to ship! The vendor confirmed earlier that majority of the group's order has been sent out with the rest scheduled for pickup shortly. Once your package is scanned into the courier's system an email will be sent with shipping confirmation and tracking info.

Expect another update from us on 9/20 or sooner if something comes up.

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Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing tomorrow morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.

Expect another update from us on 9/15 or sooner if something comes up.

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Just about there! We've been in touch with the vendor regarding the group's order and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and package the group's order for individual shipment to each of you. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is sent out!

Expect another update from us on 9/12 or sooner if something comes up.

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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the BluShark AlphaShark Bond Watch Strap and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.

As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 9/15.

We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 9/9.

If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Tyler
I thought the vendor was shipping this drop, as opposed to Massdrop -- hence the shipping fee. I joined this drop expecting the shipment to come from the vendor, as I prefer not to use Massdrop shipping for international orders. Please advise.
Will you be dropping the AlphaShark Bond Watch Strap in other colorways?
deva
The Alphashark only comes in the bond style at this point. I know that Blueshark is in the works with another color Alphashark, but that is about a month or so away before final...meaning it's not even created yet, so I doubt MS will drop it unless they make an excess to offer.

But saying that, Blushark does offer other colors, but not in the Alphashark style. If you look at their other offerings on their site, they offer a good variety of colors that are not the usual colors that you see with other stores.

But if there is a demand for other colors of the bond version of the Alphashark, I'm all for it!
The only strap left available is the 20mm polished option . The picture of the 3 options makes the polished one look black. Is this the case or is it just lighting making it appear that way?
Wilson_T
Check out their site. In some of the pics you can see the polished look. It's the camera angle and reflection of the camera/tripod/lighting fixtures that its reflecting a darker color.

https://www.blusharkstraps.com/collections/alphashark/products/alphashark-bond
yup the shipping changed my mind
$13 shipping fee to the UK? Nahhhh you're alright thanks
I am a recent addict to Nato Straps and have found cheapestnatostraps.com to be the best site. the products are quality and very cheap in price. Check out the site or their instagram. They have multiple "Bond" straps. They have many many style options and sizes. Plus for you EU folks, they are based in England ( i think, Europe for sure), and free shipping to all on orders over 25 bucks. I think I managed to get 4 straps for under 30 on my first order. Although, there are a few designs that I was able to find on Amazon for cheaper.
KingNone
They only ship here via 20$+ shipping option which is ridicilous.Otherwise they have a nice selection.
I prefer maratac's but they are harder to find/buy
$12 shipping on something this small is ridiculous