|My Mil-Spec, Ultra-Comfortable and Tough Zulu Extreme Four-Ring Watchband|
We love these watch bands by Maratac for year-round wear, though they are especially comfortable in summer's hot and humid conditions. My husband discovered mil-spec (military specification) Zulu watch bands years ago when he worked with the SAS. I think they are the perfect Elegant Survival accessories, being both rugged and elegant.
I wear a Zulu Extreme mil-spec watch band on my Timex Easy Reader, almost every day while doing indoor and outdoor chores, as well as during the night while I sleep (the Timex Easy Reader lights up like a torch to tell you the time and guides you in the dark). Unlike stainless steel, silicone and leather bands, this mil-spec band by Maratac does not produce heat-rash in summertime. After wearing it the bath or shower on a waterproof watch, the Zulu will dry quickly on your wrist, and even provide a little coolness on your arm while it is still damp. One of the comfort-aspects of the Zulu strap is that it rests under the back of your watch, providing a buffer-zone between it and your skin for coolness. Read what the eminent purveyor of military watches, Broad Arrow, says about the Zulu watchband in the following excerpt: