Collection: Marine Nationale Watch Straps

Based on the watch straps issued by the French Navy in the 1960s and 1970s, Marine Nationale watch straps (named after the French Naval arm itself) are renowned for their extreme comfort and versatility. In combination with its elasticated material it is steeped in history and style, often featuring bold colouring, influenced by the original parachute material used.

Marine Nationale Watch Straps From The Thrifty Gentleman - Affordable Watch Strap Specialists

With threads of history sewn into every strap, the Marine Nationale collection from The Thrifty Gentleman is a tribute to those bands worn by the French seamen of the 60s and 70s.

But, you don’t have to be a vintage Victor to rock our Marine Nationale straps. After all, like most military watch straps, they were designed to be comfortable, durable, and easy to put on or whip off at a moment’s notice.

As divers’ watch straps, the Marine Nationale collection can accompany you to the gym, on a quiet camping trip or to the bottom of the Med with no snaps or failures.

If you are partial to a bit of 70s flair, however, Marine Nationale straps’ elasticated nylon material, which pays homage to the original parachute material used, allows for bright colours and bold patterns to match any outfit.

How to Style Marine Nationale Straps…

Similar to The Thrifty Gentleman NATO watch straps, Marine Nationale bands exude an air of elegant military styling. This is why they’re great for:

A Soft Touch: If you often wear comfortable jumpers and loose-fitting shirts, Marine Nationale straps preserve this relaxed feeling without dulling your chic styling choices. The supple and lightweight nature of these watch bands ensures gentleness on your wrist, making them ideal for day-to-night wear too.

Adding Colour: If neutrals and monochrome pieces are your thing, a bright blue or orange Marine Nationale watch strap will add a pop of colour to any outfit. On the other hand, for seamless styling, the Marine Nationale collection also features several beige, grey and black options.

Matching Accessories: With minimal, rounded, silver hardware, Marine Nationale bands are timeless companions for a range of accessories. Whether your favourite watch dial is a shining silver, or you’re showing off your grandfather’s vintage dog tags, our straps blend into your ensemble.

Why Choose The Thrifty Gentleman’s Marine Nationale Watch Straps?

As a niche watch strap company for discerning customers working with discerning budgets, The Thrifty Gentleman prioritises personality and affordability.

Speaking of personality, our collections don’t end with Marine Nationale straps. If it’s the elasticated nylon that floats your boat, we’ve got several straps in the same material with different designs. Or, customise your band with collections suitable for a wide variety of lug widths.