These are the latest bands from the folks at Maratac™. Maratac™ took the U.K. Ministry Of Defense (MOD) specification for watchbands, then manufactured them BETTER than specifications. Like all Maratac™ Bands they are soft and strong, in fact stronger and softer than U.K. MOD Specifications. Maratac™ used their ultrasonic drilling process to cut perfect holes that eliminate any rough spots found in other straps. These new Maratac™ Mil Series NATO bands feature hallmarked solid non-magnetic stainless steel buckles. The nylon webbing is both ultrasonically welded and stitched.