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If you would like to purchase any of the straps you see here or if you would like me to build a custom strap to your exact specification, please don't hesitate to e-mail me. I would be glad to hear from you and would be very happy to work with you to provide you just what you want, built to the highest quality.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nick's Breitling Cosmonaute on 1936 Swiss Ammo

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Hi strap lovers, I'm happy to share a few photos of my good customer Nick of his great looking Breitling Cosmonaute with his newly arrived 1936 Swiss Ammo strap.  These straps are traditionally paired with Panerai watches, but we at Dangerous9straps believe these vintage leather straps also look stunning on many other watches as well.  And as you can see Nick Breitling Cosmonaute is among them.  Thanks Nick for these photos, yours is definitely our 'Watch of the Week'.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Awesome New Alligator Skins from Ultra Premium Supplier France Croco!!!!


Martinique Bleu 

Tourbe Brune: Light and dark
Etain Gris

Hi strap lover, we just received a new shipment of skins from our Premium Alligator supplier France Croco.  These skins were hand chosen by me and Andrea on our last buying trip to France Croco's Milan Warehouse and very special indeed and in some cases are one of a kind, so for instance on the Etain Gris and Barbados and Martinique Bleu are one of a kind skin and probably won't have the possibility of restocking so it you're interested in having a strap made from these, don't wait long to make your request.

More on France Croco:
France Croco is a Normandy based Alligator and Crocodile tannery who's hides are among the best available and was recently acquired by Kering  (formerly PPR) a holding company that owns such brands as Gucci,  Bottega Veneta,  Alexander McQeen, Sergio Rossi, and Girard-Perregaux.  We are proud to have France Croco as a supply partner enabling us to offer the finest Alligator skin available.  The colors and overall quality of the France Croco skins are the best I've yet seen. 

Link here to see the full line of France Croco Alligator skins available from for your Dangerous9straps

Etain gris: 
'Etain Gris' or Pewter Grey is a beautifully finished medium grey with a hand rubbed antiqued finish that results in this unique and one of a kind color.  As with a number of our current offerings from France Croco, this finish is hand applied by highly experienced master craftsman at their tannery in Normandy, France.

Marintque Bleu:
Martinique Bleu is quite simply one of the most beautiful Alligator skins Andrea and I have ever seen.  This hide is a unique hand applied finish that has been done in a multi-stage process and in a one of a kin color.  Featuring a stunning turquoise blue center scale section that has been hand rubbed with a earth tan antique stain between the scales, it's an absolutely stunning example of the tanner's art:

Is an incredible aqua blue color with earth brown and sea grass highlights.  The color transition is much more subtle that the Martinique shown above:

Tourbe Brune:
Tourbe Brune is a color we've offered for about a year now and it's become one of our most popular colors.  We're now stocking it in a lighter grey/brown and a darker color to offer a bit more diversity.
Lighter Tourbe Brune:

Darker Tourbe Brune:

Monday, October 6, 2014

Black Shark for Rolex SDDS ProHunter with TCLS integrated fit

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Hi strap lovers.  This strap was made for local customer Bernt's Rolex SDDS ProHunter edition (Also modeled here in the standard Rolex SDDS).  I features our exclusive 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) to provide an integrated strap fit to the watch case, Thick Padding and our 'SuperExotica' upgrade, which includes black linen super fine hand saddle stitching and exotic red Eel skin lining.  I think is look awesome on the Stainless SDDS and even better on Bernt's Prohunter version.

The same strap modeled here in standard Rolex SDDS:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Newest Addition to our Veneto Collection Alligator hides from Italy!!

Hi strap lovers, Andrea and I have just returned from a very successful buying trip to our Italian Tannery suppliers and have a bunch of very exciting new materials to share with you. One of my favorite additions to our 'Veneto Collection' Alligator hides Collection.  This beauty is calledhat I'm calling Verona Gold - it's a heavily waxed put-up leather that has a beautiful gold/tan color with a really vintage look and a very unique hand.  This hide is like nothing I've ever seen.  Our supplier only had a handful of these hides in stock, so it you're interested in having a strap made from the unique and beautiful Alligator, don't wait. Expect to see a first production strap from this hide very soon.

Our 'Veneto Collection' Alligators are from our Northern Italian base tanneries and are of a very high quality from a region of Italy famous for tanned exotic leathers to the very highest standard.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 on Zanzibar leather from our Safari Collection

Hi strap lovers, I'm really excited to share a strap I recently completed for local customer Herr Bussfeld's Breitling SuperOcean Heritage 46.  The watch is just stunning and deserves to be on a equally stunning strap.  Herr Bussfeld and I designed a strap that I think really fits the bill.  This strap is made from Zanzibar leather - African Goat from our premium 'Safari Collection' leather tanned by bespoke British tannery Tusting & Burnett (1938) Ltd.  This strap features our exclusive 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) to give the strap and integrated fit and thick padding as we as out 'SuperExotica' upgrade with super fine hand saddle stitching in butterscotch waxed Irish linen (to match the big bronze 'B' on the SOH watch dial and exotic Eel skin in Classic tan, this strap is the picture of cool sophistication.   Herr Bussfeld is very happy with the result and so am I.

While I had the watch, I couldn't resist taking a couple of wrist shots to share with you how the watch looks on the wrist with it's new strap.