The Luxury of Fully Handmade and Hand Stitched Watch Straps

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Strap design consultation and limited Edition OEM Manufacture * Whole sale inquires are Welcome

Would you like to purchase?

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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Also, I would be happy to speak with you in person on Skype!! Please feel free to look me up at john.glance!! Please reference watches, watch straps or better Dangerous9straps:-)

Dangerous9straps - the making of a finely handcrafted custom watch strap.

Friday, July 3, 2015

2 Custom Straps for IWC Big Pilot 5009 with 'Thick Curved Lug System'

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Hi strap lovers.  I just completed a couple of straps from my good customer Craig from California (oh how I miss home).  He has seen my pictorial post of a strap on a Big Pilot that I had done a while back with a Jurassic Chocolate African Goat from our Safari Collection and liked it so much that he bought a Big Pilot for himself so that he could have a similar combination.  He ended up working on a couple of designs for his new BP.  One of course being the Jurassic Chocolate and the other being a matte black Ostrich Leg skin strap.  The twist that he designed, have a continuous width of 22mm, are nice and that, having padding at the lugs (flat, square profile as is typical for the IWC straps) and with the Mitered strap tip.  The twist being he chose to have his straps made with our 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) for an integrated fit to the watch case between the lugs.  This upgrade lends a really unique custom look to his straps and makes (I think) a really great combination with the Big Pilot 5009.    Both of these straps are lined with our Tripon Kid skin for durability and a luxury feel on the wrist and hand saddle stitched with our French Ecru and Cream White thread.  All in all, I think these straps look about perfect with the watch.  I happen to have my friend Ingo's (of FineWatch Buckles.com fame) handsome BP 5009 on hand at the moment and took the rare opportunity to put them on and take the photos you see here (too many photos I know, but they were all so nice I couldn't decide from among them).  This will definitely be our 'Watch of the Week'.

IWC 5009 on Chocolate Jurassic African Goat:

IWC BP 5009 on Matte Black Ostrich:

Friday, June 19, 2015

Dangerous9straps - The Making of video!!

Hi strap lovers, I'm very excited to share our first every Dangerous9straps video!!  This show me build a custom Dangerous9strap from start to finish so you can see the full process that goes into building your custom Dangerous9strap.  This strap features Tobacco Ostrich leg skin, custom dyed Eel skin and French linen thread.  This video took about a full day to shoot and many more hours of hard work to on the part of the following wonderful people:

I want to thank send out a big thank you to:
Artjom Koenig for directing and editing this great video. 
Paul Powaljaew for his great camera work.  
Jules Kamlbacher for his wonderful music composition and performance.
and of course
Andrea Zondler, my lovely wife and producer of this video and without whom most good thing in my life would not be possible.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Stingray Row Stones Straps Now Available!!

Navy Row Stone Stingray

Navy Row Stone Stingray

Black/Grey Row Stone Stingray

Black/Grey Row Stone Stingray

Black/Grey Row Stone Stingray
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Hi strap lovers.  We are happy to announce that we now offer Stingray with row stones.  These hides are unique and expensive, and make wonderful straps.  Currently we offer these in Black/Grey and Navy Polished only, however, If you are interested in another color, I would be happy to check with our Italian exotic skins supplier to check availability.  best of all since the pearl pattern of these skins are entirely unique, no two straps made from these hides will be exactly the same.

Thanks to Dave in the UK for these photos of his Panerai paired with his Row Stone strap!!

General information about Stingray from Dangerous9:
Stingray has a unique surface that is unlike that of any other leather. The surface is composed of small, hard calcium deposits that give the leather a rough but glassy touch. Stingray has exceptional surface durability; it is very resistant to scrapes and scratches and retains its appearance with very little care required. Due to the composition of the surface, ​it is and ideal material for watch straps.

We offer a huge selection of Stingray colors and finishes. Finishes are available in Natural pebble, high shine polished and matte sanded finish. Your strap can be ordered also be ordered with the central eye (of natural pebbled stingray), central Pearls (for high shine and sanded matte), We also offer Row Stone Stingray with high shine or Matte finishes. The Matte finish is exclusive to Dangerous9straps and offers a more subdued, less flashy finish. Due to the bone like nature of Stingray, it is among the most durable Materials we offer.

Here is a slide show of our current in-stock Stingray skins together with a slide show of completed custom Stingray straps for your review.​ We offer two finish options for the polished stingray: the standard high shine, as it arrives from the tannery or our custom sanded Matte finish, which offers a more subdued, less flashy finish.
Please note, we don't offer stitching in Stingray straps.

Friday, June 12, 2015

These Just In - 20 and 22mm Mammoth Ivory Buckles from FineWatchBuckles.com !!

22mm Mammoth buckle Left and 20mm buckles right

2 x 20mm buckles

4 x 22mm Mammoth buckle
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Hi Strap Lovers.  I am extremely excited to announce the arrival of a new batch of custom Mammoth watch buckles from Ingo of FineWatchBuckles.com.  The best part about these buckles are the size.  I had express the desire to offer his incredible Mammoth Ivory buckle in smaller sizes for my clients that have smaller watches such as Rolex, Omega and Breitling, etc. and man, did he deliver!  4 buckles each in 22 and 22mm widths that are scaled in thicknesses that are Ideal for these watches and of course as with everything that Ingo makes, these are stunningly beautiful and extremely well made!

This Mammoth Ivory is extremely rare and are between 15,000 and 65,000 years old. The Colors are from partial fossilization absorbing the minerals in the soil from where this Mammoth ivory lay for thousands of years.  The all cream white buckles are made from the interior of the Mammoth tusks that have not been exposed to the elements and soil over the millenia and so retain their beautiful natural ivory color.  If you are like me and find Ivory to be beautiful and intriguing but consider the use of Elephant Ivory to be unthinkable, Mammoth Ivory is a perfect guilt free alternative!

22mm Caramel Minerization shown with Bronze Tang

22mm Cream Mammoth shown with Damascus Tang
22mm Caramel  Textured Mineralization shown with water cut bronze tang

22mm Caramel & Cream Mineralization with shown Brass Tang

20mm Cream Mammoth with shown Damascus Steel Tang

20mm Cream Mammoth shown with Bronze Tang

20mm Caramel & Cream mineralization show with Damascus Steel Tang

20mm Caramel & Cream Mineralization with Damascus Steel Tang
These beautiful buckles were handcrafted by my friend Ingo from finewatchbuckles.com. The tangs of course are interchangeable to suite your preference and are handmade by famous Austrian watch strap and buckle maker Maddog-straps.com and are made from Damascus, Titanium Demascus, Bronze, Titanium Copper and Brass. 

Damascus Steel Tangss

Copper Tangs

Mokume Gane Tangs

Polished Bronze Tanges

Polished Brass Tangs

Titanium Damascus Tangs (heat treating brings out these colors)

Water Cut Bronze Tangs

Unpolished Brass Tangs

Blasted finish Titanium Tangs

These rare buckles are one of a kind and all together wonderful and would be a really amazing upgrade to your watch and Dangerous9strap. All are available for immediate purchase and I suspect with be sold very quickly, so If you see one you fancy, don't hesitate to contact me right away!

I currently have 20, 22, 24 and 26mm Mammoth buckles available, You can see my entire selection of Mammoth buckles here: In-Stock Mammoth buckles.