The Luxury of Fully Handmade and Hand Stitched Watch Straps

Audemars Piguet * Panerai * Bell&Ross * Breitling * Rolex * IWC * Chopard * B.R.M. * Anonimo * Tag Heuer * Lum-Tec * Glycine * Graham * Bali Hai Q * Louis Vuitton * Cartier * Seiko * Zixion * Aquadive* Hamilton * Omega * Stienhart *Ulysse Nardin * U-Boat * Itay Noy * Cartier * Chronoswiss * Tissot * Armida * Magrette * Revue Thommen * Citizen * Ball * Jacob Jensen * Helson * Stowa * Dubey & Schaldenbrand * Frederique Contant * MarcelloC * Elgin * Wakmann * Benarus * SAS * Aquadive * Tissot * Jaeger LaCoultre * Sinn * Sevenfridays *Montblanc * Blancpain * Louis Chevrolet * Formex * Doxa * RGM * Franck Muller * Ennebi * JeanRichard * Kaventsmann * Tourby * Enzo Mechana * Vintage VDB * Werebach Uhren * Speak-Marin * Junghens * Nomos * Tudor * Tag Heuer * Dubey & Schaldenbrand * Hanhart*

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, March 1, 2019

Newly Created: 'Cigar' Ostrich Leg Skin for your Custom Strap

Hi strap lover.  I'm very happy to share with you these newly created 'Cigar' Brown Ostrich Leg skins.  I've been hunting for a nice deep brown Ostrich Leg skin for a while now without finding just the right one.  And so, I've decided to give it a go myself and here are the happy results.  I cut our Ostrich straps on an angle which I find offers the best and most interesting look starting with pebble grain at the lug, transitioning to the large shin scales in the upper portion of the strap and then transitioning back to pebble grain at the buckle interface. 

 I cut our Ostrich straps on an angle which I find offers the best and most interesting look starting with pebble grain at the lug, transitioning to the large shin scales in the upper portion of the strap and then transitioning back to pebble grain at the buckle interface. 

If you think you would like to have a custom strap made from this new 'Cigar' brown for your beloved watch, please don't hesitate to contact me.  I would love to hear from you.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Straps for Apple watch

Hi strap lovers.  I've been building straps for the Apple watches since they were first released by Apple several years ago, but I can't recall if I've ever made a blog post about them.  The great thing about the Apple watch is that the removable lugs, which allow for switching straps by just the press of a button on the back of the watch, sliding off the bracelet or watch strap, and sliding on the new strap - literally a 10-second procedure requiring no special tools or special skill.

I recommend ordering your apple strap with the replaceable lug hardware, which is available in just about all the finishes that the Apple watch comes in:

This batch of straps features our very cool looking and extremely durable SuperMatte Teju Lizard in various color

From left to right: Saint Lucia Alligator (sold out), SuperMatte Carbon Black Ostrich Leg, Commando Grey SuperMatte Teju Lizard, 'Vin du Vieux-Port' (old port wine) Alligator:

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Jat's Tag Heuer Carrera on 'Million Dollar Black' Alligator with Metallic Silver Stitching

Hi Strap Lovers.  I'm happy to share some great photos from my good customer Jat of his Tag Heuer Carrera mounted to his newly arrived 'Million Dollar Black' Alligator strap featuring Metallic Silver thread stitching.  Not much to say here about the strap and watch, except that I think they look absolutely great together.  Lined with Baltic Blue Kidskin, to give the strap a 'pop' of color while putting on and taking off the watch.  This strap as built to fit Jat's OEM Tag Heuer deployant claps, which is designed to close with the long end strap to the inside, against the wrist, resulting in a very clean, streamlined look on the wrist.  Thanks to Jat for the great photos and his is certainly our 'Watch of the Week'

A few 'unpackaging' photos:

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Benefits of Bespoke: Oliver's Maurice Lacroix PONTOS S EXTREME Chronograph on SuperMatte Teju with Green stitching and lining

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Hi strap lover, I'm happy to share these wonderful photos made by my good customer Oliver of his Maurice Lacroix PONTOS S EXTREME Chronograph in his newly completed strap. This strap is made from SuperMatte Teju Lizard in Carbon Black with accent stitching in green to match the accents on his watch. Featuring thick padding at the lugs and green calfskin leather lining, the strap really brings the piece together to become a united whole.

Oliver, thank you for your great photos and your is certainly our 'Watch of the Week'!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Great Customer Photos of PAM364 on Deep Atlantic Blue Ostrich Leg Strap

Hi strap lovers.  My very good customer Audie has been kind enough to send along some photos of his great looking PAM364 finally paired up with the strap that I made for his a couple of months ago.  His PAM364 had been on an extended European spa holiday in Switzerland taking some much needed 'me time' (read Panerai Service center) and has finally returned refreshed and ready for action.  I think it looks great on this strap (Read full details here), which features padding at the lugs, our 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) upgrades, which provide an integrated fit between the lugs.  Also featured is our 'SuperExotica' upgrade here with soft and extremely durable Commando Grey SuperMatte Teju Lizard lining and superfine hand saddle stitching in Steel Grey French Linen.

The SuperMatte Ostrich, which we currently offer in Deep Atlantic Blue and in Carbon Black is exclusively tanned for us in Italy and is extremely well finished and offers a beautiful hand feel.  based on the overwhelming success of our SuperMatte Alligator and SuperMatte Teju Lizard, we had been looking for a supply for a couple of years.  We couldn't be happier with the results and are expecting to add more colors this year.

Audie's strap was made with keeper loops made from contrasting Carbon Black SuperMatte Ostrich and has been outfitted with a stunning buckle from one of the real masters in buckle making none other than Scott Namken of SN Metal Works (if you've not checked out Nicks website, you really should, his work is stunning).