Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Hi strap lovers. I've been a bit overwhelmed with great photos from customers so much so that I find it difficult to post them all up in a timely manner. However, these photos from my good customer Mathieu, being so great, I couldn't resist posting them up right away. This strap was made for his great looking Rolex GMT Master II 126710BLNR, which is watch collecting circles is simply know as the Rolex 'Batman', which give the color theme of the ceramic bezel is entirely self-explanatory. This one is without question my favorite GMT Master II version, as I think the blue and black bezel makes for an exceedingly striking combination. Mathieu ordered this strap on the occasion of the birth of his daughter 'Alice' and upon his request, I stamped her name into the lining of the strap. Congratulations to Mathieu and his Wife on the arrival of new baby Alice!
The strap is made from our SuperMatte Carbon Black Teju Lizard and features padding at the lugs and out 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) upgrades to provide an integrated fit between the lugs. Stitching in black with Light Royal blue accent stitching at the lugs and painted with Royal Blue edge paint to match the blue of the bezel, I think this strap looks very special with this strap indeed. Finally, this strap was lined with our Blue SuperMatte Teju Lizard, which is both soft on the wrist, very durable and well as looking very cool. Mathieu's GMT is certainly my 'Watch of the Week'.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Hi strap lovers, I wanted to share the latest material we recently received from our Italian suppliers. We call this color/finish 'Vintage Dakar'. It's a wonderful vintage brown with tan highlights and I think it will make fabulous straps. The finish is a great semi-matte with just a tiny bit of shine - which I think is perfect for watch straps. The end result will be a wonderfully rugged look that I think will look great with just about any watch. As you can see in these photos, the color of these hides also varies a bit between more brown and more rust color.
I only have 10 of these hides, so perhaps enough for 20 straps, so if you like what you see, please don't hesitate to order right away because I think these will go fast!
You can see all our in-stock Teju Lizard colors and finishes here: Dangerous9strap Teju Lizard Skins
Saturday, May 4, 2019
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Hi strap lovers. I want to share a strap that I've just completed for the recently released Rolex Sea Dweller 126600. This strap was made from Ebony Alligator. I have dubbed this our 'Million Dollar Black' Alligator because every strap I've made from this looks like a million dollars. This strap also features padding at the lugs and our exclusive 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS), which provides an integrated fit between the lugs. This strap also has been built to fit the Rolex OEM bracelet Glide-Lock Clasp. I just love the Glide-Lock clasp and think building the strap to fit this clasp is well worth the modest price of this upgrade (actually the same cost of a new aftermarket deployment clap we offer). This strap is lined with our black motorcycle Kangaroo leather for which is just butter soft and one of our most durable lining option and has been hand saddle stitched in matching black to add an understated appeal. Taken together, I think this strap offers a uniquely custom strap for the Rolex that just can't be beat.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Hi strap lovers. Straps for the Omega Planet Ocean model watches have become a staple for us in the last few years. The fun thing about making straps for this model is that while the typical build architecture is the same, the materials and colors can typically be keyed to the watch in such a way as to really offer a super custom uniquely custom look. Case in point is Max's Titanium 45.5mm Omega Planet Ocean in blue. This is a great looking watch and very worthy of a special strap. Made from our Commando Grey SuperMatte Teju Lizard, the color is an ideal match to the Titanium watch case. Combined with our SuperExotica upgrade - here featuring True Blue french Milled linen thread (superfine hand saddle stitched of course) and blue Sharkskin lining (the color, not the species), the color combination is really what Omega should have offered with this watch.
This final details here are padding at the lugs which adds some great bulk to the strap to balance this very substantial watch and our unique 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) upgrade, which provides an integrated fit between the lugs. I think you will agree that this strap is about the perfect combination for this wonderful blue and Titanium Planet Ocean. Max's will certainly be our 'Watch of the Week'
Friday, April 26, 2019
Hi strap lovers. Here is a strap, which I had made more exactly a year ago for a local customer Benjamin's Black DLC Ressence Type 5 Diver. These watches are truly spectacular to look at and when I had first seen them several years ago at Munich Time, I was bowled over by the curved Saffire and oil filled presentation. It looks for all the world that the hands are floating on top of the glass. Or more accurately, that there is no glass at all and if you touch it that you'll actually be touching the dial and hands.
In any case, this awesome diver with its black case is a study in minimalism and does have a military feel about it and so this matte finish Army Green Stingray just works in furtherance of that impression. I think its a really great pairing and together with the super soft and extremely durable SuperMatte Teju Lizard lining, while also keeping with the paired down theme of this strap, also offers a subtle luxury that only a bespoke strap can offer. One thing to note for the type 5, have extremely short lugs, curved lugs and spring bars are a requirement for this watch, which necessitates a custom strap. Benjamin's is certainly our 'Watch of the Week'
Monday, April 22, 2019
Hi strap lovers, it's rare that I have the opportunity to feature more than two white dial watches in consecutive blog posts, but this is number 2 of a trifecta. My good customer Vincenzo has been kind enough to send along great photos of his exotica panda dial Omega Speedmaster paired with his just arrived Black Row Stone Stingray.
I think this combo looks incredibly striking together, the large white Row Stone Pearls of the stingray mirroring but in counter charge the black subdials of the watch. This Stingray strap was given a more subtle and less flashy matte finish and features a super soft and moisture resistant red Kangaroo leather lining, which sets off the red center second hand and 'Speedmaster' print. Thanks to Vincenzo for providing these great photos, his will certainly by my 'Watch of the Week!