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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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Saturday, October 3, 2015

3 Ebony Swiss Hides Alligator straps for the Iconic Rolex Deep Sea

Hi strap lovers, I'm happy to share with your 3 straps I completed last month of a customer's Rolex Sea Dweller Deep Sea.  All 3 of the straps you see here are made with our Premium Swiss Hides American Alligator in 3 different configurations:

1) A Bund strap with Rally holes, upgraded with thick Padding and our exclusive 'Thick Curve Lug System for an integrated fitment between the lugs.  This strap is an instant classic give the customer the option of wearing the strap with or without the bund underlayment which changes the look entirely:

2. A strap made with our exclusive Fully Integrated Fit (FIF).  This upgrade in addition to offering the TCLS above, also features notching at the lugs bringing the strap out to 27mm in with then gently tapering the strap back to 24mm at the buckle.  Many customer find this configuration ideal for the Rolex SDDS because the large size and weight of the watch seams to be better balanced with a wider, more substantial strap than the OEM bracelet with tapers to only 16mm at the glide-lock clasp:

3)  A strap configured as No. 2 above, but tapered and fitted to the bracelet Glide-Lock clasp,  This strap is way more substantial at the watch head than the bracelet, the wider strap offering a more secure hold to the wrist. Most Rolex straps can be ordered to fit the Rolex OEM Glide-Lock clasp:

All of these straps are lined with our recently arrived Black Motorcycle Kangaroo leather, which is both incredibly soft and supple while at the same time being extremely moisture tolerant.  And of course as with all our straps these are built with vegetable tanned leather mid-layers for strength and durability.  Featuring hand saddle stitching throughout, it's no doubt that these straps are Dangerous9straps

Swiss Ammo straps in all Shapes and Sizes

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Hi Strap lovers.  Here are some photos of various Swiss Ammo straps I've recently completed.  Swiss Ammo straps are a regular part of my business and I typically build a half dozen or so per month.  Typically customers come to me for these when they are looking for something a bit special or unusual because most other strap makers make Swiss Ammo straps only for Panerai watches of other similarly large scale straps.  While I am Happy to build Swiss Ammo straps for just about any size watch.  I also do unique optional upgrades such as Padding at the lugs and out exclusive Thick Curved Lug System (TCLS) upgrade for an integrated fit between the lugs and even Bund straps.  All of these options taken together or singularly, will provide a uniquely custom strap that no one else will have.

1950 Swiss Ammo strap for PAM193 with Padding and TCLS:
This strap is really special and I think looks incredibly unique.  Modeled here on a PAM194, the Padding and 'Thick Curved Lug System' just look extraordinary and this fit is sublime.  building straps with this fitment are difficult and requires a lot of trial and error hand fitting and I don't think anyone else can even do this or wouldn't go to all the trouble.  However, I think these photos speak for themselves and justify the extra time and expense.  This strap has been stitched using our thick and rustic Heather Linen thread which I think really compliments the vintage leather perfectly:

1965 Swiss Ammo strap with Skull rivets at the lugs for PAM Sub:
For those like my good customer Simon who are looking for a bolder look for their vintage Swiss Ammo strap, the addition of skull rivets at the lugs is a great option.  With large brushed finish Nickle skull rivets and stitched with our heavy gauge French Milled Ecru Linen thread with 'Out-Stitching' at the lugs, this strap offers a very bold look indeed:

1966 Swiss Ammo for U-Boat Flightdeck 55:
This is pretty much a our standard style Swiss Ammo sttrap, stitched with our heavy gauge French milled Linen thread, which is pretty much our 'Go-To' linen for our larger Swiss Ammo straps with stitch breaks at the stampings which really highlights them well .  This strap is 23mm at the lugs to fit the Flighdeck lug and gently tapered to 22mm at the 'D9' screw-in pre-V style buckle.  Thanks John for the great photos of your watch and strap:

Pre-1960's Swiss Ammo leather Strap for Rolex with our 'TCLS upgrade:
This is a great strap made for a Rolex with out 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) upgrade for an integrated fit between the lugs.  Made from the from Swiss Ammo Pouch leather without stampings and with only Black linen thread accent stitching at the lugs, this strap provides a very minimalist look and really highlights the beauty of this vintage leather.  Fitted with our single butterfly deployment clasp, this strap build scales perfectly with the smaller dimensions of the Rolex giving a very vintage look while at the same time offering a truly custom fit: