The Luxury of Fully Handmade and Hand Stitched Watch Straps

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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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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.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Chopard Mille Miglia on Calf Buffalo Featuring Our 'Fully Integrated Strap Fitment'

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 Hi strap lovers, Designed in consultation with our customer's desire for a wider strap than the narrow 19mm lug width the Chopard would allow, this strap features our 'Fully Integrated Strap Fitment' (FISF), padding at the lugs and a gentle taper to the 16mm Chopard buckle. These design complexities represent our commitment to pushing the boundaries of technical design. While at the same time honoring Dangerous9straps' heritage of traditional craftsmanship with all leather construction, including Safari Brown African Buffalo calf leather from bespoke British tanner Tusting & Burnett (1938), Vegetable Tanned mid-layer, Australian kangaroo lining and super fine hand saddle stitching using traditional waxed Irish thread.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Bespoke Ostrich Leg skin strap for Omega Planet Ocean 42 Orange

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Hi strap lovers, I really like the Omega Planet Ocean 42 Orange featured here on our Black Ostrich Leg skin strap with 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) upgrade for an integrated watch/strap fitment and our SuperExotic upgrade with custom dyed Orange Eel skin lining and super fine hand saddle stitching using our finest French Ecru linen thread.  I think is look really great!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Swiss Ammo strap for PAM with our 'TCLS for integrated fit!

Hi strap lovers, Here is a Dangerous9straps' 1950 Swiss Ammo strap that we recently completed fro Roberto's PAM312. This strap features our 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) upgrade which is designed to provide a unique integrated fit to the watch case. This upgrade is designed to fill the gap that would normally exist between the lugs of a watch with a round case and the straight end of the watch strap. This upgrade is exclusive to Dangerous9straps as far as I am aware and is available from us for all Panerai watches with solid lugs (the wire lug Radiomir watch being the exception) and many other brands as well and for straps made from most of the materials we offer. Here are a few photos from Roberto on his PAM312 and a few photos I took of the strap modeled on my PAM243 before shipping.

And a few photos taken of the strap modeled on my PAM243:

Friday, August 8, 2014

Vintage Patek Philip Calatrava on Cognac Ostrich Leg strap

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Local customer Dr. Esch was kind enough to leave his wife's 1970's vintage Patek Calatrava with us to fit the new strap. Frau Esch wanted something a bit more relaxed from the black Crocodile strap that was on the watch, so we came up with something new. It's a glossy finish Cognac Ostrich Leg skin with Beige French linen hand saddle stitching and Eel skin lining. This Vintage Patek is THIN at about 5mm, so the strap had to be very thin as well, so to give it some strength and durability, we used about a 1mm mid-layer of vegetable tanned Kangaroo leather. I think it's a pretty great combo.