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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:-)

Monday, January 26, 2015

New production prototype: Racing Tan Teju Lizard Panerai strap

Hi strap lovers, we are in process of preparing production prototype straps and last week was spent building several Panerai straps.  One of my favorites being this Racing Tan Teju Lizard strap with Ecru linen and Grey kidskin lining and Grey edge finish.  I think it's a pretty sexy strap.  This strap features thick padding at the lugs, double keepers and our custom 'D9' logo curved Pre-V buckle.  Look for more photos of our production straps here in the coming weeks.  Out intention is to have a small stock of these production straps available for immediate shipment when we roll out our website later in the year - Yes bit things are happening here at Dangerous9straps!

Swiss Ammo strap for Vintage Rolex Submariner

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Hi strap lovers, I'm very happy to share with you a few excellent photos from my very good customer Tim of his amazing vintage Rolex Sub on his newly arrived Swiss Ammo strap.  This straps is made from a Swiss Ammunition pouch dated from and has been had saddle stitched using Olive Drab waxed Irish linen thread.  I think it looks great on Tim's Vintage Sub.  Thanks Tim for the great photos, yours is definitely our 'Watch of the Week'.

Friday, January 23, 2015

These Just in: Fossilized Mammoth buckles from Finewatchbuckle.com!!!

24mm - Stunning Blue/Green Mineralization with Polished Bronze tang

22mm - Striped Brown mineralization with Copper Tang
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. These beautiful buckles were handcrafted by my friend Ingo from finewatchbuckles.com. The tangs of course are interchangeable and are handmade by famous Austrian watch strap and buckle maker Maddog-straps.com and are made from Damascus, Titanium Demascus, Bronze, Copper and Brass.

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!

24mm - Stunning walnut colored mineralization with Damascus tang

SOLD - 24mm - Dark Blue/Green mineralization with Ti Damascus tang

22mm - brown highly textured Mineralization with Damascus Tang

24mm - Brown and Cream striped mineralization with Damascus Tang

22mm - White with no mineralization (take from the inside off the mammoth tusk), with Bronze tang

24mm - beautiful Caramel colored mineralization with Damascus tang

22mm - Beautiful brown striped mineralization with polished brass tang

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Martinique Blue Alligator strap for PAM from our premium France Croco Alligator Collection - perfection!!

Hi strap lovers, A couple of months ago, we introduced our latest series of Alligator skins to arrive from our ultra premium Alligator supplier - France Croco.  France Croco is a Normandy based Alligator and Crocodile tannery whose hides are among the best available and was recently acquired by Kering (formerly PPR) a holding company that owns such brands as Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQeen, Sergio Rossi, and Girard-Perregaux. We are proud to have France Croco as a supply partner enabling us to offer the finest Alligator skin available. The colors and overall quality of the France Croco skins are by far the best I've yet seen.  Yearly, we have the pleasure of visiting the France Croco Warehouse located in Milan to hand pick our skins for our ever evolving collection of Alligator offerings.  Most of the skins available in the their warehouse are overruns or prototype and samples for leather fairs, they have an ever changing supply of colors and finishes.  This benefits us on that we have a wider selection of skin colors and finishes in unique and sometime one of a kind colors that we would never be able to afford to have made in a bespoke color run because the minimum number of skins required would be cost prohibitive.  The disadvantage of course is that these hides are often times entirely unique and will only be available to us once and will likely never be available again.

The Martinique Bleu Alligator strap you see here is certainly a one of a kind item.  First dyed a beautiful Turquoise Blue and then hand finished with an antiquing stain by the expert workers at their Tannery in Normandy, this skin is a one time offering and it's a small hide, so if I'm lucky I can maybe cut 8 straps from it.  The results will be stunningly beautiful and as exclusive a strap as you'll ever own.

This strap features thick padding at the lugs, our exclusive 'SuperExotica' Upgrade - here with Classic Tan Eel skin lining and super fine hand saddle stitching using custom hand dyed Turquoise French linen thread and custom blended edge paint to perfectly match the beauty of this stunning Alligator.  The coup de grĂ¢ce is that this strap is finish off with a perfectly matched, bespoke blue/green fossilized Mammoth Ivory buckle which was handmade by master buckle maker Ingo Woesner of Finewatchbuckle.com.  I think this strap is with out question among the finest I've ever made and is without question the most unique and exclusive.





Wednesday, December 24, 2014

First Custom strap for IWC Ingenieur!!

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Hi strap lovers, I've very excited to share a few photos from my good customer Alex of this IWC Ingenieur Mission Earth on his just completed Dangerous9 Alligator strap.  This is the first strap I've made for an Ingenieur and I must admit that I was concerned about getting the fit right, but since Alex was kind enough to gift me with his old strap, and after closely examining it, am much more confident that I can build straps for the Ingenieur with a fitment that is up to our high standard.

The strap I make is very special because it's also the first strap I've made using our recently arrived Verona Gold Alligator from our 'Veneto Collection' Alligator hides.  The 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.  This strap features a vegetable Kangaroo Leather mid-layer at the lugs (to provide extra strength at this critical stress area) and running the entire length of the strap for strength.  Also featuring our beautifully tanned Nubuck 'Outback' Brown Grain Kangaroo lining and super fine hand saddle stitching using our finest French  Fil Au Chinois Lin Cable thread.  This strap is I think you'll agree, stunning on Alex's Mission Earth and is without question our 'Watch of the Week'.  Thanks again Alex for these great photographs!!!