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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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Classic Antique Mahogany with a Twist

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Hi strap lovers,  Here is a strap I recently completed for my good customer Neil from the UK for his 40mm PAM.  This strap features vegetable tanned leather done in our classic Antique Mahogany finish with our 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) to give the strap an integrated strap fit between the lugs, Padding and is stitched with our cream colored French linen thread which really give the strap 'pop'.  Topping this design off or should I say underlying the strap is a custom made bund underlayment.  The the strap is substantial and when combined with the bund underlayment give the whole package the look of a real piece of saddlery.  Quite impressive actually and really makes this 40mm Panerai look like a very serious piece of kit indeed.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

1965 Swiss Ammo Skulls strap for U-Boat with Roller Buckle and extra metal keeper

Hi strap lovers, I want to share with you all a 1965 Swiss Ammo strap I just completed.  This strap features thick gauge French Ecru accent stitching and Skull rivets in Antiqued Bronze finish.  The new think that I would like to direct your attention to is the use of our recently arrived nickle finish Steel Roller buckle and extra metal keeper loop.  This is the first chance I've had to show these buckles off (we have them in 18, 20, 22, 24 and 26mm widths).  The strap featured here is 20mm wide and is using a 20mm roller buckle with an extra metal keeper loop, which I think gives the strap a real vintage pilot watch look.  These buckles are very traditional nickle finish, which is shinny, but as per my customer's request, I have given the buckle and loop a brushed finish.  I think is look pretty damn good and I think it's going to look great on Justin's U-Boat watch!!

These buckles are available in 18, 20, 22, 24 and 26mm widths with or without the extra metal keeper loop and give the strap a real vintage Pilot/Military look and are also great with leather Nato straps.

Friday, November 14, 2014

An Appreciation of Tribal Stitching

(Saddle Tan with Black Tips Cane Toad with Coco Linen stitching)

(Ebony Ostrich/Black Tribal stitching)
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Hi strap lovers, I've not made many straps with tribal stitching, being a dedicated fan of saddle stitching, the tribal stitching seemed a bit of a fad for my naturally traditional tastes.  However, Have made a fair few of the straps in the last year, I must admit that I'm coming around to a fuller appreciation of the style.  The straps I've made that featured the admittedly more rustic stitching style I've invariably really liked especially when I've seen the resulting straps mounted up with their intended watches.  Also if the correct gauge of thread is used - not to thick of that the strap looks clunky and definitely not too thin so that the exposed threads are too easily damaged, and when paired with a high quality exotic leather, these straps look surprisingly elegant ..with just the right amount of rustic feel.  Of course, these straps wouldn't qualify as dressy exactly, they can certainly can be considered for more a more classy casual dress that more of us wear these days.

No in honor of the Stitch Tribal, here are a few photos and slide shows featuring this rather unique stitch pattern.

(Espresso Kangaroo with Steel Grey Tribal for BR01)

(Saffron Alligator with Dark Olive Tribal for PAM

(Chocolate Brown with Black Tips Cane Toad with Earth Grey Tribal for Speak Marin)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Marcela's custom strap for Nomos Orion 33 - Deep Blue Teju with Double Row stitching


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Hi strap lovers.  I am very happy to share some wonderful photos sent by my good customer Marcela's Nomos Orion-33 on here newly arrived Deep Blue Teju Lizard.  This strap features super fine double row hand saddle stitching in light blue and red to match the colors of her M-series BMW.  As many of you know from following this blog, we make a lot of strap for large chunky sports watches, but I'd like to emphasize here that we are happy to also make straps of a more elegant scale for more elegant watches as well.   Watches don't come too much more elegant that the watches from Nomos.  With their smaller diameter, minimal Bauhaus inspired design and thin profile (7.25mm including curved sapphire crystal), these watches are the definition of mid-century elegance.  Very impressed with the overall Nomos design and execution, I'm really looking forward to visiting the Nomos booth at Munichtime watch fair later this month to get some hands on with their collection.  Marcela's strap while very thin has been built using a vegetable tanned Kangaroo leather mid-layer for strength - Kangaroo leather is know to have 10 times the tensile strength of cow hide, so this strap while thin and supple is very strong.  Lined in soft and beautiful red Eel skin, to complete the sporty look.
Thank's to Marcela for sharing these wonderful photos, her's is our 'Watch of the Week'.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Custom Ebony Ostrich Leg skin strap for Herr Bussfeld's Breitling Montbrilliant Datora

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Hi strap lovers.  Here are some photos I took of Herr Bussfeld's beautiful Breitling Montbrilliant Datora on his new custom Dangerous9strap.  This strap features our exclusive 'Thick Curved Lug System'  (TCLS) for and integrated strap fitment, Padding at the lugs and SuperExotica upgrade with Bone Eel skin lining and super fine hand saddle stitching using Steel Grey French linen.  I really love how this strap has turned out.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Black Alligator with our Thick Curved Lug System (TCLS) for Vintage Rolex 16610

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I strap lovers.  I'm very happy to share with you some photos I took of my customer's beautiful Rolex Sub with his newly completed Dangerous9 Alligator strap.  This strap is made from our Premium Ebony Swiss Hides Alligator hide, which I have dubbed  our 'Million Dollar Black' because every strap I have made from this material looks like a million dollars and this strap is no exception.  The strap also features our 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) for a perfectly integrated fit at the lugs (no more unseemly gap!).  Our customer chose to go with an all black theme for his strap with our SuperExotica upgrade he chose our finest French black linen thread - super fine hand saddle stitched and Ebony Eel skin lining.  Another interesting thing of note is that this straps was built to incorporate the customer's original Rolex bracelet clasp.  I think the total picture look pretty great.  Let me know what you think.

Monday, November 3, 2014

SuperMatte Dark Graphite Blue Alligator for Sinn U1

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Hi strap lovers, I'm very excited to share a batch of really great photos sent over by my very good customer Volker from right here in Deutschland.  It's a SuperMatte Dark Graphite Blue Alligator (so dark, it's only got a very subtle grey/blue tone in certain light - otherwise it's very mistakable for black).   This strap features our 'SuperExotica' upgrade - here with super fine hand saddle stitching with cream white linen thread and a very red Eel skin lining.  I think this strap turned out really great and Volker agrees and from these photos we can all see why.  Thanks Volker for these really extraordinary photos.  You Sinn U1 is certainly our 'Watch of the Week'