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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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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Omega Speedmaster on 1965 Swiss Ammo Strap - a Classic combination

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Hi strap lovers.  I had not planned to make a Ammo strap my next blog post, but when I received these lovely photos of his Omega Speedmaster Professional pair with his new arrived Dangerous9 Swiss Ammo strap from my great customer Ralph, I couldn't resist sharing them right away.  I think this may be the first time I've made a Swiss Ammo strap for a Speedmaster and certainly this first time I've featured a Speedmaster paired with a Swiss Ammo strap on the blog.  Frankly, Swiss Ammo straps have not been a frequently ordered strap for the Speedmaster, which after seeing these photos make no sense, because I think this combo is quite compelling, stunning even.

Perhaps many people think of Swiss Ammo straps as having to be super bulky and only suitable for larger watches such as Panerai and Bell & Ross, but I've been making Swiss Ammo strap scaled in thickness and stitching to be paired with watches of a much more modest dimension for a while now so as not to overwhelm the watch. And while I still wouldn't necessarily recommend a Swiss Ammo strap be paired with a dress watch, combining it with a 40mm sport chronograph like the Speedmaster is very doable.

The Vintage look of the Speedy is a great combo with the vintage leather of  this 1965 Swiss Ammo strap and their history pairs well together.  Of course These great photos show this combo in it's best light, which is why Ralph's Speedmaster will be our 'Watch of the Week.  

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Saint Lucia Alligator for Audemars Piguet Diver with Very Special Mammoth Ivory buckle

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Hi strap lovers.  This is among my favorite recently completed straps.  Made from Saint Lucia Alligator (from our ultra premium France Croco Alligator Collection),  The Saint Lucia is a beautiful blue/Grey color with very subtle beige antiquing between the scales depth of color of this hide is absolutely stunning.  Stitched in Beige French linen thread and lined with Whiskey Grain Kangaroo leather for comfort and durability, it's just a perfectly breathtaking combo.  Of course the icing on the cake for me is the Mammoth Ivory Buckle with walnut mineralization which was beautifully handmade by my friend and fellow craftsman Dr. Ingo Woesner of FineWatchBuckles.com.  The Buckle tang is made from Damascus Steel when paired with the buckle, makes for a captivating combination.

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 world's finest Alligator hides and the hand applied finish of these Saint Lucia Alligators in without equal.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Newly Arrived Colorful Kidskin Leathers for luxury linings

Top to Bottom: Sky, Bavarian Blue and Lime Pop

Hi strap lovers.  As you know if you follow us at Dangerous9straps, we love to collection new materials to keep thinks fresh.  One of the things we're proud to have pioneered is the use of colorful and exotic leathers for our strap linings.  I just love the flash of color you get while putting on and taking off my watch.  It's just a like luxury that brings a spark of joy every time I wear one of my straps with a special lining.  And while no one else may even know about it, to me it's a private luxury that brings a little bit of happiness to my life.  And lets be honest, me can all use a little extra joy in our lives.  To this end, I have just added 3 new beautiful Kidskin leathers to our ever growing lineup of color full leather lining options to keep those little sparks of joy coming:-)



Bavarian Blue

Here is a slide show of our full current (and ever growing) collection of Kidskin lining leathers:
dangerousjohn's Tripon Kidskin from Monterrey album on Photobucket

Friday, January 29, 2016

A First for Dangerous9straps - Stingray with our 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) upgrade!!

Hi strap lovers.  I am very happy to announce that I can now offer straps with our 'Thick Curved Lug System (TCLS) to provide an integrated fit between the lugs.  The TCLS upgrade as become a real 'Calling Card' upgrade for us here at Dangerous9straps.  This upgrade when combined with padding at the lugs creates a wonderfully integrated fit between the lugs for many watches that would otherwise have an undesirable gap between a straight end strap and the curve of the watch case between the lugs.  I have often been asked to offer this upgrade on Stingray straps but until now have been hesitant to do so because of the thickness of Stingray is an issue.  However, My local customer Bernhard had requested it for his Rolex SDDS and I thought I would give it a try and if it didn't work out, he agreed to accept his strap with the standard straight strap end instead.

As you can see here is in fact worked out just fine and based upon this result, I have enough confidence to offer this upgrade to other customers as well.  One Caveat: I'm not completely confident that I can offer this upgrade with Central Pearls and Row Stone Stingray straps (I will need to let you know on a case by case basis).  I think this upgrade will in most instances work best with medium sized textured Stingray as opposed to that with huge pearls.

 This strap is made with our low contrast black polished Stingray that has been give Matte finish instead of the normal high shine finish, which I think looks perfect with this Rolex Deep Sea.  Lined with our exclusive, durable and buttery soft Motorcycle black Australian Kangaroo leather, this strap feels as smooth on the wrist as it looks on the watch.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Ingo's Row Stone Stingray for IWC Big Pilot

Hi strap lovers.  I have been gifted with so many wonderful photos from customers lately, I'm at a lost to know which to post first.  Here are some photo that were recently sent to us by my friend and customer and well as colleague and the owner and creator of FineWatchBuckles.com.  He has been wonderful to collaborate with over the years and in fact I have the great pleasure of offering some of his wonderful buckles directly to my strap customers.  I love his work and am always amazed by the quality and beauty of his creations.  I recently sent this strap to him for his IWC Big Pilot and behold the beautiful photos I've received in return!  I think this Row Stone Stingray strap with Cream Mammoth Ivory buckle, (Including a stunningly cool  Damascus Steel buckle made by Maddog straps from Austria) combo is an inspired choice for the Big Pilot and really shows off his watch to it's fullest.  Thanks Ingo for these great photos!