Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Hi strap lovers, I'm really excited to have been listed with a bunch of other really great strap makers on Gear Patrol's custom strap maker's roundup! Check it our here: http://gearpatrol.com/2013/07/30/best-custom-watch-straps/2/ . A big shout out to Ed Estlow for his hard work and for Including Dangerous9straps in the official Gear Patrol custom watch strap buying guide!!
Monday, July 29, 2013
|Olive Drab Linen|
Hi strap lovers, I want to share one of our latest arrival to the Dangerous9straps lineup. It's a Vintaged style crackle finish leather that will give your watch a really great look. The finish our somewhat course, so we're using linings of soft and durable special Calf skin, French Lambskin or Australian Kangaroo to provide great on the wrist comfort. This leather will look great stitched with any number of earth tone or rustic colors including Black, Chocolate, Walnut, Olive Drab (shown here), Butterscotch (shown here), Ecru and many others. If you're looking to give your watch a vintage look without, this leather is a really great choice.
|Olive Drab Special Calfskin lining|
|Upgraded Vintage style Flat Sewn-in Buckle|
|Vintage Black Special Calfskin lining|
Monday, July 22, 2013
|German Ammo straps: 1915 (top), 1943 (bottom)|
|(Click on any photo to enlarge)|
Hi strap lovers. I want to share with you some group shots of this last weeks production of Ammo straps from Swiss, German and French Ammo pouches. All these straps were custom orders and are not for sale, however, I you would like to commission us to build a strap for your beloved watch, please contact me and I would be happy to build a custom strap you'll love. Also, as you can see from the 1965 Swiss Ammo strap pictured below, I make straps not just for very large watches such as Panerai and Bell & Ross, but also watches of more moderate size, such as this example for a Roles Sub which not only tapers from 20mm at the lugs to 16mm at the buckle but is also much thinner that our typical Swiss Ammo strap, so that it's a better match for the Rolex Submariner watch case.
|1965 Swiss Ammo for Rolex Submariner|
|Combined 253 years of Swiss Ammo for BR01/BR03|
Saturday, July 13, 2013
|Marsh - Dirty Denim|
|Hannibal - Stone|
Hi strap lovers. We're very excited to introduce the first prototypes for our new 'Safari Collection'. The straps you see feature leather in both African Sheep and African Buffalo from bespoke British tanners Tusting and Burnett, are of absolute top quality and are a joy to work with.
First up: Hannibal - Stone African Buffalo. This leather has an incredible texture and color and is very thick and supple. This strap feature raw edged and has been hand saddle stitched using our recently arrived Ecru
Au Chinois Câblé linen - best quality Linen thread from France. Also we've used our premium Vintage Style flat sewn-in 'D9' in PVD that I given a vintaged finish, which I think turned out really cool.
Second: Marsh - Dirty Denim. This leather is African Sheep skin and again a real jewel of a hide. The color is a kind of an acid wash denim color with great texture and almost a nubuck feel. This strap also features a newly arrived from Australia Chestnut kangaroo lining which I think works perfectly with the blue jeans look of the African Sheep. This strap has been stitched with our butterscotch 4 ply waxed Irish linen thread with a box stitch pattern and features our recently arrived 26mm vintage style flat sewn-in buckle.
I am extremely happy with the results of our first straps and want to send a special thanks to Charlotte Tusting for providing such wonderful skins. If you think that you would be interested in having a custom strap made for your beloved watch from our new 'Safari Collection' contact me right away. You'll be glad you did.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
|Welcome to Dangerous9straps!!|
|Splitter (left) and Clicker (right)|
|Hot Stamp machine for applying our logo|
|Hand Stitch station|
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Sunday, July 7, 2013
Hi strap lovers, Dangerous9strap is extremely happy to announce that we're now offering Ultra Premium American Alligator hides from France Croco. France Croco is a Normandy based Alligator and Crocodile tannery who's 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 and many others. We are proud to have France Croco as a supply partner enabling us to offer the world's finest Alligator skin available. Our limited initial offering of France Croco skin was has personally hand selected by us on our trip to their Milan showroom this may. We Expect to make buying trips to Milan a couple of times per year and will have a continuously evolving collection of colors and finishes, which means that if you see a color here that appeals for your watch strap project, you're advised to contact us right away, because we can't guarantee this color will be in stock for long! Expect to see completed straps from these skins appearing here in the near future!