HANDMADE AND HAND STITCHED IN MUNICH GERMANY

The Luxury of Fully Handmade and Hand Stitched Watch Straps

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Strap design consultation and limited Edition OEM Manufacture * Whole sale inquires are Welcome

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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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Great Customer Pics: John's PAM422 on Barbados Bleu Alligator




Hi strap lovers, I am happy to share some great photos that recently arrived from my great customer John of his new arrived Barbados Bleu Alligator paired up with is PAM422.  This is a really stunning combo.  The Barbados bleu from our ultra premium France Croco Alligator Collection is essentially sold out (I may have the material left for one last strap), but I wanted to share these photos because they are so fantastic.  As you can see, the depth of color of the Barbardo Bleu Alligator like all the hides from France Croco, is just breathtaking and make for the finest Alligator straps I have ever seen.




This strap is lined with our exclusive Verona Gold round scale (I may also just have enough for one last strap lining).


With thick padding at the lugs and featuring French Ecru linen thread - super fine hand saddle stitching, I think this strap is just about a perfect combo with John's PAM422, Which will  be our latest 'Watch of the Week'.  Thanks again John for the great photos!

















Friday, December 4, 2015

Newly arrived Alligator for Premium Supplier France Croco


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Hi strap lovers, I have recently received a new batch of Alligator hides from our Premium Alligator supplier France Croco and realized that I never made a blog post to announce their arrival.  Yes, I've been so backed up with work I've not been able to post here regularly.  These hides were personally chosen by me and Andrea at France Croco's Milan warehouse on our last trip, and in spite of my delay, I am very excited to have them on hand and ready to make into beautiful custom straps.  As with most of our offering from France Croco, these are limited offerings and most likely we won't be getting these exact colors in the future, so if you want a strap from these, I recommend you not hesitate!

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 consistently among the best I've yet seen.

Caramel D'or: Similar in color to our France Croco Armagnac, but with an even more luminous golden hue, these hides are simply stunning.  The light/dark areas within and between the scales is extraordinary and what gives these hides their incredible beauty.  These are the hides that really blew out budget, but the moment I saw them, I new I hand to have them, cost be damned!



Starry Night: Andrea loves this strap and is certain the other ladies will as well.  Starry Night is a dark mid-nigh blue with a beautiful fine metallic flake finish, giving it a formal pearl like appearance.  I think it could also look great on a mans watch for more formal occasions.  It's very subtle and in some light, will look black - very difficult to capture the beauty of this hide in photos.  This hide is really a one of a kind deal for us and so if you are looking for a deep blue dress strap for formal occasions, I recommend ordering right away.






Dark Olive:  This hide is very cool, a nice dark Olive (Army Green) with more of a matted finish and great color variation within the scales.  This is perhaps one of the most masculine colors I offer in any leather.  If you've got a military watch that needs a strap, you can't go wrong here:




Cognac: This is just about the perfect color for Cognac and will make a stunningly sophisticated strap that would look great with a suit and a pair of tan or cognac loafers or brogues and can paired casually as well with jeans.  The depth of color is stunning with a darker, antique color than the Caramel d'or above.  This hide is also larger than the Caramel D'or, which will be perfect for larger watches like Panerai and Breitlings.




Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Custom Ostrich Leg skin strap for Breitling Chronomat with UTC module



Hi strap lovers, I am happy to share some great photos just provided by my great customer Richard of his vintage Breitling Chronomat with UTC module.  These UTC modules make fitting an off the shelf aftermarket strap impossible due to the requirement of having a much shorter long side strap (unless you have a very larger wrist) and the fact that the lug width of the strap at the watch must be 20mm tapering to the 16mm OEM buckle and the width of the strap at the UTC module is only 18mm, tapering to 16mm.  Yes, bespoke is the way to go for these watches!



This strap is made from our Satin finished Black Ostrich Leg skin with thick padding and cream white stitching.  The strap is lined with super soft and durable sky blue lambskin.  I think this strap looks super sexy on Richard's watch.  Thanks Richard for these great photos, yours is our new 'Watch of the Week'!











Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Row Stone Stingray for Bell & Ross BR02


 
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Hi strap lovers.  Row Stone Stingray is something we have offered for over a year now, but it seems to just be catching on as a material option with my customers recently.  Here is a version that I just completed for a Bell & Ross BR02.  This strap is done in black Row Stone Stingray and features a high shine finish (sanded matte finish is also an option is less bling is what you're after).  Padding at the lugs to give the strap an even more substantial look, which I think works very will with Stingray straps in general and is particularly suitable on the thick BR02 dive watch.  This strap is also lined with one of my favorite exotic materials - SuperMatte Teju Lizard, which since it's got a rubberized finish is essentially waterproof and while extremely soft to the touch is super low maintenance - requiring just a wipe-down with a wet paper towel to clean.

I'm been making straps for the BR02 since the very beginning of Dangerous9straps and have made hundreds of straps for this model, and I must say, this is one of my favorites.















Sunday, October 25, 2015

Introducing Dangerous9straps' New Manufacture Collection Strap Line with Two Newly Completed Teju Lizard Prototypes




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Hi strap lovers, I am happy to share with you all two new prototype straps for Rolex and Breitling. These straps are make from our Teju Lizard collection and will be heading off to our Italian manufacturers and will form the basis for our soon to be released Manufacture Collection.

Introduction of our Manufacture Collection Concept: 
As many of our dear customers are aware, our backlog has been growing longer and longer over the past couple of years (Currently it stands at 11-13 weeks!).  My hope is that by having some of our most popular straps made for us, those of you who want a Dangerous9strap, but don't necessarily need to have every last detail of a bespoke design will find the straps from our Manufacture Collection and really exciting alternative.   While I won't be personally building these straps, this will not mean that we will by compromising in anyway on the qualities that are the hallmarks of Dangerous9straps.   Here are our design and build criteria for these straps:

Dangerous9straps' Manufacture Collection will:
*  Be built from the very same materials we offer in our fully bespoke straps this includes the highest quality leathers and exotic skins from our American Alligator, Teju Lizard, Ostrich Leg skin, 'Outback' Kangaroo, and Safari Leather Collections.
*  Be built with the same Vegetable tanned leather mid-layer and padding which provides the same strength and durability as our bespoke straps made by yours truly.
*  Be Built with all handmade construction including hand saddle stitching throughout using the same highest quality French milled Fil Au Chinois Cablé linen Thread as we use on our bespoke straps.
*  Use the same unique, soft and durable lining leathers as are available on our bespoke straps including the finest leathers from our Tripon Kidskin and 'Outback' Kangaroo Collections.
*  The Manufacture Collection straps must be indistinguishable from a strap that I personally made. This in one of the most exciting things about the initial straps we have gotten back from our Italian manufacture partners - these straps are so close to the prototype straps I had originally made and shipped to them as samples, that I was a pains to tell the difference!
* Made to fit wide variety of styles and sized to fit many wrist sizes and most popular watch brands such as Panerai, Rolex, Omega, Breitling and IWC etc with lug widths from 20 to 26mm, we hope that the Manufacture Collection will fit most of the most in demand strap sized from many other watch brands as well .

Of course, there will be trade offs in terms of absolute variety of possible color combinations.  Our fully bespoke offerings quite literally make thousands of combinations possible, which won't be possible with our Manufacture Collection.  Also some of our unique upgrades such as our 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) and our Fully Integrated Fit (FIF) upgrades won't be possible (at least initially) in our Manufacture collection.  However, the pricing for our Manufacture straps will be considerable more competitive (while we are currently sorting the final retail pricing, our goal is 20% less than an similarly specified bespoke strap, made entirely by myself).  This represents a massive saving for those customers that can forgo me personally building your strap or don't necessarily need a very rare color combo or a build upgrade that is not possible in our Manufacture Collection.

Of course, one of the most exciting benefits will be that our wait times will be much faster - we hope of have our most popular straps in stock for immediate shipment, so our overlong wait time will be eliminated entirely!!

Will be made available through an Authorized Dealer Network:
We are excited also to me able to (for the first time) offer Dangerous9straps through our Manufacture Collection at wholesale pricing to Retail outlets partners.  Given the backlog of our bespoke straps, we have never been able to offer our straps for re-sale, at pricing anywhere near what a retail store would need in order to make selling Dangerous9straps a profitable proposition.  Our Manufacture Collection makes this possible for the first time.  If you have a retail store, and are interested in being added to our stock list and becoming an official Dangerous9straps Authorized Dealer, please let us know, we would be very happy to speak with you.

Here is a detailed look at the Breitling strap:







The strap as shown on the Breitling Seawolf, is made from our Walnut Teju Lizard.  This color is bespoke tanned by our Italian tannery partner and are exclusive to Dangerous9straps.  This strap, features thick padding at the lugs and tapering from 22mm at the lugs to 20mm at the pin buckle (this buckle was chosen to allow for this strap to me used interchangeably with the OEM Breitling 20mm tang buckle.  The final version will be offered with a similarly styled buckle with the addition our 'D9' logo



This strap also features super fine hand saddle stitching in cream white French milled Fil Au Chinois Cablé linen Thread (the highest quality and most costly linen thread available).  It's the same brand of thread Hermès uses on all their hand stitched leather goods, and is unquestionably the finest there is.


This strap will be lined with our exclusive Dark Olive Kangaroo Gloving leather, which is both incredibly strong and incredibly soft on the wrist.  This leather has been specifically engineered to withstand high moisture environments without drying and cracking like many other leathers after repeated wet/dry cycles.  Yes, it is more expensive by orders of magnitude that other leathers we could use for our Manufacture Collection, but again our intention is to spare no expense on this production line, just as we do with our bespoke straps.

Once we are in full production, our intention is to offer this design combo to fit  the most requested sizes for Panerai, Rolex, Omega and IWC as well,

Here is a detailed look at the Rolex strap:





The strap as shown on the Rolex Submariner, is made from our Racing Black Teju Lizard.  This color is bespoke tanned by our Italian tannery partner for Dangerous9straps.  This strap, features thick padding at the lugs and tapering from 20mm at the lugs to 18mm at the pin buckle (this buckle was chosen to allow for this strap to me used interchangeably with the OEM Rolex 18mm tang buckle. The final version will be offered with a similarly styled buckle with the addition our 'D9' logo.






This strap also features super fine hand saddle stitching in cream white French milled Fil Au Chinois Cablé linen Thread (the highest quality and most costly linen thread available).  It's the same brand of thread Hermès uses on all their hand stitched leather goods, and is unquestionably the finest there is.


This strap will be lined with our exclusive black 'Clone' Patterned Kangaroo Gloving leather, which is both incredibly strong and incredibly soft on the wrist.  This leather has been specifically engineered to withstand high moisture environments without drying and cracking like many other leathers after repeated wet/dry cycles.  Yes, it is more expensive by orders of magnitude that other leathers we could use for our Manufacture Collection, but again our intention is to spare no expense on this production line, just as we do with our bespoke straps.

Once we are in full production, our intention is to offer this design combo to fit  the most requested sizes for Panerai, Breitling, Omega and IWC as well,