Monday, July 15, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
|Zanzibar African Goat on Breitling Navitimer|
Hi strap lovers. This announcement has been so long in the works that it's hard to know where to start. Dangerous9straps officially has a website!
Dangerous9straps.com is now up and active! Please visit us and if you have not already, please join our e-mail newsletter, which we hope to publish now more often.
Also, a celebration of the launch of our website and as a thank you for your visiting, we want to spread a little more joy by providing you all with a 15% off discount code, which is good for any purchased made until the end of July 15th!
Just use the discount code at checkout: "LoveD9straps15"
(cannot be combined with any other discounts and do not include fully bespoke strap orders)
You will receive a 15% discount off your entire purchases (excluding shipping) made before the close of business July 15th! This code can be used for as many purchases of in-stock straps Manufacture Collection straps and accessories such as our highly regarded Watch and Strap Travel Rolls as you like until it's expiration or while our stock lasts, whichever comes first. supplies are limited, so don't hesitate to purchase right away if you find a Dangerous9strap that is right for you.
|(Watch and Strap Travel Roll - Blonde Calfskin)|
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Hi strap lovers. My best case scenario is to have a customer who would like a small batch of straps for this watch in order to really show off the possibilities that custom straps can do to change the look of a watch. My great custom H.T. is just one such customer. This batch of straps are all made to pair with his Gold Panerai PAM393 and I think that each one will look great and totally change the look of his watch.
Dark Olive Alligator with Walnut SuperMatte Teju Lizard lining:
Round scale Barbados Alligator with Chocolate SuperMatte Teju Lizard lining:
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
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Many of our Alligator Hides, especially the from France Croco are one of a kind, and so as a result, we may only ever be able to offer 10 to 12 straps of these particular colors. Typically once or twice a year, Andrea and I make a visit to the France Croco Warehouse in Milan to look through their skins in order to find new and unique colors. These hides represent Overruns from batches made for larger luxury goods makers, prototypes and show pieces used for display at leather trade fairs, etc. France Croco's minimum order requirement is too large for us to have any of these hides produced just for us within our materials budget. Unfortunately, we cannot invest 10K Euros plus and just one color and finish of Alligator. Of course, the upside for our customers is that their straps made from these limited availability color and finish makes their straps vanishingly rare. The downside for us is that a color/finish that is in much higher demand, remains unfulfilled. The lesson for our customers is that if you see a color/finish in our France Croco Alligator collection that you like, don't hesitate to make your order right away, or it may be gone forever.
Mike's strap was made to fit his great looking PAM190 and features a beautiful Mammoth Ivory buckle (sadly, these are also no longer available) from FineWatchBuckles.com. We do however have a number of exotic wood buckles available (mostly in 24mm widths) that are truly beautiful as well. This strap was, of course, hand saddle stitched with our bronze/beige French milled linen thread. and features nice thick padding at the lugs
Here are a handful of Higher definition photos that I took of this strap before shipping it to the customer:
Friday, June 28, 2019
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Hi strap lovers, Today's feature is a strap that I made for my good customer Vivian's Rolex Sea Dweller 126600. Upon its completion, I had the good fortune to have another customer's watch in the shop for a strap build and was able to take some photos showing the excellent fitment (A Big Thank You to Stephan of allowing me to use his watch as a model for these photos!). This strap made from our SuperMatte Carbon Black Teju Lizard with padding at the lugs and our 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS), which provides the strap with an integrated fit between the lugs. The SuperMatte Carbon Black Teju Lizard is a material that we developed a few years ago in collaboration with our Italian tanners base upon the success of our Alligator of the same finish and has quickly become one of our most in-demand strap materials. This strap is paired with a custom blended deep red edge paint, accent stitching at the lugs and Dino Red Kidskin lining to match the deep red 'SEA-DWELLER' printed on the dial. All in all, I think this strap is just about the perfect combination for this watch.
This strap has been made to pair with our aftermarket (unbranded) Omega style deployant clasp which I love because on the wrist it shows very little metal and since the long side strap tip tucks to the inside of the wrist, this strap requires no keeper loops, resulting in a very streamlined look.
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Hi strap lovers, Here are a few photos sent by my good customer Stelios of his Grand Seiko SBGA211. I have made a number of straps for this spectacular looking watch. If you are not familiar with the Seiko Grand, as a watch fan, you should really check them outs. The fit and finish are world class and the movement engineering and finish are truly second to none. The SBGA211 'Snowflake' is a beautifully executed watch with an incredible white texture dial that looks for all the world like freshly fallen snow - hence the name (not officially the name for the watch, but given this name by watch fans and collectors). Deserving of a beautiful customize strap, I think this polished (high shine finish), high contrast black Stingray with central pearls and cream white accent stitching pairs wonderfully.