The Luxury of Fully Handmade and Hand Stitched Watch Straps

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Dangerous9straps - the making of a finely handcrafted custom watch strap.

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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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jason's 312 on Dangerous9strap

My good customer Jason and I are really happy with how these turned out. They're the first padded straps I've made and also extra technical because it was designed to fit Jason's OEM Panerai deployment clasp, which requires the straps be 22mms in width and no more than 3mms thick at the clasp. Jason, thanks for the great photos!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

D9 Ostrich Skins - The Complete Stock

Dangerous9straps introduces Ostrich Leg Skins!!

Hi strap lovers and Happy New Year!! I've been on a tear recently with the introduction of Swiss, German and Swedish Ammo straps. So, I think I need to switch up and introduce a new line of Ostrich Legg skins that I have available for fabrication into beautiful Dangerous9 watch straps. I've been acquiring these from several suppliers over the last month and think I've finally got a selection that will give my customers a wonderful variety of choices. These run the gamut from brown and cognac glossy to a several wonderful matt finish colors that are buttery soft and will make some knock out straps (my particular favorite is Serpentine, a wonderful dark grey color). I've even got an awesome and soft nubuck finish in light brown. Here are a few photos of the Ostrich leg skins I have on hand and above is a slide show of all the Ostrich I have in stock. I should have some photos of newly completed straps posted up here within the month, so stay tuned. If you'd be interested in talking to me about designing a strap from any of these skins, please contact me right away to get the best selection!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Grey Mist Caiman for BR01-97 Commando

Hi strap lovers, I want to share some great photos that my good customer has posted on BR-avo.com. This strap the custom made Grey Mist Caiman strap and is mounted up to his totally bad-ass BR01-97 Commando! I'm really happy with how this strap has turned out and the match or the grey caiman skin to the grey of the dial is perfect. Sylvain is happy and I'm very, very happy. I'm in a win, win business and that's just as it should be and why I'm working so hard to always get better at what I'm doing.

Fabian's 1941 Swiss Ammo Strap

Hi strap lovers. I just completed a strap for my good customer, Fabian from the Netherlands. Wanted a dark brown Swiss ammo strap with prominent stampings with cream linen stitching and choose a very well aged pouch dated from 1941. This is a very rare and special strap indeed. I hope you enjoy the photos and Fabian, I hope you love your new strap! If you are looking for a rare vintage leather strap for your special watch, please contact me. I'd very happy to hear from you and work with you to design a one of a kind strap

Friday, December 17, 2010

Anceint Swiss and Germany Ammo Pouches

Hi and Happy Holidays to all me strap loving visitors!!

I consider every strap I make as being very special and I hope every customer that orders a Dangerous9 strap feels the love that I put into each and every one of them. There are however some materials that are more special than others. The Ancient Swiss and Germany Ammo Pouches that you see in the below slide show are a perfect example. The pouches are old and rare. In some cases very old and very rare indeed. Dating from 1915 to 1950, these straps are between 60 to 95 years old!! The leather shows it's age, but has plenty of life left in it and the patina is gorgeous!! These will make very special watch straps indeed. You will truely be wearing a piece of history on your wrist.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Grey Mist Caiman For Bell & Ross

Hello and Happy Holidays from Dangerous9straps!!! I wanted to share a strap that I just completed for a great customer and fellow BR-avo.com member. This strap was designed specifically to fit his BR01 Commando, a beautiful watch with a grey dial, small date and power reserve. This caiman skin color is called Grey Mist and is matched to 7 ply waxed linen stitching in Slate Grey with custom mixed edge coat. I've lined this watch in hand dyed Steel Grey calf skin. and finished if with an exclusive D9 logo buckle. This is a completly custom strap made from start to finish by hand by me. Have a look at this these photos and if you like what you see and would like a strap like this or perhaps you've been dreaming of having a custom watch strap of your own design and you'd like to talk with me about making your dream into a reality, contact me. I'd be very happy to hear from you. Nothing matches the luxury of a bespoke watch strap for your favorite time piece that you can enjoy for year to come.

Friday, December 10, 2010

See What's Next:Mauser Pouches to Watch Straps

Hi all you wonderful strap lovers out there! I've been gathering these Swedish Mauser Ammo Pouches for a while and have found that I ended up with a perfect collection of the various colors. These colors go from a nice light tan to a beautifully darked Antique oiled color. I'm now ready to release these these pouches to the strap loving community for you to choose the color you'd like. The leather these pouches are made from is really wonderful and supple and the colors are really fantastic! Prices will be $165 for a standard straight strap and $175 for a Bell & Ross style strap. If you need something fancy like a special fitment for a deployment or want your strap padded, the cost would be a little extra. You're looking at 20 pouches that will basically make about 20 straps, so if you're interested in getting one don't wait too long, as these will be going fast. Cheers, and Happy Holidays!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

3 Swiss Ammo Pouches

3 more Old Swiss Ammo Pouches in Stock!!

Hi all you wonderful strap lovers out there, I just want everyone to know that I've just received a small shipment of 3 Swiss ammo pouches in, and will be accepting reservations for these. A couple of these pouches are very old (1923 and 1944) and rare and of course, the cost for acquiring these is getting more costly as well. If you are interested in having a custom strap made from any of these, please contact me right away, as these will be going fast. Above is a slide show of what's available. (please see the above slide show)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jason's Padded PAM320 Straps for Deployment

Here are a couple of straps I recently completed for Jason's PAM320. This order represented a couple of challenges. First, he wanted to have the straps thick at the top where the watch is attached at the lug, but needed the strap to thin to about 2.5mm and narrow to 22mm to fit the Panerai OEM deployment. Second, he wanted the strap padded at the top. I was able to accomplish both goals pretty nicely I think, it reqired a lot of very careful work to get just right. If you have a special request for a custom fitment, please let me know. I'm always happy to hear from you. Cheers!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bell & Ross BRo2

One of the greatest designed dive watches of all time, the Bell & Ross BR02 is a work of integrated genius. This is a fact that will be whole heartedly be supported by anyone that's ever had the pleasure of strapping the watch to their wrist. Form fitting and eminently comfortable; it molds itself to the wrist like no other watch I've ever owned. And, while Bell & Ross is justly famous for their square designed BR01 and BR03 series watches. The BR02 deserves a lot more attention and respect that it often receives. I was reminded of this fact while recently completing a couple of straps for the BR02 for Derek Lee, owner of Calgary Cycle/Pure Cycle and calgarycycleonline.com. I'm not at all surprised that a cyclist would own and wear this time piece: it's as streamlined as they come. Here are a few photos of Derek's straps and above is a slide show of the BR02s that I love and a number of recently completed Dangerous9strap made for this great watch. If you are fortunate to own one of these wonderful time pieces and would like to have a custom strap build, please send me an e-mail. I'd be more that happy to hear from you.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Swiss Ammo Straps for Ali

Hi all you wonderful strap lovers out there. I just want to share a few photos of the latest Swiss Ammo straps I've made. These are for my very good customer Ali. He went full boat and got one made for each of his 3 Panerais: PAM000, PAM292 and PAM317. Ali, that's one hell of a trio and I'm proud you chose Dangerous9 as your strap maker for these. If any of you are reading this and have a watch that you love that could look great on Swiss Ammo shoes or calf or Caiman Croc, or Ostrich (my next bold adventure), please e-mail me at the link at the top of the page. I'm alway happy to hear from you.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

British Racing Green for SOH LE Green

Hi all you wonderful strap lovers out there. Here's a custom strap that I just completed for my customer's Breitling Ocean Heritage LE. This watch is the one with the British Racing Green Bezel. My customer Craig wanted to get me to try to match the green on the bezel and I think it turned out pretty great!

If you've got a watch that you love and would like a very special strap made just for you and to your exact specifications, shoot me an e-mail. I'd love to hear from you:-)