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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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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Don's Black Shark skin

Hi strap lovers, I've had really great response to the photos of me recently completed Navy Blue Shark Skin straps and for good reason - it's a really great color. But did you know that all Dangerous9 Shark Skin straps are custom dyed from white colored undyed shark skin and I can therefore make a shark skin strap for you in just about any color you can think of? In fact, given that I can pair your strap with any of the more that 20 thread colors I have in stock, I can literally make a shark skin strap in hundreds of custom color combinations. If you'd like to have a custom shark skin strap made for your Panerai, Rolex, Zixion, Doxa, Breitling, Bell & Ross or any other watch you love, please contact me right away. I'd be happy to hear from you and work with you to design and build a strap that you'll love. Here are a few photos of my good customer Don's Black shark skin strap with cream linen stitching for his PAM:

Jean's Tobacco Ostrich Leg strap for Cartier Santos

Hi strap lovers, I've had quite a few very productive weeks since I've relocated Dangerous9straps to Germany and became a full time strap maker and I've been working hard to catch up my backlog of strap orders. I want to give a shout out to all my great customers who have hung in there with me during my move. Thank you all!!
As I said, I can say with complete honesty that I like every strap I make for my customers, but there are some that really stand out for me and I especially like. Some in fact, I have a sad time shipping out because I just want to keep them for myself. Jean's new Tobacco color Ostrich skin strap with butterscotch linen stitching for Cartier Santos and just such a one. It's a good thing for Jean that I don't own a watch with a 23mm lug size or this baby might well have ended up right here in my wrist. But alas, my customers as wonderful as they are, won't pay me to build straps for myself, so this one will be mailed tomorrow. Jean, I hope you enjoy wearing it as much as I enjoyed making it for you.
If you've got an Idea for a custom strap for your Cartier Santos made of ostrich leg skin strap or any other of me many exotic skins I have in stock, which include American Alligator, Stingray, Ostrich Leg, shark skin, Caiman Croc, python, water snake and coming soon Cain toad and Bull Frog, please let me know. I would be happy to hear from you and build you a strap that you'll love and I want to keep for myself;-)

Jean's Swiss Ammo "Timothy Style" for PAM359

Strap lovers, so if you'll recall I had built a Swiss Ammo strap for my good customer Tim from California a couple of months ago for his BR02, which was of Tim's design and have had a lot of interest in that strap since I posted his great watch all mounted up to his Dangerous9strap. Well now Jean has asked that I build a strap "Tim Style" for his PAM 359. This strap has turned out to be a real winner Here are some photos of his strap and I hope to be provided some great photos of it mounted to his PAM359 very soon, so stay tuned!

Jean's photo:

Saturday, May 21, 2011

American Alligators Have Landed at Dangerous9!!

OK strap lovers, so this is really the biggest new of the season for sure. I've been awaiting receipt of a shipment of American Alligator skins and they're finally here!! These skins are wonderfully soft, supple and luxurious. If you're looking to treat yourself to the best of the best in exotic skin watch straps, that these American Alligators are really going to be it for you! The colors are sumptuous, the textures are amazing and the suppleness is unbeatable. Here are some photo of the skins in stock and ready to be made into custom straps that you'll can wear and enjoy of a lifetime:
Black Hornback

Meduim Brown Belly Chocolate Brown Belly
Brown Hornback
Black Belly
I've completed three straps for my great customer Doug and I can't begin to describe how pleased I am with the result:

Doug's American Alligator - Black Belly:

Doug's Medium Brown American Alligator Belly for PAM:

Doug's Brown Hornback American Alligator of PAM:

Don's Black Hornback Alligator for PAM:

GW's Navy Shark & Orange Linen for Zixion Diver

Hi strap lovers, It's exciting times here at Dangerous9straps. I've just received a huge shipment of exotic skins including Nubuck shark, Ostrich Leg skins, Sea Snake, Python and best of all 5 new American Alligator skins!! I'll be rolling those out in the next several Days. Right now, however, I want to share some photos of GW's newly completed custom Navy Blue Shark Skin with Emergency Orange linen stitching that I think is just spectacular! I had been delayed in completing the Navy Blue Shark, because I couldn't get my hands on the right color blue dye. In the end after trying a couple of different brands of leather dye available here in Germany and no being completely happy with the color, I ordered it from American, which took a couple more weeks. But, looking at these photos of GW's Navy Blue strap, I think you'll have to agree that the wait was worth it!! Thanks for looking

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Latest Navy Blue Shark for David's Rolex

Hi strap lovers. Here are some photos of My good customer David's latest Navy Blue Shark strap for his Rolex sub. The is the second strap in the Navy Blue shark and Grey stitch combo I've don for David, the first being for his PAM sub that I've featured earlier. This is a teriffic color and unique hand dye each strap from white (undyed) shark to my customer's exact color specification. I was delayed with completing this strap because I was waiting for more navy blue dye to come from the States, as while I had dyed the shark skin before my move, I needed mor dye to match the edges after I build his strap. I was hoping locally sourced Navy Blue would work, but it turned out to be the wrong shade of blue - not navy at all, but more of a dark Royal Blue - so I waited. Thanks Daivd for hanging in there with me with my delays. I hope the wait was worth it for you when you receive your new shark strap.

Brady's Swiss Ammo for Tag Acquaracer

Hi strap lovers. Often people want to have a custom strap made and assume that since they don't have a Panerai or Bell & Ross or other brand that is common among custom strap makers, that they just have very limited options (or none at all). Not true here at Dangerous9straps. I believe that any watch that my customers love is worthy of having mounted on a really great custom strap. I can't tell you how many times my customers have told me that they fallen even more deeply for their watch and what a difference it's made having their watch pair with a really great strap. I know I've had the experience several times myself. Here are some photos of Brady's strap made from a really great Swiss Ammo Pouch made for his Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500m I just sent this strap off this week and really hope that Brady loves the new look it gives his Tag and hope it deepens his appreciation for his great watch and the joy he takes from straping it on. Feeding my customer's passions for their watches is what I'm all about here at Dangerous9straps. Weather your watch is a $10,000 Panerai or a $5,000 Tag Heure or a $500 Lum-Tec, every strap that I make is given the very same effort and attention, because that's how I express my passion by helping you express yours.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Weerut's Giant Hornback for BR02 Blue

Hi strap lovers, I wanted to show you all what a truly Giant Hornback strap looks like. This strap is make from the most prominent horned section of the Caiman to make a very impressive strap. These straps are very thick as a result of the thickness of the caiman along these area of the hide these are cut form. Actually 'hornback' is a bit of a misnomer, as these straps are cut from the upper tail section of the Caiman skin and I can only get one Giant hornback strap form each skin. This strap is made to be mounted to my customer Weerut's BR02 Blue and it stitched in 4 ply Turquoise Blue linen with a lining that is dyed a matching Turquoise blue. This dye is a custom blend that I've done to match the this thread.

One additional thing to mention about a Dangerous9 hornback strap is that it's hornback all the way down the strap unlike some strap maker that splice belly skin to the bottom of their strap and also the short side is also made from the premium Hornback just like the long side. I've seen that some strap makers also use less premium hornback skin sections or even belly skin on their short side . They do this to maximize the number of 'hornback' straps they can get from each hide, but that's not the way I make straps. If you order a Dangerous9 hornback strap, then you get hornback and nothing but hornback. Cheers!