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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.


I would be happy to speak with you in person on Skype!! Please feel free to look me up at john.glance!! Please reference watches, watch straps or better Dangerous9straps:-)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Frogs and Toads flying in to Dangerous9straps

Yes, that's right strap lovers, Dangerous9strap has just been infested with bullfrogs and Cane Toads!! They've just flown in fresh from the land of OZ and are ready to be made into fully custom watch straps for your Bell & Ross, Panerai, Breitling, Rolex, Lum-Tec or any other watch you love and want to treat to a nice frogy or Cane Toad skin strap. These skins are beautifully tanned in great colors and with great pattering and with a wonderful tactile feel. These skins aren't very large and I'll probably only get one strap from each skin, so I expect these skins to go fast. I recommend if you'd like me to reserve one for your custom strap, that you contact me right away!
(Medium Brown Bull Frog - Matte Finish)

(Olive Cane Toad - Matte finish)

(Black Bullfrog - Matte finish)

(Cognac Cane Toad - Semi-Gloss finish)

(Tan Cane Toad - Semi-Gloss Finish)
For a closer look, Please check out this slide show for a complete run down with detailed view:

Friday, June 17, 2011

Great Photos from Robert

Hello strap lovers, here are some great photos of Robert's beautiful PAM 184 mounted up to his new Dangerous9 strap. The one is a Desert Tan Ostrich strap build to Panerai OEM specifications. It's a beauty of a strap and looks fantastic on his PAM. I can't say enough about these Ostrich Leg skin straps. There just awesome with a really great exotic scale pattern and look great in just about any color. Plus, they're not as costly as Alligator, so you're getting a lot of strap bang for your buck. Thanks Robert for the great photos!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Side Bars Accessing different Materials and Exotic Skins!

Hi strap lovers, I've been getting a lot of request to provide links to photos of the different materials I've got available for straps and slide shows of straps that I've made. So, here it is checkout the new side bar here to see slide shows of the different skins I have on hand and the straps that I'm made from those skin. This will give you an Idea of what I've got available and the quality of strap you can expect to receive from Dangerous9 should you order a custom strap for your self! Enjoy! And as always, that for all the continued support!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Dangerous9straps is famous for hand colored leather straps!!

Hi strap lovers, I know it has been a while since I've posted one of my famous hand tinted antique stain and dyed straps. I've bee featuring so many different kinds of exotic skins on my blog and a lot of Swiss Ammo straps as well that it's easy to forget that Dangerous9strap has really made a name for itself by making leather straps that are individually dyed, stained and antiqued by hand. These are multi stage staining and dyed techniques that I'll developed and so far as I know are used exclusively by Dangerous9 to achieve a very complex color composition on each individual strap often consisting of as many as 10 separate staining, dying and final finish coatings. Most other strap makers start out with leather that's been pre-dyed and finished from the tannery, then simply cut, glue and stitch the leather. I call this assembly work, which gives a very uniform and often flat finish to the leather, and can never match the patina and depth of color that I can achieve by starting with a piece of natural colored vegetable tanned leather that I build into a strap, then before stitching your strap I hand stain and dye each strap to the color requested by you.

Developing an aged, antiqued finish this way is time consuming and can take more than an hour per strap, but I think the results speak for themselves. Each strap is it's own very unique work of leather crafter's art and no two straps are exactly alike. Here are a few photos of a strap that I just completed for my good customer Carter. The color is called Antique French Oak. Thanks for looking:

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Robert's Desert Tan Ostrich for PAM184 - OEM style

Hi Strap lovers. Here#s one I completed last week for Robert, who had been waiting a very long while as I moved to Germany and then waited while my Ostrich skin shipment cleared customs here in Germany. I finally contacted him after 2 months and indicated I was ready to start his strap if he was still interested. Thankfully he said that he was and to please move ahead. His request was for a Dangerous9strap in PAM OEM style strap. He gave me the measurements right down to the millimeter for the strap he I was building to replace for his PAM 184. With padding and tapered to fit his deployment, I had a dozen measurement requirements to meet. But, I think it turned out really nicely. I can't wait to see this one mounted to his PAM. I look forward to posting those photos when they come. Ostrich leg skin is one of my personal favorite exotic skins; it's texture and scale pattern are really interesting with the large scales in the middle of the skin and fine skin patterning in either side, which, makes for really interesting watch straps.

Here is a slide show of the Ostrich Leg skins I have in stock. If you've got an Idea for an Ostrich leg skin strap for a watch that you love. Please send me an e-mail. I'd be happy to here from you and work with you to design a strap that you'll love. Thanks for looking:

Here is a slide show of some of my recently completed Ostrich Leg Skin straps:

Saturday, June 4, 2011

JC' Swiss Ammo Strap Dated 1900!! by Dangerous9straps

Hi strap lovers. Once in a while I am presented with a very special Swiss Ammo strap, which because of it's ago or because the leather, while very old indeed is in beautiful condition or because the stamping are particularly fine. The Swiss Ammo strap shown above hand all three of these and more. This was just a stunning piece of historic beauty. So when JC contacting me looking for something special for his PAM 217 and also intimated that he was due to receive a PAM 382 Bronzo, I knew that these very special watches would be the perfect match for a strap made from this beautiful pouch, especially since these watches take a wider 26mm strap than the smaller 44mm PAMs. Still the stamping on this pouch were to large for even the 26mm strap and since I couldn't bear the thought of cutting through these beautiful and historic stamps. I decided instead to enlarge the strap to accommodate the beautiful stampings and in so doing created an original design that would showcase them instead. Not only did I keep the stamps intact, I also made efforts to keep the historic feel of the pouch by using the original leather edge on one side of the buckle end of the strap and incorporating the original 111 year old stitching into the strap where possible and by using the original beld loop as a keep! JC has promised to send photographs his watches mount up with his new and very historic 1900 Swiss Ammo strap as soon as he receives it and I hope he's as happy with the results as I am.
I am very fortunate to have a supplier of Swiss ammo pouches based in Switzerland, who is always on the lookout for these beautiful and historic pouches for me. Of course these pouches are rare and in many cases are one of a kind items. If you are interested in having a watch strap made from a very, old and rare Swiss ammo pouch, please contact me. I am always getting new items in stock. Thanks for looking.
Note the character of the original belt loop:

Note the original 111 year old stitching: