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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, April 22, 2012

Latest Antiqued American Alligator

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Hi strap lovers. Here is the latest Dangerous9straps exclusive Antiqued American Alligator strap. Since the introduction of the these straps and the 'SuperExotica' upgrade, it has without question become our most popular strap. The Antiquing technique results in a strap of stunning depth of color that our customers love. This strap has been upgraded with our 'SuperExotica' spec. using Ebony Eel skin lining (even the floating keeper is lined with Eel skin for super smooth action!) and super fine stitching using Chocolate 3 ply waxed Irish linen thread. As you can see this is a true Ultra luxury strap that is very distinctive. That we believe makes these straps among the finest available anywhere.

See the completed strap slide show here:

Jared's Antique Mahogany PAM OEM style

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Hi strap lovers. Here is one of our latest Dangerous9straps. This strap is using our classic Antique Mahogany stain/dye, but the strap is built to OEM spec, with nice thick padding at the lugs and thinned and tapered PAM OEM style to fit the Panerai deployment clasp. Many strap makers won't build these straps because of the time and skill involved to get the fit and finish just right, But we at Dangerous9straps have been making these for a while and love the look of the Panerai OEM straps. Speaking recently to a customer for which we built one of these to the same specifications a couple of years ago, his leather strap ( which he wears daily), is holding up incredibly well and shows little sign of wear. This is great news because the strap must be thinned to about 2mm thick where it interfaces the OEM style deployment. Of course the classic combo is Antique Mahogany with cream thread and Jared had considered this, but after a bit of a struggle to decide on his thread choice settled on the 4 ply charcoal linen, which I think looks really great and I think he's really going to be very happy with.

See the completed strap slide show:

Monday, April 16, 2012

Niki's African Warthog Army Eel Skin Lining for Vintage Rolex

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Hi strap lovers. Here is a very unusual strap that we recently completed for Niki Muellerschoen's vintage Rolex collection. It's make from African Warthog skin, which as an exotic leather that is essentially not available, but I was provided a small piece by my good customer and friend David Boyle ( I had made a strap for David from a piece of the Cape Buffalo he provided me and you can read about part of his amazing Africa hunting safari Here). I had never though much of the look of the Warthog leather and neither did my wife, so we were both quite surprised that while looking through my stacks of leathers Niki found it and went crazy for it (I guess he's got an artist's eye, which makes him such a great film director). Anyway, we worked out a design and he really liked the Idea of the 'SuperExotica' Upgrade using Army Green Eel skin and Charcoal linen stitching. I must say I think it turned out pretty cool looking and can report that it looks great on his vintage Rolex submariner. One little touch that I'm beginning to do more often with these 'SuperExotica' straps with Eel skin is that I even line the keeper with Eel skin as well, which makes the strap tail end run really smoothly under the keeper - it's just a little detail that no one else would even consider doing that makes the 'SuperExotica' straps from Dangerous9straps the world finest.

See the completed strap slide show:

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tom's Polished Stingray Rally strap for Louis Chevrolet Watch

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Hi strap lovers! Here is the latest from Dangerous9straps for our good customer Tom's Louise Chevrolet watch. It's a Black Polished Stingray Rally strap. Many strap maker won't touch stingray because it's so difficult to achieve a good finish and so tough to work with. We at Dangerous9straps love working with stingray, because the completed straps are stunning beautiful and are virtually indestructible. Tom's strap was more complicated because of the addition of Rally holes. punching and finishing these holes is all done by hand and getting them properly spaced and centered on the strap takes a good eye and a steady hand. And, since punching these holes is one of the last stages in building the strap, if it's done wrong, hours of work go right into the trash. Tom's strap is heavily padded, finish with a heavy polished 18mm buckle and lined with black Kangaroo leather to give this strap unmatched durability - this strap is built to last. I'm looking forward to seeing it all mounted up to Tom's Louis Chevrolet watch. Cheers!

See the completed strap slide show:

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Swiss Army Courier Bag NATO strap for Gabe's BR02

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Hi strap lovers, here is the latest from Dangerous9straps: a Zulu NATO strap for my good friend and long time customer Gabe from Southern California. Gabe contacted me several weeks ago asking about a NATO strap for his BR02. He has seen and liked the NATO strap that I make for Simon Cudd's (BR-avo.com forum founder and Bell & Ross's online and social media Ambassador) BR126 and liked it. I said that I didn't have any more Swedish leather to build another NATO strap for him, but that I could make a NATO from Giant round scale Crocodile, Ostrich Leg skin, shark skin, vegetable tanned leather and I was also expecting delivery of a vintage 1951 Swiss army Courier bag that was intended for the production of my newest series of 'TrueVintage' series NATO straps. Expressing his weakness for Vintage Military leather he of course chose the Swiss Army Courier bag for his newest Dangerous9 strap. I think is was a great choice for his BR02. I knew that Gabe, being not only being a long time customer, but also a friend, wouldn't mind me putting his newly complete strap on my own BR02 to check the fitment and take the photos you see here. I think the combination is perfect with the BR02 and have ordered additional hardware to build a matching strap for myself and a handful of other straps. I can report that this leather, unlike the standard Swiss Ammo pouch leather is incredibly soft and supple and that even with the double layer of leather under the watch case is outstandingly comfortable.

See complete strap slide show:

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Black Stingray for Simon's Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore

Hi strap lovers, here is a custom Dangerous9straps stingray strap that We had made a while ago for my good friend Simon's AP Royal Oak. I'm no expert with AP watches, they've released so many of these in recent years that I can keep track of all the different model names and iterations. Simon had a black stingray wallet that he really liked and wanted a matching strap. I think it turned out really great. Thanks Simon for the photos!!


Here is the complete slide show:

Friday, April 6, 2012

'SuperExotica' straps Exclusively by Dangerous9straps

Thomas' Black American Alligator Rally strap/Red Eel skin lining for Chopard

Vincenzo's Black Ostrich Leg for vintage Omega Speedmaster, Mustard Sea Snake lining:

James' Serpentine Ostrich leg, Classic Tan Eel skin, Super fine hand saddle stitched butterscotch linen:

Vincenzo's Antique Tobacco American Alligator, Nubuck Ostrich Leg Skin lining, Super fine hand saddle stitched in Chocolate linen

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Hi strap lovers, As many of you know at the end of last year Dangerous9straps began offering an upgrade option to our Exotic skin straps that is both exclusively offered my us and also what we believe is the ultimate luxury in hand made watch straps. Our 'SuperExotica' Series upgrade represents the pinnacle of our strap making and is the purest expression of design collaboration with our customer. The concept is to design a very special and perhaps one of a kind exotic skin watch strap. Using Exotic leathers for the outside and lining and using ultra fine saddle stitching. These straps are build (like all Dangerous9straps), using the very highest standards and represent our very finest work today with exotic skins.

Mike's Antiqued Swiss Hides Vintage Chocolate, Chocolate Giant Round Scale Crocodile, Super fine hand saddle stitching in forest Green linen:
Mike's Antiqued Swiss Hides Safari Tan American Alligator, Black Round Scale Alligator, Super fine hand saddle stitching in Charcoal Grey linen:
Our 'SuperExotica' Series has been one of our most popular design concepts since its introduction and certainly the one we are most proud to offer customers. As such we would like to share with you a sampling of some of the resulting straps. We hope that you can appreciate this work are being our very finest and perhaps will inspire you to contact use to design the luxury strap of your dreams. Our intention is to become famous as being the world's finest custom strap maker and through the straps offered with our 'SuperExotica' Series, we believe we are well on our way.

David's Sunrise Ostrich Leg skin, Smoke Grey Eel skin lining, Super fine hand saddle stitching with Slate Grey linen:

Paul-Louis' Charcoal Nubuck Shark skin, Mustard Sea Snake lining, Super fine double line hand saddle stitched in Soft Yellow linen:

Here is a slide show of many of the 'SuperExotica' straps we've made in the last severa months: