The Luxury of Fully Handmade and Hand Stitched Watch Straps

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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, September 30, 2012

My Watch of the Day: PAM351 on Antique Tobacco American Alligator

It's really feeling like fall weather today, a little damp and with a crispness. A great day for a walk the countryside.

I'm wearing the PAM351 on Dangerous9straps' exclusive Antiqued Tobacco American Alligator extra luxurious with our 'SuperExotica' upgrade: Ebony Eel skin lining and super fine hand saddlestitching in Chocolate, 4 ply waxed Irish linen.  Shoes: Gordon & Bros. Levet 2318 Tan Brogues

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Black Gator for PAM425

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Hi strap lovers. I want to share some wonderful photos sent by my great customer Dave from France. The Panerai PAM00425 is just an outstanding watch with a true vintage look and with a beautiful dark tobacco sandwich dial with beige markers and gold hands. I think the Dangerous9strap that Dave designed to match is just outstandingly understated and classy and a perfect match for his classy PAM425. Big scale American Alligator belly skin, lightly padded at the lugs and cut to 27+mm wide to really fill those classic Radiomir wire lugs and also having the benefit of curving the strap, emulating the beautiful curve of the Rad watch case. Combined with our 'SuperExotica' upgrade using Classic Tan Eel skin and butterscotch 4 ply waxed Irish line thread stitched using a super fine hand saddle stitch of 9 stitched per inch, Dave's strap is elegantly masculine and a perfect combination with his PAM425

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

A couple recently completed Swiss Ammo straps that I really love

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Hi strap lovers. It's no secret that Dangerous9straps has become a noted supplier of very high quality Swiss Ammo straps for watch lovers who will wear only the very best on their wrist. All of our Swiss Ammo straps are built entirely by hand and hand saddle stitched with only 4 or 7 ply waxed Irish linen thread (which we consider the very highest quality thread). Every detail of the strap being carefully hand crafted leaving no portion of the strap unfinished - the edges of our Swiss Ammo straps for instance being dyed to match the vintage Swiss Ammo leather, waxed and hand burnished to a beautifully smooth finish. Here are a couple of recently completed Swiss Ammo straps that I'm particularly happy with from both ends of the Swiss Ammo Age spectrum 1967 and 1911 respectively, which represent the both the nearly the earliest straps I've made (the oldest was dated 1899) and the last year (1967) for which this style Swiss Ammo pouch was manufactured. The thing that makes these straps special is the beauty of the leather. These pouches, manufactured more that 55 years apart, reflect the beauty that make this leather so prized for watch straps. The 1967 strap, made for my good customer Archie's PAM025, is a beautiful dark rust color which is showing really great patina coming from a pouch so young:

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The 1911 strap, made for my good customer Joseph's PAM372, is really a stunning example of the beauty of extremely well preserved vintage leather with stunning color and patina. While building this strap I couldn't help but marvel at the suppleness of this 101 year old leather:

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Vincenzo's Omega Speedmaster on Ostrich Leg Skin with Very Special Sea Snake lining

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Hi strap lovers. I would like to share with you some great photos of a Dangerous9strap that we've recently completed for my very good customer Vincenzo from Barcelona. I've made several straps for Vincenzo over the past few months making custom straps for his really nice watch colloction. When Vincenzo contacted me to build something really special for his Vintage Omega Speedmaster, we desided on Ostrich leg skin (having already build a Antiqued Tobacco American Alligator strap for his Pamerai and Medium Brown Alligator for his Tag Monaco). But he really wanted a lining that would key off the yellow vintaged dial markers of his beautiful speedy. Casting around for options, he once again set on our 'SuperExotica' upgrade using our mustard colored Sea Snake, which is a really fun choice and makes for an eye poping strap. Another very special option he requested is our 'Thick Curved Lug System' which is designed to fill the gap between the lugs that would otherwise exist with a standard straight end strap and give the strap a very custom look snugged right up againts the watch case giving the impression of the strap being much more integrated with with watch. I think you'll agree that combined with the thick padding at the lugs, this strap could never be mistaken for an 'off the shelf' strap. Finely hand saddle stitched using 3 ply, natural Ecru colored, waxed Irish Linen, this strap represents the ultimate bespoke watch strap.

(Love this movement!!)

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