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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Monday, November 26, 2012

Vintage Swiss Linen Threads!

Hi strap lovers, This post I think is a real first to be offered in the world of strap making.  I recently acquired a catch of very vintage Swiss linen thread to dates form the early half of the 20th century!  From an old saddler's stock,  these rare threads are super strong and show amazing character (smelling of bee's wax and smoke and on the original wooden spooles) and would be the perfect upgrade for anyone looking for a truly authentic Vintage Ammo strap.  These thread are available in very limited quantity and when they're gone, I can promise you I will not have access to any further stocks.  This represents a rare and unique opportunity to have your vintage Swiss Ammo strap stitched with authentic period linen thread offered while my stock lasts.  Color options are: Vintage Earth, Vintage Ecru, Vintage Olive and Vintage Rust.  Priced at $25/20 euro upgrade and only for my vintage Swiss Ammo straps.

Friday, November 23, 2012

My Newly Arrived Kaventsmann Bathyal Bronze No. 19

Hi strap lovers.  This post is not really about a strap but about my newly arrived Kaventsmann Bathyal Bronze No. 19.  I bought this watch from my very good customer Jon from Canada, who was kind enough to allow me the opportunity to own a watch that I've been admiring for a while, but had never expected to own, since it was manufactured in an extremely limited run of 20 pieces.  I must say that I'm completely in love with this watch.  Kaventsmann's are, like Dangerous9straps, entirely handmade here in Germany and show incredible care and craftsmanship that can only be achieved by some one who's passionate about his or her craft.  I feel extremely lucky to have the opportunity to own this materpiece of hand craftmanship.  If you like this watch, you should really checkout the Kaventsmann Uhren website and/or Kaventsmann Uhren Facebook page.  Pricing of  of Micha's watches (the man behind Kaventsmann brand) are extraordinarily reasonable considering the handmad nature of his work and I would expect that as his watches become more well known, will without doubt become highly prized with collectors.  I found a strap to use as a temporary strap that's an original early Dangerous9 strap that I had stitched in heavy 7 ply waxed linen thread and it really looks great for now until I can make a custom D9 Swiss Ammo strap.  This strap is so early that I had not signed or serial numbered the strap, which means that it was amoung the first I ever made.  I think the large stitching and nice dark brown really works with the beefy Kave watch.   I have a very special 1903 pouch set aside and think it will look great made into a very special handmade strap for this very special handmade watch.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

489 years of Swiss Ammo leather


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Hi strap lovers, here is the latest batch of Swiss Ammo straps completed by Dangerous9straps completed in the last week.  I really love how this batch turned out The dates of the pouches are: 1966, 1966, 1965, 1954, 1951, 1950, 1945 and the granddaddy of this batch is a 1910 build for Jake's BR03 Haritage!  Hope you enjoy the photos.  I'll put up some slide shows for your enjoyment as well. 

Chris's 1951 Swiss Ammo for PAM0005

John's 1945 Swiss Ammo for 47mm PAM Radiomir:

Mark's 1950 Swiss Ammo strap for PAM

Robert's 1966 Swiss Ammo for PAM320:

Yip's 1965 Swiss Ammo strap for PAM327:

Jake's 1910 Swiss Ammo strap for BR03 Heritage:

Monday, November 12, 2012

Jeff's Vintage Chocolate American Alligator for BR02

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Hi strap lovers.  Here is one that we really happy with.  It's our very first ultra premium Swiss Hides American Alligator belly strap for a BR02 in my personal favorite color: Vintage Chocolate.  This strap is all class in a beautiful and supple Swiss Hides American Alligator and entirely hand made by Dangerous9straps.  with rolled lug notches instead of cut and stitched with 4 ply chocolate waxed Irish linen, this strap oozes luxury.  Plus, since it's lined with custom dyed French Lambskin, it's as easy on the wrist as it is on the eyes.  For anyone who's ever had the misfortune to hand a stiff alligator strap this supple beauty with be a revelation in comfort.  All class for my good customer Jeff from sunny Pasadena's BR02 SS.  Enjoy your new strap Jeff as you're cruising those palm lined boulevards!

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

My long awaited new PAM243!

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OK strap lovers, so the PAM243 is a watch that I have wanted for a really long time and I finally just broke down a got it.  Of course I had to wait to post in until I had hastily completed a custom Dangerous9strap for it and I think this strap made from a 1915 German Ammo pouch is a worthy strap for this really great watch.   I also had a great time photographing it with my new light and diffuser and tripod, which will allow me to start photgraphing more of my straps in doors the winter.  Which is a really good thing, since coming back from our holiday in Sitges, Spain last week, we arrived to 6 inches of snow in our car.  If that's any indication, were going to be in for a long winter here in Munich.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photos of my new baby.

The original 1915 Germany Ammo pouch!

Clinton's PAM372 on Black American Alligator strap

 Hi strap lovers.  I've been so busy trying to get orders out and then taking a brief holiday last week (first in more than a year) that I've not been able to post and new Items on my blog, but I set aside some time tonight for updating and so will have at least a couple of new items for you.  These all will come courtesy of my wonderful customer's who are really great at taking these really astonishing photos of their newly arrived Dangerous9straps and sending me photos for me to share.  The enthusiasm of my customers for their strap and the photos they send are without a double the best part of being a strap maker. 

First up are some photos that just arrived today from my very good customer Clinton from the US, showing off his beautiful new PAM372 mounted to his Black American Alligator strap.  This strap features a really great high dome padding and out beautifully high polished 'D9' logo, screw-in, Pre-V style buckle.  Additionally this strap has been made with our 'SuperExotica' upgrade with mustard Sea Snake lining and super fine hand saddle stitching in ecru, 4 ply, waxed Irish linen.  I think this watch and strap are a stunning combo with the high dome padding mirroring the High dome Plexi-glass crystal and the really beefy black American Alligator filling the lugs and proportionally just looking steller with the new 47mm PAM372 watch case.  I think this is one of the best recent designs from Panerai in a while and unlike the PAM127 and 217, this is not a limited edition watch, so more lovers of the brand will have the opportunity to own a 47mm PAM than ever before!  Clinton, thanks for these wonderful photos.  Without a doubt, your PAM372 is out new 'Watch of the week'.  Wear it well my friend!