The Luxury of Fully Handmade and Hand Stitched Watch Straps

Audemars Piguet * Panerai * Bell&Ross * Breitling * Rolex * IWC * Chopard * B.R.M. * Anonimo * Tag Heuer * Glycine * Graham * Louis Vuitton * Cartier * Seiko * Aquadive* Hamilton * Omega * Steinhart *Ulysse Nardin * U-Boat * * Cartier * Chronoswiss * Tissot * Armida * Magrette * Revue Thommen * Citizen * Ball * Jacob Jensen * Helson * Stowa * Dubey & Schaldenbrand * Frederique Constant * Wakmann * * SAS * Aquadive * Jaeger LeCoultre * Sinn * Sevenfridays *Montblanc * Blancpain * Louis Chevrolet * Formex * Doxa * RGM * Franck Muller * Ennebi * JeanRichard * Kaventsmann * Tourby * Enzo Mechana * Vintage VDB * Werenbach Uhren * Speak-Marin * Junghens * Nomos * Tudor * Tag Heuer * * Hanhart*

Strap design consultation and limited Edition OEM Manufacture * Whole sale inquires are Welcome

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.


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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Check Us out on Gear Patrol!!

Hi strap lovers, I'm really excited to have  been listed with a bunch of other really great strap makers on Gear Patrol's custom strap maker's roundup!  Check it our here: http://gearpatrol.com/2013/07/30/best-custom-watch-straps/2/ .  A big shout out to Ed Estlow for his hard work and for Including Dangerous9straps in the official Gear Patrol custom watch strap buying guide!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

New Vintaged style Crackle finished leather!

Butterscotch linen

Olive Drab Linen 

Hi strap lovers, I want to share one of our latest arrival to the Dangerous9straps lineup.  It's a Vintaged style crackle finish leather that will give your watch a really great look.  The finish our somewhat course, so we're using linings of soft and durable special Calf skin, French Lambskin or Australian Kangaroo to provide great on the wrist comfort. This leather will look great stitched with any number of earth tone or rustic colors including Black, Chocolate, Walnut, Olive Drab (shown here), Butterscotch (shown here), Ecru and many others.  If you're looking to give your watch a vintage look without, this leather is a really great choice.

Olive Drab Special Calfskin lining

Upgraded Vintage style Flat Sewn-in Buckle

Vintage Black Special Calfskin lining

Monday, July 22, 2013

Combined 675 years of Swiss, German and French Ammo straps

German Ammo straps: 1915 (top), 1943 (bottom)

(Click on any photo to enlarge)

Hi strap lovers.  I want to share with you some group shots of this last weeks production of Ammo straps from Swiss, German and French Ammo pouches.  All these straps were custom orders and are not for sale, however, I you would like to commission us to build a strap for your beloved watch, please contact me and I would be happy to build a custom strap you'll love.  Also, as you can see from the 1965 Swiss Ammo strap pictured below, I make straps not just for very large watches such as Panerai and Bell & Ross, but also watches of more moderate size, such as this example for a Roles Sub which not only tapers from 20mm at the lugs to 16mm at the buckle but is also much thinner that our typical Swiss Ammo strap, so that it's a better match for the Rolex Submariner watch case.

1965 Swiss Ammo for Rolex Submariner

Combined 253 years of Swiss Ammo for BR01/BR03

Saturday, July 13, 2013

First Prototypes for New 'Safari Collection'

Marsh - Dirty Denim

Hannibal - Stone

Hi strap lovers.  We're very excited to introduce the first prototypes for our new 'Safari Collection'.  The straps you see feature leather in both African Sheep and African Buffalo from bespoke British tanners Tusting and Burnett, are of absolute top quality and are a joy to work with.  

First up: Hannibal - Stone African Buffalo.  This leather has an incredible texture and color and is very thick and supple. This strap feature raw edged and has been hand saddle stitched using our recently arrived Ecru 
Au Chinois Câblé linen - best quality Linen thread from France.  Also we've used our premium Vintage Style flat sewn-in 'D9' in PVD that I given a vintaged finish, which I think turned out really cool.

Second: Marsh - Dirty Denim.  This leather is African Sheep skin and again a real jewel of a hide.  The color is a kind of an acid wash denim color with great texture and almost a nubuck feel.  This strap also features a newly arrived from Australia Chestnut kangaroo lining which I think works perfectly with the blue jeans look of the African Sheep. This strap has been stitched with our butterscotch 4 ply waxed Irish linen thread with a box stitch pattern and features our recently arrived 26mm vintage style flat sewn-in buckle. 

 I am extremely happy with the results of our first straps and want to send a special thanks to Charlotte Tusting for providing such wonderful skins.  If you think that you would be interested in having a custom strap made for your beloved watch from our new 'Safari Collection' contact me right away.  You'll be glad you did.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Dangerous9straps' New Much Larger Werkstatt!!

Welcome to Dangerous9straps!!




Splitter (left) and Clicker (right)

Materals Cabinet

Edge polished

Hot Stamp machine for applying our logo

Hand Stitch station

Hi Strap lovers, We're very excited to share Dangerous9straps' new workshop!!! We'd been in a very small office/workshop for the last couple of years and while it functioned, it had become waaaay too small and we couldn't fit the new machines I need in order to increase production.  As my wonderful and very patient customers know, our turnaround time for straps has been running 8-10 weeks for the past several months and if we are to have any hope of shortening this lead time, we needed to increase production.  The only way to make this happen is to get a few basic machines of a professional leather operation.  These machines will both increase the speed of production and improve the quality of our completed straps. The new machines are: 1) A Vintage leather splitting machine to increase the speed and accuracy with which to split Ammo leathers, which will both increase my productivity with making ammo straps, and also put much less stress of these vintage leathers than my old fixed blade manual splitting machine.  2) A Hydraulic clicker - this machine used with leather cutting dyes with allow me to cut out the basic strap shapes with much more speed and with perfect accuracy especially with more complex strap shapes such as Bell & Ross straps which up to now I've been cutting by hand and final shaping on my belt sander.  3) Edge buffing machine - this machine with greatly improve the speed and a quality of finished edges of our straps.  4) A hot stamping press - this machine will allow us to apply a stamped maker logo into the inside of our straps instead of our old method of using a leather burning pen.  While this machine won't increase our production speed, it will give our straps a more professional finish.  One machine you won't see in our new workshop is a sewing machine - We continue to be committed to hand stitching all our straps.  The quality, durability and character of hand saddle stitching can't be match by machine stitching and so I won't use one to stitch Dangerous9straps.  Overall we're hoping that these improvements will not only allow for us to service our customers better with shorter wait times, but also provide a higher quality finish strap.

See the Complete Werkstatt Slide Show:
dangerousjohn's Dangerous9straps Neu Werkstatt album on Photobucket

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Dangerous9straps New Premium American Alligator Supply Partner - France Croco!!


Hi strap lovers,  Dangerous9strap is extremely happy to announce that we're now offering Ultra Premium American Alligator hides from France CrocoFrance Croco is a Normandy based Alligator and Crocodile tannery who's hides are among the best available and was recently acquired by Kering (formerly PPR) a holding company that owns such brands as Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQeen, Sergio Rossi, and Girard-Perregaux and many others. We are proud to have France Croco as a supply partner enabling us to offer the world's finest Alligator skin available. Our limited initial offering of France Croco skin was has personally hand selected by us on our trip to their Milan showroom this may. We Expect to make buying trips to Milan a couple of times per year and will have a continuously evolving collection of colors and finishes, which means that if you see a color here that appeals for your watch strap project, you're advised to contact us right away, because we can't guarantee this color will be in stock for long! Expect to see completed straps from these skins appearing here in the near future!





Tourbe Brune

Tourbe Brune

Cheval Brun

Cheval Brun