The Luxury of Fully Handmade and Hand Stitched Watch Straps

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Dangerous9straps - the making of a finely handcrafted custom watch strap.

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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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Friday, October 18, 2013

Teju Lizard in Racing black for Graham Silverstone Stowe GMT



Hi strap lovers,  Here is a strap that we are really proud of.  It's a custom Teju Lizard Pattern strap in Racing Black for Marco's Graham Silverstone Stowe Racing GMT.  It's a stunning watch and deserves to have a strap that is every bit it's equal.  Marco chose the Teju in Racing black with a great semi-matte finish, which to my eye looks almost like a tire tread and is a really great basis for his strap, which features our 'Thick Curved Lug System' to give a nice tight fit to the watch case and also features double line hand saddle stitching in Turquoise and Emergency Orange to perfectly match the dial of his Graham. 

See the hole slide show:
dangerousjohn's Marco Racing Black Teju Lizard Orang Turquoise album on Photobucket

Monday, October 14, 2013

Safari Collection - Hannibal Stone for BR01



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Hi strap lovers, I wanted to share some photos of a recently completed strap from our latest 'Safari Collection' for a SS BR03 (modeled here in Carbon BR01).  I think this strap looks incredibly rugged with waxed edges and hand saddle stitching using our newly arrived Au Chinois Câblé linen thread and featuring our upgraded custom 3mm thick 'D9' Vintage style sewn-in buckle.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Recent Trip to Florence Must Include Visit to Panerai Store - Actually I Couldn't Miss It!

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 Hi strap lovers, I wanted to share a few photos I took while on my recent visit to Florence.  Among the sights including the world famous Il Duomo di Firenze of course was a quick visit to the other world famous spot on Piazza del Duomo (at least to my fellow Paneristi) is the Panerai store.  I actually was unaware that the Panerai store was located right no the square until I arrived there - it located on Via Roma directly adjacent to the Baptistery of Saint John .  Which is very convenient since just about anyone who visits Florance is immediately drawn to it's stunning cathedral and prevents the necessity of wandering about with family in tow hunting for a watch shop.  Please also note that Panerai is in the process of a new expansion of their store, which looks like it's going to be more than 4 times the size of the original store -very cool indeed!!  I confess, I didn't take the time to go inside on this visit due to time limitations and not wanting to bore my family to death - this trip was inspired by my mother who was in town for 10 days at the end of September for a visit.  But I did get some great photos of Panerai watches displayed in their window with Il Duomo reflected in the crystals of the watches.  What can I say about the city of Florence that has not been said 1000 percent better than I can.  I will say my biggest impression from the trip was turning off Via Faenza onto Via de Cerretani and catching my first proper glimpse of the Il Duomo it is just a huge and astonishing and massive building that practically glows in the dark (it was night time when we first arrived in Piazza del Duomo), which I guess in not surprising given the amount of  white Carrara marble used to decorate it's facade. 


Friday, October 11, 2013

Fall colors: Vintage Tan Brogue watch strap

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Hi strap lovers.  I've been dreaming of  building a Dangerous9straps Brogue watch strap for over a year now to match my beloved Grenson Fred boots, but I couldn't quite imagine a solution to make the design elegant enough to add to the Dangerous9straps lineup.  Then out of the blue, while walking in our beautiful Bavarian countryside enjoying our Fall colors, it hit me: incorporate the brogue detailing into the top layer leather and wrap it around to make the lining as well. this solution combined with a with a the leather mid-layer which also functions as a the background leather for the brogue detail is the perfect solution! And will also allow for the use of different leather colors and textures to use as a background for the brogue detailing (yes, two tone brogue straps are in the Dangerous9straps pipeline).  This design both elegant and keeps the strap from being too think.  This strap is hand dyed Burnished Tan with handmade brogue details and super fine hand saddle stitching using 3 ply walnut stitching.  For now, enjoy your fall colors!

Watch: Panerai 351
Scarf: Harris Tweed
Boots: Grenson Freds - Tan
Strap: Dangerous9straps' Burnished Tan

Here is the complete slide show:
dangerousjohn's PAM351 on Brogue strap album on Photobucket

Thursday, October 3, 2013

KM's Awesome Speake-Marin Spirit Mark II on Saddle Tan Cane Toad

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Hi strap lovers.  I want to share some photos sent by my good custom KM of his beautiful Speake-Marin Spirit Mark II paired with his newly arrived Cane Toad strap.  As I admitted to KM, I had some reservations about the Tribal stitching with the classical design of the Speake-Marin, but based upon these photos, I'm clearly wrong.   I think this strap is perfect with this watch!  KM's Speake-Marin is without doubt out 'Watch of the Week'.  Also if you like the Speak-Marin watch, you should visit his website linked above and like him on Facebook

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Black Ostrich, Olive Cane Toad lining, Olive Drab Irish linen featuring our 'Thick Curved Lug System' fit modeled here on PAM243

When it comes to a custom fit, it doesn't get any more custom than out 'Thick Curved Lug System'.  This upgrade offers extra leather built into the lugs to offer a great strap/watch case interface and is also pre-curved  vegetable tanned mid-layer which makes you strap fit both the watch and your wrist just right!

This strap is make from Black Ostrich Leg skin and our 'SuperExotica' upgrade featuring Olive Cane Toad lining and superfine hand saddle stitching with 3ply Olive drab waxed Irish linen.

Newly completed Cane Toad for Speake-Marin MKII

Hi strap lovers.  Here is a little strap that I'm really pleased with.  It's a Cane Toad in Saddle Tan with black tips for a Speake-Marin Spirit Mark II.  I really like this brand and I think this strap, featuring our exclusive Vintage Whiskey Australian Kangaroo lining and unique Tribal stitching in Walnut Irish linen with make for a really eclectic combination. 

Teju Lizard straps!

Hi strap lovers.  I wanted to share a couple of recently completed Teju Lizard Pattern straps I recently completed.  This is a new material for me and I really love working with it.  As you can see, it really makes some great looking straps!

First Up, is a Vintage Sport Rust for a Vintage Omega Seamaster.  Its is finely stitched in champagne linen and lined with our exclusive Vintage Whiskey Australian Kangaroo leather. 

The Second strap is for a PAM372,  This one is also Vintage Sport Rust and features thick padding at the lugs, Vintage Whiskey Kangaroo and our custom 'D9' logo vintage style flat sewn-in buckle: