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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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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Breitling on Navy Ostrich Leg skin


Hi strap lovers,  My neighbor recently asked me to build a strap for his well worn Breitling (I think Navitimer).  We settled on a Navy Blue Ostrich leg with glossy finish, with fine hand saddle stitching in Butterscotch Irish linen, which sets off the Navi's two tone navy and gold perfectly.  Also since he tends to be a leather abuser (wears this watch 24/27/365), I build it with a vegetable tanned Kangaroo leather mid-layer and black Kangaroo lining - a leather strap can't me made from tougher stuff..  Before I returned his watch to him I took the opportunity to take some photo.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Introducing our Newest Leather Straps Collection: Tascan Collection

Hi Strap lovers,  We are happy to announce our newest leather series straps: the 'Tuscan Collection'.  These leather have recently arrived from our tannery in Tuscany that we just love, they are all naturally vegetable tanned leather in the traditional Italian style that's been used for hundreds of years and results in extremely high quality leathers that are superior in depth of color and suppleness and that are 'living' leathers that will gain in patina over the years.

While our initial offering will consist of 5 colors and finishes, with our own additional Antiquing and Dyed will render at least 10 different colors and finishes.Additionally, when combined with are ever growing collection of linen threads from Ireland, France, Germany and Austria, and with our different stitch design patterns, you will in-fact have hundreds of possible strap design combinations!  Perhaps most exciting, these straps will have the lowest price of any of our straps on offer.  For details on pricing and options for your watch, please contact me right away!

We also just received for addition to our Tuscan Collection, a smooth, waxy finish calf skin in black We are calling 'Nero Cerato' or 'Waxy Black' that I think is stunning. This leather is smooth with a heavily waxed tannage that reminds me of cordovan leather and has a nice semi-gloss satin finish. The waxy tannage should offer good water repellency It's thin and so can be easily made into dress straps and straps with Padding and our 'Thick Curved Lug System' upgrade and would be made with a separate lining of your choice.


Thursday, December 26, 2013

latest Kaventsmann Strap from our Soon to be Announed 'Tucsan Collection' leathers

When Michael of Kaventsmann Uhren called me last week to produce a 'one off' strap for a very special 'one off' watch his was building for our customer and mutual friend Joe de Mora, I went right to work to produce this strap from a new (soon to be announced) collection of leather to be know as our 'Tuscan Collection'.  These fine vegetable tanned leathers are from a tannery in Tuscany and I think are perfect leathers for stout straps to match the Kaventsmann watches.  The leather from this strap has been hand distressed and stained to bring out the beautiful natural texture of the leather.  It's called 'Legno di Olivo Anticato' or Antiqued Olive wood and I think it's going to look awesome when paired with Joe's watch. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Richard's SuperMatte Alligator with our 'Thick Curved Lug System' for and Integrated Fit

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Hi Strap lovers and Very Merry Christmas!!  Here are some photos of a strap I completed a couple of months ago for my very good customer Richard from the UK, who was kind enough to .  This strap is made from our Carbon SuperMatte Alligator which as been very popular and features our 'Thick Curved Lug System' to give the strap a really great integrated fit with the watch.  Also featuring our SuperExotica upgrade with Ebony Eel skin and super fine french linen thread, giving this strap a super stealth look.  Oh yeah and some thick padding at the lugs to give it some "pop", because we don't want to be too stealth do we?

Friday, December 20, 2013

Check out our newest - The 'Outback Collection' Exclusively from Kangaroo leather by Dangerous9straps

Espresso Grain, Black Grain, Whiskey Grain

"Lizard King' Embossed in Jet Black

'Outback' Carbon Grain - Nubuck

Hi strap lovers.  We are very excited to introduce our newest collection of leathers - The 'Outback Collection' from Dangerous9straps.  This collection is entirely made up of Kangaroo leathers, which we have been working with or Australian supplier to gather and I think we finally have enough interesting colors, textures and finishes to justify creating a collection that our customers will love.  Using exclusively Australian Kangaroo leather, which is recognized in the leather biz as being the strongest, toughest and most durable leather on earth (so much so that many professional motorcycle racing suits and gloves are made from it), These leathers are also very soft (we've been using kangaroo leather for a while as our most durable strap linings).  The leather featured in our 'Outback Collection' also offer great colors, textures and finishes and will make beautiful and unique straps  Some of these leathers are in very limited supply, so if you see one that your like, don't hesitate to contact me before they're gone forever.  Here is the full rundown:

Espresso Grain:
This leather is beautifully tanned Grain leather with a really great texture and a semi-satin natural finish, is extremely durable and water tolerant. Also suitable for use as a strap lining:

Black Grain:
With the same finish and texture of our Chocolate Grain described above, it's a great choice if you're looking for a super durable leather strap.  Also suitable for use as a strap lining:

Whiskey Grain:
With the same finish and texture of our Chocolate and Black Grain described above, but with a beautiful light Whiskey color with just the right amount of character, it's a great choice if you're looking for a super durable leather strap.  Also suitable for use as a strap lining:

We've been offering our Chestnut Kangaroo for a while as a lining, which works wonderfully, since it's buttery soft, but it's a really great color and certainly deserves to be shown off on the outside of the strap as well.  Smooth and thick with a bit of an oil tanned finish, This kangaroo leather would look great as a casual strap with a pair of Blue Jeans.  

Nubuck "Outback' Grain Kangaroo leathers:
Our 'Outback' kangaroo leather is a wonderfully soft and supple leather with a slight nubuck finish and also a grain pattern that is extremely interesting and works wonderfully for watch straps.  We offer our "Outback' Grain kangaroo in your choice of Carbon (Grey-Black) or Brown.  The Brown in very interesting with the nap of the nubuck in a rust color and inside the grain texture in a much darker brown-black:

'Outback' Carbon Grain strap

'Outback' Brown Grain as lining

Lizard and Epi Embossed:
This leather was the biggest surprise for us in the latest shipment from OZ.  It's Kangaroo leather that been embossed, dyed Jet black and is extremely durable with really great lizard pattern (dubbed 'Lizard King' by our OZ supplier) and Epi leather pattern (made famous by Louis Vuitton) these leather are probably the toughest of the lot with a really nice embossing and very smooth satin finish.  

'Lizard King' Embossed Kangaroo


 Epi embossed leather