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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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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

First Custom strap for IWC Ingenieur!!

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Hi strap lovers, I've very excited to share a few photos from my good customer Alex of this IWC Ingenieur Mission Earth on his just completed Dangerous9 Alligator strap.  This is the first strap I've made for an Ingenieur and I must admit that I was concerned about getting the fit right, but since Alex was kind enough to gift me with his old strap, and after closely examining it, am much more confident that I can build straps for the Ingenieur with a fitment that is up to our high standard.

The strap I make is very special because it's also the first strap I've made using our recently arrived Verona Gold Alligator from our 'Veneto Collection' Alligator hides.  The Veneto Collection Alligators are from our Northern Italian base tanneries and are of a very high quality from a region of Italy famous for tanned exotic leathers to the very highest standard.  This strap features a vegetable Kangaroo Leather mid-layer at the lugs (to provide extra strength at this critical stress area) and running the entire length of the strap for strength.  Also featuring our beautifully tanned Nubuck 'Outback' Brown Grain Kangaroo lining and super fine hand saddle stitching using our finest French  Fil Au Chinois Lin Cable thread.  This strap is I think you'll agree, stunning on Alex's Mission Earth and is without question our 'Watch of the Week'.  Thanks again Alex for these great photographs!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

1964 Swiss Ammo straps for Rolex Sub (Ref 114606) 'No Date'

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Hi strap lovers, here is a recently completed 1964 Swiss Ammo strap for Rolex Sub (model here on a Rolex Submariner Ref. 114060).  I must say this strap look really tremendous on the watch.  Rolex watches especially the Submariner are most often thought of in the bracelet and they do look great that way.  Given the great design of the bracelet with the newly re-designed clasp, it's easy to forget that to put them on leather really brings out their vintage appeal even for the new beefier case design and changes the entire character of the watch.  This 1964 Swiss Ammo strap is hand saddle stitching using Olive Drab waxed Irish linen thread is really in keeping with the military nature of the strap as well as the 'No Date' Sub aesthetic.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Newly Arrived: The Dangerous9strap Bronzo Buckle!!

(L to R: Brushed Polished and Tumbled finish Bronze)

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Hi strap lovers.  I am very pleased to announce the arrival from our manufacturer the Dangerous9straps genuine Bronze Buckle!!.  These buckles are completely handmade for us in very small numbers and feature 5mm thick construction!  Fear not though since these buckles are designed with a cutout in the back to feed the strap through allowing the buckle wear more elegantly in the wrist.  These buckles are offered in your choice of 3 finishes: Polished, Brushed and Tumbled all look great.  The fact that these have been hand fabricated for us from genuine Bronze and not milled on a CNC machine or punched out of a mold means that they are a bit more rustic with a genuine handmade look and feel.  Attachment is via a heavy duty 2.5mm thick spring bar so you will have no worries about cross threading your screw bar and have been drilled through the sides to a pin push is all that's needed to disengage the spring bar for super fast and easy buckle change without worry of scratches.  The buckle is a combination between a knife edge and Pre-V buckle and will look great with just about any bronze watch on the market and is ideal for vintage Ammo straps as well as exotics!  Priced at just 55 Euro they are a pretty good bargain as well!

You can really see the thickness of these 5mm thick buckles from this angle:

The Cutout back really helps the strap sit well on the wrist and surprisingly not bulky due to this design feature:

Here are some views of the Tumbled buckle on the wrist (1910 Swiss Ammo strap)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Rolex Sub 114060 'No Date' on Racing black Teju Lizard Rally strap.

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Hi strap lovers!  Here is one of our latest straps Racing Black Teju Lizard Rally strap for Rolex Sub 114060 'No Date".  Featuring Rally Holes, Thick Padding at the lugs and our exclusive 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) for perfectly integrated strap fit between the lugs.  This strap is fitted with black Grain Kangaroo for comfort and durability.  While this strap is destined for a customer's Rolex GMT II, I think it look equally great on this Sub no date and feels great on the wrist as well!