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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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Chopard Mille Miglia on Calf Buffalo Featuring Our 'Fully Integrated Strap Fitment'

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 Hi strap lovers, Designed in consultation with our customer's desire for a wider strap than the narrow 19mm lug width the Chopard would allow, this strap features our 'Fully Integrated Strap Fitment' (FISF), padding at the lugs and a gentle taper to the 16mm Chopard buckle. These design complexities represent our commitment to pushing the boundaries of technical design. While at the same time honoring Dangerous9straps' heritage of traditional craftsmanship with all leather construction, including Safari Brown African Buffalo calf leather from bespoke British tanner Tusting & Burnett (1938), Vegetable Tanned mid-layer, Australian kangaroo lining and super fine hand saddle stitching using traditional waxed Irish thread.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Bespoke Ostrich Leg skin strap for Omega Planet Ocean 42 Orange

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Hi strap lovers, I really like the Omega Planet Ocean 42 Orange featured here on our Black Ostrich Leg skin strap with 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) upgrade for an integrated watch/strap fitment and our SuperExotic upgrade with custom dyed Orange Eel skin lining and super fine hand saddle stitching using our finest French Ecru linen thread.  I think is look really great!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Swiss Ammo strap for PAM with our 'TCLS for integrated fit!

Hi strap lovers, Here is a Dangerous9straps' 1950 Swiss Ammo strap that we recently completed fro Roberto's PAM312. This strap features our 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) upgrade which is designed to provide a unique integrated fit to the watch case. This upgrade is designed to fill the gap that would normally exist between the lugs of a watch with a round case and the straight end of the watch strap. This upgrade is exclusive to Dangerous9straps as far as I am aware and is available from us for all Panerai watches with solid lugs (the wire lug Radiomir watch being the exception) and many other brands as well and for straps made from most of the materials we offer. Here are a few photos from Roberto on his PAM312 and a few photos I took of the strap modeled on my PAM243 before shipping.

And a few photos taken of the strap modeled on my PAM243:

Friday, August 8, 2014

Vintage Patek Philip Calatrava on Cognac Ostrich Leg strap

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Our local customer was kind enough to leave his wife's 1970's vintage Patek Calatrava with us to fit the new strap. She wanted something a bit more relaxed from the black Crocodile strap that was on the watch, so we came up with something new. It's a glossy finish Cognac Ostrich Leg skin with Beige French linen hand saddle stitching and Eel skin lining. This Vintage Patek is THIN at about 5mm, so the strap had to be very thin as well, so to give it some strength and durability, we used about a 1mm mid-layer of vegetable tanned Kangaroo leather. I think it's a pretty great combo.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Water Buffalo Horn buckle from FineWatchBuckles.com on Dirty Denim Strap

Hi strap lovers, I want to share a few photos from my friend and sometime collaborator Dr. Ingo Woesner of FineWatchBuckles.com.  This is a Dirty Denim strap that I made a few months back for his IWC Big Pilot paired up with an astonishing custom, handmade buckle made from black Water Buffalo horn.  I'm a huge fan or Ingo's work and from these photos, you can see why.  The artistry and attention to detail on the finish of these buckles is second to none.  He primarily makes buckle from Exotic woods, horn from various animals and my personal favorite fossilized Mammoth Ivory and a smattering of wild looking Acrylics and other advanced materials as well.  Some of the exotic woods his uses have been stabilized with polymers and are safe for swimming, diving and even dishwasher safe!  If you're into custom watch straps (you're here so I suspect you are), I strongly encourage you to check out more of Ingo's work at his website linked above.  I think you'll be astonished by how he can raise a watch buckle to a high art form.  I'm also please to say that I usually have a small selection of his buckles on hand to sell directly for shipment with your Dangerous9 strap.


Also, a word about the custom tangs Ingo uses on his buckles are made by master buckle and strap maker Maddog for which Ingo often does additional finishing work as well.  He offers these tangs made from Stainless Steel, Brass, Bronze, Demascus and Mokume Gane.  These in incredible little pieces of art as well.  Here is a brief explanation of the finishing work Ingo does for these:
"Isn't the bronze tang really great? They came out of the water cutting almost like this. I placed them in my new tumble vibration box for 24 hours and achieved a total matte finish while eliminating the knife sharp edges from the water cutting. Very noble appearance IMHO."
It's this kind of passion and attention to detail that goes into every buckle from the FineWatchBuckles workshop and why I'm such a fan.

Here are a few photos of Ingo's buckles from the last batch that he sent me:

Blue-Green mineralized fossilized Mammoth Ivory 15,000 to 65,000 years old!!

Pyrenees sheep horn

All White fossilized Mammoth Ivory 10,000 plus years old!!


Stabilized and colored Poplar Burl wood