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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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Monday, February 23, 2015

Great Customer photos of 1965 Swiss Ammo strap on RGM 801A!

Hi strap lovers, I happy to share with you some photos of my good customer's 1965  Swiss Ammo strap paired with his great looking  RGM 801A watch.  We used Forest Green stitching to match the green dial markings and together with the warm leather color of the vintage Swiss Ammo, it's an amazing combo.   These RGM watches, handmade in  Lancaster Pennsylvania, are really amazing watches and are of the very highest tradition of 19th century watchmaking - when the many of the finest watches in the world were being manufactured right in the good old USA and many of those in Lancaster, Penn.  RGM is working hard to revive this tradition in the US (Check out the close up photo of the beautiful movement.  Thanks Christ for providing these great photos of your watch and new Dangerous9strap!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Barbados Bleu - The latest from Premium France Croco!!

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Hi strap lovers,   We've had quite a run lately with beautiful Alligator from our Premium Supplier France Croco.  Our France Croco Alligator Collection is without a doubt the finest Alligator hides I've seen with some really stunning hand finish colors.  If you'll recall we picked up a new batch this past fall and I'm finally making some straps from them.  Our Ultra Premium Martinique Bleu I had featured earlier and I would now like to share a couple of straps made from our Barbados Bleu.  This hide is a real stunner with overall a bit more green color that the Turquoise of the Martinique, but just as much character.  I recently completed these two straps for 2 different German customer (seeing this hide in person they just couldn't resist).  The first strap is built for a large 47mm PAM and the second is build for a beautiful vintage IWC DiVinci Perpetual Chronograph.  I think both of these straps turned out to be stunners.

Please notice the wonderful Blue/Green fossilize Mammoth Ivory buckle on the Panerai strap.  This buckles are very rare and handmade by my friend Ingo Woesner from FineWatchBuckles.com.  We've been fortunate to partner with Ingo to offer his buckles to our clients, and they've been selling fast, so if you see one that you like, please don't hesitate to order one right away.  Please notice the amazing heat blued Titanium Damascus buckle tang.  You won't be seeing the material very often this is only made my a single craftsman/manufactuer here in Germany using a patent pending process at involves forging in a vacuum - so this buckles is an amazing combination of high tech and ancient ivory - very cool!!!  By the Way, these Mammoth buckles are from Ivory collected in the Arctic and are between 15,000 to 65,000 years old and of course entirely one of a kind items.  Also, I have a small selection of exotic wood and horn buckles as well that I hope to be posting on my blog in the coming days, so keep look out here for those as well

The Panerai strap shown here features thick padding at the lugs, and our 'SuperExotica' upgrade with Classic Tan Eel skin lining and super fine hand saddle stitching using fine light Olive French linen thread

The second strap I am featuring here at only 19mm at the lugs and 16mm at the gold buckle, it is entirely of a different scale than the 25mm wide strap for the PAM127 strap above but just a beautiful.  This strap was made for a vintage IWC DiVinci perpetual Calander in gold and features padding at the lugs and to highlight the Blue tones in this hide instead of the green tones has been stitching using custom steel blue dyed fine french linen thread and lined with custom dyed matching steel blue Eel skin lining.  Switching the thread color and lining has a profound affect on the look of this hide, bringing out the many blue tones - It's not named Barbados Blue for no reason;-)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Rose Gold Speak-Marin on Navy Ostrich Leg with Pink Accents

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Hi strap lovers.  I must confess that my personal taste run a bit towards the more conservative/Classic end of the watch strap combo spectrum, so you can imagine that I was a bit bowled over by this combination of Navy Ostrich Leg (all pebble grain) with custom dyed Pink linen thread and Eel skin lining.  The strap by itself turned out stunningly in my estimation, but when paired with this beautiful Red Gold Speak-Marin Relsilience, it's simply incredible.  These photos were taken at the Dangerous9straps Werkstatt under less than ideal light conditions for photography and these photos don't do justice to the this wonderful combo.  This strap was picked up yesterday by local customer Herr Bauer and is for his wife.  I'm certain Frau Bauer is going to love her beautiful Speak-Marin which has been transformed from a rather staid black Alligator strap.   This beautiful watch will of course, become our new 'Watch of the Week!

Also, if you are interested in seeing more of the incredible Speak-Marin watch collection and will happen to be visiting the Munich Area, please contact ANDERS Superbrands to make and appointment.  Of course if ever you are in the Munich area and would like to visit me here at the Werkstatt, please don't hesitate to contact me at Dangerous9strap@gmail.com, We would love see you.

Monday, February 9, 2015

248 years of Swiss Ammo leather straps by Dangerous9straps!1

Hi strap lovers, This past weeks production has been all about Swiss Ammo straps. This batch of 7 Swiss Ammo straps cumulatively represents 248 years if Swiss Ammo leather

These, like all our straps are custom bespoke make to our customer's exact specifications. While many strap makers make ammo straps, Dangerous9straps Swiss Ammo straps can be made for just about any sport watch, such as Panerai, Rolex, Breitling, IWC and many, many others. Also Dangerous9straps Swiss Ammo straps are build to measure from the pouch chosen by our customer from our extensive collection of Pouches dating from the late 1960's to as early and the end of the 19th Century and offer such options as stitch color, Tapering width to allow for the use of many OEM buckles, as will as our 'Thick Curved Lug System for some watches, which is designed to provide a integrated strap fit between the lugs.
Sam's 1954 Swiss Ammo strap for PAM251

Nad's 1954 Swiss Ammo strap for 47mm PAM

Foxx's 1967 Swiss Ammo strap for PAM

Christ's 1965 Swiss Ammo strap for RGM 801A Pilot watch

Rayan's 1932 Swiss Ammo strap for PAM193

Danny's 1954 Swiss Ammo strap for Rolex GTM

John's 1960's Swiss Ammo strap for PAM