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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, March 29, 2015

Antique French Oak bund strap for Rolex Sub

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Hi Strap lovers!  I built this very special bund strap for my very good customer Dale from the US for his recently acquired Vintage Rolex Red Sub, but I couldn't resist giving it a try and taking a few photo of a current Rolex Sub ref. 114060 to share with you.  This strap is made from natural cream colored vegetable tanned leather, which is then hand stained and dyed to our customer's requested color - in this cast Antique French Oak in a multiple stage process the results in an entirely unique finish.  The strap is then hand saddle stitched using our customer's choice of linen thread.  

This strap also features padding at the lugs and our exclusive 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) upgrade giving the strap and integrated fit with the watch case.  Together with the bund underlayment, which is also fully lined and hand saddle stitching, this strap is designed to create a unique unified look and when paired with Dale's vintage Rolex, in intended to give the impression that his Rolex literally grew out of the strap or perhaps vice-versa.  These photos give a hint as to the result I'm after.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Introducing Newly Arrived Alligator: Saint-Tropez Bleu from Premium Alligator Supplier France Croco!!!

Hi Strap lover, I am very excited to introduce our most recently arrived Alligator Hides from Ultra Premium Alligator Tanner: France Croco.  Given the overwhelming demand for our Martinique Bleu, we ask France Croco to check their warehouse for additional hides that might be in that color range.  What they came up with are these 2 hides that I think, while slightly different, are just as incredible.  While these skins don't show nearly as much antiquing at the edges and on the tail section as the original Martinique Bleu, they are overall the same beautiful turquoise blue with light antiquing between the scales as the most desirable center belly section of the original Martinique bleu hide. We are naming these hides Saint-Tropez Bleu.  If you wanted to order a Martinique Bleu strap from Dangerous9straps but were to late, our new Saint-Tropez Bleu is your second chance, but don't hesitate, these skins are going to go very quickly!!

France Croco is a Normandy based Alligator and Crocodile tannery whose hides are among the best available and was recently acquired by Kering (formerly PPR) a holding company that owns such brands as Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQeen, Sergio Rossi, and Girard-Perregaux. We are proud to have France Croco as a supply partner enabling us to offer the finest Alligator skin available. The colors and overall quality of the France Croco skins are by far the best I've yet seen. Have a look at this slide show of our France Croco skins. Here is a slide show of recently completed custom straps from France Croco Alligator skins​ for your review.

Here are some photos of a strap made from the center belly section of the Martinique Bleu Alligator as a comparison to the above newly arrived Saint-Tropez Bleu:

Panerai Alligator strap Group shots featuring Mammoth Ivory Buckles from FineWatchBuckle.com

Hi strap lovers.  I wanted to share some Group photos I recently made of a customers Panerai watches paired with just completed Alligator straps and featuring incredible Mammoth Ivory buckles from FineWatchBuckles.com.  Matthias's straps are looking great on these Panerai watches:

PAM243  - on Ebony Giant Hornback strap paired with a fossilized Mammoth buckle with Dark Green/Brown mineralization.  The hornback was taken from the brow horns of the Alligator hide and are truly huge  This is the first strap I've made from this section and I think looks really incredible with the PAM243.

PAM351 - On Martinique Bleu Alligator strap paired with a beautiful fossilized Mammoth buckle with beautiful Blue/Green mineralization.  The Martinique Alligator has been an immediate hit with customers for having a beautiful Turquoise Blue color with some light antiquing between the scales and is a perfect match with the PAM351.

PAM127 - On Barbados Alligator strap paired with an amazing fossilized Mammoth buckle with Blue/Green mineralization.  The Barbados is a perfect match with the color of this Mammoth.

If you would like to design a great strap buckle combo for your watch, you can view our in-stock Mammoth Ivory buckles from FineWatchBuckles.com and read more about this Mammoth Ivory, which is estimated to be 15,000 to 65,000 years old here.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

New Batch of Swiss Ammo Pouches just arrived

Hi strap lovers, I want to let everyone know that I just received a new shipment of Swiss Ammo Pouches.  These pouches are mostly 1960's (plus a couple from 1950 for good measure) era and are very clean - Among the best condition we've seen and with some really nice color variety.  If you've been thinking about order an Ammo strap, don't hesitate, if will be first come, first served!

See the Complete current Collection of available 1960's Swiss Ammo Pouches:
dangerousjohn's Swiss Ammo pouches 1960s album on Photobucket

See the complete current Collection of available Pre-1960's Swiss Ammo Pouches:
dangerousjohn's Swiss Ammo pouches Very old and Ancient album on Photobucket

Monday, March 16, 2015

Dark Blue Polished Stingray on Rolex Sub Ref. 114060 ‘No Date’


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Hi strap lovers.  I wanted to share these photos of a Rolex Submariner Ref. 114060 ‘No Date’ paired with a custom dark Blue polished Stingray with the standard from tannery high shine finish.  The strap combines rather well with the high shine of the Rolex's ceramic bezel and the high shine finish of the stingray playing nicely off one another.  This strap features Padding at the lugs and is lined with our beautifully tanned Tripon Kidskin in commando grey, which I think is a great combination with the blue.