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Friday, January 29, 2016

A First for Dangerous9straps - Stingray with our 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) upgrade!!

Hi strap lovers.  I am very happy to announce that I can now offer straps with our 'Thick Curved Lug System (TCLS) to provide an integrated fit between the lugs.  The TCLS upgrade as become a real 'Calling Card' upgrade for us here at Dangerous9straps.  This upgrade when combined with padding at the lugs creates a wonderfully integrated fit between the lugs for many watches that would otherwise have an undesirable gap between a straight end strap and the curve of the watch case between the lugs.  I have often been asked to offer this upgrade on Stingray straps but until now have been hesitant to do so because of the thickness of Stingray is an issue.  However, My local customer Bernhard had requested it for his Rolex SDDS and I thought I would give it a try and if it didn't work out, he agreed to accept his strap with the standard straight strap end instead.

As you can see here is in fact worked out just fine and based upon this result, I have enough confidence to offer this upgrade to other customers as well.  One Caveat: I'm not completely confident that I can offer this upgrade with Central Pearls and Row Stone Stingray straps (I will need to let you know on a case by case basis).  I think this upgrade will in most instances work best with medium sized textured Stingray as opposed to that with huge pearls.

 This strap is made with our low contrast black polished Stingray that has been give Matte finish instead of the normal high shine finish, which I think looks perfect with this Rolex Deep Sea.  Lined with our exclusive, durable and buttery soft Motorcycle black Australian Kangaroo leather, this strap feels as smooth on the wrist as it looks on the watch.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Ingo's Row Stone Stingray for IWC Big Pilot

Hi strap lovers.  I have been gifted with so many wonderful photos from customers lately, I'm at a lost to know which to post first.  Here are some photo that were recently sent to us by my friend and customer and well as colleague and the owner and creator of FineWatchBuckles.com.  He has been wonderful to collaborate with over the years and in fact I have the great pleasure of offering some of his wonderful buckles directly to my strap customers.  I love his work and am always amazed by the quality and beauty of his creations.  I recently sent this strap to him for his IWC Big Pilot and behold the beautiful photos I've received in return!  I think this Row Stone Stingray strap with Cream Mammoth Ivory buckle, (Including a stunningly cool  Damascus Steel buckle made by Maddog straps from Austria) combo is an inspired choice for the Big Pilot and really shows off his watch to it's fullest.  Thanks Ingo for these great photos!

Rolex Submariner on 'Million Dollar' Black Alligator strap with 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) and Rolex Glide-Lock Clasp fit

Here are some photos of a strap I recently completed for a Rolex Sub.  This strap is just about a perfect combo for this Rolex Sub, but would look great one most of the modern Rolex watches as well as the Vintage Rolex Submariner and GMT model watches (This strap is actually destined for a vintage Rolex Sub Ref. 1680). This strap features Thick padding at the lugs and our exclusive 'Thick Curved Lug System', which provides the ultimate integrated fit between the lugs.  Also featured is our special 'Glide-Lock' clasp fitment upgrade which allows for the use of the original Rolex bracelet clasp.  Interestingly, the fitment is actually the same for the Vintage Rolex Sub Ref. 1680 and the Modern Rolex Glide-Lock clasp.  I just love the Glide-Lock clasp and think building the strap to fit this clasp is well worth the modest price of this upgrade (actually less than the cost of a new aftermarket deployment clap we offer).   This strap is lined with our black motorcycle Kangaroo leather for which is just butter soft and one of our most durable lining option and has been hand saddle stitched in matching black to add and understated appeal.  Taken together, I think this strap offers a uniquely custom strap for the Rolex that just can't be beat.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Swiss Ammo Strap on PAM194

Hi strap lovers.  I really love the look of Panerai watches with our Padding and 'Thick Curved Lug System' (TCLS) upgrades which gives the strap an integrated fit between the lugs.  by way of example here is a recently completed 1950 Swiss Ammo strap for a Panerai (modeled here on a PAM194).  I think this strap looks just fabulous and in this configuration, these can be no doubt that it's a custom strap from Dangerous9straps.  I think I'm the only strap maker building straps with these upgrades and certainly the only strap maker to offer these in Swiss Ammo leather.  I think it's incredible!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Custom Dyed Orange Alligator for Audemars Piguet Diver

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Hi strap lovers,  I am happy to share with you some photos of a recently completed custom dyed Orange Alligator strap that I recently completed for a Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph (modeled here on an AP Diver).  This is the first custom Orange dyed Alligator I've done and I think it has turned our really great.  This strap was made from undyed Alligator, which we stock in our Veneto Alligator Collection in order that I can custom dyed to just about any color our customer's desire.  
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I have been using reinforcement of vegetable tanned kangaroo leather at the lugs of these AP ROOS watches for some time now and with great success. The original AP straps use brass inserts, however this design requires very thin leather (about .3mm) and combined with the sharp edges of the brass metal inserts are the cause of early strap failure of the OEM straps.  I have no need of your watch in order to build a strap to fit your AP Diver.