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Swiss Ammo straps PAM217 and PAM233:
Hi strap lovers. I’m really happy to share some great photos of Swiss Ammo straps for Panerai from my great customer Serge (aka “Traveller”) who has been very generous to allow me access to some of his photos of his wonderful PAM233 and PAM217 watches paired with his Dangerous9 1960’s Swiss Ammo straps. Very kind of Serge to take the trouble to make these wonderful photos. His are certainly our ‘Watches of the Week’!
A brief History:
Our Swiss Ammo straps are only made from leather salvaged from vintage Swiss Army Ammunition Pouches. These pouches, which were manufactured by contract with the Swiss Military were handmade and hand saddle stitched by Settlers throughout Switzerland from between the very late 19th century right through both world wars and ending in the last 1960s. The Stampings that you see on the straps featured here are the original sattler makers stamp and the year of manufacture together with a Swiss Cross inspection stamp with the initial of the inspector. The leather used was heavily waxed vegetable-tanned leather, the benefits of which were to render the pouches extremely waterproof and to harden the leather, giving these pouches a hardened case like structure in order to protect the rifle cartridges they were meant to hold.
Read and see more:
To read more about some of the many Swiss Amm straps that I have made, please follow this link: Swiss Ammo straps by Dangerous9straps. All or our Swiss Ammo straps are completely custom made from the pouch chosen by our customer from our extensive selection of Swiss Ammo Pouches, which you can explore in these links: 1960s Swiss Ammo Pouches and Very Old and Ancient Swiss Ammo Pouches.
Contact Us for Your Custom Strap Project:
If you would like to collaborate on a custom strap design for your beloved Panerai or for any other watch, please don’t hesitate to contact me by e-mail: Dangerous9straps@gmail.com or by clicking the contact button at the top of this blog and simply completing the contact form. I will be happy to hear from you!
On to the great Photos!!