Here at Dangerous9straps, we have been making Fully Handmade Swiss Ammo Watch straps made from leather salvaged from original Swiss Army Ammunition pouches for nearly a decade and these have become some of our most sought after products.
A Brief History of the Swiss Army Ammunition Pouch:
These unique straps, made from leather salvaged from Swiss Army Ammunition pouches, lend a wonderful vintage look to just about any watch. The manufacture of these pouches were ordered by the Swiss military from between about the 1890s through the 1960s and were contracted from Swiss saddlers throughout Switzerland. The stamping show on these straps are the original maker and date stamping of the Swiss saddlers that made the pouches and a small stamping with a Swiss cross, which is Swiss government inspection stamp.
All Dangerous9straps Swiss Ammo straps are Custom made:
All our Swiss ammo straps are bespoke made from the pouch as chosen by my customer from my current stock of pouches. I currently have a very nice selection of Swiss Ammo Strap from which to choose. The price for a Swiss Ammo strap is dependent on the pouch you wish me to use, please e-mail me at Dangerous9straps@gmail.com or simply complete the contact form at the top of this page for complete pricing and options details.
To view our in-stock Swiss Ammo pouch selection available for your custom Swiss Ammo strap order, please follow the links to my blog pages showing our Swiss Ammo Pouches in Stock. I have separated these into to groups: 1960s Swiss Ammo Pouches and Pre-1960s Swiss Ammo Pouches (Which I have dubbed our Very Old and Ancient Pouches):
Of course, I would be happy to work with you to design a fully handmade Swiss Ammo watch strap for your precious timepiece, if you are interested in beginning a design, please email me at Dangerous9straps@gmail.com
Big Swiss Ammo Straps slideshow:
Below is a photo Gallary of some of the many, hundreds of handmade Swiss Ammo watch straps I have made over the years. Additionally, all Swiss Ammo straps made from Pouch backs with stampings will come with a complimentary keychain made from the center belt loop of your ammo pouch. Of course, due to space limitations, this is only a sampling of some of my favorites:
Click on any photo to enlarge and click through the slide show: