Understanding How a Watch Works

A mid-20th century industrial film explains how a watch works.

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Watch Parts Made into Mechanical Creatures

Chicago-based jeweler Justin Gershenson-Gates crafts these mechanical creatures from watch components, using winding stems for legs and watch faces for exoskeletons.

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A New Twist on Building with Watch Parts

Whenever there’s an available surplus of watch parts it seems that makers tend to gravitate toward constructing vehicular creations: motorcycles, mopeds, etc. We’ve covered these kinds of slick, brassy machines in the past, and Blogger user 2nde VIE (2nd Life) follows where other such makers left off, but then veers into creature territory. He uses the discarded parts to make clockwork owls, turtles, and other entities that have a whimsy that’s all their own. [via Recyclart]

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