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Watches that are art, Art that is watches

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posted on Dec, 22 2019 @ 08:01 AM
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Im not into watches ive never owned one. Ever.
But im into art.

Came across this video which combines both imho...



Just wow!
Absolutely stunning work


Here's a thread i did 5 years ago about one watch, the Patek Philippe 5175R Grand Master Chime
When it came out it was priced at $2.6 million. Now it could be even more

Patek Philippe 5175R Grand Master Chime




posted on Dec, 22 2019 @ 08:24 AM
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a reply to: SecretKnowledge




Im not into watches ive never owned one.


( sheepishly admits ) …..I have 37.
Yes...seriously...37.



posted on Dec, 22 2019 @ 08:29 AM
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I love arty time pieces S&F.
There is one I should add but cannot find since 1984.
It was a designer watch that told the time entirely in coloured shapes. It was a digital watch and the shapes were in colour and appeared or disappeared from the watch face but there was never a blank space. It was displayed in a Jewellers in Germany [don't know if that makes a difference] and it was extremely expensive. I never figured out how to tell the time and would love for someone to find it as it is an unfinished conundrum for me.
The patterns were kind of tetris like but changed depending of time. Oh man that watch.
Anyway I'd like to add that one here anyway.



posted on Dec, 22 2019 @ 08:37 AM
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a reply to: SecretKnowledge

I've got a few watches with complications though nothing nearly as complex as the video. I've always admired the skill and artistry it takes to construct something like those.



posted on Dec, 22 2019 @ 09:13 AM
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a reply to: SecretKnowledge

That’s awesome.
I used to make art out of old broken antique pocket watches.

My avatar pic is an example of one.
Here is the actual art piece.



It’s a tiger face.

I also did a couple dragons, fairy’s and some random scenes.



posted on Dec, 22 2019 @ 09:36 AM
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originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: SecretKnowledge




Im not into watches ive never owned one.


( sheepishly admits ) …..I have 37.
Yes...seriously...37.


Making sure you got the absolute right time, huh?



posted on Dec, 22 2019 @ 09:38 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: SecretKnowledge

I've got a few watches with complications though nothing nearly as complex as the video. I've always admired the skill and artistry it takes to construct something like those.


Yeah absolutely amazing work.

Did you check out the thread i linked?
It shows the craftsmanship from start to finish



posted on Dec, 22 2019 @ 09:40 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

Wow, that is brilliant!!

Thats a great idea too.

Never would have guessed that your avatar was an old watch.
You got skills



posted on Dec, 22 2019 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Wow...I only have about 8 watches, well, 8 nice watches. I've got some other crappy ones.

I just had two watches go completely belly up on me, not fixable, which was a surprise. One was a Seiko with a quartz movement. Seiko said there was no longer a battery made for that movement. The other was a Citizen Eco-Drive (and a real nice one too). Citizen said it was so completely dead they couldn't even fix it, or replace the movement. It was a limited run Citizen so they didn't even make parts for it anymore. I was bummed! I thought they both just needed a battery.



posted on Dec, 22 2019 @ 03:58 PM
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originally posted by: SecretKnowledge
Im not into watches ive never owned one. Ever.
But im into art.

Came across this video which combines both imho...



Just wow!
Absolutely stunning work


Here's a thread i did 5 years ago about one watch, the Patek Philippe 5175R Grand Master Chime
When it came out it was priced at $2.6 million. Now it could be even more

Patek Philippe 5175R Grand Master Chime


I've actually held a Patek Phillipe. Not the 5175R, but it was worth a fortune anyway.

(And my dad was a watchmaker way back then. He also had a Bullova Accutron Spaceview, though that was nowhere on the level that these are).

edit on 22/12/2019 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 22 2019 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: SecretKnowledge
Did you check out the thread i linked?
It shows the craftsmanship from start to finish


I recall form when you first posted it.




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