Love steam punk even before it was cool. There is another ats member can't remember the person avatar but this person makes really amazing stiff in
steam punk style using watches and other stuff. I bet he or she will add to your thread. I think the avatar is something starting with the letter M.
Check out pintrest there is heaps of steam punk images on there. There is even steam punk festivals all over the world.
I think Steampunk is beautiful - absolutely elegant - but I'm afraid I don't know any onsite watchmakers. Hope someone finds your thread! I tried
doing some work on a steampunk type mod by cobbling together some parts and bands from different retailers a while back, but I sold the watch and
don't have any photos of it anymore.
There is a thread here where someone showed off their creations, I don't remember what they titled it. I still cringe over the thought of antique
pocket watches being destroyed for the art. I would buy them all up if I could afford them. They originals need to be preserved.
I understand and agree completely. I still worry old typewriters might get snatched up and turned into "jewelry" or pretty but non-functioning
knickknacks when there are plenty of newer components out there en masse....same applies to watches. Everything I did was of newer design - very very
recent work - just band replacement mainly....originals and antiques should be kept safe. Thank goodness for the new market. I hope more kids take
heed of that ethos and let the past remain as reminders of history in proper manner. Newer parts are less expensive and eaiser to source in bulk.
I really only know of a couple of coffee-table and art books showcasing proper steampunk craft techniques with newer components but the titles escape
me right now. If I run into them at the bookstore I'll update with some titles....I just can't recall offhand any ones that focused on watches and/or
watchmaking exclusively at the moment.
a reply to: rajaswhat do you mean parts from old watches to make new watches? If you want a working watch that would be near
impossible but if you just want a art piece it could be done. Pocket watches are about the only thing with big enough parts to make something
steampunky. If you want to get creative with a easy to work with movement I would look at the ETA 6497. Large and can be made cool.
a reply to: rajas7750 is a large chrono you could probably do some cool stuff with. More expensive though for sure but much
higher quality. Old pocket watches would be my recommendation. You can get cheap non working ones and they are usually pretty steampunk already and
you could do a cool frankenproject.
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