How would one transform a durable digital wrist watch into a swell steam-punk pocket watch?

Say for instance, a Casio G-Shock into a really cool and functional pocket watch guaranteed to impress. An easy process would be a plus, in addition to parts available at the hardware store.

I just did that(thanks for the idea) by attaching a jewelry chain with relatively big loops, and attaching some sort of clip on the end.
jtobako8 years ago
Take the watch into the hardware store and start looking at plumbing parts. 1 1/2 to 2 inch pipe caps might work, but are going to run $5-$10. You could look at the copper toilet floats, but you have to have a way of cutting the thin metal and wrapping the edge around the watch-don't forget the loop to hold your chain and fob : ) You might be able to find a 'quick connect' plastic joint that you could cut down and paint. They are a big nut that goes over a rubber gasket and a short length of pipe-if the watch fits inside where the gasket goes, you would have a good start. In electrical connectors there are conduit joints you could use in a similar way. If nothing else, get some plumber's epoxy putty and sculpt your own : ) Small fittings like corner protectors, hinges and small brass screws are usually found near woodworking. Many hardware stores will sell short lengths of brass chain in different designs-you could look in the lighting section for a chain end as a fob. If you can drill a hole large enough for the watch to fit in, you could make a wood case, drill for the watch, then have small screws hold a modified light plate cover over it-they come in fancy and plain designs. You might be able to cut one in half and use a hinge and magnet to create a 'box' for the watch. You could build up layers of cardboard to the shape you like, cover with the epoxy and paint brass and tortoise shell colors, you could even make a hinged cover if you are up to it : )
jeff-o8 years ago
I'd suggest gutting a traditional pocket watch and fitting the digital watch innards inside the case. You could probably get the pocket watch from a second hand store; it doesn't even matter if it works anymore! I'm not sure how the watch itself could be secured inside, though. That's up to you. ;)