Dr. Who Inspired Watch





Introduction: Dr. Who Inspired Watch

Back to School Contest

Runner Up in the
Back to School Contest

this is just an idea that ive been thinking about in the deep recesses of my brain that iv'e always wanted to make, the design on the outside of the band was inspired from the images displayed on the tardis main computer.
hope you will enjoy it!

Step 1: Tools and Materials

to make this beautiful watch you will need the following
1. leather-(your choice be careful with the thickness)
2. snaps
3.rivet tool 
5.small snap anvil
7.a donor watch 
8.soldering iron
10. drill bit (sized for the snaps)

Step 2: Cutting the Leather

so for this step you must cut the leather to the apropriate size,
i ususally use 10 by 2 inches for the dimensions of my wristbands

Step 3: Make the Corners

ok this is fairly simple, use something round as a guide to cut the corners out so their nice and round 

Step 4: Put in Your Snaps

now measure were you want the snaps so it will fit snugly around your wrist and measure a 1/2 inch in from the sides and place a mark their and drill a hole 

Step 5: Put in Your Snaps-continued

now that you have 4 holes, place the corisponding snap component  in each hole and rivet them in place connecting the two pieces of the snap together.

Step 6: Mount the Donor Watch

ok so make two loops around were the wristband used to connect to the watch with the leather and connect the ends together with snaps like so

Step 7: Connecting the Watch to the Wristband

now put the wristband on and place the watch where you desire it to be attached then mark where the snaps are and place two additional snaps in then we're ready for the fun part

Step 8: Burn the Design

so now you can draw your pattern onto the leather with a pencil and use your soldering iron to burn in your design 

Step 9: Finished

now snap on the watch (glue them on if you want) and there you have it, one spiffy new watch



  • Epilog Challenge 9

    Epilog Challenge 9
  • Sew Warm Contest 2018

    Sew Warm Contest 2018
  • Gluten Free Challenge

    Gluten Free Challenge

We have a be nice policy.
Please be positive and constructive.




so, im kinda having a hard time seeing exactly what you did for the snaps on the loops holding the watch face on... did you just fold it over and rivet it together?

ok, so i really want to make this, but i have a stupid question........ where in the world can i get the watch face??? im looking everywhere and the are all boreing looking face's and its killing me! lol, any ideas?

Cool dude! I would highly recommend applying a finish of Neatsfoot Oil, or some other sealant, raw leather will stain and not look so hot after extended wear.

Oops, sorry. Cross-posted from the #minecraftforums tag team match.

Nice watch and band! The design is very pretty!