Introduction: Steampunk Wristwatch With Mechanical Iris Cover. "TimEye".

Picture of Steampunk Wristwatch With Mechanical Iris Cover. "TimEye".

Steampunk wristwatch with mechanical iris cover.

Thanks SWV1787 for excellent idea.


rich_j_l (author)2015-08-21

Brilliant! I'd definitely buy one!

RogerD5 (author)2015-04-11



because this is instructables, would you mind posting directions along with the pictures


sunshinejudy63 (author)2014-04-22

Cool and thanks for video

khogg2 (author)2014-04-05

I would love to buy 1 of these.

Applerust (author)2014-03-25

Can I have that watch? I don't feel like trying to make one :)

noel0leon (author)2013-09-15

Amazing work. Have you thought about making a pocket watch version? Basically, replacing the flip-top cover with your iris.

Superotter (author)2013-05-08

Hi, your work is amazing! Just one question: How did you open up the clock barrel? Thanks

johntitus (author)2012-12-29

Where can I read the instruction here?

Tomdf (author)2012-11-06

I've read and re-read this instructable at least a dozen times. I just love this design. So simple, so clean, so well executed. You da man, goggleman!

steamann (author)2012-11-01

Hey gogglerman :)
i love your work but i´m not able to do this by myself...which means i could never creat such watch.
i´m from germany and now i asked myself wether you would sell one of these or not?!
would be happy to hear from you. :D

jonatanelgstrom (author)2012-10-08

Hi! Could you please send me a list of the included items aswell as the size of everything, because I would really want to make one of those!

churchslayer (author)2012-09-13

if you would be so kind as to give me a list of what was used as well as sizes i would really appreciate that

repguy2020 (author)2012-07-05

A genuine work of art, sir. Hats off to you.

florian94 (author)2012-06-23

Beginner's steampunk's question : how do you manage to cut the brass ? I understand that you use a template but then, what kind of tools do you use ?
If you know a tutorial for steampunk's art, it would be fine to give me the adress (for example I don't really understand the benefit/impact of using the propane gas...)

Thanks !

vnyson (author)2012-06-18

Hey gogglerman! I absolutely love this watch! May I ask from what clock you got your spring drum casing?

gogglerman (author)vnyson2012-06-18

Clock drum. Yes, this is it.

vnyson (author)gogglerman2012-06-19

Yes, could you please tell me what kind of clock? A wall clock or a mantle? And what size was the plate, because I am having trouble finding the correct sized clock drum.

Thanks again!

gogglerman (author)vnyson2012-06-19

The diameter of the original drum-50mm. Watch the wall type their name and brand is not known as a drum was received by me in the form of scrap.

replicamaster (author)2012-06-03

Which language do you speak then. If we translate our questions to your language, then it will be easier for you to respond and thus we can start building faster.

gogglerman (author)replicamaster2012-06-05

My native language is Russian.
I do not think that talking in Russian facilitate the task of us all :)

abeiam1357 (author)2012-05-14

About how long did it take to build it

gogglerman (author)abeiam13572012-05-14

To carry out this project, I spent about 60-70 hours.

hohotum (author)2012-05-08

Beautiful timepiece! Would you consider selling me a completed one?

KontaKt (author)2012-05-01

Can you please make a revised version with labels so it's easier to make?

gogglerman (author)KontaKt2012-05-01

Excuse me, but making more instructables would take a very long time, and would require me to the knowledge of English, which I do not have.
If you have technical questions not addressed here before, I'll try to answer them.

KontaKt (author)gogglerman2012-05-01

So everything you say requires Google translate?

gogglerman (author)KontaKt2012-05-01

Yes, I use it sometimes.

KontaKt (author)gogglerman2012-05-01

gogglerman (author)KontaKt2012-05-01

If you are talking about these details, they are 12 pieces. Two on a petal.

KontaKt (author)gogglerman2012-05-01

gogglerman (author)KontaKt2012-05-02

Edit the published instruktables possible, but I probably will not do it. I'm sorry.

KontaKt (author)gogglerman2012-05-02

gogglerman (author)KontaKt2012-05-03

If you are referring to these items, they are cut from 0.7 mm brass. Template here.

KontaKt (author)gogglerman2012-05-01

ShadeStride (author)2012-04-17

Hello Gogglerman! I recently posted an Instructable featuring my version of your Iris wrist watch and I wanted to personally thank you for the inspiration and give you credit for the design. You are a true artist!

gogglerman (author)ShadeStride2012-04-17

Hi ShadeStride! Thank you for sharing. I am glad that my work inspired you to do so. I wish you success in your next project.

AudioMaximus (author)2012-04-12

Very cool! Instead of the pen tips, could you use rivets or something similar instead?

gogglerman (author)AudioMaximus2012-04-12

The design of the tip of the pen allows the installation of a strictly vertical axes of the holes in the petals. It seemed to me that this is a convenient and simple solution.

artefacter (author)2011-12-27

Your wrist watch has copied one of the imitators. This popularity. I congratulate you.

gogglerman (author)artefacter2011-12-27

Not bad! However, the author forgot to point out the prototype. Maybe he's just modest :)
Thank you.

artefacter (author)gogglerman2012-03-29

You need to protect the copyrights of your work. A lot of imitators. Very, very much...

gogglerman (author)artefacter2012-03-29

This is the Internet. Honest people, repeating someone else's work, usually indicate "a source of inspiration." Someone forgot to name the author. It happens.

prushik (author)gogglerman2012-04-07

I agree with you, however, your license does prohibit this behavior. If you don't mind people using your instructable and not giving you credit, then you should change your license to something more permissive.

gogglerman (author)prushik2012-04-07

Actually, I do not care what someone repeats my projects. However, it would be nice if these people just mentioned my humble name. Usually, the way decent people. This is a question of propriety, I think ))

Hoggster (author)2012-03-12

What is the thickness of the brass when the cam plate AND grooves are combined?

Hoggster (author)2012-02-09

How did you make the cam plate?

gogglerman (author)Hoggster2012-02-09

When it comes to this part, it is made of brass sheet thickness of 6 mm. The central hole was made with this bit. The grooves are made with angle grinder and cutting disc. The simplest operation.

Hoggster (author)gogglerman2012-03-12

What is the thickness of the cam plate and Grooves Altogether?]
I am going to get that thickness and cut the grooves after

Hoggster (author)gogglerman2012-02-27

And what tools would you recommend if I didn't have an angle grinder and cutting disk?

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