Steampunk wristwatch with mechanical iris cover. "TimEye".

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Steampunk wristwatch with mechanical iris cover.

Thanks SWV1787 for excellent idea.
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because this is instructables, would you mind posting directions along with the pictures


sunshinejudy6311 months ago

Cool and thanks for video

khogg211 months ago

I would love to buy 1 of these.

Applerust1 year ago

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

noel0leon1 year ago
Amazing work. Have you thought about making a pocket watch version? Basically, replacing the flip-top cover with your iris.
Superotter1 year ago
Hi, your work is amazing! Just one question: How did you open up the clock barrel? Thanks
johntitus2 years ago
Where can I read the instruction here?
Tomdf2 years ago
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!
steamann2 years ago
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
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!
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
repguy20202 years ago
A genuine work of art, sir. Hats off to you.
florian942 years ago
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 !
vnyson2 years ago
Hey gogglerman! I absolutely love this watch! May I ask from what clock you got your spring drum casing?
gogglerman (author)  vnyson2 years ago
Clock drum. Yes, this is it.
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)  vnyson2 years ago
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.
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)  replicamaster2 years ago
My native language is Russian.
I do not think that talking in Russian facilitate the task of us all :)
abeiam13572 years ago
About how long did it take to build it
gogglerman (author)  abeiam13572 years ago
To carry out this project, I spent about 60-70 hours.
hohotum2 years ago
Beautiful timepiece! Would you consider selling me a completed one?
KontaKt2 years ago
Can you please make a revised version with labels so it's easier to make?
gogglerman (author)  KontaKt2 years ago
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.
So everything you say requires Google translate?
gogglerman (author)  KontaKt2 years ago
Yes, I use it sometimes.
gogglerman (author)  KontaKt2 years ago
If you are talking about these details, they are 12 pieces. Two on a petal.
gogglerman (author)  KontaKt2 years ago
Edit the published instruktables possible, but I probably will not do it. I'm sorry.
gogglerman (author)  KontaKt2 years ago
If you are referring to these items, they are cut from 0.7 mm brass. Template here.
ShadeStride2 years ago
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)  ShadeStride2 years ago
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.
Very cool! Instead of the pen tips, could you use rivets or something similar instead?
gogglerman (author)  AudioMaximus2 years ago
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.
artefacter3 years ago
Your wrist watch has copied one of the imitators. This popularity. I congratulate you.

gogglerman (author)  artefacter3 years ago
Not bad! However, the author forgot to point out the prototype. Maybe he's just modest :)
Thank you.
You need to protect the copyrights of your work. A lot of imitators. Very, very much...
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