Watch Parts As a Work of Art.




My very first big purchase after Air Force training camp was this $300 Bulova watch. After 12 years of service, I now give it a resting place on my desk. (It got water in it and some pieces rusted)

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Step 1: Lay Out Each Part.

This was the most time consuming part. Dismantling the watch was easy, choosing the layout took me about an hour. I ended up not using the wristband links. I used Henkel Super Glue Gel Control to glue the pieces on card stock colored smooth finish. I started using tweezers, but for some pieces because they're magnetic, I had to use a tooth pick.

Step 2: Picking the Frame.

You have to choose a frame that has some depth to it. Luckily I found one just the right size. The glass is actually right up against the largest/thickest part, which is the housing.

I also used chalkboard spay paint to give it a dark background.

Step 3: Display Your Work.

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    3 years ago

    I have many watches that have broken down on me through out the years ranging from cheap to expensive. I kept them because I wanted to do a steam punk theme project or projects. After viewing your ible I now know what to do with an Invicta and a Rolex(fake) that also have rusted parts because of water. Reason for using these two is because the Invicta looks exactly like the Rolex except for the name and I figured it would be fun to show. Thank you. I will post pics when I make my ible.

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    Reply 3 years ago

    I would love to see that. Especially the Faux-Lex. lol