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Friday, February 26, 2010

A Sampling of Steampunk Watches

A Google search for the term "steampunk watch" brings up 773,000 results. I perused several pages of these results to find a few unique watches to share with you. Some are for sale, and some are not; some may be either, depending on your location and resourcefulness. Regardless, here they are!

 Cabestan Winch Tourbillion watch
This beauty has 1352 components driven by a 450 link chain and nickel silver drums.
Cost: $275,000—$400,000.  http://www.cabestan.ch/wtv.html

Entropy Calibrator with Quartz Movement

Made in England by Master Tinkersmiths
Built Using the Fine Pewter and Quartz Movement
Techy, Industrial or Post-Apocalyptic
Adjustable for Perfect Fit
Stylish Protective Lid and Dial-Style Watch Face

Cost: $289.http://www.strongblade.com/prod/sbag-sp-watch.html

Haruo Suekichi

Mr Suekichi has a workshop in Aomori, on he main island of Hokkaido.
He makes all of the watches by hand, and says he has made over 8,000 of them.Photos of his work can be found all over the web. Some sources say that the artist no longer sells new pieces, but others say that they are for sale but you can only buy them in Japan.
An interview with Suekichi. --http://pingmag.jp/2008/09/26/haruo-suekichi-the-steampunk-watchmaker/

 Alexander Hi Tek ladies watch

To further show the variety of unique pieces out there, here is a link to a large collection of watch photos gathered by Steampunklab.com: http://www.steampunklab.com/watches/11
Their label:  "Steampunk watches, including all manner of clocks and other such timekeeping devices."

I hope you have enjoyed this small sampling of steampunk wristwear.   If you want more, just type the aforementioned phrase into Google search, and have at it.  =)



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