Tag: watches

Dec 29, 2014

Disassembling and Reassembling a Rolex Submariner

Disassembling and Reassembling a Rolex Submariner

WF&Co. head watchmaker Tony Williams shows you how this famous movement is taken apart and reassembled, demonstrating the intricacies of the Rolex calibre 3135.

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Nov 26, 2014

Art Installation Suspends 80,000 Shimmering Watch Plates for People to Walk Through

Art Installation Suspends 80,000 Shimmering Watch Plates for People to Walk Through

Light is Time is an art installation developed by Tsuyoshi Tane of DGT Architects. Featuring 80,000 suspended main plates—the basic component of a watch—the award-winning installation was unveiled at Milan Design Week in April 2014. Photograph by Takuji Shimmura Photograph by Takuji Shimmura With creative direction from CITIZEN watch, the installation…

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Aug 6, 2014

An Alarm Clock That Wakes You Up with a Fresh Cup of Coffee

An Alarm Clock That Wakes You Up with a Fresh Cup of Coffee

The Barisieur is an alarm clock that brews a fresh cup of coffee to wake you up in the morning. Designed by Joshua Renouf, the Barisieur eases you into the day with the subtle movement of stainless steel ball bearings that boil the water through induction heating. The sound is accompanied by the aroma…

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Apr 15, 2014

Mechanical Insects Made from Old Watch Parts and Discarded Objects

Mechanical Insects Made from Old Watch Parts and Discarded Objects

The son of a gearhead and grandson to a railroad man, artist Justin Gershenson-Gates has always been surrounded by all things mechanical. A self-proclaimed tinkerer and disassembler, Justin now takes apart old watches and other discarded objects and turns them into recycled mechanical sculptures and jewellery. As he states on his profile page: “My…

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Mar 9, 2014

Someone Needs to Make this Smartwatch Concept a Reality

Someone Needs to Make this Smartwatch Concept a Reality

Design Concept by Gábor Balogh Hungarian product designer Gábor Balogh recently published Smartwatch Concept on Behance, where it has quickly become one of the most popular projects on the site. In his brief project description, Balogh states: “Smartwatches do not have to be all the same. Here is my concept proving that tradition and…

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Feb 24, 2014

This 3D Printed Clock Writes the Time with a Marker

This 3D Printed Clock Writes the Time with a Marker

Plotclock is a clock that uses a marker to write the time on a small whiteboard. When the time changes, the clock erases the previous time and writes the current one. The open-source design was made by joo, a user on Makerbot’s Thingiverse, the world’s largest online design community for discovering, making and sharing…

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Jan 28, 2014

This Astronomical Watch Shows Our Solar System Orbiting the Sun

This Astronomical Watch Shows Our Solar System Orbiting the Sun

Midnight Planétarium is an incredible timepiece that features six bejewelled planets in our solar system accurately rotating around our Sun. The watch was created by Van Cleef & Arpels in partnership with Christiaan van der Klaauw. After three years of work, Midnight Planétarium was unveiled at the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie…

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Nov 6, 2013

This 240-year-old Machine is an Ancestor to the Modern Computer

This 240-year-old Machine is an Ancestor to the Modern Computer

An automaton (plural: automata or automatons) is a self-operating machine or robot. Seen above is the Writer, an automaton built in the 1770s by world-renowned Swiss watchmaker, Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721-1790). Made from nearly 6000 parts, the Writer is a self-operating, programmable machine, capable of writing letters and words with a quill pen. The 240-year-old…

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Sep 18, 2013

15 Sculptures Made from Old Watch Parts

15 Sculptures Made from Old Watch Parts

Susan Beatrice is an artist and sculptor based out of Glassboro, New Jersey, USA. She started All Natural Arts as a celebration of nature in the form of jewelry and other whimsical items. The designs are created with the environment in mind. Recycled, upcycled and repurposed objects are combined with natural elements into unique,…

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Jul 11, 2013

These Functioning Watches Were Carved From Wood

These Functioning Watches Were Carved From Wood

Valerii Danevych is a carpenter from Kiev, Ukraine. He comes from a family of cabinet-makers that have been crafting wood for generations. A highly skilled artisan, Danevych did not feel challenged anymore and began to explore how to build mechanical/moving items completely out of wood. It wasn’t until 2005 that Valerii began to research…

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