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Author Topic: My weekend build, 15$ watch made steamy  (Read 8472 times)
Cpl Heinselmanoff
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« on: October 02, 2012, 02:55:48 am »







15$ watch off e bay, it was a high polish moon stone type finish, used brass paint and applied oxidizing solution, rubbed down with a Q-tip, used old saddle tack leather straps for the wrist cuff, modded the crowns with brass nut and whined up keys from a old alarm clock, used a horse shoe nail as the insert clasp pin. Added the rivet look by using push pin heads, drilled small holes and applied epoxy. First sort of build when it comes to a watch, funny that, since I'm a self professed watchaholic.
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Drew P
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 04:30:13 am »

Curious to see what the watch looks like,I can see the 2nd&3rd pics,but not the 1st-it's states that you removed it.
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Cpl Heinselmanoff
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 05:41:00 am »

OOPS, that odd, here you are,

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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 09:06:03 am »

Any 'work-in-progress' pics, I'd like to see where you started from?
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 01:52:36 pm »

Thanks,that looks really cool!

Yes,I was wondering the same thing. Did you age it? If so,how did you go about it.
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Cpl Heinselmanoff
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 11:09:19 pm »


this is what it started as.

I went to the local art shop and grabbed a copper paint oxidizing kit. I stripped the watch down and gave it a good double coat of paint and let it set.

The Cuff band was simple, had an old belly strap laying around for a saddle, used that along with a bit of strapping from a harness and used some fixtures from a retro 70s chandelier   for the mounting points, clasp, narrow straps to band connections. The rivets are actually mini bronze paper split pins.

The oxidizing worked great and fast. You can keep applying more paint to areas to create some great affects. It was a fun build and I definitely will do another, here is the next one in line.

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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 11:56:29 pm »

Did you sand it down or do the electrolysis thingy?

Nice Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2012, 12:00:48 am »

Outstanding work--aged to perfection!
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012, 04:16:50 am »

That is quite a transformation.  What would one search to find the original version on ebay?
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Cpl Heinselmanoff
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2012, 04:44:34 am »

Did you sand it down or do the electrolysis thingy?

Nice Smiley

no surface work at all, I was a bit surprised, even the little areas of the shinny surface popping through the tarnish gives it allot of depth when you look at it. fun thing about it is if it does begin to come off in areas just reapply and continually have a different warn in look. keeps you hands on it too and new ideas may pop up. I like revisiting old projects like that, they keep getting better and better.
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Cpl Heinselmanoff
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2012, 04:45:44 am »

That is quite a transformation.  What would one search to find the original version on ebay?

How goes it Maets?
I just typed in Large watches and it came up. give that a go.
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2012, 12:45:24 pm »

Thanks!

Simple and it works. (ebay search)
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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2012, 01:12:35 pm »

Most convincing finish on the watch case - it looks as if Capt. Nemo has been using it for an extended period.

I can't find any watches like that in the UK Waaaa!  Cry

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Cpl Heinselmanoff
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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2012, 12:03:50 am »

Some progress on the new watch idea.

Stripped the watch down.

Using these to give a rivet effect.


Next will to give it the oxidized brass effect.
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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2012, 08:02:51 pm »

That rivet idea look very nice.

I also ordered same watch what you are modding now, but it had different looking faces. I'm going to make some modifications probably in next spring, but have not made any proper plans yet.. Maybe I only turn that steel tone to brass or copper and keep the all other parts intact.
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« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2012, 10:40:04 pm »





Complete.
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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2012, 12:47:25 am »

Came out very nice.  Looks really old.  Well done.
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« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2012, 01:20:53 pm »

I also like the design of the strap end,although,it looks as though it could double as a defense weapon!

This modding is a cool concept and one that Ive been thinking about for quite awhile now and just haven't gotten to Roll Eyes. Will you be continuing?
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Cpl Heinselmanoff
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« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2012, 01:36:38 am »

I also like the design of the strap end,although,it looks as though it could double as a defense weapon!

This modding is a cool concept and one that Ive been thinking about for quite awhile now and just haven't gotten to Roll Eyes. Will you be continuing?

Thanks Drew P, I do plan on continuing, I'm a bit of a watchaholic so Ive decided to just start modding watches to make them the way I visualize them. Just jump into it, its pretty rewarding.
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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2012, 10:21:30 pm »

Watch number 4



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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2012, 11:11:27 pm »

Looks great, but don't call them watches, they are far too nice to be just a watch, Wrist Time Machines would be better.
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« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2012, 03:40:14 am »

 Shocked  Please,do carry on!
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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2012, 03:49:02 am »

Wow those are great looking time keepers, excellent work.
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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2012, 09:28:19 pm »

Fabulous.
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Cpl Heinselmanoff
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« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2012, 10:38:11 pm »

Thanks everyone for the feed back, I appreciate it. Here is the final piece.


Sorry for the upside down experience, for some reason photobucket is having some issues saving my editing. You get the just, flip your monitor and you will then see the desired position. Thanks again for the feed back, hope everyone had a stellar holiday.
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