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Here is a watch in Steampunk style.
  It is an automatic watch: it runs without batteries, it is not powered up, it works with the energy accumulated by the movements of the arm.
  I made a bracelet giving free rein to my imagination, based on leather, gears, a key, clock needle and brass plates hand engraved by myself.


Here is a slideshow of the "making of"  this watch:


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Paper template

Paper template

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Drawing on Bristol

The idea becomes clearer

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Cut vegetable tanned leather, 4mm.

All parts are cut out.

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Use the keen edge beveler to cut down the corners of the edges.

Sanding edges.

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Damping with water.

Edge cruiser.

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Detail of the straps

Shaded alcohol staining

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Orange / fawn / brown

Polishing with a dry cloth

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Polishing with a dry cloth

Finishing edges with gum arabic

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Finishing edges with gum arabic

Polishing edges

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Polishing edges

Polishing edges
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Polishing edges Polishing edges
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Underside polishing

Underside polishing

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Balm application

Sewing a strap passer.

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Sewing a strap passer.

Fixing the knot with a glue point.

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Assembly of the buckles

Assembly of the buckles

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Pointing

Gluing before sewing

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Gluing before sewing

Stitching holes

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Threading the needle for saddle stitching.

Threading the needle for saddle stitching.

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Saddle stitching, with saddle clamp

Fastening the watch, suedine

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Pointing

Screwed fastening of the watch

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Sunk screw heads

Use of a collar button.

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Underside

Pointing the straps.

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Key sewing

1st fitting.

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Sketch of brass plates

Pattern drawing

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Several patterns on the same plate

Engraving, here an "onglette" . See this video showing a demonstration of metal engraving with this tool :

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The plate is fixed on the engraver ball-vise.

Chiselling technique of hammer and chisel . The ball-vise in this case is locked and does not spin.

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Cutting out

Deburring

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Cleaning with steel wool.

The plates before browning.

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Browning (to contrast the hollows)

Cleaning

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Only the hollows remain blackened.

Bending of plates

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Riveting plates


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I recall that I do not sell these objects, I can however help you to make them if necessary.

Do not hesitate to react to this article in case of question or you can contact me
also on my Facebook page.
Good work !

Christophe

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Creation date : 08/01/2019 : 22:44
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