Steampunk Watches

Steampunk Watches often draw inspiration from the Victorian era, can be retro futuristic in style – extremely high-tech yet using old fashioned technology .

Ollivier Savéo watches

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Today we are looking at a couple of unusual watches by Ollivier Savéo. Ollivier has worked as a jeweler for many prestigious companies over his twenty-five year career and with watchmakers Roger Dubuis, Gay Frères and Quinting. He was awarded the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” prize in 2000, this was in recognition of his skill at creating …

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Steampunk timepieces by Das Kabinett Watches

Steampunk timepieces by Das Kabinett Watches 1

Dutch Steampunk watchmaker Rodin van Lies-hout founded Das Kabinett Watches  in 2008 after becoming aware of Steampunk culture. Since then he has been designing and building wearable timepieces and taking his inspiration from “Jules Verne, fairy-tales Victorian times, but also the decades of 1900 to 1950″. He builds his watches without the use of modern heavy machinery …

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HDD watch: a micro hard disc drive turned into a watch.

HDD watch: a micro hard disc drive turned into a watch. 1

The HDD watch is a creation that was successfully funded on Indiegogo and created by watchmaker Jean Jerome and is the first watch to be made from a hard disc drive. Jerome explains that although its made from a computers hard disk drive this is not a smart watch by any means and only serves to simply tell …

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Worlds smallest Nixie watch the Kopriso Mi Esposita

Worlds smallest Nixie watch the Kopriso Mi Esposita 1

A new new Solar Powered Single-Tube Nixie watch from Australian designer Michel van der Meij  A Nixie tube, also called a cold cathode display is an electronic device used for displaying numerals or other information. The early Nixie displays were made by a small vacuum tube manufacturer called Haydu Brothers Laboratories, and introduced in 1955 by …

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Steampunk nano watch is nice mixture of styles.

Steampunk nano watch is nice mixture of styles. 1

This steam-punk nano watch is a really nice mixture of retro and modern design and comes from Polish design studio Redmer Werkstatt. It features a case made from wood and brass and a handmade leather strap. The steampunk nano watch case also lets you hook up your headphones via 3.5mm jack and the buttons let you …

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Metal from Statue of Liberty used in new Romain Jerome Liberty DNA model.

Metal from Statue of Liberty used in new Romain Jerome Liberty DNA model.

To mark the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty Romain Jerome have released a new model, the Romain Jerome Liberty-DNA. This model incorporates metal from the Statue of liberty into the dial of the watch which also evokes the colour of oxidized copper. In keeping with the aesthetics of the Statue of Liberty, the bronze bezel of …

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Steampunk version of Devon Tread 1 Belt Driven Watch

Steampunk version of Devon Tread 1 Belt Driven Watch

California-based company Devon Works have unveiled a steam-punk version of their mechanical wonder the Devon Tread 1 watch. According to Ehren Bragg, managing director at Devon the feedback for the concept was “overwhelmingly positive” and it is currently being engineered. A prototype is due in October and production is intended for the first half of next year. The …

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DIY Arduino Steampunk watch. Make your own!

DIY Arduino Steampunk watch. Make your own!

Make your own Steampunk watch! The Arduino Watch comes with a host of clever functions to satisfy the inner geek, including temperature sensing, a 16-Bit colour drawing program and time display in digital, analog or even binary. The estimated cost of parts to build it should run up to about $250. Also comes in a Biopunk edition …

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Harry Winston Opus III. One-of-a-kind technical feat.

Harry Winston Opus III. One-of-a-kind technical feat.

First released in prototype form in 2003 and designed by Vianney Halter for Harry Winston, the Opus III initially had various problems. The most serious was how to generate enough power to turn the six discs used for the digital display. By minimizing the energy required to turn the discs this problem was solved and it …

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Jean Dunand’s Palace Watch references Eiffel Tower and art deco design.

Jean Dunand’s Palace Watch references Eiffel Tower and art deco design.

The industrial revolution meets 21st-century technology in this steampunk watch. The Eiffel Tower, Charlie Chaplin, trains and motorbikes are all referenced in the complicated Palace from Jean Dunand. Two tracks hold dials indicating the power reserve and a second timezone. A delicate sapphire crystal disc indicates the time. All movement, including a flying tourbillion, is visible through …

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MB&F “Frog” indicates time through bulging “eyes”

MB&F Frog

MB&F have pushed the boundaries a bit with their latest “Horological Machine” . Time is read using the two domed indicators, one for hours and another for minutes. The design brings to mind a section of the Nautilus in Jules Vernes “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” Where does the name “Frog” come from? Well those two bulging domes …

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