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Watch makeover- Time to for some character!
I used an inexpensive watch that I've had for awhile. Functional but it lacks character. The band has a scale texture to it but it really isn't noticeable till painted. Time for a makeover!

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  • How to make a watch. Watch Enhancement  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by cleaning your watch for a good painting surface.

  • How to make a watch. Watch Enhancement  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next paint on your color of choice. Use more or less paint depending on the look you want. I used 2 layers of acrylic paint. I wiped off a little bit before it dried so the that most the paint ended up in the nooks and crannies.

    Let paint dry thoroughly.

  • How to make a watch. Watch Enhancement  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then I used silver fingernail polish to paint a detail line around the edge of the watch band. I used nail polish because it was the only silver paint I had :)

    Again let dry thoroughly.

  • How to make a watch. Watch Enhancement  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Since I used a water based paint it needed to be sealed. Brush on 2 or 3 layers of Mod Podge (or some product along those line).

    Sorry if I sound like a broken record, but here goes- Let dry thoroughly!

  • How to make a watch. Watch Enhancement  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now decide where you want your studs. I used an x acto blade to make starter holes for the prongs of the studs. Punch prongs through the band.

  • How to make a watch. Watch Enhancement  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Then flip over watch and use a pair of pliers to bend prongs over to secure. Repeat with the rest of your studs.

    Most important step- Enjoy your new one of a kind watch!

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CO + K User

Thanks Erin, it was a fun transformation!
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Erin F.
Erin F. · Corvallis, Oregon, US · 2 projects
I really like how you recycled this watch, I'll have to give it a try with one of mine. ^_^
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