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two time pieces become one
I broke the glass in the face of my favourite watch (I love the chunky leather strap) and was told it would cost more to replace than the watch did! I also have a digital casio (yay old school) with the worlds most annoying clasp, any wild gesticulating and it flies off .... so I used both unusable watches to make one FAB time piece.

I've made a Jesus watch before, using those beaded bracelets as a strap and I bought a watch face that had Jesus on ... might add it later if I can find it.

Posted by ijustwalkedin from Leeds, England, United Kingdom • Published See ijustwalkedin's 11 projects »

  • How to make a watch. Watch Time Is It? - Step 1
    Step 1

    find your two watches ... one still needs to be working (telling the time) and the other needs to have a fab strap

  • How to make a watch. Watch Time Is It? - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take the face off of the strap ... they are normally attached by pins.

    I had some trouble with the pins on the broken faced watched so just snipped them (with a lot more effort than that implied) with some jewellery tools

  • How to make a watch. Watch Time Is It? - Step 3
    Step 3

    But make sure you don't break the pins of the working watch face ... you'll need those to attach it to the strap!

  • How to make a watch. Watch Time Is It? - Step 4
    Step 4

    And with a little more fiddly work, attach the working face to its new strap


    et voila! two time pieces become one.

    (and if you've noticed the times, I hadn't set it at the beginning, it didn't take me several hours, I promise.)

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LBindigogold · 9 projects
nice! i have like ten broken watches with really nice straps and only ONE thats working and it has a really borin strap

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