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« on: December 05, 2011 03:48:01 PM »

I have a broken analogue watch lying around in a box but I can’t quite seem to get rid of it because I keep thinking ‘there must be something I can do with this’. It was a very cheap ordinary one, about four pounds, so isn’t really worth getting mended or anything. The second hand just unhinged itself one day and it stopped, so the second hand moves around completely independently and loose inside.
It doesn't have a strap anymore.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011 05:40:44 AM »

I've known people that have "reconstructed" watches with mini-screwdrivers and whatnot.

If the band is nice, you can make a cute cuff

Or, you could take the watch apart and use the bits and pieces for projects.

A cool idea I have would be to take the face plate off the watch and decorate it then reattach it, so its a cool looking watch/bracelet.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012 07:35:33 PM »

How about taking the back off, carefully remove the innards so they stay together.
Remove the winder, then remove the glass.
Flip the innards over and re-install into the housing. Put the back on. No glass.
Now you have a mechanical-looking wrist decoration....kinda reminds me of something along the lines of steam punk style. Maybe you could use auto touch-up paint pens to paint the housing maybe a rust colour and wrap copper wire around and around the straps.

Maybe use it as an embellishment on a picture frame, or if it's thin, maybe on a scrapbook page
Whatever you do, take a pic -have fun!
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2012 04:45:02 PM »

Those are great ideas. I have also seen people remove the clock face and replace it with a photo like a locket.
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