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Sundial Wristwatch by Astalo Sundial Wristwatch by Astalo
I found nice looking pocket size sundial compass from one antique & handcrafts event where i was selling my products about six months ago. That nautical style is very close to steampunk aesthetics so i wanted to use it for making new prop for my "neo-Victorian gentleman's" costume and this is the final result.

There is one online shop who sell similar brass sundials if you also want to make own "antique solar wristwatches". [link]

Lol.. I just noticed, that also Museum Replicas have started to sell very similar wristwatches like this. :roll: [link]
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fantasylover100 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Damn that's cool.
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GhostWriterJ94 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Maybe i'm just a watch nerd but...I Need This! :D
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Astalo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding it to your favourites. :)
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HerNameIsDren Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
This is nice... I'm just trying to find the compass that I assume would have to be there?
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Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
There is usually spinning compass needle in the bottom, if you want to buy similar travel sundials from somewhere. [link]
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HerNameIsDren Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Ah... I see... that would have been my guess as to what that lower dial was... I'd be curious how accurate time derrived from these is for an above average intelligent person... I could see myself just not holding my arm at the right angle or something....

Never needs winding, never needs batteries, but really bites at night or on a cloudy day.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Those "tourist replicas" are not very accurate time devices. (Moving wrist is so unstable platform, that needle just spins around too long, before it stop to right angle..)
I have heard that most of the travel sundials from 300-400 years ago were also more larger and sturdier objects.
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DanZen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
this is just brilliant!!! O-O ...
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Astalo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding it and also few other my jewelry projects to your favourites.
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