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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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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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MichaeL-Lewerissa Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Awesome :D
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Astalo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for faving it.
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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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DallellesLaul 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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DallellesLaul 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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:iconastalo:
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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DanZen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Marvellous work, I'm a big big fan >w< :heart:
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Vegvisir Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   General Artist
It's about time! ;-)

Outstanding and original!!! I love it!
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artfulcraner Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love it
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice to hear it.
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Eva01-212 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Awesome, did you make the strap yourself?
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Astalo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
There was one factory made leather wristband under it, but I cut the widest part to new shape and covered it with new more thinner leather, border strips and brass plates etc.
Those two straps with steel buckles are probably only intact detail from original wristband.
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
COOOOL!!! Thanl You
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding it to your favourites. :thumbsup:
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Al-Luix Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
AMAZING!!![link]
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orbitaljay Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
wow. great work
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding it to your favourites.
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orbitaljay Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
np
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orbitaljay Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
No problem
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melanie68 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Too cool!!! Love it!
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Nocturnal-Absence Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
That is fantastic.
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave.
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TalaTati19 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student General Artist
=O I'm stunned..............no words to describe epicness :jawdrop:
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Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for faving it. :)
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TalaTati19 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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Abramo7 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is just wonderfully innovative.
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding it to your favourites. :thumbsup:
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Abramo7 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're welcome.
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesomesauce.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave.
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awww, it looks way better than mine.
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding this and one of my gear pendant sets to your favourites.
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome, it appears you and i share a very familiar taste to steampunk.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice to hear it. I don't like for example those glued together trinkets, or plactic objects painted to brass/copper colours, what you see every day categorized to steampunk in some random web pages etc.

It looks too tacky for my own taste, so I always try to use more "authentic" working methods and materials.
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Aye, that's what i like at your hand crafts, it's totally forged and handmade thus "authentic", if you only did a lot of good leather works too; cause i'm having this really big project going on: steampunk in norse style, it have taken months and more months to go before it's done but if everything goes smoothly then it will become one of the most known masterpieces on the web.
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Excellent!
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Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for faving it.
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OldSchoolAdorned Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
very good
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Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding it to your favourites.
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elevengallows Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is pure anachronistic joy!
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Astalo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Just the right word for it. :XD:
Thanks for the faves.
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Gadgetsmith Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Awesome! More adjectives of praise! Fantastic!

I really like the cuff, and that sundial complements it so well! Maybe it's really the other way around, but, still, this is really nice!
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