Undertoad Thursday Mar 15 09:43 AM
March 15, 2007: Wooden watch, car, gun
Shawnee123 Thursday Mar 15 10:08 AM
Coolness! That watch is so awesome I got all tingly inside! The car is a beaut.
SteveDallas Thursday Mar 15 12:48 PM
That watch would go so well with my fountain pen & my slide rule.
glatt Thursday Mar 15 12:55 PM
I like the car. It's obvious the guy has a strong boat building background.
Elspode Thursday Mar 15 03:57 PM
I wooden mind driving that car.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Mar 15 04:11 PM
Following the watch link a couple of steps leads to Watchismo. He has a couple more wood watches and a watch & chain carved from bone. He also has the details on the Russian family that produced them from 1837 to the revolution, at one per month.
Trilby Thursday Mar 15 09:31 PM
capnhowdy Thursday Mar 15 09:44 PM
King Thursday Mar 15 11:59 PM
The car looks classy. It probably wouldn't perform well in the Euro NCAP crash test though.
Ceri Friday Mar 16 11:37 AM
Hate to burst your bubble but wooden gears aren't especially rare, and while they usually wear out faster than the metal gears you're more used to, some of the best time kept today is still in older wooden geared clocks, some of which are from Swiss clockmakers, others from unidentifiable sources. To be honest though this is the first fob watch I've seen made of wood, I'd love to have a good look at it first hand, the maker must have done some incredibly fine work which makes me wonder as to the woods used in the smaller gears where breakage is likely.
Shawnee123 Friday Mar 16 11:46 AM
Welcome to the Cellar Ceri!
xoxoxoBruce Friday Mar 16 08:41 PM
Ceri Friday Mar 16 11:28 PM
That's kind of fast given the amount of finer work to be done. And that's an expensive piece of wood.
xoxoxoBruce Friday Mar 16 11:46 PM
Some of their production was carved from bone, but I've no idea how many.