Wooden Wristwatch

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Project by Don posted 01-29-2007 06:57 AM 5061 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I referred to this project in another project post on my Presentation Case. But I have never highlighted this items as a stand alone project. I really don’t know how many of thee I’ve made, but it must be approaching 25 – 30. I really like the end result, but frankly, am getting a little tired of making them.

But just last week a good mate called me and ask me to make one more for him. This will be the third; one for himself and two which he takes overseas and gives to friends.

I came across the idea in Dartmouth Nova Scotia in 2005 when doing a tour of the Canadian Maritime Provinces. The one I saw was made incorrectly, as the face of the clock was around the wrong way. I didn’t realize this and made mine the same way. All was fine until I gave the first one to this friend who wants another one. He used to represent a Swiss watch maker, so knew about which he spoke. You can imagine my chagrin when I had to recall my wooden wristwatches and change the straps end-for-end.

I usually choose a dark wood to represent the leather straps, and a lighter wood to represent the metal watch fob and buckles.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#1 posted 01-29-2007 07:04 AM

What is the size of these watches Don?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 01-29-2007 07:09 AM

Karson, if you look at the last link, you will see an Aussie 50 cent piece. It’s about the size of a US silver dollar. I don’t have one to measure, but measuring the wall paper in the background of this picture I’d say it’s about 14” long.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#3 posted 01-29-2007 07:16 AM

Very nice Don, I see you haven’t been wasting any TIME. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 01-29-2007 01:26 PM


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 01-29-2007 06:19 PM

This reminds me of one of the projects that attracted me to woodworking. It was a 12 inch high grandfather clock body that you would hang a pocket watch on. Always nice work Don.

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#6 posted 04-22-2007 08:59 PM

It’s just beautiful. I like how it looks folded up, it looks like a travel match that way.


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#7 posted 02-11-2008 02:23 AM

great clock .. neat fun project posting

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 02-11-2008 01:43 PM

Now that is cool. Nice work.

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#9 posted 01-19-2011 05:09 AM

slick watches.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#10 posted 01-19-2011 06:16 AM

After making this batch of watches, I swore I wasn’t going to do so again – but, alas – I’ve made at least as many again. They are very popular with friends – probably the most popular item I’ve made. So much for my passion for small boxes!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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