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watch cases on display

on Fri Oct 07 2016, 21:00
I have being looking through my watches and realised I have quite a few of older watch cases all intact with dials and hands etc but they dont work. the thing is they are to nice to bin so I have decided to buy a box frame and display the watch heads in the frame a bit like this



but with maybe say 6 heads in in two rows of three .

I will let you know how it goes Very Happy

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Re: watch cases on display

on Fri Oct 07 2016, 21:05
thats actually a really good idea cheers
done right it could look like a bit of modern art.........i might be a copy cat and do the same Very Happy .......oh hang on..thats another project Crying or Very sad
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Re: watch cases on display

on Fri Oct 07 2016, 21:08
something like this would be Ideal


or for you this would be better



 Shocked Shocked

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Re: watch cases on display

on Fri Oct 07 2016, 21:13
about ten of the bottom ones would do Razz
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on Sat Oct 08 2016, 17:24
Cool idea John, will you mount the watches so they will be hung from the wall?
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Re: watch cases on display

on Sat Oct 08 2016, 17:30
SteveB wrote:Cool idea John, will you mount the watches so they will be hung from the wall?

Thats the plan Steve just not so sure how to mount them yet , I was thinking of glue dots that the crafty people use but not sure if they would hold up a watch case

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Re: watch cases on display

on Sat Oct 08 2016, 18:10
I doubt it as well, but a hot glue gun would, and it wouldn't damage the watch case either.

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Re: watch cases on display

on Sat Oct 08 2016, 18:15
SteveB wrote:I doubt it as well, but a hot glue gun would, and it wouldn't damage the watch case either.

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cheers Steve , the wife has one of them . cheers

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Re: watch cases on display

on Tue Oct 11 2016, 16:15
Two box frames bought today the 6x6 I will put watch cases in but the smaller  4x4 I plan on putting a pocket watch in . First job to stain the frames




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on Thu Oct 13 2016, 16:34
All finished , I didnt have any wood varnish/stain so used Fence stain its the same thing lol!




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Re: watch cases on display

on Thu Oct 13 2016, 17:07
SeikoJohn wrote:All finished , I didnt have any wood varnish/stain so used Fence stain its the same thing lol!




really effective, especially the pocket watch, but they are both great...........well done and clever idea..............i may copy you Surprised
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Re: watch cases on display

on Thu Oct 13 2016, 17:11
If I can find a long narrow box frame I think 4 or 5 pocket watches in a row would look good. I just need to buy

a) long narow box frame
b) 4 or 5 non running pocket watches lol! lol!

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on Thu Oct 13 2016, 17:42
plenty of non runners on ebay...........job lots too
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on Thu Oct 13 2016, 17:46
domecurb wrote:plenty of non runners on ebay...........job lots too

Already watching a few Very Happy

I might try a collage of pocket watch parts next

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Re: watch cases on display

on Sun Oct 16 2016, 15:00
A very good idea & I like them both.

If the frame back (backboard) was of sufficient depth / strength it may be possible to screw in small hooks from which pocket watches could be hung. That would allow the watches to be changed around & if working it would be like a miniature wall clock.

It is very reliant though on the hooks being 100% secure to safely hang the watch(es).
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Re: watch cases on display

on Sun Oct 16 2016, 16:55
daff62 wrote:A very good idea & I like them both.

If the frame back (backboard) was of sufficient depth / strength it may be possible to screw in small hooks from which pocket watches could be hung. That would allow the watches to be changed around & if working it would be like a miniature wall clock.

It is very reliant though on the hooks being 100% secure to safely hang the watch(es).

The idea of tiny hooks is very good I may just do that once I buy myself some pocket watches Smile

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Re: watch cases on display

on Sun Oct 30 2016, 16:31
My wife has just won this auction for me so will be getting them at christmas , the plan is to keep one of the pocket watches as a centre piece in a frame then dismantle the other movements and arrange the parts in the frame also




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Re: watch cases on display

on Sun Oct 30 2016, 16:42
sounds like a plan Very Happy looking for ward to seeing the result, pity you have to wait till christmas though...its a form of torture if you ask Sad
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Re: watch cases on display

on Sun Oct 30 2016, 16:47
I am looking forward to taking them apart without worrying about putting them back together again Very Happy

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Re: watch cases on display

on Sun Oct 30 2016, 17:19
can the one bottom right in the second pic be saved? it looks to be a decent old watch
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on Sun Oct 30 2016, 17:35
domecurb wrote:can the one bottom right in the second pic be saved? it looks to be a decent old watch

I don't know , I will send it you when I get them you can have a look Very Happy

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on Tue Nov 01 2016, 12:26
Some nice pocket watches there to work with. Very Happy

I occasionally see ones where a picture has been made using parts like this..

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Whatever you decide to do it will be good fun experimenting. Very Happy
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Re: watch cases on display

on Sun Jan 01 2017, 19:15
Managed to get round to playing about with my pocket watches my wife bought me for christmas



I had great fun taking them to bits





all tucked away in a box until tomorrow when I stain the box frame then decide how to arrange everything in the frame .. to be continued Very Happy

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Re: watch cases on display

on Sun Jan 01 2017, 19:44
it might be fun to arrange them like an explosion .....maybe ? Very Happy
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Re: watch cases on display

on Sat Jan 07 2017, 14:18
The fun has begun



I have even got the big guns out ... my wifes glue gun


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on Sat Jan 07 2017, 14:33
Doing some de-cluttering and failing but came across this.......

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........ will look forward to seeing how you get on with yours. Very Happy
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Re: watch cases on display

on Sat Jan 07 2017, 14:53
The car is brilliant it is very unusual ,, unfortunately mine is not quite a good but I am happy with what I accomplished all that is left is to stain the frame


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on Sat Jan 07 2017, 16:06
SeikoJohn wrote:The car is brilliant it is very unusual ,, unfortunately mine is not quite a good but I am happy with what I accomplished all that is left is to stain the frame

 

like it Very Happy
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on Sat Jan 07 2017, 16:42
SeikoJohn wrote:The car is brilliant it is very unusual ,, unfortunately mine is not quite a good but I am happy with what I accomplished all that is left is to stain the frame

 

That looks great, you've done really well.

Prefer it to the car actually because with that you are inclined only to focus on the car rather than all the various parts. You've created a kaleidoscope of parts which is great fun to look at. Very Happy

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Re: watch cases on display

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 12:05
All finished and hung on the wall excuse the photo quality I blame bad lighting


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Re: watch cases on display

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 12:08
SeikoJohn wrote:All finished and hung on the wall excuse the photo quality I blame bad lighting


looking good, i like the single one at the bottom
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Re: watch cases on display

on Fri Jan 13 2017, 12:19
They all look great John and real conversation pieces as I think anyone, regardless of liking watches or not, would find them very interesting.
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