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Watchband That Will Knock You Out! Literally! The Defenseband

Watchband That Will Knock You Out!  Literally!  The DefensebandNext time someone tries to steal that $100,000 Tourbillon off your wrist, make sure to use the "Defenseband." Made by inventor Greg Thompson of Spider-Ti Human Restraint Systems.

Sure it's velcro and won't match your rose gold but whatever man, protect yourself! I'm thinking of buying one just so I can knock out the first guy I see wearing an Urwerk...Otherwise, how am I ever gonna afford one? For the low low price of $19.95 and a slight risk of jail time for a Hammerhead? Fair enough...


Watchband That Will Knock You Out!  Literally!  The Defenseband
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Defenseband Instructional Video-->Link

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Bizarro Buler Beast

Bizarro Buler BeastWhen I say a watch is one of the oddest I've seen, you gotta believe me. This 1970 Buler is one of those and can be distinguished as having "a face only a mother could love". Absolutely enormous bullion sized driver angled case, grooved black slots, atomic green dial, manual winding hexagon crown, and most superbly weird, the original mint leather-cloth mesh band! Even the buckle is leather!

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Bizarro Buler Beast
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Miniature Brazilian Horological Motorcycle Art

Miniature Brazilian Horological Motorcycle ArtBrazilian, Jose Geraldo Reis Pfau and his miniature motorcycles made entirely of watch parts. The cases, movements, crystals, bracelets and bands are regurgitated into very appropriate representations of every conceivable style of motorbike.

57 year old Pfau makes the miniatures on the weekends as a hobby. His passion for motorcycles began in the sixties with the 1969 film, "Easy Rider." As stated on his website, "It is a personal collection and they are not for sale yet, but he hopes to be able to sell them in the future. He owns more them 200 miniatures at the moment. In the beginning the pieces were applied on wood frames to be hung on walls. They then became three-dimensional pieces, developing into sculptures as shown here."

Featuring everything from vintage bikes, dirt bikes, hogs, and choppers. There is even a series of famous movie bikes like the Harley Davidson "Captain America" from Easy Rider and the Norton 500 from The Motorcycle Diaries.

Motorcycle Watch Images-->Link 1 (new models) and-->Link 2 (official website)


Miniature Brazilian Horological Motorcycle Art
Miniature Brazilian Horological Motorcycle Art
Miniature Brazilian Horological Motorcycle Art
Miniature Brazilian Horological Motorcycle Art
Miniature Brazilian Horological Motorcycle Art
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Miniature Brazilian Horological Motorcycle Art"Captain America" (Easy Rider)

Miniature Brazilian Horological Motorcycle ArtJose Geraldo Reis Pfau

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Japanese Steampunk Watchmaker Haruo Suekichi

Japanese Steampunk Watchmaker Haruo Suekichi
"Haruo Suekichi has made thousands of watches, each with an individual name. And to think it all started with a one-armed man at a flea market in Japan."


Caught somewhere between sadistic torture device and a steampunk gadget, Suekichi's artisinal timepieces are prolifically original, fantastically bizarre, and perfectly timed for The Watchismo Times.

Japanese Steampunk Watchmaker Haruo Suekichi

"Steampunk, a subgenre of speculative science fiction which came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England." Incorporating
retro-futurism styles of fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells.

More excerpts from the Chief interview;

"I started to work in a toy store, as a salesman. Across from the toy store was a watchmaker, and he would sometimes come over during work hours, and we became friends. I asked him if he could teach me how to make watches, and... [nods]."

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So did your watches start out as unique as they are now, or have you built up to this level of weird?"

"In the beginning, they were pretty simple, a strange drawing maybe, but that's about it. But at the flea market, a one-armed man came up to me. And he said to me, well, with only my left arm, I can't put on a watch. Wow, I thought, he's right...I wonder if I could make a watch like that? So I made - and you can see one upstairs in the showcase - I made a watch that you put your wrist in it and it shuts around your wrist."

Suekichi's gallery-->Link
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Chief interview-->Link


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Japanese Steampunk Watchmaker Haruo Suekichi
Japanese Steampunk Watchmaker Haruo Suekichi
Japanese Steampunk Watchmaker Haruo Suekichi
Japanese Steampunk Watchmaker Haruo Suekichi
Japanese Steampunk Watchmaker Haruo Suekichi
Japanese Steampunk Watchmaker Haruo Suekichi
Japanese Steampunk Watchmaker Haruo Suekichi
Japanese Steampunk Watchmaker Haruo Suekichi


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