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Watch Parts Spider No 76 by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Spider No 76
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Clockwork Spider No 76
completed October 20, 2016

Spider No 76 was made with recycled watch parts and a blue automotive light bulb.

In order to create the legs, forty-eight watch stems must be cut in different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real spiders’ legs, which vary in size and shape between species. Each of these segments is carefully arranged into a leg and soldered at the joints with lead free, silver bearing solder. Each side of four legs is then soldered together at the base, forming what looks like a claw.

To make the body of the spider, several watch strap springs were soldered together, along with a watch plate, balance wheel and bridge. A blue automotive light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires. An antique balance wheel decorates the top of the bulb. This spider has pincers of cut and shaped brass gears.

After the body is made, the leg assemblies are carefully arranged and attached by soldering. The legs and body are then manipulated in order to make the spider stand properly. All joints are then resoldered for added stiffness.

Spider No 76 measures 53mm wide by 52mm front to back by 23mm tall.

All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued. This sculpture comes with a 4” wide by 4” tall glass display dome with wooden base. Sculptures are not toys and should be handled sparingly, as their parts are tiny and delicate.

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Justin Gershenson-Gates
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Chicago, IL I am Justin Gershenson-Gates, the thinker and assembler behind A Mechanical Mind. The grandson of a railroad man, the son of a gearhead, my life has been filled with all things mechanical. As a child, I would take my toys apart in order to see how they worked, but was never able to put them back together again. Now, I take dead old watches from the top drawers of the world, and rearrange their bits and widgets into whimsical designs.

My aim is to show the beauty of the mechanical world, a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass. My pieces display the more delicate and ephemeral side of gears, rather than the cold, hard factory feel they normally portray. Please contact me at or with any questions you may have.

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