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Watch Parts Android Sculpture 'Number 187' by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Android Sculpture 'Number 187'
Number 187
Completed 4/3/15


Ever since I started making sculptures from watch parts, people have asked me if the sculptures 'move'. Until now, I've had to say no. This is Number 187, and move he does.

Made completely from watch parts and soldered together, he features moveable joints created with watch band springs. 14 points of articulation.

The first sculpture I've done that is able to be posed. Assembled with nothing more than watch parts and solder.

Features a head that tilts and swivels on joints made of watch band springs.

Shoulders are able to tilt and swivel. Upper arms swivel. Elbow joints tilt and swivel. Wrists tilt and swivel.

Pelvis swivels.  Hips tilt.

Knee tilts, lower leg swivels, ankles tilt and swivel.

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Watch Parts Wasp Sculpture 'Wasp No 3' by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Wasp Sculpture 'Wasp No 3'

Wasp No 3
created March 27, 2015

Wasp No 3 was made with recycled watch parts and a flashlight light bulb.

In order to create the legs, eighteen watch stems must be cut in different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real arthropod 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.

To make the body of Wasp No 3, four very small watch plates are soldered together with watch stem posts and gears, forming a sort of chassis for the head, bulb, wings, and legs to rest in. The wings are cut and sanded watch faces and then attached to the body. The head is made by cutting, sanding and shaping a watch dial, to which eyes made from brass wheels are soldered. A clear xenon flashlight light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires.

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

Wasp measures 43mm wide by 44mm front to back by 37mm tall.

All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued. Each sculpture comes with a 3” 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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Tucker-M Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Extremely impressive gallery, Justin.  Thanks for the detailed descriptions of your work.  Fascinating.
Azul-Seahorse Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
I am completely amazed by your work, these little clockwork creatures are unusual and brilliant, when I saw the first one I expected them to be larger than they actually are until I saw them scaled against your hand. Added to my devWatch! 
DarkLura Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Your stuff is so amazing :D
I just wish I could create such things too. I had an idea a couple of days ago, of a small hedgehog with needles for the spikes, so that you could put colorful thread through the little holes of the spike tops. It would look so pretty :3
EUDDFJ Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I like your stuff
MattiaCremonini Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Hi, I love your creatures, you have inspired me. would you like to visit my page? Pleaseeeeeeee. Thanks you. :la:
PepperedSoda Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   Artist
Im too tired to express within words how much i hate roxy for licking pizza and your birthday! IGNORE THE ROXY PART SO HERES A CUPCAKE :iconcupcakeplz:
Mini-Ghost Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!!!
Timmy-SP Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthdday! Enjoy your cakeThe Cake Is A Lie 
plumeriadancer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday to a fantastic artist! May you have 100 more!
ToxicWyvern Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday :)
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