Funded! This project was successfully funded on February 8, 2013.

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Watch movement cuff links, necklaces, tie bars and rings made using vintage mechanical watch movements saved from the scrap yard.

** New reward added**

As the Sterling silver cufflinks have now sold out I have managed to obtain 100 sets of small circular watches. The watches are 16mm in diameter. If you add these onto an existing order please email me as I will need to reduce the number available. 

THE IDEA

I enjoy creating new items from old parts to give them a new lease of life and a chance to be used for years to come. I have 1000's of old vintage watch movements from Swiss and Russian watches that I would like to turn into unusual jewellery to ensure the movements are able to continue to be useful (and attractive) long after their role as a watch has finished.

The Plan

I plan to attatch the watch movements to the cufflinks, rings, tie bars, lapel pins and necklaces using a industrial strengh cold weld epoxy. I have included photos of some of the items available below.

The Future

The plan for the future is to launch my own website selling my handmade items and hopefully this project will go some way to helping me fund this.

Type E Watch Movement Cufflinks 16mm x 14mm. Only 15 pairs available!
Type E Watch Movement Cufflinks 16mm x 14mm. Only 15 pairs available!
Type D watch movement cufflinks (only 25 sets available)
Type D watch movement cufflinks (only 25 sets available)
Type B watch movement cufflinks
Type B watch movement cufflinks
Type C Watch movement cufflinks
Type C Watch movement cufflinks
Lapel pin back
Lapel pin back

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

I have done my best to reduce any possible risks in this project. I identified that my main risk would be getting hold of a large amount of watches should a large number of backers support this. I have therefore obtained a large number of watches with the agreement to obtain a lot more if they are needed.

The main challenges for me will come if this project is successful. In agreeing to send the items out within a month of the project ending this will result in a lot of work for me. I have two others who are willing to assist if needed but hope that I would be able to complete most of the work myself.

I am sure there will be challenges and risks that I have not thought of yet, however I will work hard and have a wide range of support if needed to aid me in overcoming challenges and risks.

FAQ

  • No, the watches have been rescued from a life on the scrapheap, but unfortunately no longer work.

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  • A few of you have asked about making pledges to get multiple items, after a bit of research it appears the best way to do this would be to increase your pledge amount to cover the items you want. For example if you wanted two sets of cufflinks @ £19, a ring @ £14 and a necklace @ £20 then you would pledge £72 for the three items (if you are outside the UK I will combine postage so you only need to pledge the £4 once)

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  • The watch movements are not all exactly like the ones in the photos, some may have different symbols or numbers stamped in them. All the watches used in the first part of this project will be rectangular movements that are the same size and will look very similar to the ones in the photos.

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    A personalised thank you email will be sent to you and a thank you will be posted on my facebook page.

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    A watch movement lapel pin badge will be posted to you. (Please add an extra £4 for outside the UK)

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    1 watch movement keyring (please add £4 for non UK backers).

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    An adjustable metal ring with a vintage watch movement attached (please add £4 for non UK backers).

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    An adjustable metal ring with a type B watch movement. (please add £4 for non UK backers)

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    A silver plated tie bar with a Type B watch movement (please add £4 for non UK backers)

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    A silver plated tie bar with a vintage watch movement attached (please add £4 for non UK backers).

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    Type B rectangular watch movement cufflinks with silver plated cufflinks (please add £4 for non UK backers). Watch movements are 14mm x 16mm

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    Type C rectangular watch movements with silver plated cufflinks (please add £4 for non UK backers). Watch movements are 14mm x 18mm.

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    A handmade set of silver plated watch movement cufflinks in a small cardboard gift box (please add £4 for non UK backers).

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    A handmade silver plated 18 Inch necklace with a vintage watch movement.(please add £4 for non UK backers).

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    A handmade silver plated 18 Inch necklace with a Type B watch movement.(please add £4 for non UK backers).

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    Type D oval watch movements with silver plated cufflinks (please add £4 for non UK backers). Watch movements are 15mm x 18mm.

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    Type E watch movements attached to silver plated cufflinks (please add £4 for non UK backers)

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    A pair of silver plated cufflinks with circular watch movements (please add £4 if non UK backer)

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    A pair of sterling silver cufflinks with vintage watch movements attached (please add £4 for non UK backers).

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    A sterling silver necklace with a vintage watch movement. (please add £4 for non UK backers).

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    A pair of Circular watch movements with sterling silver cufflinks. (please add £4 for non UK backers)

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    5 pairs of Type B watch movements on silver plated cufflinks (please add £4 for non UK backers) Watch movement is 14mm x 16mm.

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    5 pairs of silver plated watch movement cufflinks, ideal for weddings or to stockpile gifts (please add £4 for non UK backers).

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    10 pairs of Type B watch movements on silver plated cufflinks (please add £4 for non UK backers) Watch movement is 14mm x 16mm.

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    10 pairs of silver plated watch movement cufflinks, ideal for weddings or to stockpile gifts (please add £4 for non UK backers).

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