While cleaning out my grandparents basement, I found a collection of old tools, watches, and gizmos. To the trashcan they would have went if I'd not pounced on them like a rabid punk. No part of these broken Timex Stainless Steel watches went unused, except one piece of rubber.
These are the last two that were used, though I have two more from the collection that I'm saving out for now.
I used the face and frame of the first watch, along with some old tarnished chain to create a Steampunk pendant piece. With the watch, there is some damage on one side of the frame, it's just cosmetic, that I think adds some spunk to it. The chain is braided inside, so as not to fall out, and of a very fine quality.
This watch was also so broken that the winder had broken off inside, and so I couldn't get it apart the 'normal way... Yeah, I used a hammer, pliers, and a screwdriver.
The inner workings though, with that broken winder made it perfect. I couldn't get the winder out, so it stayed in, and still, kind of, works. If you twist it the right way, it still makes a clicking noise and some of the inner gears still turn.
Because of this, I didn't wire wrap it, just made a little holder at the top, to make sure that the winder couldn't pop out. It makes it really hard to turn, but it can be done. It also is a two sided pendant, though I only featured one side.
The second watch is much of the same, with the frame housing more chain, due to it's extra little 'window' where it used to tell the date. It has a wire piece wrapped around the winder.
It's inner workings were used for a second pendant, I didn't wire wrap it, but I carefully made sure that none of the gears would fall off with general use.