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tiny quartz watch fobs at the local fabric store

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tiny quartz watch fobs at the local fabric store

Post  Otto Von Pifka on Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:26 pm

I was frantically searching at the local fabric store and ran across a couple of little items that caught my eye....small watch movements in silvery and chrome cases that could either double as wrist watches or added to jewelry.

the cases were tiny like womens watches but the areas for straps were slightly stronger lugs than most wrist watches, and they had holes completely through the lugs.

both styles in stock were $13 dollars or so, not bad for a small fabric store.
one had a more ornate case with an antiqued silver finish, and the other had a plain rounded smooth chrome finish, but still had an old flavor to it.

the faces had a pearl essence finish and thin plain hands. unfortunately right there in bold letters is the word "QUARTZ" (like it should be something to brag about)

I had considered modding cheap walmart watches for projects but nothing seemed oldish enough or easy enough to make it worth the effort.

my sister likes to buy old cheap costume jewelry to break it up and decorate picture frames and to reconfigure into custom jewelry. adding these little clocks to something like that would look rather neat and add some function to them.

I think the plain rounded one might be worth prying open to see if the dial lettering could be ditched and the face rotated so that the stem was vertical. a brass tieclip with a tiny watch on the face would look nice with a bit of clockwork added to either side of the watch body
I need to go back and ask if they get other styles in stock at all. they were really busy and trying to get an employee's attention was going to be hard.
I mean, who wants to wait on some old bald guy in bib overalls and a canvas coat? I looked like I fell off the ford tractor in 1920 and hit the ground in 2008 Very Happy

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