Monday, March 17, 2014

"Clutch" Watch Prototype

Last couple years, I've really wanted to do some watch designs. Here's one that I was able to prototype for fun. This is inspired by a clutch plate, hence the name 'Clutch'.
Started from sketches and into Illustrator for some technical drawings.

 Transferred that into 3D and modeled up the internals of an existing watch. A little reverse engineering as I wasn't about to prototype a movement. 
Also, the exploded view of all the components.

Once I was happy I sent it to Tangent Engineering ( for rapid prototyping of the body in ABS plastic. The process of sanding, priming, painting.

The final product. It works! Now onto the next one.
James 4:13-15
13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”

Wood work - Skateboard engraving

I retired my old skateboard and re-purposed it. Get more use out of this way these days.
My original to get an idea what this would look like...

...and then here's the vision in Photoshop. This one was looking a bit too Asian inspired.

Ready to mount...

And the finished product. Think I'll do a bunch more now. Good fun.