Watch Parts Spider No 119
created April 29, 2021

Spider No 119 was made with recycled watch parts and a repurposed automotive bulb.


In order to create the legs, 24 watch winding stems must be cut in different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real spiders’ 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.  These legs are then attached to the body of the spider. 

 

To make the body of the spider, several watch strap springs were soldered together. To this assembly is attached a blue automotive light bulb.  A cut balance wheel creates the pincers.

 

The sculpture measures 37mm wide by 48mm front to back by 16mm tall.  All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly.  All parts are soldered with a lead free silver bearing solder, no glues or resins are used in this piece.  Sculptures are not toys and should be handled sparingly, as their parts are tiny and delicate. This sculpture comes with a glass dome for display.

 

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Sculptures have been featured on NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/02/11/171734095/what-is-it-about-emily
Daily Mail UK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2246575/Justin-Gershenson-Gates-turns-creepy-crawlies-works-art-using-old-watches-bulbs.html
Colossal: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/11/mechanical-arthropods-and-insects-made-from-watch-parts-and-light-bulbs/and 
CNET: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57552779-1/artist-creates-stunning-insects-from-old-watch-parts/

 

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Spider No 119 Watch Parts Recycled Mechanical Clockwork Steampunk Sculpture

$160.00Price
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