A Mechanical Mind

©2018 by Justin Gershenson-Gates.

Dragonfly No 27

Completed October 9, 2018

This is a one of a kind, handmade mechanical Dragonfly made from the recycled parts of old watches.

His wings are made from an antique watch dial that is over 100 years old that has been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes, along with a balance wheel and gear for both structure and embellishment.

His legs were created with many different watch winding stems that have been cut into various sizes and soldered at the leg joints using silver bearing solder.

His body is a couple of watch plates and balance wheels soldered to a strap string at the thorax.

His head is a cut, sanded and shaped watch dial to which is soldered two identical winding stem knobs for eyes.

He alights on a recycled brass rod base that has been curved and soldered and that acts as a stand.

There is no glue or resin to be found in the piece...everything is soldered into place with metal. This is a one of a kind work of art, never to be exactly reproduced.

His dimension are 58mm wide, 40mm front to back, 54mm tall. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

 

Become a Facebook fan of a Mechanical Mind to receive special discounts and view upcoming items: https://www.facebook.com/amechanicalmind

For special features, web only discounts, news, and event information, visit our website at https://www.amechanicalmind.com

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amechanicalmind/

*****ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: I WILL SHIP INTERNATIONALLY, BUT YOU MUST CONTACT ME FIRST. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS EXPENSIVE, AND YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO PAY CUSTOMS (DUTIES) FEES AT THE POINT OF ARRIVAL IN ADDITION TO SHIPPING CHARGES*****

Watch Parts Dragonfly No 27 Clockwork Gift Idea Christmas Gift

SKU: dragonfly027
$210.00Price
  • All items ship within 24 hours of receiving payment via USPS first class or priority mail.  USPS first class mail is trackable within the US but does not include insurance.  USPS priority mail method is preferable, being trackable and quick, most domestic orders arriving in 2-3 business days.  While this method is more expensive than first class mail, it is a safer, quicker, and insured method of shipping.  We even subsidize the cost of shipping so you do not pay the full amount.  We are happy to utilize other methods you may prefer within reason.  

    International orders may be subject to customs inspections and import duties, for which you are responsible.  As a general warning, customs inspections may cause damage to fragile parts.  International orders generally take 6-10 business days to arrive, depending upon customs inspections.

    If for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us within 14 days of receipt for refund or replacement.  We are always happy to help you feel great about your order.