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June 28, 2007 8:28 PM   Subscribe

Miniature motorcycles, made from watch parts. [via It's Knuttz]
posted by mediareport (17 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
That is really, really cool. It seems kind to be kind of an arbitrary choice of medium until you see them and realize that the watch parts really play up the mechanical side of it, in a really Mad Max kind of way.

Also, the bore-holes doubling as gauges on image 47...too cool!
posted by invitapriore at 8:42 PM on June 28, 2007


For some reason, making miniature motorcycles out of watches makes a lot of sense. It's also awesome.
posted by puke & cry at 8:44 PM on June 28, 2007


they can go 0 to 60 in how many seconds?
posted by pyramid termite at 8:47 PM on June 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Big wheel keep on turning
Proud Mary keep on burning
And we're Rolex, Rolex
Rolex on the river.

posted by rob511 at 8:48 PM on June 28, 2007


I assume this is the artist.
posted by mediareport at 8:50 PM on June 28, 2007


mediareport: that picture made me realize that sculptures like this benefit particularly, I think, from being seen in real life and handled. I bet they have a nice weigh to them that just screams "machine" when they're in your hand.
posted by invitapriore at 8:53 PM on June 28, 2007


I'm sure the weigh is great too, but I meant to say weight. Oops.
posted by invitapriore at 8:53 PM on June 28, 2007


I pronounce them as having goodness. And I like the Knutz link 2. Thank you.
posted by wallstreet1929 at 9:01 PM on June 28, 2007


Great stuff thanks.
Within the same vague realm (mechart) I was checking out the amazing world of Nemo Gould yesterday (see also: article at Instructables)
posted by peacay at 9:21 PM on June 28, 2007


What a wonderful world. Thanks for the delight mediareport.

The artist's name is, José Geraldo Reis Pfau. He's 56, from Brazil, was inspired to make the miniatures watching the movie, Easy Rider, and from what I could understand, is part of a jewelry, watch and optician company. About the artist. One might send him a message here.

peacay, loved that fun mechart link you added! Cute!
posted by nickyskye at 9:32 PM on June 28, 2007


fuck yes
posted by es_de_bah at 9:59 PM on June 28, 2007


This is really great stuff.
I'd agree with invitapriore that the implied weight of them is a big attraction - not sure why.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 10:08 PM on June 28, 2007


fantastic!
posted by cazoo at 11:19 PM on June 28, 2007


this made my day. or night... or whatever. so awesome. thank you!
posted by lapolla at 1:13 AM on June 29, 2007


Very neat!
posted by OmieWise at 8:08 AM on June 29, 2007


Now he just needs to make miniature riders out of mouse parts.
posted by Citizen Premier at 5:00 PM on June 29, 2007


Nifty!
posted by deborah at 7:11 PM on June 29, 2007


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