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January 3, 2008 9:44 PM   Subscribe

Haruo Suekichi invents extraordinary steampunk watches for men and women, each one unique, sometimes with a story attached, a work of art, given a name like Rabbit or Fly Me to the Moon.

Haruo Suekichi's website is, at the present, only in Japanese.
posted by nickyskye (19 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Dammit, I want one of each.
posted by kosher_jenny at 9:52 PM on January 3, 2008

I had to look up what "steampunk" was. I found that I knew and admired a few steampunk references without realizing the steampunkiness of them. (Miyazaki!)

Nice watches, which would look ridiculous on me.
posted by not_on_display at 10:07 PM on January 3, 2008

not_on_display, the Wikipedia entry for steampunk has already been used in a front page post, so that's why I did reference it. But for reference in the thread, here it is.

And as for the ridiculousness, from your profile pic I think they'd look awesome on you. Just a matter of taste.
posted by nickyskye at 10:24 PM on January 3, 2008

These are FANTASTIC. I have an unnatural love for this kind of thing. DO WANT.
posted by Stunt at 10:24 PM on January 3, 2008

*oops, meant to write did not reference it
posted by nickyskye at 10:55 PM on January 3, 2008

A lot of them look too unwieldy to wear, but they're very pretty.
posted by juv3nal at 11:26 PM on January 3, 2008

I would murder a passle of baby seals for some of these gizmos. Why aren't they for sale?!
posted by Parannoyed at 11:33 PM on January 3, 2008

Loved this guy ever since I first saw his site linked on MonkeyFilter last year. I still want the cool one with the wings.
posted by Pallas Athena at 3:52 AM on January 4, 2008

Want, especially "Nishiogi" and "Father". The rest are a bit chunky, but I'd actually wear those.

I've always wanted to repair older mechanical objects. Now I want to learn how to make them.
posted by Eideteker at 5:08 AM on January 4, 2008

These would be awesome for halloween or geek conventions!
posted by Vindaloo at 6:13 AM on January 4, 2008

I'd love to see these in a movie, with a visual look to match the watches.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:20 AM on January 4, 2008

These are great. And the translated descriptions...

"The clock which puts out feeling the town factory around Tokyo Arakawa Ku. As expected you do not know whether this is agreeable to the woman."

Yeah, a lot of the gadgets I buy have that problem...
posted by bitmage at 6:35 AM on January 4, 2008

Why aren't they for sale?!

According to the article in the first link they are for sale, approximately $90 for a simpler one and about $180. for a more complex one.
posted by nickyskye at 6:40 AM on January 4, 2008

which would look ridiculous on me

There is no one who they wouldn't look ridiculous on.
posted by dobbs at 7:01 AM on January 4, 2008

Looks like something Johnny Depp would wear in several of his movies.
posted by jwarren93 at 8:03 AM on January 4, 2008

And jwarren pretty much answers dobbs right there.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 8:51 AM on January 4, 2008

This sort of thing looks great on stage. So start a band, and you can wear stuff like this. Then you dial it back to somewhere between "stage" and "boring" for everyday wear.

The funny thing is, you look like a tool if you get on stage with boring clothing and no accessories -- you gotta dress a bit outlandishly just to fit the context. Cuz, you know, you're supposed to be a ROCK STAR!!! \m/ \m/
posted by LordSludge at 9:08 AM on January 4, 2008

Love the watches nickyskye, very cool, fun stuff and true artistry.

The parent site for several of your links, SteamPunk Lab, has lots of other cool stuff that is fun to explore too - I am liking these lamps.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:34 PM on January 4, 2008

oh YAY you liking those silly, fun art objet watches mjjj. I'm gaga about everything steampunk, love the genre. Enjoy the Mad Max funkiness of futuristic jazz made rugged looking, fun with a geek science twist. My cuppa tea. Sort of apothecary jungle gadget meets rocket metal tesla coil or something. Yeah, some of those lamps you like are cool.
posted by nickyskye at 7:00 PM on January 4, 2008

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