Retrowerk’s steampunk watch goes Victorian on your wallet

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Watchismo’s $1,098 Retrowerk-Steampunk watch is a little beyond my price range right now, but I mostly love it and shall commence the saving of pennies. From the Watchismo blog:

In the past, I’ve written about high end masterpieces like Vianney Halter’s Antiqua (starting at $50,000 and up) and the artistic horology concept watches of Haruo Suekichi, but it was only a matter of time before affordable Jules Vernesque timepieces were made for those who want to actually own a high quality Steampunk wristwatch. Yes, the term has worn out its welcome but the look is timeless nevertheless — and how can a riveted porthole watch not be cool?

The brand is Retrowerk of Germany and below, I photographed their off-the-wall collection wristwatches with elements of brass and steel pistons, portholes, rivets, compasses, revolving jump hour discs, screwcap crown covers, chains, automatic rotor mechanisms, and of course, many cogs and gears. The prices range from $429 to $1098 USD.

Retrowerk [Watchismo via Coolhunting]

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4 Responses to Retrowerk’s steampunk watch goes Victorian on your wallet

  1. strider_mt2k says:

    I’ll wear it while I play Bioshock.

    Speaking of which…

  2. Trent Hawkins says:

    is it actually steam driven? Because for that price it better be.

  3. anchyo123 says:

    Hello Suekichi watches fans,

    I lived in Japan 10 years, and can buy and ship the new Suekichi watch models for a reasonable commission. Safe transaction by Paypal and e-bay. Just send me an e-mail at anchyo123@yahoo.co.jp anchyo123 (@) yahoo.co.jp

    Kind regards,
    Antony.

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