The focus on individuals creating their own art or purchasing it from individual artists and artisans is an amazingly personal element of Steampunk. Steampunk done well is ultimately about personal expression and creativity, rather than some scenester look handed down from the corporations.
Add that drive for personal creativity to a movement that loves repurposing and reusing odds and ends into something new and beautiful, and you’ve the foundation for a movement that has a strong green inclinations and a love of recycling.
Back in February, I featured an article by 1800recycling that showed off some of the very best in Steampunk keyboard modifications. This month, they’ve explored Steampunk Timepieces in another fantastic blog post featuring some wonderfully steamy modifications.
I particularly like this pocket watch by Don Pezzano. The battered look of the piece gives it a distinctive character. This is a watch that feels as though it’s been through hell and back. Oh, to imagine the stories it would tell if it could speak.
You find the above watch along and other pieces at 1800recycling’s blog post, Ten Astonishing Steampunk Timepieces.