What is it with steam punk and watches, and I say everything. Steam punk is gears, steampunk is clocks and leather and rust and joints and levers mechanic, as if the object has a life of its own in a time far gone or a time yet to come. I happened upon this website and the name alludes me simply because its title is in Chinese or Japanese or Korean (I think). But where as I had trouble understanding the words, I had no trouble understanding the timepieces- they are steampunk all the way.
Steampunk is a curious genre in that it evokes a mysterious emotion, one cannot quite grasp. What exactly is it, well its interpretation cannot fit within the neat little description upon the pages of an Oxford Dictionary. The genre has enabled watch makers to use old watch parts to create original timepieces.
watches, I feel if the movement is an ETA movement then the exterior of the watch must be of good quality. The Retrowerk Compass Brass looks like it would be more at home around the wrist of a sea captain rather than in the bowels of a great hissing heaving city. So what else to I love about this watch.
- Stainless Steel is high quality 36L - with worn brass finishing
- Screw down crown cover and case back increasing water resistany capabilities to 200 meters.
- I love the Detachable Compass Module!
- The half dial time display is pretty cool.
Steam Punk is a rather curious genre where descriptions are based on an individuals perception. However it is often described as a sub-genre of science fiction and fantasy combined with mechanical contraptions, dark intentions and swirls of the supernatural.