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LED conversion for an old pocketwatch.

This is one of the neatest things I’ve seen in a while. I found it a while back and finally got around to posting it. Paul Pounds turned an old Elgin pocket watch into a high tech watch using some new hardware and LEDs. He has this to say about the project:

My grandfather was a horologist. When he passed away in 2005 I inherited from him a collection of broken pocketwatches. As my skills are in microelectronics, rather than micromechanics, I felt it would be a fitting tribute to him to produce an electronic movement in place of one of the broken ones he’d never had the time to fix.

It’s a very cool watch and an interesting read. I hope he furthers the project, I’d like one.

Hat Tip: Gajitz


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