What does this steampunk thing mean ?

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  1. Firegriff

    Firegriff Registered User

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    Also "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Is basically what Steampunk is based on.
     
  2. Accutronica

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    I don't know about the others on this forum but I care nothing for SP. The only thing I'm doing is trying to keep them from ruining good parts. I can't do a lot but I do what I can.

    Robert
     
  3. Styrofoam_Guy

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    There are quite a few people who are into SteamPunk. Most people will purchase the items they will wear. There are few that create the SteamPunk art/jewelry/clothing. Even fewer horological items will be used for these art/jewelry/costumes. They will use anything and everything to make the art/jewelry/clothing as long as it looks Steampunkish. I know a friend who makes steampunk items and I don't think he has ever used a horological item. Another friend uses some horological items for her jewelry but she will buy a bag of watch gears for $1 to use.

    The artists will rarely purchase a working and expensive horological item for their artwork/jewlry/clothing. The artist would prefer to spend pennies on the parts they use.

    Of course there will be exceptions but I would not consider SteamPunk as a danger to functioning horological items. I do hope that people who do purchase jewelry or artwork that has some horological items in them may become interested in working horological items.

    Functioning pocket watches are popular with SteamPunk people.
     
  4. Accutronica

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    I wonder why they couldn't think of a better name?

    Robert
     
  5. Mark UK

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    My wife is into steampunk of sorts, she has always liked bangles and bracelets. If I need to locate a 'lost' watch chain I need look no further than her arms, she probably has half-dozen on right now!
     
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  9. Firegriff

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    What has helped with saving watch parts is that Steam Punk has gotten so popular that they have made low cost pocket watches and parts for decoration and for use in making Steam punk designed items and clothing but I have also bought a lot of Elgin 0s and 8/0 movements some with good balances and hair springs at a very low cost from the artist sites ( guess I should not tell my secret movements suppliers).
     
  10. PWfanatik

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    #30 PWfanatik, Apr 9, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2017
    Accu,
    Brother, I believe most of us want to keep good parts away from being punked.
    I say let them have the broken mainsprings and what we won't miss to keep them happy as it were...
    Dave.
     
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