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The Watchman

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Dan Tanenbaum

Maker Dan Tanenbaum calls himself a technology entrepreneur with a creative edge, but I call him a genius! Tanenbaum has been collecting old watches and watch parts for a couple of decades. When he would bring a newly-acquired timepiece to the watchmaker for restoration and repair, he was amazed by the fascinating, beautifully-made watch parts which were simply thrown away in favor of new parts. He began collecting the discarded pieces and imagining new uses for them.

“When I come home from work, I spend time with my family and then I’m off to my workshop tinkering with various watch parts. I started building miniature motorcycles exclusively using these watch parts. As I continued to build these tiny motorcycles, I started to make them more and more intricate. Each creation would take 30-50 hours to complete depending on the size and intricacies of the build. Within the last couple of years, I turned my attention to encrusting various iconic objects like skulls, vinyl figures, cameras, and Star Wars characters. With a niche following for these one-of-a-kind steampunk creations, I continue to focus on producing more intricate work as my art continues to evolve.”

-Dan Tanenbaum

What a wonderful imagination Tanenbaum has! His motorcycles are particularly amazing. You can see more of his inventive creations on Instagram.

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Beautiful day for a bike ride

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Watch parts rat rod

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Custom chopper “Klutch”

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Encrusted skull with removable brain

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Custom watch parts motorcycle

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SneakGEAR IV Fully encrusted Jordan 1s

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Custom motorcycle

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Custom “Pride MotorcycLGBTQ”

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Time bomb IV

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

8 thoughts on “The Watchman

  1. That is seriously amazing. I love creative genius.

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  2. It’s not what you see but how you see it.

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  3. I’m in awe…what a talent.

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  4. Great stuff! I love such creative and visually appealing recycling / repurposing.

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