Cool steampunk watch that you’d want on your wrist right now!

Steampunk watch by John de Cristofaro

Steampunk watch by John de Cristofaro

Looking for a cool funk watch that no everyone else would like to have on their wrist? Well, have a look at this cyberpunk watch by John de Cristofaro, a Brooklyn-based freelance electrical engineer. Cristofaro calls it Chronode VFD: Wearable Electronics Steampunk VFD wristwatch which unfortunately is not for sale, but at-least you can have you’re your own if you have the technical know-how. The watch is built around the IVL2-7/5 VFD display tube and is powered by a AA battery that sits on the watch base circuit.

Steampunk watch by John de Cristofaro

Cool digital display honed by massive looks

The cool display of the watch comes courtesy a vacuum fluorescent display tube that was extensively used in the 1980s. The battery of the watch runs for just 6-10 hours before requiring another AA battery, but no one’s complaining owing to the stealth looks.

Steampunk watch by John de Cristofaro

Runs on a swapable AA battery

To exemplify the rugged steampunk look of this watch, a leather strap is hooked on to it which is the strap for the watch. This DIY project requires an intermediate level of electronics expertise, and if you can manage to get hold of all the electronics components required, you won’t be far away from making one for yourself. In the meanwhile have a look at some of the pictures of this cool watch.

Steampunk watch by John de Cristofaro

Vacuum fluorescent display tube

Via: Gizmodo



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