Mechanical Apple Watch by NanoRobotGeek

Do not confuse this with H. Moser & Cie’s creation from a few years ago. While H. Moser & Cie’s work of art was a clone and created by professional watchmakers, this fully functional Apple mechanical watch was an actual Apple Watch by a lone tinkerer.

Mechanical Apple Watch by NanoRobotGeek

This awesome creation by the YouTube channel NanoRobotGeek started its life as a 42 mm Apple Watch Series 1 stainless steel model. It has been gutted and modified to incorporate a Seiko NH38 mechanical movement and outfitted with a Zirconium dial.

What used to be the sensors for heart rate and stuff on the caseback is now a transparent element – a mineral glass – that show off the watch’s inner workings. The transparent caseback showcases the Silver Côtes De Genève rotor with a cut-out of the Apple logo.

Mechanical Apple Watch by NanoRobotGeek

Over at the front, it has a set of Nautilus-style hands against a minimalistic black dial with a circular opening at the 9 o’clock position that showcases the mechanical movement beneath it. At a glance, you’d be forgiven to think it was dial face. This is a very, very cool build.

While you are not able to purchase the mechanical Apple Watch, NanoRobotGeek has shared the instructions on the build on Instructables.

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Images: Instructables (NanoRobotGeek).

via Hackaday.