3.22.2010

Face Time

If iphones and crackberries seem omnipresent these days, it's because they are - iPhone sales doubled last quarter. While that's great for Mac-lovers everywhere, some of us fashion enthusiasts are having a hard time accepting our way of keeping an eye on the clock has changed. Though the watch is seemingly becoming obsolete, the accessory has extended its life line by serving fun over function. For example, Dolce and Gabbana's Fall '09 collection featured chunky necklaces as an homage to the grandfather's pocket watch. Now Tom Binns has jumped on the bandwagon with his collection of faceless timepieces ranging in colors from neon to classic gold. As for what the future holds for the classic timepiece... we'll just have to watch out next season.


What You'll Need:
Link watch
Metal paint
brush

This project can be done in one of two ways. If you like the watch dial and link band as is, simply use a brush to paint over the face of the watch in a neat circle. Try to match the paint as closely as possible to the original metal. If you'd rather the entire watch be one color, simply spray paint the entire thing.


xx,CC

28 comments:

la fille en wonderland said...

This is crazy! I can't believe watches are now being used purely for accessorising, with their original purpose of practicality banished!
I adore your blog, thanks for such a good read.
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Kristen said...

these are super fun. i like the idea of making a few different colors and stacking them like bangles.

ItsMeRoxy said...

GREAT D-I-Y
i love it
I'm following you

'XOXO
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Gant Jumper said...

These look really good! Just goes to show that watches nowadays are purely accessories

Anna Jane said...

I like how watches have been brought back in. I wouldn't want to cover up the face though!

- Anna Jane xxx
(PixelatedBlonde.com)

Anonymous said...

When you write next?
I have to wait so long!!:(

Anonymous said...

^^ i agree! =( please update!

Anonymous said...

jeah, please write something intresting.. i live with it...

joyce. said...

These are quite intriguing.

Gladstone Lawyers said...

Really cute idea!! Love them I wanna the red one.

vehicle accident lawyers said...

A brilliant idea love the design.

IP Lawyers Melbourne said...

The colors just so amazing and cute. cute. cute.

Emily said...

I love the vibrant colors!

Ruth said...

Hey! I love your blog, and header! The little paragraph at the top is really good too!

I really like the idea of having watches without faces.. I only ever wear my watch as a fashion accessory, and check the time on my HTC - it's quicker.

Thanks for sharing this, i really love the gold one, and your tutorial :)

Definately following! Care to do the same back :)?

Love, Ruth xo

Anonymous said...

I love the three watch look!

XOXO,

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Personal Injury Lawyers said...

Love your blog a lots hope you update soon

Tennis coaching Melbourne said...

Look at those watches so amazing.

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ByeByeSoccerMom said...

oh, hi!!!
i love the idea of no time watches (I'm always late anyway). Could you please check out my version on no time watch on my blog. I had a post couple of months ago here:
http://byebyesoccermom.blogspot.com/2010/06/what-time.html

and here:
http://byebyesoccermom.blogspot.com/2010/06/lets-stop-and-smell-daisies.html

Thank you so much!!! I love your DIY's. I will definitely be back.
xx
maya

shapewear said...

this destroys the primary purpose of the watch. But still, it does look good. It could decieve people actaully. But i'd still prefer to use a usable watch

Yvette said...

Oh my this is an amazing DIY!

I’d love it if you would check my blog! Feel free to leave a comment or to follow me with google friends!

Love,
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Tysia_18_ said...

I'm from Poland and I read your awsome blog !
Your DIY are amazign !!!!

etforcer said...

those watches are so amazing!

cole said...

I love your blog, how gorgeous!
XOXO Nicole, VPV Team Member
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Guess watches said...

Cool watches
For me a watch is very important one of the most important accessories ...

L. said...

Woah that's...interesting! I don't know if I'd wear one though haha.

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