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article imagePocket-watch made from carved bone

By RobotGod     Mar 12, 2007 in World
Watchismo follows up its feature on an all wooden watch from 1900 with an artice on the Bronnikov family, the watchmaking dynasty that carved watches from wood and bone:
If you thought the all wood watch was impressive, here is another...in bone. A horological dynasty is responsible for these watches, the Bronnikov family from Vjatka, Russia. I am so fascinated by this craft. To get that kind of detail in wood was amazing. I had no idea they did it with bone as well. It just boggles the mind. I have the utmost respect for these craftsman. You have to understand that EVERY tiny piece has to be fashioned from nothing. They say this is worth at least $25,000. I love history and this piece should be in a museum..Or in my home.
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