Artist: Milieris of Watchcraft
The Handcrafted Watchcraft® collection with its antiqued brass, copper, and silver bands, and the hand painted dials, creates the feeling of a wristwatch long lost, now found. We do not seal the distressed, and oxidized metals, with a protective finish, to allow the wearer of the watch to become a participant in the evolution of the piece. Air, temperature, and the skin of the wearer all change the inherent molecular structure of the metals, resulting in a wristwatch that is most uniquely their own.
Each comes with its own box and warranty information on the movement. Materials include (depending on design) silver, copper, bronze, brass and stainless steel. Custom length bands can be requested free of charge.
From Milieris: In 1996, while walking along the rails of the Long Island Railroad, I happened to glance up and catch the sun's reflection on two large pane windows in an old industrial building. Through the glare I noticed that the space was empty. Curious, I walked to the front of the building and noticed that the New York subway also ran in front of this building. Staring at the facade, and hearing the screeches of the N train passing by over my head, I caught my breath, and made my way to the superintendents office to inquire about the space. I was preparing myself for the sure let down when the superintendent opened the doors and I looked out of the large windows down at the tracks of the Long Island Railroad. My intrigue led me to discover that two floors in this old industrial building were vacant and remarkably available for rent. Instantly, I decided to make this my studio in New York City.
Today, at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge, overlooking the skyline of midtown Manhattan I design my limited edition wristwatches. Inspired by the treasures I still find walking along the railroad tracks of my backyard, my work includes large wall clocks and a series of "Pendulariums"- large oxidized boxes that hold as many as 20 pendulums and second hands-.