I have agreed to do a trade with Robert, the owner of Rockstonedleather.
He will make me a custom watch (I can't find good commercial ones as my wrist is too thick, almost 10" diameter).
Now Robert loves gothic "hard rock" designs, obviously. So I came up with a Phoenix variation, slightly "Van Helsing'ed".
I just wanted to make a quick and dirty test frame, used some plywood and some leftover olive wood parts as scales. Inked it black, then added some bronze "coffin" nails I had lying around.
It came out really good! I am blown away about how comfortable the frame is.
Have ordered 2000 year old moor oak for the one I am going to make for Robert... it will be even nicer than this one.