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Chronometer as study in the mechanics of time by 21stCenturyDamocles Chronometer as study in the mechanics of time by 21stCenturyDamocles
oil on panel
36" x 48"
direct method
Waltham Pocket watch
an original work of art
By Paul Gilbert Baswell
baswell1@cox.net
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namtar57 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Totally incredible.
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks i am doing another watch
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namtar57 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Great, have put you on a watch so I can see the next watch.
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
cool thanks
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CJFC347 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Hi Paul and congratulations on a very much deserved win. Wish it could have been 1st place for you, this painting is just awesome, well done! Lina
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks Lina
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Vadali Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! :D You totally deserved it, this is photo-realistic!
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you i was hoping for fist place. but second is not bad at least i can add it to my portfolio listing for exhibitions and wins
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Vadali Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Second isn't bad at all! That's fantastic, really! :iconbiggrinplz: And yeah, that'll get you some street cred! :iconthrilledplz:
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Street Cred is a plus in my book thanks
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bleuie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations for winning 2nd place on the Train Your Brain Challenge! Bravo! :iconclapplz:
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
o my god i did not know ! all go check it out
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alina2re Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And yeah best of luck for the finals! Hope you win!:)
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks
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alina2re Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconjawdrop-plz:I'm completely stunned! :iconstunnedplz:
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks
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SeaSpryte Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My goodness. This looks so real it's amazing. Is the watch yours? And how old is it? I know some Waltham watches are quite old.
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
sorry i did not see your question yes i own the watch its is marked 1857
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SeaSpryte Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so lucky. How did you come by the watch? Did it belong to someone in your family, or did you just happen upon it?
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
i purchased it in a small junk shop in Lexington Mo for 50$ in 1992 it was just siting there in a case full of watches. it was not even the nicest one but it was all i could afford at the time. i did not know what a precious watch it was until years later when i took it with me on a buying trip to find a fob for it and the owner of the shop i was in was like so excited about my watch he nearly dropped it. he was the one the clued me in on it
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SeaSpryte Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Aren't you lucky. My dad used to have two wonderful pocket watches - one from his grandfather and one from his grandmother she was young. His grandmother's was, I think, one of the first wrist watches that was ever made. It had a strap, but it was the size of, and looked like a large pocket watch. Thieves broke into our house one weekend while we were away and swiped them off his dresser. So painful and sad to lose it. :(
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
the fist wrist watches were made during the civil war and were only for woman it was not until the 1930 that men started Waring them
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SeaSpryte Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think, perhaps her watch was made earlier than that. A couple of sites I checked on said that the first wrist watches were invented in the late 1800's, and I think her wrist watch dated back to the very early 1900's. Sadly, it's gone now though. I wish I knew more about it though.
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
the cavil war took place from 1861 to 1865 that is 1800's
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quintmckown Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Wonderful!
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks
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bleuie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of my favorite piece of yours. Good luck on the contest Paul. :iconthumbsupplz:
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks did you enter??
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:iconbleuie:
bleuie Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, I have attention deficit disorder, I'll just get bored with the classes in case I win any. :nod: :D
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
ya i thought of that. i'm a pretty advanced painter to be taking a class but its in my home town so i would get to see my family. if i win and don't like the classes i can always use the studio time for something else but on the other hand i'm notoriously bad at wining stuff my art is to old fashioned for most judges these were the most contemporary paintings i had
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