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Alethiometer Watch by rain2shine Alethiometer Watch by rain2shine
"His dark materials" were my favourite fantasy books... And I always wanted an alethiometer... Finally I made myself a golden compass, out of a skeleton watch. I swapped the usual digits for a printed version of the alethiometer symbols. The 3 watch hands can be scrolled to different symols, and then just let them tick... and see where they stop.

Since the whole golden compass thing is copyrighted to the bone, I can't sell these. But I would encourage you to try and create your own alethiometer!
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Woow a really good alethiometer :D So great ! :D
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FashionAtelier Jun 7, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow! It looks amazing! I'll definitely try it out. :love:
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rain2shine Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good luck if you're making yourself an alethiometer! =D
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McFaol Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know its been a while since you posted this but im marveled at the way you do it. Could you please send me a note or a message with how to do it?
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rain2shine Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well, it's not too complicated. Buy a sceleton watch on ebay, pry open the glass, print out the alethiometer, cut out and paste in... and close the watch again. If you don't like opening the watch in fear of breaking the glass, you might ask a watchmaker or repair shop for assistance.
Just try it! :D
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Mikaceous Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's really cool^^
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Metal-Gabriel Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's just so cool!
Always wanted one of those [one the six (?) left]

Congratulations, you rock
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rain2shine Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Um, I thought the church destroyed almost all of them... There is the one that Lyra has and the one that the church keeps and reads... Anywhere else?
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Metal-Gabriel Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know... I thought that in the first book someone mentions church destroyed all but six of them, but that's all.
The only ones really appearing in the story are those two you mentioned ;]
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rain2shine Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just heard the third part again and there Lord Asriel has an Alethiometrist, too, who works for him and the Republic of heaven... So at least three of them are in use! And mine, of course, in my coat pocket, which makes 4 of them ;)
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