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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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enchantedsleeper Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing idea! I never would have thought to do this! When I was ten I made myself an alethiometer out of a tin lid, covered in gold origami paper with pin heads for the dials ;) But yours looks way cooler!
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rain2shine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! keep your creativity and imagination!
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BeRabbit Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Woow a really good alethiometer :D So great ! :D
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FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow! It looks amazing! I'll definitely try it out. :love:
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rain2shine Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good luck if you're making yourself an alethiometer! =D
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McFaol Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's really cool^^
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Metal-Gabriel Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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