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Watch Parts Praying Mantis No 24



Mantis No 24
Completed 7.25.14

This is a very unique, hand crafted, and realistic mechanical Mantis made from the recycled parts of old watches.

His body is made out of watch strap springs and a blue Christmas light bulb.

His wings are made from antique watch faces that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes.

His head is made from a watch dial, bent into shape and onto it are soldered winding stem knobs that act as his eyes.

His legs were created with many different watch winding stems that have been cut into various sizes and soldered at the leg joints using lead free silver bearing solder.

The head and arms swivel on this sculpture for different looks.

There is no glue or resin to be found in the piece...everything is soldered into place with metal. This is a one of a kind work of art, never to be exactly reproduced.

He comes with a 3" by 4" glass dome with walnut base for display. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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Image size
1467x1459px 1.35 MB
Shutter Speed
10/800 second
Focal Length
14 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 29, 2014, 3:42:33 PM
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Cannot tell you how much I love your work.