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Mechanical Flash Key No8-16GB by back2root Mechanical Flash Key No8-16GB by back2root
You are looking at Mechanical Memory Key Number 8. This beautiful key is slightly different to previous versions. Although it is more one sided it has taken longer than any of my previous designs. The top side is much more detailed than keys before and contains a staggering amount of parts. There are parts from around 5 different pocket watches, ageing from around ten years old to watches over 100 years old.

The key has been made from the ground up, taking 35hours to complete. I have used the highest quality 16GB flash memory, housed in a hand carved Macassar Walnut chassis. It has 20 Ruby's and 135 parts which look great when the key catches the light. It features both a brass face plate on the reverse of the key and brass surround for the usb connector. All the watch parts have come from damaged or irreparable pocket watch's that have been hand disassembled and then combined to create a true, miniature work of art.

The key comes with a traditional 30cm/12" (approx) removable pocket watch chain to both keep the key safe, and close to hand, but to also complete the overall look. The key also comes in its own, custom presentation box (similar to this one [link]) as part of the package.

There are no other keys like this on the market, so this is your chance to get a true 'one of a kind'.

Just to clarify, the gears themselves do not move. I hope you like it!

This item has now sold.

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PitchblackJoker Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
you are one true genius!
sweets8 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Definitely way more cogs :XD: Love that you added the little winding dial to this one! And the (back plate?) too! You know you take some great display photos for these things, just awesome!
Red-NakedPagan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is amazing :D though everything I see of yours is sold (!!) will you be making anything else? :D :D
This-Quiet-Storm Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! The photographs themselves are quite lovely.
nemesis158 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This one is really great as well :D
Felicity-Moep Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats awesome! that looks really great ^^
Kenji-Icarus Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Wow, this is pretty awesome <3
Koloko Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
You do such lovely work <3 A shame this got snatched up so fast. Thank you for sharing :D
CandyxCorex Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's incredible! nyaha XD okay. incredible's probably not the right word... but it's so awesome XD

Too fiddly for me, i'd never have the patience XD ~ awesome job lol
darkittylove Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
OMG This look amazing! I want it XD
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