Pocket-watch made from carved bone

Watchismo follows up its feature on an all wooden watch from 1900 with an artice on the Bronnikov family, the watchmaking dynasty that carved watches from wood and bone:

A horological dynasty is responsible, the Bronnikov family from Vjatka, Russia. The earliest model appearing in 1837 and rumored to have been purchased by the future Czar, Alexander II. A tradition carried out through the 1800s into the early 20th century by Semyon's sons Mikhail and Nicolai – Producing only one watch per month with approximately 500 ever made, and of those only about 250 have survived today.


See also:
Solid wood pocket-watch from 1900
Pictorial history of kids' watches
History of armored military watches
History of slide-rule wristwatches

Early days of plastic watches
Mechanical "LED watch" from 1970
History of calculator watches
Steampunk watch

Belt-drive watch

Watch guts of great beauty
All-plastic watch movement from the 70s
Awesome, impractical, expensive watch