Thursday, July 08, 2010

Granny Wristwatch

A few weeks ago, Amanda, at my WeHo SnB group, told me about a granny square Fossil watch that she saw at the Northridge Mall. I searched and searched for the watch online, but couldn't find it.
As obsessesed as I am about granny squares, I just had to trek out to Northridge to see this watch! It's kinda' 70's hippy-like, but I love it. Thanks for the tip, Mandy!
Granny Watchband sans timepiece

The actual timepiece, all those grommets and the buckle rather obliterate the beauty of the granny squares. I'm thinking it would be lovely just to crochet a granny square bracelet with crochet thread and a tiny, tiny crochet hook. I will be looking into this possibility.

sans timepiece

I will be wearing my gorgeous new watch at the West Hollywood Stitch 'n Bitch tonight for everyone to admire!! Meet me at 3rd and Fairfax, the Original Farmers Market, 7-9 pm!

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At 1:24 PM PDT, Blogger Jenn said...

I think your idea is a great one - it would be a wonderful bracelet!

At 5:25 PM PDT, Blogger Sarah said...

A watch made just for Ellen. Love it!

At 7:25 PM PDT, Anonymous Suzette said...


At 8:28 PM PDT, Blogger susanc said...

Love it! Where did you find it?

At 9:01 PM PDT, Blogger gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

That is SO you, but I too agree about the snap pieces ruining the look, your bracelet idea is perfect.

At 10:02 PM PDT, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Thanks for the compliments, everyone!

Susan...I got it at the Fossil Store, Northridge Mall!

At 5:49 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the watch. I can see the wheels turning in your head to figure out how to do this! I am like you...seems like a lot of work to cover it all up with the do-dads!

At 7:12 AM PDT, Blogger Leslie said...

I love your bracelet idea. I might steal your idea and add it to the list of projects I want to make. The current list has ~ 479 projects on it.

Speaking of granny squares, which way do you deal with your ends? Do you work over them on the next round or weave them in later?

At 7:53 AM PDT, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Hey Leslie...I work over my ends as I crochet and weave them in as I go. When I'm done with a square, I'm done!

At 10:16 AM PDT, Anonymous Marsha said...

I agree the hardware is total overkill - but in Fossil's defense - for them it's all about the watch and not so much the granny squares. I think if I were to try to make it I would use a softer glove leather. I would try to engineer it in a way that the hardware holding the watch face was on the underside, rather than the outside. The bazillion grommets are so unneccessary. That soft leather could easily be manipulated to have a couple of snap closures or use a bracelet toggle fastener. That would decrease the sizes of wrists it would fit but if I were making it to fit me or a friend it wouldn't matter. Very cool though - I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

At 8:30 PM PDT, Blogger susanc said...

Thanks Ellen!

At 11:31 PM PDT, Anonymous jessyz said...

I think it is gorgeous.

At 8:50 AM PDT, Anonymous TheAL said...

I love how chunky it is but the granny squares then give it a soft side. Great colors too!

At 9:39 PM PST, Anonymous Gaby said...

Hi Ellen,

I love the watch.. Do you have the model serial number??


At 10:23 AM PST, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Hi Gaby,
The only information I could find on the Granny Watch and band was this:

JR-9430 - $25.00
WB-1028 - $45.00

Good luck!


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