amechanicalmind

Watch Parts Jewelry & Art by Justin Gershenson Gates

Illinois, United States · 1564 Sales

amechanicalmind

Watch Parts Jewelry & Art by Justin Gershenson Gates

Illinois, United States 1564 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Our sculptures were recently featured on NPR:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/02/11/171734095/what-is-it-about-emily

Daily Mail UK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2246575/Justin-Gershenson-Gates-turns-creepy-crawlies-works-art-using-old-watches-bulbs.html

Colossal: http://thisiscolossal.com/?s=gershenson-gates

Cnet: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57552779-1/artist-creates-stunning-insects-from-old-watch-parts/

The Verge:
http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/21/5634770/gershenson-gates-steampunk-insects-clockwork-sculptures

Visit our website http://www.amechanicalmind.com for news, special features, and promotions!

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Announcement
Last updated on Dec 22, 2015

Our sculptures were recently featured on NPR:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/02/11/171734095/what-is-it-about-emily

Daily Mail UK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2246575/Justin-Gershenson-Gates-turns-creepy-crawlies-works-art-using-old-watches-bulbs.html

Colossal: http://thisiscolossal.com/?s=gershenson-gates

Cnet: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57552779-1/artist-creates-stunning-insects-from-old-watch-parts/

The Verge:
http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/21/5634770/gershenson-gates-steampunk-insects-clockwork-sculptures

Visit our website http://www.amechanicalmind.com for news, special features, and promotions!

Become a Facebook fan at http://www.facebook.com/amechanicalmind for sneak peeks at the newest items and for special deals!

Justin Gershenson-Gates

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Justin Gershenson-Gates

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Ethereal Beauty in Mechanical Parts

I am Justin Gershenson-Gates, the thinker and assembler behind A Mechanical Mind. The grandson of a railroad man, the son of a gearhead, my life has been filled with all things mechanical. As a child, I would take my toys apart in order to see how they worked, but was never able to put them back together again. Now, I take dead old watches from the top drawers of the world, and rearrange their bits and widgets into whimsical designs.

My aim is to show the beauty of the mechanical world, a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass. My pieces display the more delicate and ephemeral side of gears, rather than the cold, hard factory feel they normally portray. Please contact me at jmg [!at] amechanicalmind.com or jmg.amechanicalmind [!at] gmail.com with any questions you may have.

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  • Justin Gershenson-Gates

    Owner, Thinker And Assembler

    I am Justin Gershenson-Gates, the thinker and assembler behind A Mechanical Mind. The grandson of a railroad man, the son of a gearhead, my life has been filled with all things mechanical.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 14, 2014
Hello and welcome to A Mechanical Mind!

Here you can find whimsical recycled jewelry to wear while riding your bike down the longest hill in town.

Designed by a mind whose gears never cease grinding away (especially at night, right before bedtime) these tiny treasures hopefully inspire ooohs, ahhhs, and a bit of the old neatos!

Every gear and part on these pieces is hand picked, placed, and soldered together. These are not just old watches hot glued to a chain. These are truly unique and every single one has its own life, personality and original story within the "towns of the world."

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
We prefer paypal but happily accept money orders.

If you are paying by money order, please contact us immediately after purchase. If we do not hear from you (or you do not respond to our emails) within 24 hours, the transaction will be cancelled. Payment must be received with five (5) business days.

Please contact us with any special requests or questions! We do not bite!
Shipping
Domestic (within the US) Shipping is through USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation, insured to the amount of your purchase. We ship within 1 business day of receiving your order. If we are unable to ship within 1 business day, that information will be provided on our main page under the banner of our shop.

International packages are shipped using USPS priority (generally 6-10 business days) without insurance. 6-10 days is average, although in some cases due to customs inspections, delivery can be delayed by as much as several weeks. Tracking information is not available with this basic shipping option. The number that is provided is a customs identifier number, not a tracking number. Please contact us regarding a trackable and insurable method if you do not want to take this risk. If you are an international buyer, please note that you are responsible for all customs fees. *****ALL INTERNATIONAL BUYERS MUST PROVIDE A TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR CUSTOMS.*****

We cannot wait for you to have your items in hand, so purchases will ship the next day in most cases. In some cases, we ship same day.
Refunds and Exchanges
All items are sold as is.

That being said, if there is something defective with the item upon receipt, please contact us and we will make things right.
Additional policies and FAQs
Any questions or comments at all, please, please let us know!