Weird Ape is a company selling watches and pocket watches for men and women, several very much suitable for steampunk and dieselpunk styles.
This one, the Excelsior Goddess Watch, arrived extremely well-packaged, not just in a sturdy padded envelope but protected with plastic casing over the actual watch part and with its own little drawstring back to keep it in while not being worn.
It is a kinetic watch, which means you don’t have to wind it if you wear it daily, but do note that it needs more movement than just typing to keep running properly. You can always wind it to keep it going strong.
If you are unaware of the correct way of winding a watch, Weird Ape has very helpfully provided guide to aid you with keeping your timepiece going strong on a daily basis.
It may take you a while to get the hang of winding it, but once you do it’s neither tedious nor a hassle and you will be able to trust on your watch for a long, long time to come.
The watch has some obvious features, such as the rhinestones around the hour plate, moving clockwork, which also moves in the back of the watch. That’s a neat extra.
The watchband is very comfortable. The faux leather black wristband means that it stands out a little among the primarily brown steampunk color palette.
Another fun feature is that the hands of this watch are luminescent. They don’t give off loads of light, but if they have soaked up enough proper daylight, you get a fair glow from them.
Having worn this watch for the better part of a week and half, I can happily conclude that this is a lovely addition to any steampunk wardrobe. If you are looking for something that looks a little bit prettier and slightly more bling while maintaining both a classic women’s watch and steampunk aesthetic at the same time, this one may be the thing you’ve been after.