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Blog entry by Dan'um Style posted 03-16-2010 03:49 AM 1751 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch


This luxury watch from Switzerland’s Artya features a face made from fossilized dinosaur dung.
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Dinosaur dung crafted into $11,290 watch
Strap is made from an American cane toad
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GENEVA – A Swiss watchmaker is hoping to raise a stink with an expensive timepiece that eschews the trade’s standard gold, diamond or titanium fittings for a more earthy substance — dinosaur dung.

Vesenaz, Switzerland-based company Artya says the watch set in fossilized feces will sell for $11,290 and comes with a strap made with skin from an American cane toad.

Designer Yvan Arpa said Monday the coprolite came from a plant-eater that died about 100 million years ago in what is now the U.S.
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#1 posted 03-16-2010 03:56 AM

what a load of ….....!

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#2 posted 03-16-2010 03:57 AM

LOL, if I want crap, all I have to do is go out in the yard. The dogs provide plenty!

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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#3 posted 03-16-2010 04:06 AM

Lets see for investment purposes all I have to do is craft a nice one, fossilize it and wait 100 MM years. talk about heirloom!

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#4 posted 03-16-2010 04:11 AM

Next they’ll be trying to sell a watch with a face made from a certain piece of Monica Lewinski’s dress. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 03-16-2010 04:12 AM

One man’s Dinosaur dung…..

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#6 posted 03-16-2010 04:12 AM

dragonlady ,

maybe you should think about making ,

$5,000.00 wind chimes with them (LOL) ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 03-16-2010 04:34 AM

link to a petrified piece of Dino poop on eBay …
http://cgi.ebay.com/petrified-Dinosour-Dropping-or-Dino-Dung-Coprolite_W0QQitemZ150422832181QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2305e64435
Dinosour Dropping from Allosaurus

(petrified Dino Dung ” Coprolite”)

from the Jurassic period of Utah, appr. 150 million years ago

Size: appr.45×40 mm, 3 mm thick

The advertised piece is a slice of bigger piece and nicely polished

Allosaurus was a large meat-eating Dinosaur and lived in UTAH and also in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming. He was also found in Africa and Australia.
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here’s a 8 pound piece of crap in another auction …

He was 36 feet long and his weight was about 1,5 to 2 tons.

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#8 posted 03-16-2010 05:48 AM

With a crappy fortune you can buy a crappy watch.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#9 posted 03-16-2010 11:11 AM

HEAVENS TO BETSY!! That’s a LOVELY piece of poop!.....Ive simply GOT to have it!

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#10 posted 03-16-2010 03:07 PM

So all the shit I’ve been making is worth something after all, say in 150,000 years?

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#11 posted 03-16-2010 05:41 PM

The same people who buy this stuff, complain about their taxes.

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#12 posted 03-16-2010 06:58 PM

that’s a piece of ….

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#13 posted 03-17-2010 12:07 AM

I’m thinking about gluing a nice piece of petrified poop … a real pretty one … on of my woodworking projects
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158 pieces of dino poop on ebay !
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http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p4033.m38.l1313&_nkw=coprolite&_sacat=See-All-Categories

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