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999 Bracelet-Watch Tutorial by dark--typhoon 999 Bracelet-Watch Tutorial by dark--typhoon
EDIT: Found a vector of the bracelet pattern! [link]
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See below for important sizing info.

I made this tutorial for my "Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors" bracelet/watch I posted a few days ago. Here: [link]

"Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors," or, as it's more commonly called, "999," is a visual novel/psychological thriller/puzzle game from Chunsoft and Aksys games. It's about a college kid named Junpei who finds himself trapped with 8 others aboard a sinking ship and is told he must play a game (involving the bracelets) in order to escape alive.

The file is huge, BTW, and has quite a few of my little notes scrawled in a corner, so you may want to download it.

If you use this tutorial, I'd appreciate it if you would link back here with any pics you might post of it. (I'd also love to see your versions, so if you'd be so kind as to post a link here, that would be amazing!)
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Sizing info:
This tutorial is made with a 6 in. (15.2 cm) wrist in mind. If your wrist is smaller, see below. I've included things that you can do to make the bracelet/watch fit a persons who's wrist is up to 7 in. (17.8 cm) in the tutorial itself, such as making the cords longer, etc. But if your wrist diameter is larger than that, you may want to make the following change to the protocol:

Instead of making the C pieces 1 in. by 1/2 in. (2.5 cm by 1.3 cm), make them the same as the B pieces instead. That is, 1x1 in. (2.5x2.5 cm). This will increase the length of the watch by a whole inch. Obviously, instead of making a 2x3 in. (5.1x7.6 cm) rectangle from which to cut your 4 B and 4 C pieces, make a 2x4 in. (5.1x10.2 cm) rectangle and cut 8 B pieces from there.

If your wrist is smaller than 6 in., use the tutorial as it's written, and when you're done, add a layer of craft foam to the underside of any or all of the pieces to make it fit.
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:iconsuki-chan9966:
Suki-Chan9966 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I just got into the series and really want to cosplay Clover for next year and from what I've seen I would have to start from scratch on her, so this will be a big help!
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SnakeIsBae Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I am trying to get a decent Santa watch, (from 999) and this will help!
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:iconbobman66:
bobman66 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
Would it possible for me to commission you to makes one of these for me since I'm less than artistically inclined?
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:icondark--typhoon:
dark--typhoon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Unfortunately I'm not taking commissions for props right now, sorry. :(
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XxWakingDreamxX Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015   General Artist
Amazing!! Thanks for this! I'm going to be cosplaying clover soon, this will be super helpful!
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:icondark--typhoon:
dark--typhoon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad I could help! 
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ReplikuNami Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this tutorial! I'm making a breacelet for my friend who told me about 999 and has her birthday soon. I have a bit of difficulties in how to attach the ends could you simply upload a picture where you can see how you closed it? Love  I'd really appreciate this :happybounce:  (I'll upload a picture of my bracelet once it's done Giggle ) 
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:icondark--typhoon:
dark--typhoon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm actually away from home, so I can't take a pic of my bracelet, but I can do my best to explain how I did mine. I took one of these nifty hook and eye closures and wedged/glued them in between the cardboard layers of the two ends. Once the glue has set, you can warp the bracelet around your wrist and insert the hook through the eye to fasten it.

If you can't find a hook and eye closure, you can bend a paperclip into the same shapes and use that instead. Hope that helped!
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:iconreplikunami:
ReplikuNami Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaaah I think I can imagine how it should look like. I hope it'll work I don't want to ruin the bracelet in the very end Sweating a little...  I couldn't glue anything at all by now because I need new glue but I'll try it out tomorrow! I am a dummy!  Thank you! Hug 
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ReplikuNami Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
weeeeeee I somehow managed to close it I am a dummy!  (even though it looks like a car accident but hey it's on thi inside Sweating a little... ) heeeeereee: replikunami.deviantart.com/art…
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duck-tape99 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Quick question: Where did you get the 4mm board that you are using?  I am trying to gather materials but I don't know where to start.  Paperboard is just bringing up posterboard like for kids school projects.
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:icondark--typhoon:
dark--typhoon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi there. Sorry for the late reply. The board I'm using is the really thick stuff you get if you tear apart the plastic on the cover of a 3-ring binder. I don't know if you can get that stuff commercially, but tearing apart binders has always worked for me.
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:iconduck-tape99:
duck-tape99 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Okay thanks so much!  I think I actually found some at my University's art department store.  Thanks for the response though!  
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:iconaurapunch:
Aurapunch Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Made one here fav.me/d78l9zh

Thanks SO much for the tutorial!
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:icondark--typhoon:
dark--typhoon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It looks great! I'm glad the tutorial worked.
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:iconaurapunch:
Aurapunch Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Of course it worked! Took me forever to make, and all XD But, thanks again!
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Biscuit-Rawr Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I must make one for myself, haha~ <3
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:iconzachridasamri:
ZachriDaSamri Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to make one for myself. or at least try. I'm going to look at plastic to help make it more durable. and add the guts of a real digital watch!
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:icondark--typhoon:
dark--typhoon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, that sounds amazing! Good luck, and if/when you finish it, could you post it here so I can see?
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ZachriDaSamri Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep. I got some stuff. so I'll be able to start when I have a day off.
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:iconyinsho:
Yinsho Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I couldn't help but see your comments here about making a 999 bracelet with real watch parts.
How has that come along? I'm curious to see it, if it worked out.
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ZachriDaSamri Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh you make me feel bad. I was hoping I would finish before someone asked XD

lol truth be told I have not touched it. a lot has been going on this year. (I mean more stuff in this 5 months than the last 3 years put together) but I have worked on some blue prints.

I decided to actually edit the watch in computer program. I'm then going to send it to a 3d printing company I found. this way the watch will look real and I can eliminate my crappy crafting skills. (I'm real bad with models you have to glue lol) after I get the parts I'm going to strip the wire from an old phone charger and use that as the brace and what not. then like I said gut a real watch and shove it in.

I have the parts mostly designed in my modeler program. I'm just waiting for a pay day in which I don't give 90% of it to school and what not. my work bonus should be coming up.
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:iconyinsho:
Yinsho Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, that sounds pretty cool. :0
What's the 3d printing company you found, and how much are they going to charge you for that?
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:iconzachridasamri:
ZachriDaSamri Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much man! I'm going to make this and try to insert the guts of a real digital watch!
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NagiSanzenin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thank you very much so gonna make it. And can you also make one with the watch of the new game Zero escape virtue's last reward plzzzzzz :)
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:icondark--typhoon:
dark--typhoon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, you're very welcome. :) But...the reason why I did the 999 one was because I missed out on the official watch! TT.TT I was lucky enough to get the VLR watch when they released it with the pre-orders, so I don't have any pressing plans to make a replica of it...but I will definitely consider doing one!
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NagiSanzenin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
yay, I am dutch so it is impossible for me to buy a VLR watch, so thank you very much
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AncientHero89 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So awesome! I am going to use this to make a cosplay!
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:icondark--typhoon:
dark--typhoon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Will you link a pic when you're done? I'd love to see how it turns out :)
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:iconancienthero89:
AncientHero89 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I sure will!
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AwesomeDigimonlover Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Artist
Woah...Sick drawing...I can't think of some way to describe how cool and in-depth you made it...Oh crap!What if we all end up finding reds and deads!Crap!How do I get this thing off!
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miflore Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG so greaaaat :la:

....I don't want to find a DEAD or a RED ;w; jhgiojhoykpouykj

This game is so great and at the same time... I'm afraid of it now after the normal end D8 (need to do the true end... I want to know who is Zero by myslef =v=)
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:icondark--typhoon:
dark--typhoon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! OMGGGGGG True end is brilliant. :D
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Tsukichu Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey I have a question... would you be willing to commission these at any time?
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:icondark--typhoon:
dark--typhoon Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not at the moment, no, sorry...I'm honored that you asked though! I just don't think my work on these watch is at a high enough quality to sell - I mean, the paint chips, the glue's coming off of mine, the usual wear and tear of homemade props is extremely evident...XD

Maybe someday, perhaps...(when I make an ambidex one?...:D)
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:icontsukichu:
Tsukichu Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha okay! I'm just too lazy to make one, and I know I'll screw it up. XD Yours are amazing though! :3
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SpongeyYoshi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you please show a shot of the claspy thing you have to hook the C pieces together? *lol sorry pictures help me more than words*
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:icondark--typhoon:
dark--typhoon Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sure! Give me some time to get the pics, but I'll post them for you when I do.
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allmostanyone Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Could you explain step 18, the black trapezoids?
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:icondark--typhoon:
dark--typhoon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sure. I'll do my best - it's kinda difficult without pictures. The watch face has three black sections both the top and bottom, and they're both done the same way. For the middle trapezoid, cut out a rectangular piece of black craft foam, approx. 1 cm x 1.5 cm. and trim the edge very slightly to make a long trapezoid (or leave it as a rectangle, doesn't really matter). You'll need two of those - one for each end of the watch face. Fold those pieces down so that one end of the rectangle covers the rounded edge (the last picture of the tutorial) and glue it so that the long ends of the rectangle run parallel to the length of the watch.

For the side pieces, cut out four pieces of black craft foam approx. 1 cm x 2 cm, two for each end of the watch. These will not go directly onto the face of the watch, but on the side edges, where the outer blue cords attach to the center watch piece. The rest of the trimming is trial and error, but the main goal is to try and cut it so the foam fits around the blue cords. You can see how I did mine here: [link] - it's the pic right above the 999 logo.

Hope that helped! Feel free to ask for clarification if it's still confusing.
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:iconallmostanyone:
allmostanyone Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Thanks! this does help. The way the sides bulge out confused me, seemed like an odd shape, but I will have to try and see! thanks~
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:icon626b:
626b Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Writer
You lady, are my hero!
Me and a friend of mine are going to cosplay Snake and June, but the only thing we missed were the watches. And then all of a sudden I find this tutorial! Thank you so much! <3
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:icondark--typhoon:
dark--typhoon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem!!~ I'm glad I could help! Let me know how it turns out, yeah? :)
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OtakuAnimeZombie Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for this. As you asked here is a link to my version.

[link]

[link]
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KittyChow Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
oh my goshhhhh
dude this is amazing xD
now saving 200$ with this tutorial
thank you xD
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:icondark--typhoon:
dark--typhoon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :3 If you ever make it, I'd love to see how it turns out :D
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OtakuAnimeZombie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much for this! I'm making a Junpei cosplay for EXP Con this year in October. I can sew, but I was very worried about the bracelet I didn't think I would be able to pull it off. Thanks again. And If you are going to EXP Con this year maybe we could put together a group.
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:icondark--typhoon:
dark--typhoon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No prob! I wish I could go, but I've got stuff planned, and haven't picked a character yet...so maybe someday... :)
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H-u-a-n Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Aaah I can't wait to see more Clover and June cosplays after this~ hehe
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:icongaaramiguel:
Gaaramiguel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Interface Designer
AWESOME
although i lack both patience and skill to do it myself >w<

but iŽd definitely buy one
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