This is a brilliant idea. There's a company in Denmark called REC, founded by Christian Mygh and Jonathan Kamstrup, that builds timepieces crafted from components found in Ford Mustangs that are headed for the scrap heap. Mr Mygh said the company isn't "cutting up Mustangs. We're bringing Mustangs that are beyond repair back to life as a watch.”

REC Watches trace the history of each vehicle, collect as many documents and photographs as they can about it, and then put it all together to create a beautiful watch. The watch design incorporates material and design elements of the car. The power dial, for example, is designed to look like a fuel gauge shows the power reserve, while the hands, date, and numerals are all inspired by the car's dashboard.

They even built a limited edition one, a couple of years ago, when they found a rare 1966 Raven 250 watches. They also accept "donors", so you've got a car you're about the scrap, maybe they can make a watch out of it.

I've decided to talk about the Mustang watch because I think it is the most fascinating but they also have wristwatches recycled from Spitfire Aircrafts, Porsche 911s and Mini Coopers.

Watches in the Mini Cooper series (Mark I and and The Cooper) retail for around 400 dollars, they're the cheapest watches available, whereas the Mustang series retail for around 1,500 dollars.

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