To start out this project I found a few photos of watches I wanted to choose from. I narrowed it down to the one with the words THE HORSE on it. I loved the style and thought it would be cool to recreate the watch. The following photo is the sketches I started out with before even getting into vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator.:
I tried focusing my sketches on some of the shading of specific parts of the watch to give myself an idea of how to break it down to do little sections of the watch at a time so it wouldn’t be too much to handle. I then started with the watch face, the nobs, the band, and then the number notches to give my watch a more photo realistic feel. This was the very first draft of my vector after working on it for a week.:
I needed a lot more shading and shape to it. I also was trying different textures for the bands and ended up changing that in the end to give it a little bit of a lighter look.
And this was my watch in the end. Also included below is a highlighted version on my watch to show you how many different shapes it took to create the final watch. Hope you and enjoy!: