Manabu Kosaka is an artist from Saitama, Japan and he replicates wristwatches. What’s so special about that? He does so using high-quality Kent paper. You’re probably thinking that he uses tools like 3D printers to make the parts but what is even more impressive is that he makes these insane wristwatches by hand.
He accomplishes that by first drawing the design on a sheet of Kent paper. Then uses simple tools like glue, dremel tools, a knife to cut characters as small as 1 mm, and tweezers for the right placement. He replicates the complicated designs with such an intricate detail that you won’t believe that they are handmade.
Mr. Kosaka has been making these Kent paper replicas for the past 15 years and besides his extensive experience, he says that he still fails countless times before finally getting the design right. His will never falters and he keeps on going till he succeeds in getting all the details exactly the way he wants them.
His replicas of insane wristwatches include watches like Casio G-Shock, Portugieser Chronograph, Frank Muller, and Rolex. He also made the replica of the legendary Speedsmaster, where you can clearly see the internal mechanism of the watch. The details of the tiny gears are so precise that it is hard to believe they are made of paper.
He does not only make wristwatch replicas, his other works like the replica of a Louis Vuitton wallet, a Zippo lighter, a vintage camera, and a piece of sushi are outstanding on their own. He uploads his products on Twitter and Instagram for his followers and you can see them for yourself to be amazed.