check out this sci-fi -fantasy watch, does it work? i think so. does it come from a recognizable era? (i see victorian in it), but. read below what hydralisk.wordpress.com says about steampunk watches: If you don’t “get it” you’re trying too hard. Look, here’s the definition of steampunk. As for what kind of geeked-out society goes to such lengths to build authentic, usable, marketable objects from a time period that never existed, I can’t help you with that.