Here is the resource to see and download (with correct permitions) of the vector art: http://graphicpig.com/vectors/free-wrist-watch-vector-illustration-psd/
For the past two weeks I have been creating a photorealistic watch. For that project I choose a pocket watch that has a antique rusted look to it, which is quite different than the image I choose. What better way to learn how to create something than to look at professional work.
This artist did an amazing job at this watch. Not only did they choose an incredible detailed watch but they separated the graphics so we can see what exactly they did.
For the face of the watch they added a shine to the base of the face instead of to a top layered glass. This is interesting because it creates the look of the reflective surface but it does so below the hands not above it. They also did not cut out the center of the metallic base. This might just be for simplicity.
The hands also are a little fuzzy which indicated motion. However the hour and minute hand would not be moving that much to create a strong blur. It is not very noticeable once put together but once separated it is quite. The watch is still very impressive with all the other detail being perfectly clear.
The highlights and shadows are quite nice in this vector. There is a very intricate twist in the outer face. The twist is consistent and clean. The highlights and shadows are clean on the band as well. They are quite harsh but this is because the surface is very shiny which would result in a sharp reflection.