This is an incredible piece. I do 3d modeling, but I've never been into making gears and cogs, even though I know that's a common trope in 3d work. But if I ever do, I'm coming back to look at this piece because this is what I want it to look like. I've seen a lot of steampunk works, but none so elegant, nor so delicately detailed. I can't even begin to imagine how you made this. Just incredible.
I don't care if you took apart a watch and made it into a ring -- it's still very pretty. People who don't get to work with jewelry or watches don't always get to see the inner workings, so it's interesting and a bit different to see a watch's innards displayed on a ring. In light of this, I would suggest you ignore the flamers that are bugging you about it. Nice job.