I am a big fan of Rainmeter desktop customization. I just finished putting together another Rainmeter desktop layout for my laptop computer.
This one is based on steampunk themed (think lots of gears and brass) skins created by Customize.org member, Mordasius. The majority of my layout is from the Big, Bold & Brassy collection of Rainmeter skins available for download from customize.org. My laptop has a native resolution of 1366 x 768 and you can see in the screenshot that this makes for a tight fit.
I added a different analog clock from another Mordasius skin (available here), which features animated gears with a piston that appears to vent steam every minute.
I found the background “wallpaper & wainscoting” by searching for “steampunk backgrounds” with Bing. And finally, I adapted my own stock market skin (lower right corner) to fit the theme. You can read all about the features (e.g., WiFi, network, music player, RSS reader, etc. skins) at the customize.org link above.