2017-02-26 (Su) Touch Screen Pocket Watch COMPLETED

Only two steps to finish the pocket watch project!

A small piece was modeled which would allow a chain to clip to the watch. The piece was modeled to simply have two 4mm holes in it which was enough for a #6 bolt to go through. The other hole was the same size to keep the model simple. Other methods of attaching a chain would work well but the hardware stores were closed when the part was needed. This also means the watch can be assembled without a chain if the wearer would prefer to go without a chain.

Plastic attachment piece

A silver plated necklace was purchased from a craft store. The thick, solid looking chain matched the large watch but any pocket watch chain would work well. Since a necklace was used the ends had to be adapted to use large clips which were also purchased from the craft store.

Chain and plastic attachment piece

Modeling paint, Gun Gray, was used to pain the pocket watch. The paint had to be stirred well before it could be used but the color was more appropriate than the unfinished black. Another option would have been to print with red printer filament to match the red watch. Red paint would also work. Spray paint would work. Any paint capable of bonding with plastic will work. Naturally, the watch was removed before painting.

Pieces being painted

 Back of painted enclosure

Once the paint was dry the watch was reinstalled. The button on the side was tested repeatedly and worked well. A clear plastic layer should go between the watch and the enclosure to prevent scratches and keep the screen from being touched while the device is closed. The plastic piece can be held in place with friction since glue may cause fogging.

The world's first smart pocket watch

Downloads for Touch Screen Pocket Watch
To do:
  • Buy pocket watch chain
  • Model part to attach chain
  • Attach chain
  • Paint outside

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.

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Completed projects from year 1.
Completed projects from year 2

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