Old cover, feeler gauges, and new enclosure
Spacing problems became evident when the watch button could not be pressed. The watch would slide to the left as the integrated hinge pressed the button but also pushed the watch out of the way. Rather than reducing the width of the watch’s footprint two small bumpers were added to make room for the silicone flap which covers the watch’s charging port. The width of the bumpers was measured with metric feeler gauges.
Another print fixed the measurement and bumper issues so the watch fit nicely without excessive force and was held in place by friction alone. The hinge moved easily so a bolt with a nylon insert nut was tightened until the resistance was able to let the hinge move easily but stay in place and stay shut. The thumb recesses modeled earlier made opening the enclosure very simple.
Open enclosure with bumpers
Making the bottom of the enclosure deeper made room above the watch for a plastic sheet to be inserted which will protect the screen from being scratched. The watch was not meant to be operated while the cover was closed.
Downloads for Touch Screen Pocket Watch
- OpenSCAD code for pocket watch enclosure
- OpenSCAD code for simple clamshell enclosure
- Printable STL model for pocket watch enclosure
- Printable STL model for pocket watch enclosure (Without emblem)
- Buy pocket watch chain
- Model part to attach chain
- Attach chain
- Paint outside
- Write Instructions on HaD
The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.
First time here?
Completed projects from year 1.
Completed projects from year 2.
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