Introduction: IWatchband

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I came back!

This time to show you how to assemble a basic, and mostly free Wristband for the Newest iPod nano, so you can make the legendary iWatch.

It's an easy 5 minute project, and you may already have everything that's needed.

So, Let's go ahead!

31/10/10: Featured today! Thanks everyone!

Step 1: What's Needed?

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This project consists in three things. 

One 6th Generation iPod nano
(your storage and  color of choice)

A Cutting instrument of some sort
(A knife, a multi-tool, X-acto, box cutter, etc~)

And a nylon rope tie
(More info on next step)

Step 2: Where Am I Supposed to Find That Rope Tie?

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Interesting question, and it's answer it's rather simple.

These sturdy nylon-velcro rope ties come with many of Wellingtons's ropes.
They are used to hold the rope package in the rails found on the racks of the store.

I already had a couple of ties laying around, because I bought two packages of rope to tie a provisional tarp on our backyard.

I suggest you to search around a drawer or two, as you may already have one laying around!

If you don't happen to have the luck of having one already, you can buy a rope pack for about 10~ dollars, have the tie and keep to rope for another project. You never know when you're going to need rope!

Here where I live there's a local one that carries them, but you that live in the US you can find these ropes online and at K-mart.

Step 3: Make the Rope Tie Usable.

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In order to make the tie useful as a watchband, you have to remove the plastic piece that's held in the middle of it.

You can do this by means of ripping apart the stitches found near the middle of the Tie.

Then slide away the plastic piece, you may put it away.

Step 4: Making It the IWatchband

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Tuck in the nylon band into the iPod's clip, It'll fit snuggly.

Step 5: Show Off

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Place your newly-made iWatch above your wrist.

Close the hook and loop closure, adjust as you feel comfort.

Wear your newly assembled Gizmo.

I hope you liked this brief instructable! Thanks for stopping by.

Comments, Suggestions are well appreciated!


sjdaskldd (author)2016-01-21

That is a very clever no sew method.

sjdaskldd (author)2016-01-21

I have had watchbands made from seat belt material when i was overseas and could not buy a watchband.It requires velcro the piece of seatbelt and thinner tape like the blousing bands on fatigue pantsthis is sewn on the top of the band and used to secure the watch to the seat belt strapping.Sewing is required.

companero_cal (author)2011-11-22

or if you don't live in Poland you could always just buy a watch band wherever jewelry is sold.

Robotsh (author)2011-06-28

very nice

tigerbomb8 (author)2010-10-31

sorry but i wanted every one to know

MCzone (author)tigerbomb82011-06-19

if it does get wet, put it in rice for 1 - 2 days

bleach815 (author)2010-11-05

Won't you have to recharge everyday, since it almost always on wen u check for time

dflaminyawn (author)bleach8152011-06-19

you can set it to be able to see the watch when you push the SLEEP/WAKE button

tigerbomb8 (author)2010-10-31


MCzone (author)tigerbomb82011-03-11

Most kids today are not used to watches at all, so they will not be used to water proof watches ethier.

P.S. It is great but you cant listen and wear it ar the same time

dflaminyawn (author)MCzone2011-06-19

yeah you can run the head phone up your sleeve or jacket and they will pop out on the side of your ear

There was this time about 30-40 years ago when everybody was wearing watches and washing hands but not one of the watches was actually waterproof... We've grown accustomed to things being waterproof so much that tiger has a valid point tho I do not agree with the alarming emergency with which he all-caps presented it.

However valid the point, most people who wear custom made jewelry / watches are aware of their water resistance levels and take care not to wash their hands with the pieces still strapped to their wrists.


billbobaggens (author)tigerbomb82010-11-04

your just like a constant downer arnt ya.. and most ipods are splash proof but you raise a very good point

acaz93 (author)tigerbomb82010-10-31

You actually gave me a good idea! thanks!

tigerbomb8 (author)acaz932010-10-31

what is it

acaz93 (author)tigerbomb82010-10-31

I will make a waterproof case for teh iPod with an innertube.
Problem solved + chance to win a contest

Adam Manick (author)tigerbomb82010-10-31

Most people are smart enough to notice the Ipod on their hands.

Kryptonite (author)tigerbomb82010-10-31

Normally people try to avoid washing their watch.

tigerbomb8 (author)Kryptonite2010-10-31

yer this guy on was testing the ipod and forgot about it on his wrist and got water in the usb connecter

paperclip32 (author)tigerbomb82010-10-31

Just because he is stupid doesn't mean we all are.

Or, you could make a fancy rubber case for it out of something like surgu and just put a clear plastic window in it where the screen is :)

acaz93 (author)tigerbomb82010-10-31

I actually slide the iPod back into my arm when I wash my hands

brochelle92 (author)2011-02-10

Just because something can be done doesn't neccesarily mean it should be done. Waterproofing a wristwatch converted iPod is not neccesary. Take it off.

braingoop (author)2011-01-10

i now see a reason for buying the ipod nano

chixi96 (author)2010-12-23

Really nice!!

Jarodwr (author)2010-11-21

y'now you can't just leave the ipod nano on all the time because it would run out of power. *cough*design fault *cough*

Mr USB (author)2010-11-19

Good.Altho as soon as apple relesed this nano belkin made a rist band like that.Try making one with a waterproof case that you slip the nano into.

sebaz (author)2010-11-08

lol theres already something like that T_T

Dark_Haseo (author)2010-11-04

a fancy way to be robed :)

TSC (author)2010-11-03

You have the new ipod nano sweeet!!!!!!!!!!!! nice job!!!!

Kryptonite (author)2010-10-31

Nice Instructable, simple build but the nice documentation makes it brilliant!

acaz93 (author)Kryptonite2010-10-31

Thanks! I did my best!

Kryptonite (author)acaz932010-11-03

Looks like it too!

Jodex (author)acaz932010-10-31

And you really did well!

lukaj2003 (author)2010-11-02

My favourite online store, Deal Extreme sell a watch strap just for this.

Not sure if it works out to be cheaper, but it's a great idea in the first place!
Nice writeup.

JavaNut13 (author)lukaj20032010-11-02

DX for the win!

your dog (author)2010-11-01

I was totally thinking of this when it first came out! great minds think alike! My idea involved a snap-in case however.

D00M99 (author)2010-10-30

Very nice! Simple and fun!(Along with having a new watch that can do everything an IPod can!)

acaz93 (author)D00M992010-10-31

Not to mention all those looks you will be stealing everytime they see your watch!

DJ Radio (author)2010-10-30

I have a better idea- Why not take a leather strap, put a rung at each end, and connect both rungs to the clip? One would slide to the hinge side, the other would go on where the clip detaches from the nano.

acaz93 (author)DJ Radio2010-10-30

It is indeed a good idea! but this time I was looking for a rather quick'n'dirty watch band, maybe you should make an instructable about it!

DJ Radio (author)acaz932010-10-31

I don't have the new iPod nano, nor do I plan on getting it. It is a downgrade over the last one in my opinion, as you can't watch videos, you can't record videos, and I'm sure there are a few other features that it lost as well.

If I ever get a new iPod nano (I currently have a 3rd gen nano), It will be a 5th gen from

thearchitect (author)2010-10-30

But is it waterproof? :-)


acaz93 (author)thearchitect2010-10-30

Unfortunately, Apple did not made the newest iPod nano waterproof...

...but as a matter of fact, the wristband is

shabaki (author)acaz932010-10-30

nice , lol i just thought of apples next new thing "The new apple ipad! This version is 6.3 times faster,5.2 times lighter,lasts 12.1 times longer, and now you can use it underwater!"

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