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Introduction: IWatchband

About: Engineering Enthusiast

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?

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?

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.

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

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

Step 5: Show Off

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!

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    44 Discussions

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    sjdaskldd
    sjdaskldd

    4 years ago

    That is a very clever no sew method.

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    sjdaskldd
    sjdaskldd

    4 years ago

    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.

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    companero_cal
    companero_cal

    8 years ago on Step 2

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

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    bleach815
    bleach815

    9 years ago on Step 5

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

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    dflaminyawn
    dflaminyawn

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 5

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

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    tigerbomb8
    tigerbomb8

    9 years ago on Step 5

    DO NOT DO THIS YOU WILL FORGET YOU HAVE IT ON AND THEN WASH YOUR HANDS THEN BUY BUY IPOD

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    MCzone
    MCzone

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    dflaminyawn
    dflaminyawn

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 5

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

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    ellocotheinsane
    ellocotheinsane

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 5

    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.

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    billbobaggens
    billbobaggens

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    acaz93
    acaz93

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    You actually gave me a good idea! thanks!

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    acaz93
    acaz93

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Adam Manick
    Adam Manick

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Kryptonite
    Kryptonite

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 5

    Normally people try to avoid washing their watch.

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    tigerbomb8
    tigerbomb8

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    paperclip32
    paperclip32

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Callum Snowden
    Callum Snowden

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 5

    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 :)