Tessa’s Weekly Picks – 3D Printed Watches


Tessa Blokland  

3D printed wrist bands for Uniform Wares on a print bed

There was a time that I did not wear any watches at all; I had my smartphone. But a smartphone within reach just for checking the time is not really relaxing. Before I realize it I am (again) checking my emails, social media or wasting time on an app. Here are some nice 3D printed examples for me to consider a smart looking watch.

I really like this watch, designed by Uniform Wares and 3D printed by Betatype. I especially like the way the 3D printed band closes; it interlocks with the band as if it is a textile woven strap. In the top image, you can see how the bands are placed on a printer bed. Looks great, don’t you think?

In the watch Vador by Montfort Watches, the dial has been 3D printed in black Stainless Steel in a pattern called “Les Massifs”. Knowing the size of the dial it is truly amazing how detailed 3D printing can be.

The Serie 1 Time Pieces by industrial designer Zach Raven is also one of a kind. Most of the visible parts are 3D printed: the case is made from laser-sintered titanium; the case’s back is 3D printed in a black acrylic photopolymer and the face is printed in a UV cured acrylic polymer.

The last example comes from Amsterdam based company FreshFiber. Matthijs Kok (yes, the 3D printing whizzkid we like so much) designed the Pulse Watch Band, which is compatible with the Apple Watch.

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Each of Tessa’s weekly picks is a curated group of 3D printed designs, based on the week’s chosen theme. If you would like to offer a theme for Tessa, or if you have your own 3D printed weekly picks you would like to see featured, please let us know by commenting below. Subscribe to the newsletter to get the latest weekly picks every week in your mailbox.

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