Watch-style link bracelet with magnetic closure

by juancgarcia, published

Watch-style link bracelet with magnetic closure by juancgarcia Aug 7, 2015



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This is an update of my previous project Watch Links with 1.75mm Filament pins.

The original project was intended to be an upgraded strap/bracelet for my then wristwatch. That watch has since given up the ghost before I got around to designing a proper adapter link. This time around, it's a standalone bracelet, using neodymium disc magnets to hold the ends closed. It was kind of inspired by the Apple watch's optional magnetic band.

My magnet links are designed to fit a 8mm diameter disc magnet with a height up to ~2.7-2.8 mm.


I had very good results with these settings on my Bukito using PLA:

0.2mm layer height
1mm wall thickness
1mm top/bottom thickness
40mm/s print speed
180C extruder temp

No support or raft needed.

The disc caps should just press-fit over your disc magnet. If the fit feels too loose, feel free to reinforce with your preffered glue.

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Hi! i've already printed half of my bracelet with the other pieces. Will I be able to join them with this closure?

The closure depends on some strong neodymium magnets to stay closed. As long as you have some to install it should work great.