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WIDE BODY watch straps just make your Pebble look better. Make it personal with premium silicone or genuine leather.
WIDE BODY watch straps just make your original "OG" Pebble look better. Make it personal with premium silicone or genuine leather.
WIDE BODY watch straps just make your original "OG" Pebble look better. Make it personal with premium silicone or genuine leather.
1,065 backers pledged $54,315 to help bring this project to life.

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WIRED digs it: "Yeah it's kind of ridiculous."

Pebble is a nice product, and great products should also have great accessories. Many Pebble backers are excited about the idea of using replacement watch straps to personalize their devices, and we are too.

The stock Pebble strap is 22 mm wide. Replacing that with another 22 mm strap is one way to make your Pebble stand out, but we think that lots of guys are going to want a wide strap. WIDE BODY compliments Pebble's shape to make the watch itself look slimmer--and better.

Because of Pebble's unique watch case geometry, there's really only one way to get wide: you need a custom designed strap that fits Pebble's housing perfectly, and that's where we come in.   

Our small product development company has worked on smart watches, nano watches, and rugged outdoor watches for clients like Nike and WIMM Labs. We have designed and manufactured both silicone and leather watch straps, and now we're looking forward to making some incredible new straps for Pebble.

We have designed four new 30 mm wide straps for the Pebble. Our CAD models and prototypes look great, and the quality and attention to detail on these straps is going to be outstanding. We think WIDE BODY straps make Pebble an even better product. And isn't that what a great accessory is supposed to do?  

At UTENSILE, we're big on prototyping. Eric and the Pebble team posted a 3D CAD model of their device in January. We learned about it on Reddit, downloaded the file, and 3D printed it the same day. We tried a few different iterations of WIDE BODY before we landed on the design you see here. Our approach to fast/casual prototyping yields all kinds of advantages during the design process. We can explore diverse concepts, find flaws, and even learn unexpected use modes. For WIDE BODY, the greatest benefit from our prototyping was speed. Some of the models from the video were completed before Pebble even arrived!

I hope you picked up on our enthusiasm for prototyping in the video. We look forward to sharing even more of the details of product development in our project updates. Silicone compression molding, leather die-cut tooling, fabrication/assembly--I can already see these "how it's made" moments in my head! With your support, you'll see them soon too.

Now, to get WIDE BODY into production, we need your help. We know that most people who will back this project are also Pebble backers, so you already know how this works. Your pledge will fund our tooling, assembly, logistics and many of our other product development expenses. In turn, backers will be rewarded with beautiful straps in your choice of four unique styles.

black silicone (3D printed prototype shown with 'shopped branding)
black silicone (3D printed prototype shown with 'shopped branding)
white silicone (3D printed prototype shown with 'shopped branding)
white silicone (3D printed prototype shown with 'shopped branding)
NEW silicone color options: camouflage and glow-in-the-dark
NEW silicone color options: camouflage and glow-in-the-dark

SILICONE watch strap details:
- choose from black, white, camouflage, or glow-in-the-dark
- choose regular length or very-long length
- soft-touch matte silicone
- 30 mm WIDE BODY width
- bold beveled-edge design
- "sweat gutter" ventilation slots
- two silicone keepers
- brushed finish stainless steel buckle
- includes two spring-bars
- limited edition Kickstarter branding
- nicknames: black = "empire." white = "trooper."

black leather (3D printed prototype shown with 'shopped branding)
black leather (3D printed prototype shown with 'shopped branding)
brown leather (3D printed prototype shown with 'shopped branding)
brown leather (3D printed prototype shown with 'shopped branding)

LEATHER watch strap details:
- choose from classic black or dark "cigar" brown
- choose regular length or very-long length
- tone-on-tone black stitching for the black strap
- contrast off-white stitching on the brown strap
- genuine calfskin leather
- 30 mm WIDE BODY width
- supple tapered padded construction
- natural nubuck leather liner
- two leather keepers
- brushed finish stainless steel buckle
- includes two spring-bars
- limited edition Kickstarter branding
- nicknames: black = "rebel." brown = "scum."

Like our Twig project last summer, WIDE BODY is a simple and innovative accessory that makes wearable and portable products better. Beyond just a clever idea, you can also count on high quality in both the silicone straps and the leather straps. Manufacturing a watch strap isn't rocket science, but it isn't easy either. That's why we work with some of the best suppliers in the world. We want you to notice the details of our design and the quality of our craftsmanship every time you wear your Pebble.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What if I don't have a Pebble?
Buy one here. They're awesome. Then install your WIDE BODY asap.

How do I install the new straps?
Pebble's design makes it easy to change straps. Use a small knife or a screwdriver blade to retract the spring-bars. If you want to get fancy, you can buy a special spring-bar tool on Amazon.

DETAILS:  Our CAD models show the bold beveled edges in the silicone strap design.
DETAILS: Our CAD models show the bold beveled edges in the silicone strap design.
dark "cigar" brown leather prototype with GadgetWraps "brushed steel" wrap
dark "cigar" brown leather prototype with GadgetWraps "brushed steel" wrap

Risks and challenges

The videos and images on this project page include CAD models and 3D printed prototypes because WIDE BODY isn't in production yet--we need your help to get us there! We'll do our best to exceed your expectations of what silicone and leather straps can look like, but there's a risk that we might not meet your expectations.

We want you to know that this risk is minimal because we have designed, developed, and produced high quality watch straps before. We know what we're doing! And if you were a Twig backer, then you know that we can deliver the goods.

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    Pair of two (two silicone)! WIDE BODY watch straps. Choose from our assortment of colors. Four spring-bars also included. Pebble NOT included! Free shipping in the USA.

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