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Resealing the Watch After Repairs

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  1. Resealing the Watch After Repairs, Prepping the Sealing Surfaces: 手順 1、 1の画像 1
    • Wash your hands! Oil and dirt on your fingers can get inside the watch, and also make it harder to work with the adhesive we'll be using.

    • To prepare for resealing the watch, clean the sealing surfaces thoroughly.

    • I used isopropyl alcohol on cotton swabs to clean the bezel and watch case sealing surfaces. All old gasket material should be removed.

    • It's easier to clean the case sealing surface with the display removed, so if you're removing the display during your repair, clean it then!

  2. Resealing the Watch After Repairs, Preparing the Sugru: 手順 2、 2の画像 1 Resealing the Watch After Repairs, Preparing the Sugru: 手順 2、 2の画像 2
    • Sugru is a formable adhesive, with a consistency similar to modeling clay. It comes in small single-use packets, and cures with exposure to the humidity in the air.

    • Make sure you're ready to re-seal the watch when you open the Sugru, it will begin to cure in about 30 minutes.

    • If you have a "food saver" heat sealer, you can use this to re-seal the Sugru for later, preventing waste. Sealing one watch only uses a very small amount of Sugru.

  3. Resealing the Watch After Repairs, Forming the Sugru: 手順 3、 2の画像 1 Resealing the Watch After Repairs, Forming the Sugru: 手順 3、 2の画像 2
    • Rip off a very tiny bit of Sugru

    • Use your fingers to roll it out on a table or other surface, until it's less than 1mm thin.

  4. Resealing the Watch After Repairs, Forming the New Gasket: 手順 4、 3の画像 1 Resealing the Watch After Repairs, Forming the New Gasket: 手順 4、 3の画像 2 Resealing the Watch After Repairs, Forming the New Gasket: 手順 4、 3の画像 3
    • We want to cover the sealing surface of the watch without getting any adhesive into the (3x) spring holes.

    • Tiny springs go in these holes and make an electrical connection between the watch case and bezel.

    • If you want to improve the waterproofing of the finished product, you can line the entire perimeter of the case with Sugru, but it could reduce the Bluetooth range. I haven't tested this myself but will the next time I repair another of these watches.

    • Lay out small strips of the rolled Sugru, until you've covered the perimeter of the bezel. Give the Sugru a light smush into the bezel to keep it in place.

    • I put a thicker coat of Sugru than necessary on this watch, but we will address that later. You should roll the Sugru out a little thinner than I did.

  5. Resealing the Watch After Repairs, Springs: 手順 5、 2の画像 1 Resealing the Watch After Repairs, Springs: 手順 5、 2の画像 2
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    • These springs MUST be installed for the watch to function correctly, without them, the Bluetooth connection will have very poor range or not work at all. They are very easy to lose and almost impossible to replace!

    • I recommend completing this step after the inner display bezel is installed, but in my disassembly photos, I installed them first. It's easy to lose them while trying to reinstall the bezel.

    • There are three holes for springs, but in multiple Pebble Time Rounds that I've repaired, I've only been able to recover two springs. I'm either bad at keeping track of them, or some models are manufactured with 2 springs. The reassembled watches seem to work fine with only two springs. I recommend one spring on the right and left side.

    • Use tweezers to gently place a spring in each hole, being extremely careful to not lose them.

  6. Resealing the Watch After Repairs, Installing the Inner Bezel: 手順 6、 3の画像 1 Resealing the Watch After Repairs, Installing the Inner Bezel: 手順 6、 3の画像 2 Resealing the Watch After Repairs, Installing the Inner Bezel: 手順 6、 3の画像 3
    • Install the display inner bezel over the display and Sugru.

    • The inner bezel must be correctly aligned for proper watch operation. The hole for the ambient light sensor must be correctly located at the bottom, and the two "pogo" pins on the motherboard must be aligned with the contacts on the inner bezel.

    • On silver Pebble Time Rounds, the bezel is correctly aligned when the "30" is at the bottom.

    • The bezel is correctly installed when it sits flush with the display, there are notches in the case that it must align with.

  7. Resealing the Watch After Repairs, Cleaning Everything: 手順 7、 1の画像 1
    • This is your last chance to prevent accidentally sealing in any dust, fingerprints, or other grime.

    • Take a microfiber cloth sprayed with isopropyl alcohol, and wipe down the display, inner bezel, and the inside of the glass, making sure everything is nice and clean.

  8. Resealing the Watch After Repairs, The Glue Up: 手順 8、 1の画像 1
    • Install the outer glass bezel, and give the watch a good squeeze all the way around the bezel.

    • Some Sugru should come out the edges, wipe it up with a cloth or cotton swaps. It's much easier to remove excess Sugru before it dries.

  9. Resealing the Watch After Repairs, The Glue Up (Continued): 手順 9、 3の画像 1 Resealing the Watch After Repairs, The Glue Up (Continued): 手順 9、 3の画像 2 Resealing the Watch After Repairs, The Glue Up (Continued): 手順 9、 3の画像 3
    • Now we can put together a fixture to let the Sugru dry in. I used a C-Clamp, some scrap wood, and a foam pad to compress the watch.

    • The wood helps distribute the clamp force evenly across the display, and the foam helps protect the glass.

    • Make a Pebble sandwich with the clamp, wood, foam, and watch. Tighten the clamp enough that the watch is compressed, but don't make it too tight.

    • Remove any more Sugru that seeps out with a cotton swab.

  10. Resealing the Watch After Repairs, The Wait: 手順 10、 1の画像 1
    • Leave the watch clamped together for 24 hours to allow the Sugru to cure.

  11. Resealing the Watch After Repairs, Finishing Up: 手順 11、 1の画像 1
    • After the Sugru has cured, remove the watch from the clamp fixture and clean off any excess adhesive.

    • I've found that running the edge of my fingernail along the seam is a good way to remove the small remainder that may be stuck in there.

    • It's important to remember that your watch won't have much water resistance with this fix, but that's okay because it wasn't really waterproof to begin with. As long as you don't shower with it on or take it swimming, you should be okay!

    • If you ever need to open the watch again, you may be in for a bit of an adventure because Sugru is a pretty tough. I would suggest delicately wedging a razor blade in the seam and slowly prying the watch open that way, but I haven't tried this myself.

終わりに

The Pebble Time Round was never a “waterproof” watch, it was advertised only as “Splash-Resistant” . This fix will keep your watch in one piece, but it will not necessarily keep water out, so be careful!

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