A fully open source & customizable E-Ink watch

View all updates Feb 19, 2021

Enclosure Design Contest & Even More Watch Faces

Our enclosure design is well under way. We’re also happy to open the community enclosure design contest. Submit for a chance to win one of our prizes!

3D Printed Stainless Steel Prototype

As we’re working on the aluminum enclosure design for Watchy, we wanted to get a sense of how a metal enclosure would look and feel, so we took to Shapeways and 3D printed the "dos" enclosure in stainless steel! It weighs a hefty 100 grams (2.5 times that of aluminum!). In our next few prototypes, we will start producing them in CNC anodized aluminum. Stay tuned!

Watchy 3D printed steel prototype enclosure

Watchy 3D printed steel prototype enclosure

Enclosure Design Contest

We are officially announcing the enclosure design contest for Watchy! From today until the end of our campaign (March 16, 2021), we will be accepting Watchy enclosure design submissions. Submit your designs for a chance to win one of the prizes, and it may also be chosen for mass production!

Contest Prizes

  • First Place: $500
  • Second Place: $250
  • Third Place: $100

Contest Rules

  • Design files can be submitted as pull requests to our watchy-cases GitHub repository, or as a link to your own repo that we can fork.
  • Submissions must be open source and under the MIT License - we want to keep every aspect of Watchy open!
  • Design files must be in STEP file format to be considered for mass production (injection molded plastic and/or CNC aluminum).
  • Please include at least two or three renders of the design - or photos if you have access to a 3D printer!
  • Every backer is allowed three ranked-choice votes (first, second, and third choices).
  • Submissions will be displayed and voted upon in our gallery. Voting ends 11:59 PM PST March 23, 2021.
  • Votes deteremined to be fraudulent by SQFMI will be discarded.
  • The first, second, and third place prize winners will be determined by popular vote.
  • The enclosure design that goes to manufacture will be determined solely by SQFMI.
  • No purchase necessary.

Getting Started

Check out our GitHub repo to get the Watchy base model and start designing your own enclosure!

Our first submission is Peechy by @Optogram:

Watchy case candidate: Peechy by @Optogram

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Even More Watch Faces

The Watchy community continues to grow and they are sharing some amazing watch faces! From analog dials to binary clocks, there’s so much creativity going on. If you haven’t already, come join our Discord to share your ideas or be inspired!

Collage of community-designed watch faces

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Ever thought about controlling your smart home from your wrist? If so, check out how @peerdavid connected his Watchy through MQTT pubsub to his smart home, reading weather data and even controlling lights!

@peerdavid connected Watchy to his smart home via MQTT

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Product Choices


Watchy Kit + Case

Includes E-Ink display, Watchy assembled printed circuit board, battery, double-sided tape, wrist strap, and injection-molded plastic enclosure, all safely nestled in an attractive and instructional box. Assembly required.


Anodized Aluminum Case

A CNC aluminum case for Watchy, including an anodized top piece, an anodized bottom piece, four anodized buttons, and four stainless steel M3 screws. In total, it will add 25 grams of pure ruggedness to your Watchy Kit (not included).



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