Replacement case for the Pebble 2 Smartwatch
Do you have failing or disintegrating buttons on your Pebble 2? Do you want a more permanent fix than glue or sugru to fix the holes? If so, please read on!
If you don't want to replace the whole case
, you might prefer to just replace the buttons.
If you do want a new case
This case is the result of a 4 month collaboration between me and Tation (the world's most avid pebble collector). The current version for sale here is version 42! It's available in three different materials, and numerous colours.
In addition to the new case, you will need the following:
- A Pebble 2 SE or Pebble 2 HR (of course)
- A (preferably non-functioning) classic (OG) Pebble watch, from which you will need to remove all four buttons, making sure to keep all the button c-clips, o-rings and springs.
- The original back plate from your Pebble 2 (this case doesn't replace that piece)
- Some suitable silicone or waterproof epoxy to fix the glass and back plate in place (only a very thin bead is needed).
Taking apart the Pebble 2 is straightforward, if a little fiddly, and here's Tation's photoguide
to most of the steps.
Removing the LCD is the trickiest part. I found it easiest to snip the sides off the original case bit by bit, then wiggle the top and bottom frames until the glue lets go.
This link might also be useful: Facebook link - Photo guide for taking apart pebble 2 SE
Tation and I are contactable via the send message link here, or via the Rebble Alliance Discord
or on r/pebble on Reddit
(u/Tation29 or u/astosia), so if you have any questions, please get in touch.
Please note that we cannot guarantee or warranty that the case is water resistant, so please use it at your own risk. This is especially true if you choose the more colourful shapeways versatile plastic, which is not watertight.
If you find that Shapeways' shipping costs to your country are very high, please have a look at my website, as I normally keep some of the latest versions of the buttons in stock. https://favouritehumandesign.com/product-category/pebble