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Back in the 80’s a short-lived fad of Slap bracelets which were strips of stainless steel 9covered with colorful fabric) that would coil around your wrist when you ‘slapped’ it aginst them. They were fun, but cheap knock-offs flooded the market with poor quality (i.e. sharp) steel and cheaper cloth coverings that resulted in some injuries. The original product didn’t cause injuries, but schools banned them anyway and the fad faded.

Fast forward to these modern times and about 30+ years of materials science and the idea of slap bracelets is back! Only this time instead of the (potentially unpolished) steel they are made of 100% silicone that can be printed directly. Some even got the idea of putting a watch on the bracelets and so we get Watchitude:

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The Watchtitude watches start stiff and when you slap them against your wrist they coil around it. You can make minor adjustments after it ‘snaps’. You can snap it around other surfaces as well – some cyclists claim to use them to keep their pant legs under control (so they don’t get caught in the chain).
Since printing silicone is easy the manufacturers can make any design they want. You can even suggest your own as an ongoing contest (the reqard is just a free watch, however). There are loads to choose from but right now we are carrying six nifty and coloful  Watchitude Models.

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