1 week in, scratched my Watch. What are my options?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jonhoy, May 7, 2015.

  1. jonhoy macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Let me start off by saying that I understand that it is the nature of watches to be scratched and buffed over time. But while it's only a week old, I'd like to take action if possible. If it was scratched months down the line, sure I'll just accept it and move on. But it's still a baby right now.

    So what can I do? Is it possible to replace the screen by visiting Apple or by purchasing AppleCare? Or should I just live with the scratch? (It's not even on the main screen, it's on the curved glass part. Really only visible when looking for it.) Right after I finish this post I'm going to purchase Spigen's screen protector, if only for the peace of mind that my Watch is somewhat protected.
  2. ninethirty macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2006
    Live with it. There's going to be a lot more. If you fix this now, you'll end up doing the same thing in a day, a week, a month, or whatever. Scratches build character. They make the watch yours. If you insist of buffing out every scratch, you'll never be able to keep up.
  3. LD Curb macrumors regular

    LD Curb

    Apr 19, 2015
  4. jonhoy thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Aluminum. Wasn't the first time I nicked the Watch against something so I was a little shocked when it actually did leave a mark.
  5. iBlazed macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2014
    New Jersey, United States
    Buy Applecare+, this would be accidental damage and you would have to pay $69 for a replacement. What I would do is wait a year, in that time there will no doubt be more scratches and nicks that accumulate, and then just replace your watch under Applecare+ at that point.
  6. jonhoy thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2015
    This is a good idea as I'm sure there will be more scratches, but then again the other poster's idea of just living with it was good too. I think I'll just sit and think on it and let the 60 day period to buy AppleCare creep up. If by then I feel I could benefit from AC I'll jump on it and wait to use it.
  7. mightyjabba macrumors 65816


    Sep 25, 2014
    I suppose it depends on how bad the scratch is, but I'd just live with it, at least for a while. Maybe you scratched it because you weren't used to it on your wrist. Better to keep it for a while until you are used to it and are relatively sure it won't happen again.
  8. hallidc macrumors 6502


    Sep 26, 2013
    Try buying AppleCare+ and replace it down the road.
  9. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
  10. Tom G. macrumors 68010

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    Is the scratch on the face or on the case? If its on the face putting on a skin could make the scratch "disappear". I did this with my Pebble, and the scratch is almost invisible. Most people never see it.

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