After spending sometime on this forum I've noticed how particular people are when it comes to scratches or blemishes on their watches and other products I think it's worth pointing out something about Apple Watch Hermès that people who've never owned fine leather goods might not understand or expect. If you watch the keynote Tim Cook talked about the Hermès leather and how it would "age beautifully." You have to keep in mind that leather is dead animal tissue, and as such reacts differently than metal. In your life you might have encountered artificial or processed leather that alleviates some of the issues you will encounter with Hermès, but against conventional opinion but wear and discoloration is a sign of GOOD leather, whereas blemish free is a sign of BAD or even fake leather. In fact, one way to spot a real Hermès, Louis Vuitton, or other quality leather bag as being real is wear and discoloration to the handle from where contact with the skin, use, and oil will cause it to change overtime. This is called a patina, and can also be observed on quality shoes as well. So if you purchase the Apple Watch Hermès you'll notice the band begin to change color over time. This will be particularly visible in the Fauve ("brown") version. This is caused by contact, oils in the skin, sweat, sunlight, etc. There is nothing you can do to prevent this -- short of never open the box. This is supposed to happen. This is a sign that you have quality leather goods, and not cheap, manufactured goods. BUT after seeing how some people panic over scratches I thought it a good public service announcement.