Resolved Any Apple Watch polishing service?

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  1. corky5678 macrumors member

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    Does anyone know of a place where I can send my Apple Watch to get polished? There are some deep scratches . It is the stainless steel model. The glass is fine and is obviously harder material. Thank you!
     

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  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Wow - What has been chewing on your watch?

    Take it to a jeweler, who might have a suggestion for you.

    They will likely tell you that you "have some deep scratches there!"
    I think the best you can hope for, will be shiny scratches. :oops:
     
  3. corky5678 thread starter macrumors member

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    I've tried three different jewelers. I just want to send it to someone. I bumped a few things at work.
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You seem to be unnecessarily harsh on your AW. That kind of damage is deep enough to qualify as replacement under AC+ (i.e., more than just cosmetics). I suggest getting AC+ for your next AW.
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    What was the answer that all three jewelers gave you?
    Bet they all said the same thing.
     
  6. corky5678 thread starter macrumors member

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    They all said they don't work on apple-reduces. I do have Apple Care, would that cover it?
     
  7. corky5678 thread starter macrumors member

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    It's says resolved, but it is not. I don't know how that got checked or how to uncheck it.
     
  8. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I guess you meant warranty. A stainless steel watch is something that a jeweler would easily handle (Apple or Rolex, eh?), but you would pay for that, too - not a warranty service.

    You could even try a local pawn shop. You may have better luck there (or at least someone who can point you to a competent jeweler)

    AppleCare does not cover accidental damage.
    AppleCare+ will replace your damaged Watch for a fee. I think its about $350, but you can call AppleCare to find out (if you purchased the AppleCare+)
     
  9. sean000 macrumors 6502a

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    Bumped a few things? You must have a much more interesting (or at least physical) job than mine :)

    I doubt many jewelers or mechanical watch shops will want to deal with the possibility of damaging the electronics or the crystal using a rotary sanding/buffing attachment on a flex shaft. My wife makes jewelry and I've seen her do some pretty detailed stuff with a flex shaft, but even then she usually tries to separate the piece she is working on so she doesn't accidentally touch something she doesn't want to touch with a high-speed sanding/buffing tool.

    Sean
     
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    What the…

    Did you find it in the middle of the street?
     
  11. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    I thought it was clear that AppleCare+ definitely has accident coverage, up to 2 instances, it's $60 to $70 for Sport and Stainless per accident. The std 1 yr warranty apparently does not cover accidents if I'm reading it right. Most SS silver Watches I see have scratched bezels, just like the old shiny Touchs.
     
  12. corky5678 thread starter macrumors member

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    I called I called Apple and it is $69 with Apple Care. Does anyone know if I have it polished if that will void the warranty?
     
  13. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    I'd just pay the $69 and try to change habits of protect it. THe SS is attractive but not when it is all scratched, that's shy I have a Space Black and a Space Gray..
     
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