Apple Watch Band

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by shirakotakumo, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. shirakotakumo macrumors newbie

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    I have an aluminum Apple Watch, I'm planning to buy a black link bracelet band for it. The link bracelet is made of stainless steel which is a metal and my watch is aluminum, also a metal. I'm afraid of the band scratching my watch when I'm changing the bands. Since you have to slide the bands out, I'm afraid that the friction between the band and Watch case will scratch it. Do you have an aluminum Watch with a link bracelet band? Did it scratch your case? Please let me know, my OCD is driving me crazy.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    They were certainly be some friction from the stainless steel and aluminum when you're sliding the band in and out of the port. I can't contest if it will scratch it or not, but it could if you're not careful enough or there could be some micro scratches within the band port from the friction of the stainless steel link with the aluminum.
     
  3. shirakotakumo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple support says not to worry because the watches are designed to work with all its bands, but it's metal on metal. What is the difference between a micro scratch and a normal scratch?
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    A normal scratch is something that's likely deeply embedded or visible. Micro scratches would be small, fine, very minimal scratch that you would have to look very up close to see.

    I have seen others wear the link bracelet with the aluminum watch, and I don't think it should be a problem where it will scratch the watch. I do know there will be friction from the two metals when you're sliding the band inside the port, where it is possible to have some micro scratches.
     
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    If you are careful inserting the band into the watch, scratching should not be a problem.

    What COULD be a problem will be the band, when your watch is off your arm, coming in contact with the aluminum. That could scratch. I have also read where the Milanese bands can scratch, even the stainless steel AW.

    With a little care you should be fine.
     

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