Apple Watch Case

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by ern_r, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. ern_r macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2015
    Has anyone found a good case for the watch? I bought a spigen from Amazon any it is ok but is starting to lose quality as time passes.
  2. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Los Angeles
    For maximum coverage and a Panasonic G-Shock look I use the Spigen Tough armor case. Still looks brand new even though I've had it for a few months now.

    Spigen Tough Armor (has built in screen protector also):

    For minimal coverage and to bring the beauty of the watch out I use the Monoy Cover®-Premium-Transparent-Lightweight-Protective/dp/B00XONVW0W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444857942&sr=8-1&keywords=Monoy+apple+watch+case
  3. LanWolf macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2007
    The Netherlands
    When going to the range, i wear a Spigen Tough armor combined with a 24mm zulu strap (2 piece) on my sgs Watch.
    Works great.
  4. AppleB macrumors 6502a


    Oct 18, 2011
    The Spigen Thin Fit cases are pretty cool. I have a Silver and a Black and the Rugged. Here's the Silver

  5. Mac 128, Oct 19, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2015

    Mac 128 macrumors 603

    Mac 128

    Apr 16, 2015
  6. Jessem1133 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2014
    I've worn mine to the beach/snorkeling, and haven't had any issues. Though if you're going to do anything deeper, this case looks like a good idea.
  7. Azzin macrumors 601


    Jun 23, 2010
    London, England.
  8. Mac 128 macrumors 603

    Mac 128

    Apr 16, 2015
    I've no doubt now, that Apple engineered the thing to withstand more than an ipx7 rating. After all, the guys designing this thing were creating a product to replace their $20k Rolexes and surely expected a certain level of performance around water, whether any of them ever used their watches to the limits of their designs or not.

    I use mine when I go surfing. So the water forces are much greater than a casual dip in the pool. And while I've seen first hand that the watch is able to withstand those forces, as others have reported, I'm not confident that it's capable of that forever. Even ipx8 rated watches have to have regular maintenece to ensure those seals are working properly. The Watch comes with a disclaimer that the watch can't be tested for water resistance following a repair, like a battery replacement. I suspect much of that warning has to do with the watch being assembled primarily with glue. Both the crystal and bottom are glued on. And some of the reports of the crown seal gaskets coming out of the pin hole, give me pause as to how well these things are constructed and the quality of some of the materials used. Ifixit reported that they thought some of the materials used in the Sport watch were of lower quality than those in the stainless models. Considering I can't really have the watch regularly checked and tested, I'd just rather put it inside a case that will ensure it will last as long as I want to use it.

    They may very well come out with a 300m rated water resistant watch next year, in which case I might buy it. But considering I mainly wear the watch when I go surfing, I have no problem keeping it in a case full time, as it sits on the charger ready to go most of the time, and never has to look nicer than that (I.e. The office or dress events).
  9. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I like the luvvitt ultra armor, it works well for me and seems very unobtrusive.
  10. AppleB macrumors 6502a


    Oct 18, 2011
    They make nice accessories.

Share This Page

9 October 14, 2015