Apple Watch Cases

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by GeorgiaPower, May 3, 2015.

  1. GeorgiaPower macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2009
    Does anyone plan on purchasing a case or screen protector for their watch?
  2. Poochi macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    No. Awful idea for a watch. Unless you are in constructions or similar professions.
  3. GeorgiaPower thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2009
    Yea, I'm still thinking about a screen protector since it's only $6, but I wore my watch to the gym today and thought it might be nice to have a case for peace of mind
  4. caligurl macrumors 68030


    Jun 8, 2009
  5. r8ders2k macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2009
  6. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    San Diego
    I want one but not for every day. Maybe for long hikes, camping, or more outdoorsy stuff. More rugged might even look better. But for every day, I love the styling too much to cover it up.
  7. Xtremjeepn macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2014
    I'm considering a case because even the 42mm watch is tiny! I'm used to wearing watches nearly 10mm larger. Thinking a cool sport case with give the watch a much more sporty and larger look and feel to it.
  8. tknice macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2010
  9. SixtyK macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2013
    I work in a print shop/bindery and wanted a screen protector so I went with Armorsuit. It covers the entire glass, curves and all which is what sold me.

  10. sotie macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2007
    Putting a case on a watch just seems ludicrous to me. I've been wearing a Breitling everyday for 9 years and never once considered protecting my 11k watch.
  11. Xtremjeepn macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2014
    To me the Watch is tiny in size(yes, even the 42) and dainty looking. It's too slim and sleek for my taste. Some of these cases add some much needed bulk and adventurous character.
  12. sotie macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2007
    Okay, I guess that makes sense. I'm still waiting on my pre-order (SS 42 with link bracelet) so I don't really have a feeling for the size of the 42mm yet. It's probably going to feel dainty to me as well after wearing this huge Breitling Chronometer for so many years.
  13. Xtremjeepn macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2014
    Thought I would toss this in here for a bit of size and style perspective, and fun.

    These are some of my normal "daily" watches. Which I consider the Watch to be a "daily" style of watch simply due to its functionality.

    This is a 42mm SS Watch

    This first thing you should notice is that the 42mm is still small compared to many watches on the market, and none of these really fit in the "really large" category. (Well, maybe the Welder)

    The second thing is that the Watch is incredibly seek/clean/boring/sterile/etc. This is obviously a personal style issue, but this is where I see the "cases" for Watch going.

    With a traditional watch that only tells time, you get unlimited choices for personal style. Which is exactly the point of traditional watches.

    There is only one style for the watch(not counting bands), but it's the ONLY choice with its functionality.

    So, I see cases being more about personalization and personal style than being about "protection"

  14. eb25 macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2015
    Looks like we can add speck to the list - they are working on a bumper that should be out soon.
  15. daydayvol macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2012
    I'm coming from g shocks and love that look. I teach PE so it is important it is protected. Kids ruined some of my nice watches early on in teaching so now I just use g shocks. I don't even worry about things with them. But to put a case on a regular watch sounds ridiculous but this isn't an ordinary watch.
  16. coolerkid macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2015
    I got the Spigen thin case. Provides great protection, and I actually think it makes the watch look much better. I have the stainless steel version, and hate the look of the rounded glass, and think the stainless steel looks like a device from the 80s. The watch also scratched the first day I got it. This case solves those issue.

    The case needs more work though, it pops off to easily, I'd like to see it provide fully body coverage, and not have their logo on it. I'm hoping to see more 3rd party cases pop up that provide protection and improve the looks of the watch. I never thought I'd need a case for the watch, but now I will never be without one until Apple makes a nicer looking/more durable body for the watch.
  17. treimche macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2012
    I was also looking at the thin case from Spigen. I like that it pops on and off easily. I just need something to cover the aluminum of the watch while I'm working. Are there any other really thin cases out there? I'd like to keep the watch as sleek as possible. Also it would be nice to have something that matches the space gray, or even the smooth finish of the black sport band.
  18. driphone macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2008
    Very nice and subtle protection :) May I ask if this protective film was installed by them or you?

    To my friends wishing a bulkier AW case, please be cautious as some can interfere with the crown and push button operations.

    Here is a size comparison of the 42 mm SS AW next to my beloved Pam 318, Brooklyn Bridge edition (44 mm).


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