Apple Watch/MacBook abrasion, and strap wear experiences?

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    Fairly confident I saw a similar thread previously so I apologise if this is a duplicate post. But seen as Apple have refreshed the bands it has made me consider buying a second band to my milanese. I like my band, but my 15" Retina MacBook Pro has a lovely scuff from where I have scraped the band while picking it up. Just wondering, I know some are obvious but what are the user experiences like on some of the bands with regards to using a laptop? It is a rare occurrence but with my new rMB I don't want to take any chances with the gold finish. Perhaps just let me know what some of the leather bands have worn like also? thanks!

    -Stone
     
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    It's a non-issue if you practice proper typing techniques, which require that you keep your wrists straight and hence the palms (and therefore the watch strap) off anything below the keyboard. Unfortunately, many people don't do this and they scratch the hell out of them as a result.
     
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    I have not been clear, this happened when I was physically handling the machine. I type in a perfectly normal fashion too.
     
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    The idea was just seeing what the people though of their straps after the general wear and tear they could get on the strap.
     
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    The hardened steel will scratch the softer aluminum - just the nature of the metals used. I avoid using milanese/link when using my Macbook - that thing is too pretty to damage with scratches!
     
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    Which do you use in it's place for that? :) I was considering a sport band or classic buckle (38mm)
     
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    Years ago I scratched the hell out of my 2006 MacBook's wrist rest with a metal clasp on a watch I had. Since then I've avoided wearing watches altogether because I was worried about scratching up my computer (and have never quite been able to teach myself the proper typing technique).

    When I got my Apple Watch, I went for the sport band and leather loop specifically for this reason. The leather loop especially is perfect for using the computer with, because there's nothing there to scratch up your casing.
     
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    Would be perfect! But I have a 38mm and would not really want a third party band :/
     
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    I use a black sport band and black classic buckle generally - there aren't any really pointy things that will scratch the wrist pad on the macbooks (you still have to watch out for the buckle on the leather one). I'd recommend the leather loop but I think it's garbage...it creaks too much and gives phantom haptic feedback.
     
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    Does the sport band pin pose a danger to it? Or would you say it would need to be deliberate to cause damage?
     
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    Stay away from the white sport strap.

    My white sport strap has some yellowing starting to happen with it. Not really happy with that. It's been kept clean daily with a damp cloth, but when I went and got a black sport strap last month, I went to put the white one back in the box, and that's when I noticed the yellowing that has gradually happened over the 8 weeks I had it on the watch. When it was new, it was as white as the box it came in. Not so anymore.

    Don't really notice it much when you wear it, because there's nothing around to which to closely compare, but when you put it beside the box, or a new white sport strap, it's quite noticeable.
     
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    Apple call it "antique white" now!
     

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    Nah the pin is pretty innocuous. You'd really have to take it and gouge to make any noticeable damage appear.
     
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    Yep - this exact thing happened on the Watch I got for my mom.
     

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