Attention space grey owners

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Appleturnover, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Appleturnover macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone, just wanted to know if you were having the same problem I'm having with my Space Grey Watch. The black band seems to be having grease marks or scuffs that can't come off. Attached are some pictures. Are you guys having the same issue?
     

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  2. Appleturnover thread starter macrumors newbie

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    here's another photo
     

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  3. Honey Badger macrumors 6502a

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    Did you receive the band like that or did that happen after you received it from use?
     
  4. leeingham macrumors 6502

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    This is why I believe they haven't shipped many - heard a rumour due to peeling aka this!
     
  5. Honey Badger macrumors 6502a

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    If that is the case, I'm happy I have a June delivery so they can sort this out.
     
  6. BarmyGnome macrumors 6502

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    Looks like normal wear for a black polymer band - bit odd to see wear this early on though, could be faulty?
     
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    Appleturnover thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This happened approximately 8 hours after I started using it. It was in perfect condition when I received it! I opened it up yesterday around 1pm, right when the UPS truck driver delivered it.

    Edit: I happened to notice it while taking it off. I'm not sure how long it took for it to appear that way.
     
  8. srazz macrumors regular

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    Geez, really? Hasn't anyone worn a watch before? Oh my, look I wore my watch and it looks like I used it. ;) I can't believe it doesn't stay looking like it did when I took it out of the box. :D
     
  9. Appleturnover thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha, I would not be worried to have wear and tear like this, maybe 3-6 months after use? But to have it like this a day after use is pretty unacceptable.
     
  10. d0minick macrumors 6502

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    I have a ton of rubber watches. My favorite is a black fossil that absolutely gies through the ringer with me. About two years old now and its rubber looks like new.

    So no, that isnt normal, especially after 2 hours for 400$
     
  11. jafingi macrumors 65816

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    Nah.. Apple Employees have probably worn the bands for months. They would have noticed long before pre-orders and fixed it in production.
     
  12. bushido Suspended

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    uhm yes I expect a watch to stay in perfect conditions for many years. and this happens after only 8 hours
     
  13. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    It shouldn't be looking like that one day after being used. It looks like whatever coating is on here is coming off.

    And in theory, a rubber strap should, with a clean, look exactly like new after whatever use. Rubber doesn't just stain/mark like that. My pebble strap (black rubber) which is probably made of a far inferior material stayed like new the entire 2 years I owned it.
     
  14. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Which is why almost no one has a black sport band on either a Sport Watch or Apple Watch
     
  15. betabeta macrumors 6502a

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    That's going to happen, black always shows more wear, most of those marks are not going to be visible that much, but yeah that's normal wear marks.

    Grease marks were a concern of mine, it's like getting finger prints on your ipad, it is unavoidable.

    I'm using the white band and silver case, it's really growing on me:D even though I wanted the space grey.
     
  16. Appleturnover thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Exactly haha. I'm not sure if this is a widespread issue or just localized to my device/shipment only. Do you think Apple would issue a recall if it affected all the SG people?
     
  17. Steve686 macrumors 68020

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    Are the marks covered by the other side of the band while you are wearing the watch?
     
  18. Appleturnover thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How's the white band holding up?? Do you see anything similar to my black band?

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    The marks are covered by my wrist, so nothing is showing on the outside. The outside portion of the band looks fine other than the portion that is tucked in.
     
  19. Appleturnover thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here's that portion:
     

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  20. Honey Badger macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmmm, maybe there is a special coating on the outside that was left off on the inner part.
     
  21. Appleturnover thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Perhaps. I'm not sure, cause the picture above is taken from the strap on the outer side.
     
  22. psychonaut macrumors 6502a

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    I have not noticed this on mine but it has only been 1 day so far. I will keep an eye on it and report back if things change.

    The good news however is that this is only the band! Worst case I am sure apple will issue replacements and probably let you keep that band for use until a new one comes in.
     
  23. betabeta macrumors 6502a

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    Holding up great, no grease marks or other marks...but we will see after I work out in the garden.

    It's funny, I would hate to work at apple store the next few months, iphone users are so fussy and use cases. So the smallest mark can freak them out.

    These are watches, SS watches all get scratches, and bands especially get marked up, all the bands will show some wear, it's all good;)

    But I'm feeling these space grey models may really show the wear, so I might just stick with the regular sport version.
     
  24. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    I have a feeling it's because of the lightness of it. It being so much lighter than the white one means it uses a less dense, more porous material. That is if it's grease. Can you get it out with a mr. clean magic eraser? I can't tell if it's grease accumulating or the material wearing.
     
  25. Leeabe macrumors member

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    The pictures are taken with a flash so will look worse than it really is. A flash is going to expose any little detail.

    As someone with multiple watches, expect wear on the bands. They are going to get scuffed, warped, and worn.
     

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