- Sep 28, 2007
Has this happened to anyone else? The Apple rep I talked to on the phone said he hadn't seen this before.
Yeah. I wasn't sure what the term should be because when I think of solder I think of lead and I doubted they used lead on these.My guess is its a bad solder joint. Looks like the solder is still on the end of the links but the interior of the magnet was not cleaned well making the joint weak. All a guess on my part.
(Is this what you guys mean when you say welded?)
Exactly. Even if the end piece needed to be a fraction thicker I'm surprised that they didn't do that simply based on the fact that that is the only piece that is holding the entire thing together.Looks like it was glued to me and if done correctly this should not have happened. I would have like to see the mesh band go farther in the end piece to give the glue more surface area to bond to. Looks to be very shallow, not even a 1/8", more like a 16th which would not give a lot of bonding surface.
Apple will replace it without a question unless they detect abuse and i see none here.
You would stand at the mercy of the Apple store. The right thing would be to make it right but who knows till they have it happen.Just curious. If you purchased a genuine milanese loop band from Apple and the strap broke causing the watch to get damaged. Where would you stand?