Chips along the band slot?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Ingenioutored, May 19, 2019.

  1. Ingenioutored macrumors newbie

    Ingenioutored

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    Hi guys I’ve owned a S3 before and now a S4. I’ve never really used metal bands only silicone ones but I’ve noticed tiny chips of paint coming off along the ridges of the channel in which the band slides in? They are tiny chips. I have them on both my S3 and S4.

    I do have leather bands with metal ends.

    Anyone have a similar experience?

    Like these OGAnRFE.jpg
     
  2. CWallace macrumors 603

    CWallace

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    Just checked my Space Black Stainless Steel Series 4 and it looks fine. I use mostly the Stainless Link and the Milanese Loop and both have metal lugs.
     
  3. Ingenioutored thread starter macrumors newbie

    Ingenioutored

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    Looks fine as in absolutely not discoloration along the edges at all?
     
  4. CWallace macrumors 603

    CWallace

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    Correct.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

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    The OP has an aluminum watch versus your stainless watch. The difference being, the aluminum is much more prone to chipping, where as the space Black would rarely chip, if ever due to the nature of the harder properties of the 316 L and DLC coating.

    My anecdote is The chipping on the OP’s watch is from coming to contact with something, rather it be the watch band lug or an object of something else. Fairly common with the aluminum watch, which is one of the reasons why I will not buy the aluminum watch, because once the chips, it starts to spread and looks cheap.
     

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