Dang The SS Scuffs Way To Easy

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  1. LS3 POWER, Jul 9, 2015
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    LS3 POWER macrumors 65816

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    So I went from the Sport which I had for a month and never had a scuff/scratch on it to my new SS that I have had for 2 weeks now and already have 2 scuffs on the Stainless Steel Case (The side that aims towards me. I am just as careful with this one as I was my Sport but this morning I noticed another 2nd scuff. Ugh!! I do not know if I like having something that will mark up this bad so quick. I have been so cautious with this watch and I cant even figure out where the marks are coming from :(

    I love my watch dont get me wrong, just never realized how easy this would scuff up.
     
  2. latndude macrumors member

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    Yes it does, extremely easy , I just did not anticipate the little scratches and marks that keep appearing on the once beautiful finish . I had the watch since the beginning of May and I ended up putting a small plastic case from Spiegel that I bought on Amazon. The looks of the watch are gone. The case looks stupid and cheap . But I had no alternative . Im a bit disappointed about this. Especially since it is not cheap. I know it can be buffered and polished , but I might wait for that when the times comes to re sell it on eBay once a newer version comes up , hopefully not as fragile .
     
  3. DynaFXD macrumors 6502a

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    Alternative: Realize that you paid your money for a device that was for YOUR enjoyment and use and not for passing on to the 'next guy' in pristine condition for only a few dollars more than a watch with a few blemishes will pull and remove the case. Besides, there may not be a vibrant used market at all, so why count on it?
     
  4. LS3 POWER thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I find this one to be much nicer than the Sport I had, I just figured since the Sport did so well, the SS would hold up a bit better especially with the price difference. I love this dang watch, and I did order the Stainless Polishing Cloths but I just cant seem to figure out where the marks are coming from, both are deeper looking scuffs to.

    I am sure most if not all with the SS without any sort of case has been showing marks to, so I am living with it, I just wanted to keep it flawless looking. Still a sexy watch though haha
     
  5. meikdunj macrumors regular

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    Stainless stratches it's one of those things. My TAG has loads of them and cost much more. Enjoy the watch and expect it too get a few knocks on the way.
     
  6. DynaFXD macrumors 6502a

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    I hear you ;-) But you could also take a different tact and look at the blemishes as beauty marks earned from an active life style. After two years they will be the figurative notches in your holster of the time you wiped out on your surf board, fell while climbing El Capitan, or grazed your arm while fighting off a shark. Or perhaps less gloriously when you banged your arm on a door jam, but the point remains it was with you along the way. I dunno, a spotless used watch almost has no character to me; no stories behind it. Besides, you can get it its yearly polishing at the local jeweler for a nice face lift as well. :)
     
  7. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    This. And people were knocking me for installing an Orzly/Monoy case on my SS Apple Watch. Thankfully, I remain scuff-free and the case is hardly noticeable.
     
  8. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    The aluminium is actually harder than the stainless steel apparently, and the SS's shiny finish doesn't help. I had a SS watch before I purchased my Sport, and it scratched extremely easily. It's really not unexpected.
     
  9. LS3 POWER thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Maybe Ill just take it every 6 months or every year for a little polish at the local jewler then and just enjoy it :)
     
  10. Bazooka-joe, Jul 9, 2015
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    I have bashed or scraped mine a few times against wooden door frames and the pvc coating on stair bannisters and so far I have been lucky. No marks or dings. Even in the sunshine I can't see any micro scratches. It will happen eventually though
     
  11. LS3 POWER thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ... On a side note though, I never had anyone in the month I had the Sport ask me about my watch, in the 2 weeks I have had the SS, I have had several people take notice of it, and ask me questions about it. A few have asked if thats the new Apple Watch and a few called it the Dick Tracy watch lol and wanted to know what the watch could do.
     
  12. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

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    I've got a lot of micro scratches on mine and scuffed it somewhere cause there's a scuff mark. Same with the bracelett but its for my enjoyment and may get it polished once a year.
     
  13. fanta88 macrumors 6502

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    My SS has scratches and scuffs, too. I knew that would happen, but it bothered me a lot when I noticed the first one. Honestly, the fact that it can be easily polished and buffed is actually an advantage to the Sport, in my eyes -- scratch the aluminum one (even though it is more difficult to do) and you're SOL.
     
  14. germanguy macrumors regular

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    Do you have covers for your shoes too in case you scuff them? :)
     
  15. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a

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    I love how my stainless steel example is naturally getting scratches and dulling as I use the device, just like a regular stainless steel watch - it definitely means 'character'. I was afraid it would dull and discolor too much and look like an iPod back but they are obviously not the same type of material.
     
  16. AppleWes macrumors 6502

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    This is actually another reason why I like my Sport over SS (tried both), it's nice to not be asked about it all day.

    Plus I know it's normal for SS to get scratched/scuffed up, but I'm more "relaxed" wearing Sport without worrying. To each his own though. It's all personal choice which I'm glad Apple allowed us to make!
     
  17. LS3 POWER thread starter macrumors 65816

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    At the end of the day we all love our wicked cool watches and thats what matters most no matter the model :)
     
  18. shortcrust macrumors 6502

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    Not knocking the obsessives - I've been there before and will be again! But I don't even notice or even really look anymore. I've always worn watches and they've always got dinged and scratched. Key thing for me is that six weeks in and the glass is still perfect after a score of smashes with walls, radiators, door handles and children's heads.
     
  19. LS3 POWER thread starter macrumors 65816

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    New form of discipline? lol
     
  20. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I've had stainless steel watches for years. They scuff up. It's nothing unusual. Remember, you rub up against things (shirts, jackets, desktops, walls, etc.) without noticing. Once a year or so, just buff it out or have a jeweler do it for you.
     
  21. LS3 POWER thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thats what I will do, I just panic when I see these scuffs because its such a beautiful watch but I have to learn to realize my OCD will have to deal with it and it CAN BE polished out, so I will just treat myself once and a while to a polishing at a jewler :)
     
  22. iBighouse, Jul 9, 2015
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    You can remove minor scuffs and scratches quite easily with some polish. Just youtube it.



    Edit: removed the toothpaste suggestion before someone tries it!
     
  23. jasonklee, Jul 9, 2015
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    You might feel better looking at this. And this.

    The Rolex forums in general have dozens of similar threads that might change the way you or anyone look at a wrist-worn tool.
     
  24. jschu22 macrumors regular

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    NO!

    Sorry for the emphasis but I hope no one has already tried. Toothpaste is much too abrasive for a mirror finished metal.
     
  25. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    Eh... No. The SS is harder than the aluminum. It's just with that super high gloss finish, it's going to show every little thing.
     

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