Do you put a skin case or screen protector

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Appl3FTW, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

    Appl3FTW

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    do you guys have screen protector or case on your watch? I feel like I should because I don't want to scratch it. At the same time I don't even feel like wearing it while I exercise because Its just too "pretty" lol.
     
  2. gdeputy macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have sport or stainless steel?

    Stainless needs no protector on screen.
     
  3. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    Stainless steel... I may pass on the screen protector I was thinking more for case for the SS case against scratches.
     
  4. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    I intended to use both, but after getting the watch, I cancelled my Spigen order. I am quite happy without anything on it.
     
  5. jettie1767 macrumors 6502

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    I've never put any sort of case on any of my watches whether it was platinum, white gold or stainless steel. So, no plans on putting one on the Apple watch either.
     
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    Just buff the tiny scratches out once in a while. Not putting any protection on my watch. Just want to wear and enjoy. Hope you enjoy!
     
  8. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I used to put bulky cases on my iDevices. Once I decided I wanted minimal protection I stared buying AppleCare. That way I can enjoy the ascetics and still be protected.
     
  9. TJone macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly - AppleCare is a great purchase. I can't imagine having a case on my watch. Even forgetting the asethics it seems like it has to make using the crown and side button more difficult I would imagine.
     
  10. pooleman Suspended

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    I wear my Sport Gray while exercising and I put a screen protector on it. I took my time doing the screen protector install and you can't even tell it's there.
     
  11. soya macrumors 6502

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    Door got slammed onto my SS watch by accident. Watch had no scratches/damages at all. Door has marks on it now. Watch 1 - Door 0 :D
     
  12. rsxmachine macrumors 6502

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    It's a personal choice. The screen protector do not look great compared to the no protection at all so you have to weight the benefits. Anyone that says you can't see the protector while on needs to get their eyes checked as it changes the texture of the screen
     
  13. Attirex macrumors 6502

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    Dirt and grit got trapped inside Spigen case and scratched my SS. Threw away case, buffed out scratches. Lesson learned.
     
  14. mr.anthonyramos macrumors regular

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    I beg to differ. Nothing wrong with my eyes but you really cannot see the screen protector unless you hold up your watch an inche or two from your eyes everything you check the time. I DO however FEEL the difference when touching the screen. It doesn't feel as smooth obviously and fingerprints marks appear more frequently. Screenprotectors do not affect how your watch looks but the feel of it when using it.
     
  15. mr.anthonyramos macrumors regular

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    Which case did you have?
     
  16. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Ha ha ha so you kept your apple watch! :rolleyes:

    Enjoy it, thanks for the laughs ! Get a case for it, you would hate to scratch the casing!!!
     
  17. shortcrust macrumors 6502

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    Better a beaten and battered device than a case/screen protector. I just don't get it. It really is the same as putting plastic covers on a sofa to me.
     
  18. leebroath macrumors 6502

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    Really?? I've been hearing a few people get tiny scratch marks from just daily things, so to have a door slammed on it..hmmm lol

    Photo of a close up or it never happened :p
     
  19. *GeekChic macrumors member

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    I have scuffs and dings on my screen protector, so it saved me some scuffs/scratches on the watch itself. Glad I installed it.
     
  20. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    What type of screen protectors do you two have? On my iPads and iPhones, I have static cling protectors, and the protector is hardly visible, plus the texture is almost the same as a bare screen. But for my watch, I got a wet application protector, and while you have to look closely to see it, the protector looks and feels like I put Saran Wrap on the watch.

    I do like having screen protectors on my devices, as I'm clumsy and bang them up quite often. This goes double for the watch, as I'm banging my arm against things at least once a day. I have the Sport, but I think I'd get a protector even if I had the SS. I considered getting a case, but decided I didn't need one, a screen protector is enough.
     
  21. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    What happens when you're done with the work out do you get sweat all over it is this is what I'm worried about if I use my watch when I go running
     
  22. soya macrumors 6502

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    Not a single scratch haha

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  23. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    I've had a SS with no protection since launch. I'm pretty hard on it but the screen is still perfect. However, body has taken a beating. Definitely very scratched up and a few dents (!).

    However, I also don't care. It looks good with the scratches and dents. More character more like a "patina" that will grow over time.

    It's still super shiny and no one else would notice all the scratches and dents.

    I plan to wear mine hard and let the finish do what it's going to do. Long before the watch would look "beat up" I'll more than likely be replacing it anyway :)
     
  24. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    I simply rinse mine off with water and towel dry. Don't stick it "in" water. Just get it wet.
     
  25. mr.anthonyramos macrumors regular

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    BSE. I don't use BSE or wet install protectors on my other devices, only on my apple watch as I want the entire screen covered and not those rubbish protectors that cover only the flat portion of the watch.
     

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