Does the black Milanese scratch the sapphire crystal?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by macattack407, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. macattack407 macrumors newbie

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    Was looking into getting the gold stainless steel model with black Milanese strap but heard the black Milanese has a coating that's the same hardness as sapphire crystal and could possible scratch it?
     
  2. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

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    It can if you’re not careful. The Black loop from Apple is DLC coated. Not sure if the gold one is.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I also think that there is a possibility that the DLC coated band could hard the sapphire screen.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Yes, the black Milanese loop has a diamond like carbon coating, which is the same type of coating that is used on space black Apple Watch, which is equally as hard, if it comes in contact with the watch, it will scratch it. It’s happened to multiple members already.

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/space-black-milanese-loop-scratches-watch.2019023/

    The gold band does not use DLC from my understanding, however; the gold stainless watch uses a PVD coating to protect the casing.
     

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