Glad I Got The Sport!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by donster28, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. donster28 macrumors 65816

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    With all the talk of the stainless steel getting scratched easily and the sapphire screen being inferior to clarity than the ION-X glass:

    http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/27/apple-watch-display-comparison/

    I am glad I got the Sport!

    Yes, you can just buff the scratches on the stainless steel but by doing this a lot, you can actually buff away the coating and will eventually see the actual steel under there if you're not careful. The aluminum on my Sport got in contact with steel a couple of times, but it didn't get affected a bit...no mark of any sort was left. My ION-X glass is still pristine with no visible nor difficult to see/'only seen when angled' scratches. Of course, I am being careful but not overly paranoid.

    I think us 'Sports' owners got our money's worth it. And no, I'm not justifying my choice, I just don't want to do extra effort to keep my watch look brand new...just blow on it and slightly wipe it before going to bed.
     
  2. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    Scratches can easily and have already been polished out.

    Your screen is inferior. Just wait until it start scratching with daily activities.

    Enjoy.
     
  3. edlex macrumors 68000

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    The stainless steel is solid steel. When you buff it just gets shiny. There's no coating just steel.
     
  4. donster28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Let's compare in about a month.
     
  5. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    I guess we'll see how it goes, but so far I have no obvious scratches on my stainless watch. And frankly, given the design of the watch I don't think scratches on the metal are going to be that obvious. The screen, on the other hand, is another matter...
     
  6. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Completely misinformed.
     
  7. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    lol, Sure thing.
     
  8. donster28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Let's compare after polishing your stainless steel a hundred times. :)
     
  9. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

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    Hmm. It sounds like that's exactly what you're doing though...
     
  10. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    Sport continues being the best price value, this news just cements that fact
     
  11. Jstill71 macrumors member

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    Sounds like you're trying to convince yourself of something
     
  12. donster28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just a quote from information regarding polishing stainless steel:

    CAVEAT: You will always leave microscopic scratches on a highly polished SS (or gold) surface. These ultra-fine scratches are visible only in bright light and from a certain angle.
     
  13. jjlannoo Suspended

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    All they are saying is the sapphire doesn't have a antiglare coating. It would be pointless to add that as it would just scratch and the whole point of the sapphire crystal is that it doesn't scratch easy. Yours will scratch anyways so they figured they might as well add it.
     
  14. donster28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nope, not at all. Spending another $200+ for a SS is not worth it for me.
     
  15. loyalist macrumors 6502

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    Scratch on SS casing x100 > scratch on sport watch screen
     
  16. edlex macrumors 68000

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    You should try looking at aluminum under a microscope #
     
  17. jjlannoo Suspended

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    Why would I polish the stainless steel? have you ever owned a steel watch before? lol you don't polish them all the time. You just wipe them off. the important part is the crystal.
     
  18. donster28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Being careful and being paranoid is not the same thing...I am not covering my watch with armor.
     
  19. Applenoob34 macrumors regular

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    Mines better than yours. I made the smart decision.
     
  20. macgeek01 macrumors 6502a

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    According to DisplayMate The sapphire reflects almost twice as much light and washes out the picture in very bright conditions. So I suppose it's give and take.
     
  21. ru7hl355 macrumors regular

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    Good luck polishing the scratches out of your screen ;)
     
  22. MH01 macrumors G4

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    So is there a need to justify your decision? Just enjoy the sport.
     
  23. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Look, if you need to pat yourself on the back to justify not getting the more durable of the two options, feel free, but don't wrap your self congratulations in FUD.

    Get a scratch on stainless steel; buff it out with a Cape Cod cloth. Get a scratch on matte finished aluminum, and you're stuck with it, unless you disassemble it, polish it, bead blast it, and re-anodize.

    Get a scratch on the sapphire crystal...well, chances are you won't.
    Get a scratch on the Sport crystal (which is far easier to do) and your stuck with it.
     
  24. donster28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, but I don't have any scratches to polish at all. :confused:
     
  25. leenak macrumors 68020

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    What kind of daily activities do you think involve scratching your screen?
     

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