Apple says both the SS and the DLC coated link bracelets are NOT water resistant. Perhaps when water is trapped in the links it can rust?? More than 1 review of the SS Link Bracelet have said it scratches easily. I know SS link bracelets will scratch, but the reviews imply the Apple bracelet gets scratched up more than the average bracelet. Has that been your experience? Reviews of the black DLC coated link bracelet have said the black color has rubbed off?? That's hard to believe with DLC coating. I would think it's more likely that the DLC coating chip off than getting rubbed off. What's your experience? Thanks in advance for your feedback! Many Apple Stores have been sold out of bracelets for a while now, but it looks like they will soon get more inventory. I'm thinking of getting one.