Little spots on my watch? Caused by case?

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  1. Amanii macrumors newbie

    Amanii

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    hi everyone!

    So from the day I've owned my Apple Watch I've had a case on it. However there are some little spots on my watch and it seems like they're appearing more and more. It only started with one but there's way more now.
    Would anyone know what these are? First I tried to wipe them off but that sadly didn't work.
    I've had my watch since last December.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 27, 2017 ---
    By the way I forgot to add, I've had the orzly invisicase on my watch.
     

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  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    It's Either one of two things. It could be sediment that got trapped under the plastic case that was covering the display. I would try using a little warm water and rubbing alcohol, and gently rub it off of the microfiber cloth.

    Or it could be damage. I enlarged your photo to look up closely, and it almost looks like it's surface damage to the Ion-X Glass, which may have been caused from debris trapped under the case and it's from the case rubbing against the display.
     
  3. Amanii thread starter macrumors newbie

    Amanii

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    Thank you I'll try that! I'm wondering what's better, no case or this?
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    My personal opinion, is do not use any type of layered cases over the display. What happens is, is sediments and fine particles that you can't physically see, get trapped under the display and rubbing causes damage to the display. There is an oleophobic Coating on the display, but that ultimately won't protect it from consistent rubbing or contact with debris trapped under the display.
     
  5. clauzzz203 macrumors regular

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    It's ironic that the case has damaged the watch, don't use cases people :) Besides, looks much better without
     
  6. illyb2000 macrumors 6502

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    What about tempered glass screen protectors ? Do they have same issue?
     
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    Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    If they fit directly on the screen, dust or debris would not be able to get between the screen protector and the screen. The OP is using a case type device that covers the entire screen and maybe the watch body watch body. It allowed debris to get between the case and screen.
     
  8. markusbeutel macrumors regular

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    IMG_0612.PNG Have curved glass screen protector - no issues anything getting underneath. Then have Xdoria defence edge case that fits perfectly on top. Completely protected combination - the edge case is aluminum and you can get it in different colours to match your watch.

    Fits both series one and series two.
     
  9. illyb2000 macrumors 6502

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    Mines, spigen bumper and tempered glass protector. Prefer it 'naked' but rather be cautious
     

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  10. ad931 macrumors regular

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    Spigen case. prefer it without but my daily job can be hazardous...
     
  11. harriska2 macrumors regular

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    I use a caseology with a film protector that you put in water with a bit of soap. After over 1 week seems to work well so far and only cost about $18 with shipping for both from amazon.
     
  12. illyb2000 macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if this is better with or without
     

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  13. Relentless Power, Jul 9, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    If you mean better by protection, then bumpers serve their purposes for more rugged environments. As far as looks are concerned, I personally think it takes away from the Watch experience, but some have no issue with that, as the bumper is meant otherwise.

    I own the stainless model and would not put a bumper on it for reasons stated above. But the Sport model would make more sense, as aluminum once scratched, is permanent.
     
  14. illyb2000 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it's series 0 aluminium I have, my second tempered glass protector has cracked also so makes sense to buy a case too. Thinking of not using one for the screen.
     

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  15. illyb2000, Jul 12, 2017
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    illyb2000 macrumors 6502

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    Don't think it looks right. Too big
     

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  16. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    It definitely makes it look much larger compared to without the bumper.
     

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