Little spots on my watch? Caused by case?

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.
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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.
By the way I forgot to add, I've had the orzly invisicase on my watch.
 

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Relentless Power

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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.
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By the way I forgot to add, I've had the orzly invisicase on my watch.
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.
 

Amanii

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

Relentless Power

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Thank you I'll try that! I'm wondering what's better, no case or this?
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.
 
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clauzzz203

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It's ironic that the case has damaged the watch, don't use cases people :) Besides, looks much better without
 
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Newtons Apple

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What about tempered glass screen protectors ? Do they have same issue?
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.
 
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markusbeutel

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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.
 

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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.
 

Relentless Power

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Not sure if this is better with or without
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.
 
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illyb2000

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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.

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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