Milanese Loop scratching!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by pocketdoc, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. pocketdoc macrumors 6502a

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    The tab that contains the magnet has already scratched! I just put the watch on this am and with typing on a computer on a wooden desk, there are scratches! The tab happens to sit right where I rest my arm while typing. Maybe I'll try and turn it around.

    I have a piece of clear tape on it until I can go to an Apple Store.

    Buyer Beware! If you get one of these, put something protective over the tab. Maybe a small piece of InvisibleShield type film? Clear nail polish?

    Otherwise I love this band. Very unique.
     
  2. dexterbell macrumors 6502a

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    Wait, so it scratched within minutes of you doing nothing more than typing at a desk with it on?
     
  3. pocketdoc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I can't think of anything else I may have rubbed against.
     
  4. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    All Stainless Steel watches will do this. G-shocks, Rolex, etc.

    Invisibile shield might be a good idea. Do not put nail polish. It will damage the metal.
     
  5. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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  6. RayDonovan macrumors regular

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    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!

    There's a little scratch on my watch band!!












    You cannot be serious.
     
  7. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    Removing Scratches from Metal Watches

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpB419oxCjQ

    It took me 2 minutes to find that.

     
  8. Opus00 macrumors member

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    Ummm...all stainless steel watch band does that. I have a Swiss Army and Philip Stein watch with SS bands and both bands are scratched like crazy.

    Apple is not a magician...they can't do magic as oppose to what some other people think.

    Your newly exchanged one (if you can exchange it) will do the same.
     
  9. pflau macrumors 6502

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  10. gorkt macrumors 6502

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    The tab comes with a brushed finish. Are you sure that is not what you are seeing?
     
  11. tigres macrumors 68040

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    That apple custom stainless steel must be really special.
     
  12. BrianNH macrumors member

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    First thought: Yeah, it scratches so what. Look down at mine, few tiny scratches.

    Second thought: I know I've got some old extra invisibleshields kicking around here, and having the tab noticeably rub on my mac while typing is kinda annoying. 5 minutes later, I'm all fixed up ;-)
     
  13. pflau macrumors 6502

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    Brushed finish scratches just the same. And to top it off you can't just polish the scratches off, it needs to be done professionally.
     
  14. Costino1 macrumors 6502

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    You'd be heart broken too if your new gadget was dinged up after 24 hrs. I feel for the guy

    My iPhone 6+ has a few nicks in the edges but it lost that new toy luster so no big deal.

    Same thing will happen to us with the Watch after 6 months
     
  15. tigerinexile macrumors newbie

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    Just looked at mine, and yeah, it's scratched up. Those who don't want this to happen, don't take the protective film off the magnet tab.

    Other thought -- this'll inevitably happen to the SS case too, no? Like the old stainless steel iPods.

    Ah well, adds character, I suppose.
     
  16. MH01 macrumors G4

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    SS scratches, but you can buff it out . This is not a defect apple employees can help with
     

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