Milanese Loop

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by James Godfrey, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. James Godfrey macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2011
    #1
    Hi all

    Should I be worried about the new Milanese loop scratching my S4 SS Watch, my understanding is the black one will due to the diamond like coating but what about the silver and gold versions, these are what me and my partner have.

    Thanks

    James
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2016
    #2
    The black Milanese loop can scratch the Apple Watch it comes in contact with it, but it has the potential to scratch the Sapphire display, because it’s equally as hard. The other Milanese loops can also scratch the casing, because it is metal on metal. You Just have to use caution with that specific band.
     
  3. James Godfrey thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2011
    #3
    Thanks for the info, first SS AW so was shocked to find out the sapphire display can get scratched... in general day to day wear should I be worried about my SS AW4 scratching on the screen do you think? Thanks
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2016
    #4
    If you’re wearing the watch on your wrist, obviously it won’t be an issue, but when you take it off, lay the watch on its side that way the the band can’t come in contact with the watch. If you Lay the watch flat on top of the Milanese loop, that’s how scratches usually occur.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #5
    You just need to take some care when removing the watch and prevent the band from being pushed against the case.
     
  6. James Godfrey thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2011
  7. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68020

    Bazooka-joe

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Location:
    Swindon, England
    #7
    Yes sound advice all round.. lay the watch on its side and be careful when putting it on so you don't scratch the back. My S0 had the Milanese loop and I used to wrap a small thin microfiber cloth around the band before putting the watch on my wrist and then once the watch was on my wrist, I would remove the cloth before tightening the band. Outcome was zero scratches. Crazy way to do it but effective.
     
  8. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

    Vermifuge

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    #8
    I used mine nearly 1000 days and never had a scratch on the crystal or the body. I think you will be fine. I never payed any sort of special attention or took any extra care in handling it.
     
  9. ipaddaro macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    #9
    AW4 SS here... scratched after 2 days (micro scratches), and i thought i have been careful...

    so, i think that it's easy to scratch it also because the magnet will magnetise the whole band after you take it off and you can do some strange movements in order to handle it.

    ditto, some people never scratched it, but i'm aware that i'll scratch it again.

    the most important thing to me it's that it can't scratch the sapphire glass (as SSBS does) or the back where sensors are.
     
  10. musicpenguy macrumors 65832

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    #10
    Also keep in mind the standard SS is prone to micro scratches and may have happened even without this band - the gold and black will be harder for that to happen to and yes be careful, but I wouldn’t be so worried that I’d never use the band etc.
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2016
    #11
    Good explanation. And the black stainless includes the DLC and the gold Stainless includes the PVD coating. Both very much different, but have the added protection.
     

Share This Page

10 October 18, 2018