Oleophobic coating?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by rick98761, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. rick98761 macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    Any word on if these watches will have the same coating as on the iPhone. I hope not, that is where a lot of the micro scratches seem to come from.
  2. MHenr macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Apple holds a patent for oleophobic coating sapphire crystal. But I don't know if it will be applied to the watch.
    I own a few Swiss watches with sapphire crystal and some of them have coatings which aren't great... The crystal is very hard to scratch, the coatings not so much.
    The best IMHO is still a non coated sapphire crystal. Nothing compares, and it alone is worth the extra $$ you'd pay for the regular model instead of the sport.

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