Oops - watch dropped

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by birnando, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. birnando macrumors regular

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    Here's what can happen when the watch is dropped on tiles...
    Seems there is a hole straight in to the inner workings of it.
    At least they are available locally now;)
    I checked to see if I can have it repaired here in Norway, but that was a whopping USD450!

    So off I go to buy a new one... IMG_3137.JPG
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Ouch. Lesson learned to always get AppleCare+.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Oh that bites, and as mentioned - don't forget AppleCare+ this time :(
     
  4. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    Ouch. I feel for you. :( maybe this watch wasn't your favorite choice and now you have an excuse to get the one you want. Small consolation I suppose. Great deals out there.
     
  5. Jatheon macrumors newbie

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    Take care next time. Enjoy in your new watch!
     
  6. birnando thread starter macrumors regular

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    Indeed.
    I'm not gonna make that mistake again.
     
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Sod's Law matey, these things unfortunately happen and it's never nice to witness. :( Hopefully you can sell the broken one on eBay or something and make a little bit of your money back.
     
  8. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a

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    Why all the love for AppleCare+? It's $49. If I accidentally damage the watch, I'll pay $69 or $79 (Sport or Stainless Steel) for up to two incidents.

    I have a Sport watch that cost $399. In all probability, I'll trade it in for the next release in the Spring. For a 27% surcharge, I can effectively insure it against a fairly narrow set of circumstances (I'm not covered if it's lost or stolen, for example). But the chances are pretty good that I will never need this insurance, which is why Apple can make money offering it.

    I carry insurance against catastrophic loss. Let's say that I'm a terrible klutz and put a hammer through the screen while hanging a picture. How much money am I out? Well, it's not the full purchase price - I've been happily wearing this watch for months. Like most tech, it lost value the moment I took it out of the store. What's it worth now? $250? Is that worth taking out $109-worth of insurance over?
     
  9. jasie02 macrumors 6502a

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    OP has SS, not sports. I have no interest on aluminum watch case also. SS all of time, titanium if not too expense (like it will happen), maybe liquidmetal if that ever happen.
    Watch is a fashion statement for some people, actually for a lot of people.
    Some people like to drive Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, not everyone want a Yugo from point a to point b.
     
  10. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a

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    With respect, the argument isn't between aluminum and stainless, and the auto analogy is false. The case and crystal material are different, everything else is the same. The cost of insurance drops to 20%. At the same time, the materials used in the stainless steel watch are stronger and more resistant to damage, which again is how Apple makes money selling insurance. So we'll say you spend $119 to cover a possible $350 loss. I still don't see a compelling argument for it.
     
  11. TxWatch macrumors 6502

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    I thought the Sapphire Crystal in the SS was more prone to breakage vs the ION-X glass of the Sport? From the Pic, his damage seems to be screen only.

    TxWatch
     
  12. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a

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  13. jasie02 macrumors 6502a

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    It looks more fashionable with SS and gold, and fashion sell for anything wear on body, pants, clothes, handbag, shoes, watch.....
    If you don't believe me, check with your significant other on cost of famous fashion brand name handbag and shoes, they are running in thousand.

    Technology improvement could only increase price slightly, but fashion sells with $$$$$$$.
     
  14. nicho macrumors 68000

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    Unless you think OP scratched it on a tile you're wrong.

    Sapphire is much more resistant to scratches. But that's not the same as breakage, and it is more likely to shatter in the case of an impact. The ION X glass in the sport is especially resistant to impact. It says so in the buyers guide.
     
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    It is all about physics. Make think hard to resist scratches and they become more brittle and prone to possible breakage. While making things softer will make it prone to scratches but less brittle so somewhat resistant to breaking.

    I still like the sapphire screen as scratches are what I am most worried about.

    You people dropping your watch on tiles floors should know better.
     
  16. birnando thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is true, simple physics.
    As to us dropping them, we do know better.
    It's just that every now and then things happen regardless of that knowledge...:)
     
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    We are all human.

    I try to make it a habit to put on and take my watch off over a counter of soft surface. Tile floors got to be the worst. My cat knocked my watch and charger off my dresser but the wood flooring did it no harm.

    Hope you still enjoy your new watch.
     
  18. WarHeadz macrumors 6502a

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    You're spending $50 to COVER a potential loss. You spend the other $69 if you need to take advantage of the coverage. $50 for peace of mind on a $600 device seems like a no brainer for me. I already paid that $50 when I bought it. If I break my watch today or any time in the next year and a half, like the OP did, I pay $69 for a brand new stainless watch overnighted to me from Apple. I will never own an Apple Watch without AppleCare+.
     
  19. DougFNJ macrumors 6502a

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    I never own an Apple product without Apple Care +. First of all it adds to resale value should you sell it....no risk to buyer.

    Should you trade it in or sell to Gazelle, you are entitled to a refund minus the time you bought the coverage. Example, let's say you pay $100 for the plan and Buy it 1/1/14 sell the device 1/1/15 call Apple for a refund on AppleCare and you should get $50 back.

    If you need to use the coverage, the cost of the deductible plus the plan costs much less than the cost of having to buy a new device. A lot of upside for a small investment.
     
  20. nicho macrumors 68000

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    i may be wrong but isn't that only if it is unused? ie if you have already made one repair for accidental damage, you will not get any sort of refund?
     
  21. DougFNJ macrumors 6502a

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