Repair it or buy a new one?

CupertinoSlave

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I recently scratched my Series 1, right across the face. I see it every time i look at the watch. Since I would need to pay to fix it, would it be worth the upgrade to the series 2?
 

jbachandouris

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Series 1 or series 0? If it were a series 0 (one of the originals with the slower processor), upgrade. If it is series 1, that's up to you to decide. Repair costs are high and who's to say it will be fixed as good as a brand new one.

$200 price difference? If you have it, just go for it and sell the other one.
 

jbachandouris

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Damn this is going be tough to choose between this and the Nintendo switch

Also, here is the scratch.
That's pretty ugly. If you are choosing between the watch and the Nintendo Switch, maybe buy an Apple Watch screen protector for now. It won't eliminate the scratch, but maybe it'll be less noticeable so that you don't have to replace it yet.
 
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Newtons Apple

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Damn this is going be tough to choose between this and the Nintendo switch

Also, here is the scratch.
There is another thread her, "My First Scratch" which was way worst than yours and a screen protector did wonders to hide it. Yours would like not be visible and only cost less than $20.

For $20 you can get the Switch, too!
 
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Relentless Power

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Damn this is going be tough to choose between this and the Nintendo switch

Also, here is the scratch.
That's fairly minimal. I would not invest the money in repairing the display for $300.00. I would apply a screen protector and use it for what it's worth. Repairing it for &300.00 could essentially buy you another Series 1.

If you upgrade, Series 2 is nice if you appreciate the added features. And I know this may be out of your price range, but if you decide to upgrade to Series 2, consider the stainless model with the sapphire display, which is Highly scratch resistant.
 

CupertinoSlave

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Out of curiosity, why would Apple give you $100 off Series 2?
I guess I was lucky lol. I told the genius about the scratch and he told me $300 wasn't worth repairing that scratch in his opinion (he could barely see it in the store). Then another employee asked if I would like upgrade to the series 2 for a discount. I took that offer.
 

Relentless Power

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I guess I was lucky lol. I told the genius about the scratch and he told me $300 wasn't worth repairing that scratch in his opinion (he could barely see it in the store). Then another employee asked if I would like upgrade to the series 2 for a discount. I took that offer.
That's very generous of Apple that they granted you a $100 discount for accidental damage that was done on your behalf. I'm actually surprised they provided you a discount and A $100 at that, especially being it was cosmetic damage. But then again, that's a testament to why Apple has excellent customer service.