Returning a S0 for repair?


macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 22, 2013
I have a stainless steel, original gen (series 0) watch that has just had the back fall out, damaging the connecting cable as it did so. It is out of warranty (even the extended warranty for backs falling out), so Apple says it will be AU$350 to return it for repair or (more likely) replacement.

It is definitely not worth paying that much for a S0, but I doubt Apple still have S0 stock so I suspect I might end up with a slight upgrade. Does anyone know for sure? Would I end up with an S1 or maybe even S2?


macrumors 601
Nov 6, 2011
Highlands Ranch, CO
Thats US$379, though, which equates to around AU$530, so it is quite a bit more.
My apologies. I failed to notice the AU you had posted in your original post. Still, I would have to agree with Julien. I don't think I would spend AU $350 (about $250USD) for a series 0. Series 2, *if* that is for certain what you would receive, then maybe yes.
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macrumors 68020
Jun 15, 2018
Apple Watches are not repairable.

I’d say the chances of you getting a S2 are 50/50.

The S0 has been out of production for at least 2 years but I’ve seen some reports of apple replacing S0s with S0s still in 2018.
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macrumors 65816
Jan 12, 2014
Monroe, Louisiana
I had my screen pop out on an original 1st gen Stainless steel watch that was so old it wasn’t covered by the 2 year extended warranty. This happened in September of 2018. I took it to the San Antonio Texas Apple Store and they were going to charge me a huge repair fee. They assured me that I would get a Series 0 as a replacement and NOT a Series 2.
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