Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mjs402, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. mjs402 macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2013
    So, am I the only individual who is "concerned" (if that's the right word) about scratching my MacBook with the metal on the bottom of the watch? The only band that doesn't have metal on the bottom is the leather loop, which to date is only available on the 42mm models.

    Imagine buying a 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina Display and a nice Stainless steel Apple Watch with Stainless Steel link band. You're typing away happily and then you notice "oh noes! I've scratched my brand new laptop".

  2. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    Why would this be a new problem? Watches have been constructed from metals before laptops existed. Either take your watch off or embrace the rub marks.
  3. Mikes1 macrumors member


    Feb 21, 2015
    Looks like it's just one or the other for you then
  4. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    I wouldn't want top rub a metal band on my MBP. I'll be getting the sport band, which has a metal thingamajig, but I don't rest my wrist on the MBP anyway, others will want to be careful.
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Proper typing technique involves not touching your wrists while touch typing.

    People have been wearing watches long before laptops came into existence and they've done just fine not scratching them up.

    If you've never worn a watch in your life, here's a tip. Wear it on your non-primary hand so it'll not get in the way of writing and mouse use (i.e., wear it on your left wrist if you're right-handed).
  6. Thrifty1 macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2009
    I've worn a metal band watch for years and never scratched my MacBook. My wrist / watch is away far enough that it does not sit on the MacBook.
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    The way I type my wrists don't touch the laptop, but if I'm going to be typing for long periods of time I take my watch off anyway as it's more comfortable.

    I've worn a stainless steel watch ever since I've had my MBP, and there are no scratch marks or dents anywhere near to where the watch would be.
  8. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Apple done gone and invented this new fangled watch thing. I don't fully understand but it somehow seems to go around your wrist. It may take a few months to figure out how it will interact with everything. Apple should release a video on how this watch thing works in the real world.:D
  9. fousfous macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2015
    That's the reason why I want the leather loop, to have metal on the wrist is very dangerous for my MacBook or my iPad.
  10. SuperCub macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2014
    Careful, now. People don't get your kind of response in these parts, and tend to get all hurt and whiny over it. :rolleyes: Walk softly on their hearts.
  11. mjs402 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2013
    Yep. I'm offended, amazing.

    Pfft, get over yourself. It's a legitimate question. And if anyone gets offended by sarcasm, lock yourself away.

    I personally do not wear a watch right now so I view it as a concern. Will need to re-train my typing techniques.
  12. SuperCub macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2014
    You seem awful riled up- are you sure you're not offended?
  13. MarcoCapa macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2013
    I also thought the same thing.....
    I also wear bracelets but they don't fit well with the macbook... Consider buying a removable typing pad for your Mac....
  14. mjs402 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2013
    You gathered that from a handful of sentences embedded with sarcasm did you? While I appreciate your concern for my emotional state, I think I'll live. :p But hey, thanks for both of your super-informative posts to this thread.


    You know, that doesn't seem like such a bad idea! Thanks :)
  15. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a


    Apr 25, 2011
    You should not experience such issues I think, as the watchband should not sit right ON your wrist, but rather above it, on your arm, and thus not touch the surface of your laptop at all! :)
  16. hobbbz macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2005
    The finish of the unibody Macs really minimizes this. It was only an issue before when the were framed.
  17. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

    Jul 2, 2010
    I rarely wear my Omega's steel bracelet, because it rests on my 15" Macbook Pro when I'm typing, and it does scratch the watch band up a bit. It's one of the #1 reasons I won't buy the Apple Watch with a metal band. I stick to leather and nylon bands.
  18. Vortex87 macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2015
    Put one of those iphone screen covers over the area where your wristband touches the metal on the mac


    Barely noticeable and will stop both from scratching
  19. ann713 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2008
  20. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    Not sure you'd need the Watch on at the same time when you have all your notifications on your Mac.
  21. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    While that may be true, it's not really a good idea to remove it and leave it laying around where it can potentially get stolen, especially in public. Most of us wear our watches all waking hours.
  22. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
    Yes this is of concern.

    The concept of 'watch' being new

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