Scuffing On Link Bracelet

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by loon3y, May 22, 2015.

  1. loon3y macrumors 65816

    loon3y

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    Anyone experience this?


    Scuffing already after one day on a near $500 dollar bracelet.



    i wonder how the space black bracelet fairs, i hope its not like how the iPhone 5 (original) space black got scuffed where all the white scratches.
     
  2. techno-Zen macrumors 6502

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    Why on earth do people think because it's Apple and it's the best that it will be different than other products with the same material??

    SS scratches!
     
  3. loon3y thread starter macrumors 65816

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    well when they overmark a stainless tell bracelet to $500 dollars i expect some type of resistance.

    not to mention the bracelet isn't smoothed out. its very rough on the edges.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It's a watch. It will get scuffs. This shouldn't be surprising.
     
  5. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    Stainless steel ≠ scratchless steel.

    If the scuffs bother you, just get it polished and cleaned at a jewellery store when the scuffs are bad. Doesn't cost a lot. It'll look brand new.
     
  6. urda Suspended

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    This is normal for all SS type watches with full metal bands.

    Don't worry, it adds a character to the watch! The main attraction, the actual watch unit, is what I would worry about scratches over.
     
  7. loon3y thread starter macrumors 65816

    loon3y

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    sorry, I'm a watch noob.


    i haven't had a watch since middle school/ 9th grade.



    i didnt know. but I'm wondering how the Space Black is fairing is it noticeable like the iPhone 5 Space black scratches?


    because it seems like the similar color but i doubt they would have the reoccurring problem.
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Similar color but totally different material and finish. The scuffs and scrapes will happen, but they shouldn't be as visiable as they are on the soft aluminum of the iPhone 5.
     
  9. Aleks65 macrumors member

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    The Space Black isn't like the iPhone. It has a DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating that's extremely durable. Most "scratches" that will be seen on the SB model will actually be remains from the object that rubbed against it. Often wiping it will clean it and apparently some mineral oil will help remove the most stubborn blemishes. Some high end knifes use a similar coating and it seems like those knives are very scratch proof.
     
  10. macduke macrumors 604

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    From what I understand, and I may be wrong, but the black stainless steel uses a different process than anodized aluminum to become black. I can't remember what the process is called, but it's different—I think it somehow changes the color of the metal deeper and might also harden it a bit on the surface. I think that's also why it's $100 more but Apple doesn't charge more for the black aluminum case. Does anyone else remember reading that somewhere? I tried to Google but didn't do a very good job finding anything. I wish I could get a black SS with milanese loop or a black milanese loop. Why can't we buy the black without the link bracelet? Wish that was possible.
     
  11. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    link bracelets for watches cost that much.
    especially when they're hand-polished...
     
  12. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    Jony Ive seems to imply that the space black is more durable in the Steel video.

    "For the space black stainless steel, an additional diamond-like carbon layer is added to achieve a durable finish and a brilliant appearance."​
     
  13. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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    I guess, before the Apple Watch, not many people wore watches. But guess what people, metal can scratch and scuff.

    Apple is not immune to this, even $50,000 watches scratch nonetheless a $1000 Apple Watch... :SMH:
     
  14. PedCrossing macrumors 6502

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    Well, your original post really annoyed me, I was going to write sarcastic stuff... We all learn from things we are not familiar with, don't we? But please, do some research, there are many posts on this same topic already.

    Here's a couple you might find useful:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1882390
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1883902
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=21277283
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1880433
    And the mega threads on watch with link bracelet orders.
     
  15. Armen macrumors 604

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    You mean there were other watches before the Apple watch? :eek:
     
  16. themikea macrumors regular

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    I somehow managed to scratch the bottom of the bracelet while I was doing the initial setup, hadn't even been out of the box for 10 minutes. I own a few watches with stainless steel bracelets and they all have small scratches. I don't even notice them anymore.

    The first couple scratches still hurt, but you will get used to it. :)
     
  17. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Link bracelets from high end luxury watch manufacturers many times more expensive than $500 scratch too.
     
  18. macduke macrumors 604

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    Yeah…that was it! I read on some website—maybe one linked from Daring Fireball—that talked about that. I'd love to see some tests of that if anyone has a link. I'd definitely pay an extra $100 to get a hardened coating for my SS case. For now I think I'll probably just polish it every month or two.
     
  19. PhantomCypher macrumors member

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    I'm glad you highlighted finish because like any finish it will come off over time with use - exposing the steel below.
     
  20. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    In what world?
     
  21. rhsmd1 macrumors member

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    use a plain scotchguard pad, and you can buff it out.
    BTW the same thing happens on TAG, Breitling, Omega bracelets.
    get used to wearing a watch:cool:

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    save your $$$.
    with brushed SS a small peice of scotchguard pad will buff out the scuff.
     
  22. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    Armen, that was a good one. #
     
  23. jjlannoo Suspended

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    lol of course it scuffs. Gimme a break it isn't made out of unobtanium. Its just stainless steel.
     
  24. jds4300 macrumors member

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    You get what you pay for.
     
  25. hallidc macrumors 6502

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    Its prone to scratch. Just like an OMEGA, Rolex, Bulova and every other watch that has a SS watch band.
     

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