Series 1 Space Grey colour chipping away.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by bashman, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. bashman macrumors newbie

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    I've had my Apple Watch Series 1 Space Grey 42mm for about a month now. And am noticing the colour flaking away. It's ok the front of the watch towards the corner.
    Anyone else having the same problem?
     
  2. intofx macrumors regular

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    If it hasn't been abused Id have apple replace it.
     
  3. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    I've had the same model for less than three weeks, I don't see any scratches or color flaking away. Can you post a picture so I can better understand what are you talking about?
     
  4. rkulpajr macrumors member

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    I had a similar issue where it was pitting at the  logo on the rear. I have apple care + for the watch and it was replaced under that warranty. It actually happened to be twice so I was two watch replacements within two years. I have since sold that watch and got a series 2 watch. I hope it does not have the same issues.

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  5. bashman thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    Oh I see. It is small now, but I guess you immediately see it every time you glance at your Watch, it is the same thing when I scratch my car.
    Did you dropped the Watch or bumped your arm against an hard surface? Or it just happened?
    I'm quite worried about damaging the Watch since I wear it all day and that's the reason why I have AC+. But I'd try to get it fixed without spending money, if possibile, and if you didn't drop it.
     
  7. maxsix Suspended

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    After four months my brothers had the problem. Inspected by a genius, she determined it had not been abused and replaced it.
     
  8. bashman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope not bumped it that I know of or dropped it. My previous watch was the Series 0 and had that a year. That got bumped a few times but never had a issues like this with that.
    Going to book an appointment with Genuies Bar.
     
  9. werked macrumors regular

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    Wow. I just bought mine yesterday. Series 1. I noticed last night the finish was chipping in the exact spot as this pic!! Exchanged at BB. Except mine was deep in that grove. Was like that outta the box.
     
  10. bashman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    BB as in Best Buy?
     
  11. werked macrumors regular

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    Yes. Sorry.
     
  12. bashman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No worries. Ok now this is weird. I actually bought mine from Best Buy also, while I was over in US for my holiday. I bought it release day. I didn't set it up until I got home. Due to my iPhone needing iOS 10.
     
  13. Ingster macrumors 6502

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    The back of my watch started to lose the text within a few weeks, this is mine now - Launch day series 0 model
    i'm not too bothered as it's on the back but it seems a little odd!

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  14. bashman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is strange. GOing to have to keep an eye out if mine starts doing the same.
     
  15. ob81 macrumors 65816

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    I had an original aluminum black that had the exact same issue in the exact same spot. I could never explain it and thought I bumped it because I work on ships. I ended up selling it at a discount, but should have gotten it replaced it seems.
     
  16. Nisaja macrumors 6502

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    I thought of getting a stainless steel Space Black. Does anyone know if it happens to that too?
     
  17. TxWatch macrumors 6502

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    I have had my 42mm SG AW S0 for almost a year and I have not had any chipping of the paint. The ones chipping on the underside must be some kind of manufacturing defect. I would get them exchanged.

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  18. charlOOsi macrumors newbie

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    Mine was pretty much in the exact same spot. Bought it couple days ago. Wore it for a total of two days. Noticed two little glint of lights reflecting where the finish was chipping away. Returned it immediately today. Not dealing with that.
     
  19. iGeek2014 macrumors 68000

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    I've had my Series 0 Sport Watch since September 2015 and there are several spots where the paint has worn away.

    The HR monitor on the back is also scuffed which I can't understand as I've only ever used the bundled Apple 5w charger that came in the box.
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    It's one of the unfortunate issues with the aluminum model. It's painted versus having the stainless model and ceramic backing on the heart rate sensor.
     
  21. itsmefudge macrumors regular

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    Mine did the same thing. Took it into Apple since the button on the side was starting to stick- Genius looked at it and said since the serial # was hardly readable he replaced it.
     
  22. ManicMarc macrumors 6502

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    I believe with Series 2, even the aluminium models have a ceramic back, to avoid this problem.
     
  23. Nisaja macrumors 6502

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    Happened to me too the first day I used the charger. What I did was paste some transparent tape cut in the shape of the glass. No more scratches :)
     

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