Series 4 Apple Watch Gap?

jayonegame

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Is this gap normal for the S4 Apple Watch? My other Apple Watch's gap is almost non existent and wanted some other user input. https://gyazo.com/c4c988ea1e9e4defff75c12c6e7a9518

Edit: Whops, I forgot to mention that I'm referring to the crown.

More images:
https://gyazo.com/d6bd80c999472126d7664ba2ae601d21
https://gyazo.com/6fb6b610988754a4f5704072d1a18147
https://gyazo.com/0d1e2fc54d365fb69a0fcbb11acc0692
https://gyazo.com/3cb44a14ba888e9a78e679f29ff0bacb

Upon further inspection some other people say that it does look crooked however in person it's almost impossible to tell.
 
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Mabus51

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Yeah seems normal. I see the crown stem on mine and the ones that were at the store as well when I picked it up earlier. Thought it was weird because the stock photos made it look completely flush against the body.

*edit I’m referring to the S4. The previous models are flush against the body.
 

jayonegame

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Yeah seems normal. I see the crown stem on mine and the ones that were at the store as well when I picked it up earlier. Thought it was weird because the stock photos made it look completely flush against the body.
Mind if you can take a photo? Thanks! I was just afraid it was going to affect the waterproofing.
 

Relentless Power

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At minimum, I would just have Apple inspect it and have a second opinion. I think it’s kind of difficult to say, and they would issue you a new one without question if it is defective.
 

GIBBI

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That’s quite the same what thought when I first used my S4 yesterday, so I checked a lot of pictures and videos and it seems that almost all watches have a little gap compared to the older models.

The gap is annoying for me, because you can see a black part of the crown parts shining through, even if you are not looking really close at it.

The first attached picture is my watch, the second one one of a lot of pictures I found in the internet...

I’m also quite unsure if it is faulty this way or not and the next store is 2h away.
 

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minifridge1138

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At first I thought it was normal and just a mixture of angles and shadows playing tricks on my eyes (which I still think is what's causing it to look uneven or at an angle).

But looking at my SS S4 (but not space grey) I don't see any of the stem going from the crown into the body. Mine looks like Broken Hope's, but I think his is also not space grey. So you do have more of a gap than I have.

I don't know if that's normal for the Space Grey S4. If you're not far from an Apple Store, I'd at least go in and look at the watches on display. If they all look like that, then perhaps it is normal.
 
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minifridge1138

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Go into the Apple Store anyway. Look at the SBSS display models. See if they look like yours. If they don't, go talk to a Genius. I'd be very, very surprised if they didn't have a few SBSS set aside in the back for replacing/exchanging defective ones.

Good luck!
 
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