series 4 ceramic back. reasons? durability?

x-evil-x

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Ive had the series 0 and 3rd and both backs had scratches on the back from just charging I guess I never knew how the back got scratched up like they did.
Was the reason apple went with ceramic case on the back for all watches for durability reasons? Do the ceramic backs of the stainless watches over the years scratch as easily as previous watches?
 

CreepyAF

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Ive had the series 0 and 3rd and both backs had scratches on the back from just charging I guess I never knew how the back got scratched up like they did.
Was the reason apple went with ceramic case on the back for all watches for durability reasons? Do the ceramic backs of the stainless watches over the years scratch as easily as previous watches?
it's for better reception. the glass part will scratch, as evidenced by those with the milanese loop.
 

x-evil-x

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it's for better reception. the glass part will scratch, as evidenced by those with the milanese loop.
Not sure how all my previous watches end up with super fine micro scratches I think it’s just from slightly moving it on the charger over the years. This new ceramic case won’t help with that?
 

Starship67

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Not sure how all my previous watches end up with super fine micro scratches I think it’s just from slightly moving it on the charger over the years. This new ceramic case won’t help with that?
Yes the new ceramic back and sapphire crystal back will help.
 

Relentless Power

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Ive had the series 0 and 3rd and both backs had scratches on the back from just charging I guess I never knew how the back got scratched up like they did.
Was the reason apple went with ceramic case on the back for all watches for durability reasons? Do the ceramic backs of the stainless watches over the years scratch as easily as previous watches?
Generally, ceramic is fairly durable. It was the composite backs (In another words, plastic) that were scratching easier, and now that they are offering ceramic backings, it also doesn’t interfere with the heart rate sensor either, even though there probably is a price increase, it’s still a ‘win-win’ situation for Apple and the customer.
 
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