Seriously thinking about returning my watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ozziegn, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

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    I've been playing with my SS Milanese watch for a couple hours and it's nice. However, I am very concerned that it could be too fragile for daily use. The SS look is so attractive but I really think that it's not going to stay pretty too long. This is coming from someone that is very OCD with everything I own. But I think I'm going to be too afraid of banging it up.

    Anyone else feeling this way about their watch? Or at least the SS version?
     
  2. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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  3. joshcls macrumors 6502

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    Or donate it to another forum member
     
  4. Eeko macrumors regular

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    Where are you located? I'll buy it.
     
  5. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I don't think it's fragile at all. It actually feels more substantial than any other watch I've worn.
     
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  7. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    42mm? I want one. Let's make a deal.
     
  8. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    I'm seriously thinking of punching you in the face. :p
    There are many of us our here dying to get our watches and you want to return yours? Oh the humanity!
     
  9. mprofit macrumors regular

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    As far as the screen is concerned, it sounds like (from those scratch test videos) the sapphire is basically scratch-proof, which is good for you. For the actual stainless steel components, you have a couple of considerations to make. First, do you wear another watch anytime? If you do, wear it for a few days and see if/where you bump the metal portion of the watch. Second, and many will think doing this is ridiculous, but you could always purchase a case and screen protector for the watch - I've seen several threads about them, so they can't be difficult to find.

    Third, just be really careful with the thing. I'm the same way with electronics; I had and used daily my original iPhone for five years (2007-12), and when I finally upgraded, the thing had no scratches, dents, or marks on either the screen or metal frame, because I was really careful with it. I know a watch is much more exposed and vulnerable than a phone, but the same principles apply.

    You've paid a lot for your new toy, so be careful with it, but more importantly, enjoy it! Chances are, if/when you get your first scratch, it will bother you for a few days, then you'll forget about it. And your Watch will still work and look great.
     
  10. ozziegn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay I should've chosen my words more clearly. What I meant to say was I am very concerned about putting scratches on the stainless steel finish.
     
  11. jjlannoo Suspended

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    its gonna scratch
     
  12. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Without a doubt. OP have you ever owned a pre-2008 iPod? It was awful.
     
  13. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    A jeweler can polish a SS watch. Don't worry about it. Enjoy.
     
  14. KPOM macrumors G5

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    It will scratch, but you can have them buffed out. Just don't do it all the time (maybe once if you plan to keep the watch for 2-3 years, twice if longer).
     
  15. Still100 macrumors regular

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    There are some watch cases out there for apple watch if you must.
     
  16. Maddux4163 macrumors member

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    Would ANYONE on this earth go buy a watch and then put a screen protector on it. Guys. It's a watch. Why? Heck I've owned every iteration of iPhones and never put one on it. Though I can actually understand that. But to screen protect a watch? Never in my life heard of this until this watch came along. It's crystal sapphire. I'm pretty sure my old fossil watch isn't crystal sapphire and I never felt the need to protect it. I just wear it.
     

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