Small Scuffs

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

  1. makotoisle macrumors 6502

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    Just wondering, has anyone else received a SS watch with body scratches? Mine has two small scuff marks near the microphone port. I'm. It talking the general micro scratches stainless steel watches pick up, I think it's a proper blemish.

    Anyone else?
     

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  3. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    That's easily polished out. Just rubbing against the band would probably scuff it up. There are many metal polishes made just for jewelry. It would only take a minute.
     
  4. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    I'm not surprised. Getting an iPad, iPhone, or other device without some small marks is very difficult.

    Very disappointing.
     
  5. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    It's stainless steel. That'll happen. Every few years any stainless steel watch will get so scuffed up hat you'd want to bring it in to rebuff
     
  6. makotoisle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That was my initial thought, that it wasn't a huge deal as I'll probably polish the watch eventually anyway. It just caught me off guard and I was looking for second opinions. :)
     
  7. AbsoluteMustard macrumors regular

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    Cape Cod cloth will buff it out

    My iPhone 5S had a stripped pentalobe screw when I bought it
     
  8. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Don't make excuses.

    For, perhaps $1000 it should be totally unmarked, new out the box.
    There is NO EXCUSE for it to be otherwise.

    If it was $49 you may think, well it's cheap so I guess I'll put up with some marks, but not $1000.

    I'd almost recommend anyone to set up their phone, or other video recording device and video themselves unboxing their watch, as you can be sure Apple are going to say you did it, if you go to a store and show them marks.

    In case anyone wonders...................

    We make items at my workplace out of Medical Grade Stainless Steel every day of the week and they are all hand polished.

    Even one tiny spec of a mark will be rejected by our quality control and sent back for re-polishing before it's sent to the customer.

    There is NO Excuse.
     
  9. andrewpturko macrumors regular

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    This is why I got the Sport. Any SS watch will scratch like this, unfortunate yours came scratched though.
     
  10. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I know. But op never said it came out of the box. For all we know, he could have been wearing that for hours.
     
  11. Piggie macrumors 604

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    I see, Accepted your point.

    Perhaps the OP will clarify for us. :)
     
  12. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

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    I can photoshop that out for ya'?
     
  13. makotoisle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It came out of the box that way.
     
  14. Nde macrumors 6502a

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    I will buy it of off you. Same with new cars, once its off the lot, half price. So $150 without the band? If it really bother you.

    I love my Apple Watch. I even name it "June" The first Apple invisible watch with lots of hairs on it.
     
  15. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Just alert Apple right now and see if they'll send you a replacement unit. I'm sure they prepared for this.
     
  16. Kent01 macrumors 6502

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    From the sound of it most users are saying that the Genius Bar has a replacement stock. I'd notify Apple and request a replacement as it's close to when you received it.
     
  17. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Apparently everyone forgot what the back of their stainless steel iPods looked like after a few weeks. Welcome to the SS model.
     
  18. edlex macrumors 68000

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    Just in case I will definitely be recording my unboxing straight out of the closed ups box #
     
  19. makotoisle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No worries, I think I ended up with a gimp in general. Seems to shut off every 90ish minutes or so and won't turn back on until plugged into the charger. Tried resetting, but no luck. It does this even at a full charge, happened 4x today.

    Took it to the local Apple Store (Princesshay). Unfortunately they don't have any replacements so a courier will come pick it up tomorrow and they will send me a new one.

    Ah well, bummer! At least I got to take the day off work!
     
  20. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    If you makes you feel better I have some minor scuffs on the top of the case and the side under the crown. I have no idea how I could have caused them or whether the watch came like that.

    I'm not too miffed though; I understand that this will happen eventually. It's just surprising to see on day one.
     

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