so glad i used protection

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by razmonster, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. razmonster macrumors regular

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    i don't know where/why/how but the bottom left got chipped and when I tried to lift a little to see if it was only the tempered glass it really started to Crack

    thank GOD i decided to invest that little $8 although I don't think the actual watch would have chipped as easily but who knows
     

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  2. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    I've had my Watch (SS Series 0) since launch day... I've bumped it, banged it and dropped it many times... no scratches and the crystal is still flawless. They are much tougher than a cheap plastic cover.
     
  3. razmonster thread starter macrumors regular

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    it's a tempered glass cover not plastic.
     
  4. fyun89 macrumors 6502

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    Well, it is a good way of protecting it. But just because your tempered glass broke doesn't mean your actual watch lcd would've broke. Tempered glass is more brittle than AW's lcd panel and is easier to break and give users an illusion of it prevented an lcd damage.

    But I'm glad your watch is okay tho!
     
  5. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    Regardless, IMO, it's unnecessary.
     
  6. razmonster thread starter macrumors regular

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    i mean yeah the watch is harder than the tempered glass but i would cry about the smallest of scratches lol.

    honestly i don't know how it even got the little chip to begin with. i dropped it in someone's car between the seat yesterday and they had to bring it to me i didn't know I had dropped it. I think they must have dropped or dinged because there's nothing I would have done

    i ordered a new one
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    well if it saves my watch even a tiny scratch it's more than worth it for me.
     
  7. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    Im glad I used protection also, otherwise, I might have a dozen kids.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I agree. I think Apples sport model displays are much more durable than others get credit for. Its Actually Ion-X Glass, very similar to the glass that sold is used on the iPhone. The stainless model Apple Watch would be more likely to shattering because of the Sapphire display.
     
  9. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816

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    So if I understand correctly, some sort of 3rd party screen cover glass cracked, for some unknown reason?

    One might want to consider that the glass cover would necessarily have to be quite fragile because it is thin and sitting glued on top of something else. It's not certain the display glass would have been damaged by the impact that cracked the cover glass. Personally with my OG Watch which I bought 2 3/4 years ago, my display have only gotten a few, 2-3mm long super fine scratches, nearly side by side (so probably appeared all at the same time). I can't even tell they're there unless I go look for them. The casing itself looks completely undamaged to my aging eyes (except curiously, a little bit of galvanic corrosion of the aluminium around the side button and the etched text underneath the casing.)

    Also, I don't really see the point in having a nice-looking gadget on my arm only to cover it up with all sorts of glass covers and rubber condoms and whatnot. :p People have stopped bothering with the rubber condoms by now haven't they? lol

    That was so silly btw... :D I get why buying a casing for a phone makes sense, because a phone is a loose object which you might drop and damage (I've done it myself), but a watch is secured to your body, so unless you're flailing your arms windmill-style constantly all the time it seems a somewhat ridiculous concern... But, you know, to each their own and stuff. I don't judge. (Much, anyway.)

    Well, some people like kids and enjoy being a parent. Maybe you're missing out on something here...?
     
  10. axantas macrumors regular

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    I usually never post my opinion in these kind of threads, but this time - Lennyvalentin - I feel forced to do it. You ARE judging, describing the use of a case (on the Apple Watch) as silly and ridiculous. I do not use any case myself, because I do not want to spoil the watch as object I am wearing and because it does not look nice to me. But I would NEVER judge, what other users are thinking or doing. They have their reason to do, what they are doing. It is not restricted by law or anything else. Just don't do it, if you don't like it. Don't say "this is ridiculous and ugly" - just say "I don't like it that way"

    So: You have a good feeling about the things you are doing and razmonster is is happy as well.

    @razmonster: Don't smash your watch at everything that way :);)
     
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    it really isn't that deep folks.

    my friend dropped me off some place and i knew i had my watch with me in the car (not wearing it) after he dropped me off I realized it was missing. when he found it between the console/seat he called and said he was bringing it back. it's possible he dropped it at some point or something smashed against it in the car idk

    i have the stainless steal model and i read about the sapphire display not being as strong as a ionX. that's why i opted for the glass cover. i also didn't want to cover the natural beauty of the watch but once it was on i actually didn't notice it at all and I'm a case minimalist personally.

    i read so many posts on THIS message board about the SS having a bigger chance of shattering if dropped over the ionX so yes, that aided in my decision to put a tempered glass on it which was completely unnoticeable IMO

    the protection was more for scratches and niks against the frame and screen more than anything else
     
  12. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I'm walking on broken glass (pun maybe intended) now that I'm on a sport watch after three years with the stainless steel/sapphire combo. Yeah, this thing is faster and it cost half as much. But I got used to that sapphire and SS taking anything. I guess I was lucky that the watch never really fell off anything like when I killed my iPhone 6 screen and it looked like your photos. One of the new bands I ordered has a case like that, but I'm wondering whether I'll like it or need it. Sure enough if I use it I won't need it, but if I don't I'll crack it just like that.
     
  13. razmonster thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah. this is my first watch so i didn't see $8 as a big deal if only for a little security. it was never idea that it would be shattered or cracked it's more about scuffs and scratches on the screen and like I said I honestly i don't see a difference once it's on it
     
  14. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    That wasn't tempered glass though; that was rubber.
     
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    The Reality is, if it’s the stainless model or sport model, If the Watch is dropped, both displays are prone to shattering/cracking with the display. It’s just a matter of how the watch drops, angle and overall impact on the surface.
     
  17. pdaholic macrumors 65816

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    I’m with the OP, I am annoyed with scratches on my watch. This is my second watch, the first I didn’t use any protector and it was scratched up on the case and screen when I sold it. For my current watch, I found a black case on amazon that looks really good. I tried the glass protectors, and personally I think they are awful. I cracked it in the first week, and it only got worse as it chipped off. I’d highly recommend getting the non-glass vinyl type protectors. If you have a 42mm watch, get the 38mm and it won’t peel up with a case. Also avoid the cases that cover the screen, water gets underneath and is hard to remove. I’m pretty happy with my watch protection, and it looks great. Good luck!
     
  18. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

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    I got the Zagg shield when I was getting a new one for my phone. I instantly despised the look of it, but I'd just spent a bunch, so I left it. It lasted about 2 weeks. Some people think I'm lucky I had the protection to save my screen, but I have no doubt my watch would have been just fine. I feel I wasted a ton of money to get a thin sheet of glass that wouldn't last. I just removed it (can still get a new one at any point for $6) and have been fine without it.

    It just seems like something that will continually break. I don't feel my screen is more protected. So I'm done with them for now.
     
  19. Endorphine88 macrumors 6502

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    I'm in a committed relationship with Apple so I don't use protection. Sorry, I had to do it! I'm a sucker for a cheesy joke.
    But anywho - I hate any kind of case or "shield" on the watch. I got Apple care for any incidentals and I just take real good care of it. If I'm going to be hiking or doing anything that will put the watch at risk I'd rather take it off, but if I absolutely have to have it on, I'll put a silicone shell on it!
     
  20. axantas macrumors regular

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    This is the "challenge" with wrist watches. I sometimes wear precious mechanical watches - no one who does this, would ever think of putting a plastic thing on it. they live with you and get some dings and scratches or worse. It is inevitable. I am cautious, take it off sometimes, but - small accidents happen. That's life...

    Never having used wristwatches, coming from the world of precious smartphones, that are not attached to your wrist and get dropped from time to time (happened to me as well...) you know, that a case is good solution. So: case for the watch. I don't like cases at all - but I can understand it. :)
     
  21. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    The scars might indicate otherwise.
     
  22. razmonster thread starter macrumors regular

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    while i don't care for cases or protection on my electronics.... i also can't bare the sight of scratches, cracks and/or dents

    i have never worn a watch i honestly don't even wear this one all day. i really just wanted a toy that let's me make calls/texts in situations where i can't have my phone out and hopefully to some day execute power Ranger and dick Tracey sms tones

    i don't know how my behavior will be with it, but I'm on my third iPhone X since launch so I'm taking a little precaution with my first watch

    i honestly don't notice the protective glass on top. it's a curved one so it doesn't noticeably sit on top.

    Apple care is the biggest waste of money IMO for any product you can get insurance for some place else. Apple care is all great and dandy til you loose something or its stolen. Would rather pay AT&T/Asurion $108 a year than $200 plus incidentals to Apple and it doesn't cover lost/theft. Apple will fix pretty much anything but a cracked screen with the warranty in the first year and if you're like me and upgrade every year that's all you need.
     
  23. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I disagree with you about AppleCare being a waste of money for any product. The Apple Watch is the one product I would recommend Apple care for, because the watch is so prone to damage being Our wrists are constantly moving and it’s literally impossible to not hit it on something inadvertently when we least expect it. And of course Apple can’t cover lost or stolen devices, which I can only imagine the amount of fraud Apple would be dealing with if they did cover something like that. I don’t blame Apple for not covering a lost Apple Watch because of someone else’s negligence.
     
  24. razmonster thread starter macrumors regular

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    my main point is just that it's a better option, way better option, to get insurance through your carrier or through a third party insurance company for those who didn't buy an LTE model
     
  25. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but not a dozen.
     

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