Sport face scratches???? Is it an issue?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Aces2412, May 9, 2015.

  1. Aces2412 macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2012
    Near DC
    I have been reading the reviews on the sport and some say it scratches to easy and they advise getting a screen protector. For the luck ones out there that have their sport please report any scratches and how they happened. Thanks!
  2. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2015
    I don't have a single scratch on mine and I haven't babied it. It's smacked against a couple things accidentally at work and I don't set it on anything special when I charge it. Others have had scratches appear by seemingly not touching it. YMMV
  3. leenak macrumors 68020

    Mar 10, 2011
    I'm not sure what people are doing to scratch theirs but no problem here
  4. abuskeletor macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2015
    United States
    Here's something I shared in another thread:

    TL;DR: no scratches and not babying it.
  5. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
    2 weeks - not a blemish of any kind - no babying
  6. roddenshaw macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    No scratches yet, but if you know that scratches will bug you throw a screen protector on; you'll kick yourself if you don't and subsequently scratch it.
  7. Tehfez macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2015
    I'm guessing there was a bad batch of glass. If people are experiencing both ends of the specrtrum, it only makes sense that some watches ended up with bad glass and others didn't. Especially with reports of abuse with no visible damage and reports of extreme care and scratches all over
  8. heeloliver macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2014
    Santa Cruz, CA, USA
    It's the same screen as an iPhone 6, so take that as you will.
  9. Uppercut05 macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2015
    had it for 2.5 weeks and it looks brand new still.
  10. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    I somehow whacked a charger cable into my Sport screen the other day. Not a single blemish.
  11. rosshm16 macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2015
    No scratches on my Sport's body or face since April 24. I've worn it all day every day, run outdoors with it most days.
  12. Shanghaichica macrumors G4


    Apr 8, 2013
    I've had my watch since launch day and no scratches so far.
  13. Aces2412 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2012
    Near DC
    Thanks for the responses. Looks like some of the you tube videos are bogus. This one in particular is BS.

    He talks about scratches but never shows you until the end and it looks like one aggressive full face scratche all going the same direction....
  14. hazeydavey macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    Babying the heck out of it. Tons of micro scratches up and down from daily use.

    Called Apple, they acknowledged there is an issue without outright saying it's an issue. Said bring it Genius bar and they'll exchange.

    Guessing some may have a 'soft' application of the anti-glare/smudge material.

    It's definitely not in the glass, looks like in the top layer. So annoying, every person that 'wants to play with it' asks about the scratches....
  15. digduggler macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
  16. OriginalClone macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2012
    Got mine a few days ago. I've been super careful with it, but accidentally bumped my arm on a car window and the casing got a scratch.
  17. jalpert macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2008
    I was very careful with mine for the first few days, ended up with a light but long scratch on the glass.

    I was a little less careful and now I have a fairly deep scratch almost the length of the entire glass.

    I'm far from abusing the thing, but it doesn't seem to be holding up well during normal everyday use for me.
  18. Nismo73 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2013
    Contemplating getting a Spigen case for it whenever the watch gets delivered.
  19. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2010
    Had mine for two weeks now and there's not a single scratch on the glass no matter what angle you look at it at, and there's no damage to the aluminum case either.

    That being said, I'm very aware that this thing is on my wrist and I've subconsciously been babying it.
  20. simonx314 macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2015
    Got my Sport 4/24 and it still looks brand new. I've accidentally bumped my watch into walls, car doors and metal swing set chains.
  21. TsuaSai macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2006
    Not babying mine and I have four small light scratches. Rocking a screen protector now.

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