Sport Screen already scratched?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by SCMedic, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. SCMedic macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    My wife has had hers on for all of 24 hours and the screen is already scratched. She's beside herself and honestly, I'm a little surprised. She's worn it with short sleeves, no other jewelry and it seems to be scratching around the curved sides of the screen. Anyone else? What should I do?
  2. SCMedic thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    No one has scratched the sport screen at all? Maybe a manufacturing defect then?
  3. ricktat macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2013
    Just wait until next week when more people get theirs.
    Pics would also help
  4. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040


    Apr 7, 2012
    Someone has to be the first. I would schedule a genius appt and see what they say, the might be nice and give replacement.
  5. mac.cali macrumors 65816

    Mar 16, 2012
    Like they says.... pics or it never happened. LOL.
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    There are a few others that have reported a scratch or nick.

    The non-sapphire crystal will scratch.
  7. SCMedic thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
  8. mac.cali macrumors 65816

    Mar 16, 2012
  9. Absrnd macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2010
    Those are some serious deep scratches, can't imagine not noticing bumping into something to create these scratches !

    these are clear bump damage scratches and not because of the soft quality material, but rather a tough wall or something :)
  10. SCMedic thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    That's my point. She swears up and down she didn't notice it bumping into anything. It would take a LOT of force to make those happen. Just trying to decide on my next course of action, if there is one.
  11. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011
    This. It looks like she bumped her arm against a sharp metal corner or something similar.

    I am assuming you tried and failed to buff it out? Often these screens can get what look like scratches, but are really just dust from whatever item you bumped against, and it will fairly easily buff out.
  12. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    sell it and order a sapphire? Consumer reports could scratch the sport with a construction nail. They used a near diamond hardness bit on the sapphire and couldn't scratch it.
  13. sjinsjca macrumors 68000


    Oct 30, 2008
    My wife has a real talent for scratching her iPhones and iPads, so sympathies.

    The glass on the Sport is pretty hard, and similar to the glass used in high-end Casios meant for outdoor activity usage. And my high-end Casio Pathfinder has a bunch of small and not-so-small scratches after several years of daily use.

    Shrug. It happens. Battle scars.

    Not much force is required. All it takes is a bit of grit at the wrong time.

    Sapphire will be more difficult to scratch but it will scratch, too.

    It's a watch. Watches scratch. Sometimes I think crappy plastic crystals are the way to go: they scratch like crazy but are easy to polish.

    I hope your wife feels better about this as the days go on. Enjoy the functionality!
  14. SCMedic thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    Thanks for the voice of reason. Was kind of how I'm feeling, but hard to tell her that her shiny new super cool watch is just going to get more nicked up. lol
  15. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I have an extremely small and tiny scruff that might be a scratch in the oleo phobic coating, rather than the glass, from hitting a shelf in a narrow Asian grocery store.

    As long as it doesn't shatter that's what matters. It's a watch, it will get scuffed over time.
  16. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
    scratched mine already, I think it may have been a zipper cause I had no memorable moment where my arm even brushed against something. I have been beyond anal about being careful and have even kept it tucked under my long sleeves right now.

    and on the zipper point, my jacket on day one was button up not zipper and I usually don't go wrist deep in the zipper of my pants when i go peepee

    i expect a watch to get scratched but not just from the abrasiveness of my underarmour thermals.
  17. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
  18. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    I ordered a armorsuit screen protector from Amazon $6
    I'll see how that goes when I get it
  19. Steve686 macrumors 68030


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo

    It's not always about force applied, but also surface hardness of an external object versus surface hardness of the IonX glass.
  20. SCMedic thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
  21. jjlannoo Suspended

    Oct 8, 2011
    I would never buy a non sapphire watch. It's asking for scratches. Outside of falls watches take Waayy more accidental Knocks then phones.
  22. Natzoo macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Not sure where i am
    Same i was going to buy the Apple Sports watch but then i realized how strong the SS version is, so i ordered the SS with a white sports band.
  23. bnekic macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    That kids seems like an idiot, my sport still has no scratches anywhere.
  24. mbushnell macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    Take it to an Apple Store. Apple is extremely interested in real world damage on new products, so they might exchange it for you so they can take it and analyze it.
  25. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Damn! That is quite deep! The problem with watches, is you always bump them. Does Apple replace the screens?

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