sport with stainless steel band problem

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  1. pbatty89 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    i have ordered a apple watch series 2 sport but want to buy a stainless steel band for it. the guys in apple told me i shouldnt do this as it can make the metal cause a reaction and will also scratch it when i attach the band. Is this true? Was he just trying to get me to buy the more expensive watch face?

    Thanks
     
  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    The stainless steel band can/will scratch the anodized finish off of the sport where it contacts it.
     
  3. bbednarz57 macrumors member

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    With my gen1 watch I did this exact thing. Unless you're purposely trying to scratch the watch body or are very anal about the colors not matching perfectly you don't have anything to worry about.
     
  4. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it's corosion with the aluminium and stainless steel
    It doesn't really matter
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    The aluminum is painted and the stainless can over time scratch the finish. Apple wasn't trying to talk you out of a $450.00 band.
     
  6. 9512tacoma macrumors member

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    go to juukdesign.com and get a aluminum link band.
     
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