SS watch, should friend's button bezel be flaw free?

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  1. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Sister rang me up tonight as she had finally saved up and purchased herself the SS 38mm with WSB. She knew I've had a watch a while now. Hers does look great!

    Her "friends," button came out of the box with flaws on its bezel. To clarify, if you're looking at the watch on your wrist as if reading the screen, the edge/bezel of the friends button that faces you has flaws in it, that catch light, it was rather distracting, at least in her home's lighting. I told her perhaps pushing in the button scratches the button bezel as it scrapes the watch case, but she pointed out the flaws don't even come close to going into the watch case when the button is depressed.

    I have a Black SS watch, so I cannot compare.

    How is your SS friends button? Does your friends button bezel that faces you when using the watch, have flaws too that catch the light?

    I thought it was rather picky and obsessive of her, but I guess I can see her point on a watch just out of the box. She plans to return unless she learns they are all this way?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    If it upsets HER, then she should replace it. She is the one who has to look at it.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac, Aug 2, 2015
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    JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You mean it catches light because it's polished chrome (as it's stainless steel)? What exactly is this "flaw"?
     
  4. powerbook911 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No, it catches light because it has flaws. There are spots on the side of the button that faces up side edge of button that faces you as you read the time) that are clearly nicks in the SS.

    Yes, she will replace it, but not if they all get these marks from the button being depressed (as if the button scrapes the case as it slightly enters it?) as then the replacement would simply be flawed after 24 hours too.

    Thanks! :)
     
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I haven't noticed any wear on mine. Sounds like hers probably came out of the box like that.
     
  6. papbot macrumors 6502

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    You'd really have to be looking closely to see flaws/scratches on that button on a 38. After using a magnifying lens on my 42 I don't see any scratches on it. If they are that noticeable then they'll probably replace the watch for her.
     
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  8. papbot macrumors 6502

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    Without special equipment I don't think a photo would show anything unless the button is really banged up. But maybe we'll see. I'm holding mine, on my 42, up to my face/eyes and I couldn't see if there are scratches or not. I did have a magnifying glass nearby and looked and didn't see anything.
     
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    My Friend's button hardly moves when depressed. Perhaps OP's button is misaligned in the Watch case.
     
  10. JXShine macrumors 6502

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    Simple question: would you accept cosmetic damages when you purchase a high end watch?
    If the answer is no, call up Apple and demand a new one.
     

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