The Apple Watch thread for the OCD crowd

ozziegn

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Aug 16, 2007
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I received our SS Milanese watches yesterday for me and my wife. The very first thing I noticed was how shiny and beautiful the watch casing is. this is could also be a terrible thing because the casing looks like it will scratch very easily. this alone had me thinking of some serious buyer's remorse and I was already thinking of returning both watches. I thought about it overnight and I decided to give it a try and see if my OCD doesn't get the best of me.

I have always been OCD with everything I own since I was a kid. 40 years later and I'm still the same way being obsessed with keeping my belongings in perfect condition. I'm hoping companies like Zagg will have some sort of clear case protection like they have for the iPhones and so on.

so if you're in the same OCD boat as me, please feel free to chime in.
 

Gooberton

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Jun 20, 2010
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I received our SS Milanese watches yesterday for me and my wife. The very first thing I noticed was how shiny and beautiful the watch casing is. this is could also be a terrible thing because the casing looks like it will scratch very easily. this alone had me thinking of some serious buyer's remorse and I was already thinking of returning both watches. I thought about it overnight and I decided to give it a try and see if my OCD doesn't get the best of me.

I have always been OCD with everything I own since I was a kid. 40 years later and I'm still the same way being obsessed with keeping my belongings in perfect condition. I'm hoping companies like Zagg will have some sort of clear case protection like they have for the iPhones and so on.

so if you're in the same OCD boat as me, please feel free to chime in.
I am ocd too, exactly why I WOULD NOT put a case. Oh god. Thus blasfamy , over time it will get fine scratches like all other watches, they will be all uniform , then you can also buff the steel after a while if you like. The best part is the screen won't scratch

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Can you imagine Steve jobs with a case on his phone or Apple watch , NEVER
 
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Coffee50

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Apr 23, 2015
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Not specifically OCD related, but does anyone have any info on how to clean the watch? Are solutions out of the question or are the recommended?

New to all of this!
 
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Coffee50

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Apr 23, 2015
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Got the answer! It's in the apple support section. Says no solutions or chemicals! Use a dry lint free cloth.
 
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zmunkz

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Nov 4, 2007
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I received our SS Milanese watches yesterday for me and my wife. The very first thing I noticed was how shiny and beautiful the watch casing is. this is could also be a terrible thing because the casing looks like it will scratch very easily. this alone had me thinking of some serious buyer's remorse and I was already thinking of returning both watches. I thought about it overnight and I decided to give it a try and see if my OCD doesn't get the best of me.

I have always been OCD with everything I own since I was a kid. 40 years later and I'm still the same way being obsessed with keeping my belongings in perfect condition. I'm hoping companies like Zagg will have some sort of clear case protection like they have for the iPhones and so on.

so if you're in the same OCD boat as me, please feel free to chime in.
I am, and I will be using a case and screen protector except for special occasions. The peace of mind is worth more to me than the fact the case makes it look cheap lol
 
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kevn

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Jan 21, 2011
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I received our SS Milanese watches yesterday for me and my wife. The very first thing I noticed was how shiny and beautiful the watch casing is. this is could also be a terrible thing because the casing looks like it will scratch very easily. this alone had me thinking of some serious buyer's remorse and I was already thinking of returning both watches. I thought about it overnight and I decided to give it a try and see if my OCD doesn't get the best of me.

I have always been OCD with everything I own since I was a kid. 40 years later and I'm still the same way being obsessed with keeping my belongings in perfect condition. I'm hoping companies like Zagg will have some sort of clear case protection like they have for the iPhones and so on.

so if you're in the same OCD boat as me, please feel free to chime in.
How did it work out?
 
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kmj2318

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Aug 22, 2007
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All I can offer is my perspective: In a year it'll be the old model. In a few more it'll be a useless piece of junk.

I used to be the same way. I always wanted everything of mine to be perfect, for... I don't know some reason. It's not like it mattered. Somehow it went away, I actually think well used stuff looks better.
 
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Mr. Buzzcut

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Jul 25, 2011
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I received our SS Milanese watches yesterday for me and my wife. The very first thing I noticed was how shiny and beautiful the watch casing is. this is could also be a terrible thing because the casing looks like it will scratch very easily. this alone had me thinking of some serious buyer's remorse and I was already thinking of returning both watches. I thought about it overnight and I decided to give it a try and see if my OCD doesn't get the best of me.

I have always been OCD with everything I own since I was a kid. 40 years later and I'm still the same way being obsessed with keeping my belongings in perfect condition. I'm hoping companies like Zagg will have some sort of clear case protection like they have for the iPhones and so on.

so if you're in the same OCD boat as me, please feel free to chime in.
I believe the correct term is anal retentive.
 
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DynamicSausage

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May 29, 2015
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At the end of the day, it's a watch, exposed to the elements on your wrist through your daily life. As much as I love my stuff to be in great condition (with no cases! ugh.) some things you just have to let slide. Remember that after a few days you'll stop noticing it and it's only really a reminder that you're getting your moneys worth from a string product and not letting it affect how you go about your day.

Have you been diagnosed with OCD or do you just think you have it?
Most people who are "OCD" aren't diagnosed, they just say it, it's almost become modern slang and I'm guilty of it myself. I think it's so often used that many people forget that the 'D' stands for disorder, one that can massively effect a persons life, or simply don't even know.
 
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dhlizard

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Mar 16, 2009
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If you are that worried about wear on your your SS case, grab an Orzly clear FacePlate for protecting it (well reviewed and will not pop off like most of the other brands)
And Zagg does make a screen protector for the Apple Watch (no loss of touch response or readability)

I own both and recommend both.
 
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Bazooka-joe

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Mar 12, 2012
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I would be very careful about case protectors if oyu have a SS watch. If specks of dust or dirt get between the case and the watch, which will happen then the SS will scratch or get marked.
 
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ocabj

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Jul 2, 2009
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In all seriousness, I would just start seeing a therapist if I had OCD that made me ponder returning stuff I bought because I'm afraid of not keeping them in mint condition. Dealing with the OCD itself would be better in the long run.
 
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Armen

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Apr 30, 2013
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I received our SS Milanese watches yesterday for me and my wife. The very first thing I noticed was how shiny and beautiful the watch casing is. this is could also be a terrible thing because the casing looks like it will scratch very easily. this alone had me thinking of some serious buyer's remorse and I was already thinking of returning both watches. I thought about it overnight and I decided to give it a try and see if my OCD doesn't get the best of me.

I have always been OCD with everything I own since I was a kid. 40 years later and I'm still the same way being obsessed with keeping my belongings in perfect condition. I'm hoping companies like Zagg will have some sort of clear case protection like they have for the iPhones and so on.

so if you're in the same OCD boat as me, please feel free to chime in.
Get one of these and kiss your OCD good bye. I have one on my watch and my wife's. It snaps on to the watch, covers the face and casing and is barely noticeable. Don't let the price fool you. It is very good. I actually ordered 1 more set as a backup.

http://www.amazon.com/Monoy®-Premium-Transparent-Lightweight-Protective/dp/B00XONVVZ8/ref=sr_1_1?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1435335175&sr=1-1&keywords=monoy+apple+watch+case
 
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