Thinking of exchanging space grey sports

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by gelie, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. gelie macrumors regular

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    for the apple watch SS. I'm on my secound space grey and it seems like every the crystal scratches so easily. I'm on my 6th iPhone and never 1 scratch or return. Really! This crystal can't really be the same glass as the IPhones. I'm so careful with my stuff and I would have known if I hit my watch on anything. I have until tomorrow to decide. Any thoughts?
     
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    No problems with my SG sport. Then again, I'm walking around with huge scratches on my glasses and I don't know where they came from...I'm certainly careful with my face!
     
  3. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    haven't scratched mine yet, but I know it's only a matter of time.
     
  4. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    Haven't scratched mine. I returned my SS for the SG as I prefer the darker look of the watch. If this is an annual update, then I'll see what the next version offers. I really don't put a price on happiness. :)
     
  5. JOSEPH99 macrumors member

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    I had the Sport. I exchanged for this. I'm very glad I did.
     
  6. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    I bought the SGS after considering both. Deciding factor was that the SS is significantly heavier. I'm fairly active and I don't want a heavy watch. The aluminum and sport band is a very nice and durable lightweight combination.
     
  7. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

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    The sports watches aren't Sapphire Crystal, they're Ion-X glass. I don't think that's the same as the glass used in iPhone either but I could be wrong there. Just wanted to clear that up.

    Personally, I haven't scratched my sport on either the aluminium or the glass and although I'm careful, it takes a beating at work. Are you sure you're not just scratching the oleophobic coating? Even so, if you think you may be happier with the premium SS then go ahead. :)
     
  8. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Exchange it. Otherwise the desire for the SS will consume you like a demon.
     
  9. gelie thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea its hardly notable. Just under certain angels. Its most likely just the coating. I really like the way the SGS looks vs the SS. I have Apple care and i do tend to buy the new apple products as soon as the come out.
     
  10. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    Haha, I'm thinking of this too.

    Kind of surprised about how I'm finding the watch actually useful, particularly while at work.

    I'm a nurse, so I can't really be there on my phone while I'm with people - but getting a light tap for breaking news or anything while my phone stays away - is very neat.

    I have a screen protector on mine, so no scratches on it..

    Still debating, may go look at one of the SS models today..
     
  11. Mojopin macrumors regular

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    Do it, I did and am so happy! I went through two sport variations and had just wondered about the SS. After finally selling up to the SS I'm 100% satisfied and have zero regrets.

    For me the SS just feels more premium & substantial, matches better with more bands, and allows me to polish scratches out of the casing if I get them for about $7 (cape cod polishing cloth).

    Add a beautiful HOCO link band for $30ish and you're good to go :)

    [​IMG]
     
  12. gelie thread starter macrumors regular

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    Made the switch. One day lag because they didn't have the SS in stock. Surprised I missed it so much. Happy i switched. I couldn't stand how easily the non sapphire crystal scratched. As I mentioned I had several iPhones I touches etc. never one scratch. I still don't believe it's the same glass used on the IPhone 6. Just my take.
     
  13. Armen macrumors 604

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    Do you wear your iphone on your wrist too? Come on. That's not even a fair comparison.
     
  14. hitteam macrumors member

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    I made the switch from SGS to SS due to the SS feels more premium & substantial:), and I really like it. I did scratch the ionX glass within a week of normal usage. Been with my SS for a month and a half still looks good with no scratch on the crystal glass.
     
  15. ATS macrumors regular

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    I switched from the Sport to the stainless steel and haven't looked back. It was the best switch I could have made!
     
  16. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    Lol I ended up doing the switch too..

    It really does feel much nicer, and I love the added weight.

    Although out in sunlight, I do notice less visibility..
     
  17. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    Maybe it's not the crystal but you. None of the sport watches in my life (about 7 different people) have any issues with scratching. I'm in the medical field and trust me, this thing gets beaten around , bounced off metal/plastic/wood/glass products all the time..... No issues.
     
  18. oghowie macrumors 6502a

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    Scratched within a week. It seems to scratch much easier.
     
  19. Sheza macrumors 65816

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    Surprised OP has never had a problem with their iPhone. My iPhone 6 has only EVER been in the same pocket in whatever jeans or shorts I am wearing, on its own with nothing else. And yet it has loads of scratches.
     
  20. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    The glass used on iPhone 6 and 6+ is Gorilla Glass 3. It is ion-strengthened glass like the glass on the Sport. Very similar or the same. I think I've read somewhere that it is Gorilla Glass 4.
     
  21. bluegt macrumors newbie

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    I had a SGS and found that the front ion-x glass and plastic back scratched far too easily for my liking. Probably because I am fairly active... I switched to a SS and haven't had any issues so far. The weight actually feels nice and doesn't bother me at all when working out...

    The SS supposedly scratches but I haven't had any issue - and will just use some polish if it does. Sapphire glass is more reflective in bright light, but I am usually at home or in the office, so that is not noticeable to me.
     
  22. jjk454ss, Jul 14, 2015
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    I'd like to know which one I would get less scratches with, but really it's going to happen either way, so probably doesn't matter. I think that the screen is what I really don't want scratched, and it sounds like while both are difficult to scratch the sapphire is almost impossible to scratch. But I really like the Space Grey Sport color, so I'll probably stick with that.

    blue get, I had to point this out:)

     
  23. bluegt macrumors newbie

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    Haha nice point! Well, let me qualify active -> 30-60m daily interval training at the home gym or office gym :) Going to/from work may also qualify... I have to brave the dangers of the crowded subway system (my shoes get at least 1 new scuff per week from someone stepping on me).
     
  24. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    :)
     

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