Just bought Apple Care +, called Apple support. I just ordered some stainless steel cleaner wipes, so I doubt it will fix this but I can hope
Wouldn't it be fraud to purchase Apple Care + after the damage has occurred if you plan to use Apple Care + to get a new watch?
I did not assume. Notice I said "if" you plan to use apple care + to get a new watch.I didn't get it to return it, got it because I see how easy it can be damaged so rather be safe than sorry. Not going to go in and pay the $79 claim fee for one scratch but now I have peice of mind in case I do more damage. Please don't assume things.
Hey, the watch is now officially part of your life's journey. Or at least until you upgrade. Seriously, I would consider the Apple Watch a tool watch and any tool watch is destined to get some battle scars. I have scratches on my watch from wearing it all day and night and my girlfriend's watch is even worse from working at a restaurant. Scars, blemishes, scratches, dings, they are part of the experience of owning and enjoying a watch—or any tool. It shows history and use, even if it's under a week.
My words might seem hollow but I fully empathize with you. I remember my first nasty scratch on my first watch and it haunted me for days. But I realized that guitar owners never fret about scratches and dings on their Fenders or Gibsons. In fact, quite the opposite. An aged, banged up guitar shows legitimacy and authenticity. People even pay extra to artificially make their new guitars look aged and worn down from years of use.
I mean, just look at how beautiful the back of this iPod looks. It was disappointing to see all these forum posts and YouTube videos of people complaining of scratches and wanting to polish their iPods with Mothers. It's like erasing memories.
i bought the pre-moistened polishing wipes on amazon and they got out some pretty nice scratches... I might use it every 6 months or so... Look it up on Amazon... Cape Cod Polishing wipes... cleans and polishes all types of metal and they're re-usable and come in a closable foil pouch to stay wet.
A professional will have a tool somewhat like a dremel that turns at high speed and with some skill can make that scratch go away.