Watch Protection with pics.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by Streiber, May 3, 2015.

  1. Streiber macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2015
    I started this thread so those that get a cover for their watch can post a pic here to see what it looks like on the wrist. I received my spigen clear cover yesterday and already realize I need better protection while at work. I work in the field with tools. I got the sapphire screen so I'm not worried as much about that. I work with stainless steel often and know how easily it scratches. Last night I saw a post of somebody's screen with a big knick in the corner of the screen and want to prevent that. I've already hit mine on the door of my car a few times and escaped without incident. I will probably use the clear cover for general usage and the rugged cover while at work. When I go somewhere nice I will remove all protection.

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  2. Streiber thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2015
    Another view

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  3. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    I get that it is for protection and hopefully it serves that purpose for you...

    .. but man that is hideous, makes a 600 dollar watch look like a 5 dollar watch. :(
  4. jbenkelman macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2009
    Doesn't look that bad actually. I can see a case coming in handy or extreme moments, but I would never want it to be on there all the time. Life happens, but I do agree that its useful for those moments when you just know you need the extra protection.

    Or for anyone that thinks you are going to let them try your watch on. I can already see that getting annoying. You want to try my bet you have to wear a case with it and sign a waiver. Lol.
  5. Danny80y, May 3, 2015
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    Danny80y macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2015
    Surely one little bit of sand between that & the SS and it's going to scratch worse than not having anything! Phones with these hard plastic cases always get destroyed! :confused: Deff go soft rubber if anything!
  6. ob81 macrumors 65816


    Jun 11, 2007
    Virginia Beach
    Cover up that beautiful SS? You will have the last laugh when other people complain about the chips and scratches on theirs, but the whole fashion aspect is tossed out the window. I am interested in seeing other options though.
  7. Applenoob34 macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2014
    I have the spigeon rugged armore case on order. I really like the look of it in the pictures. We'll see how it looks in person.
  8. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008
  9. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    I think if anything a rugged case would look way better than this clear plastic one.
  10. priscilla55 macrumors regular


    Oct 2, 2013
    Falkirk, Scotland
    I mostly fall into the no case camp - I love the good looks of my SS with milanese loop. However, I have ordered the rugged Spigen case for very specific times such as doing gardening at home. I can't imagine wearing a case outside my home.
  11. largefarrva macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2012
    I placed an order this morning for a black Rugged Armor bumper after seeing some of the pics that people have damaged their watches after only having them for a couple of days. I too work with tools and steel all day and it would piss me off to no end to knock my watch and have it break or crack a corner or something along those lines. I agree, it's not the most fashionable thing to do with one of these watches but then again I'm not in a fashion show when I'm at work.
  12. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2008
    Houston (duh)
    Stainless is easy to polish.
    A case protects it, but to what benefit? Nobody gets to see it. It's only keeping it nice for the next owner.


    I guess I can see that then. Case while doing hard stuff then un-case it when out and about? That makes some sense if you have a physical job.
  13. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    I gardened with my watch on yesterday. I had always planned to get a case for gardening. But after noting that my worst problem was grit, not impact, I have decided a protective case might cause more problems for me than it would prevent. My leather work gloves did a decent job protecting against casual scrapes.

    That's not a bad looking case, all things considered. It's utilitarian and not for fashion, so in that context it is fine. Thank you for sharing a pic.
  14. Streiber thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2015
    I totally get what your saying but I keep banging this thing on everything. Definitely rugged while at work for me. It is a beautiful watch and if I worked an office job I wouldn't be worried. If I hired landscapers and handymen for work around my house I wouldn't be worried. I love the way the watch looks and when my wife and I go to dinner I don't really want to be buffing out scratches. This clear is actually super soft rubber. I'm telling you, the watch still looks awesome with the clear on and for 4.99 on eBay I may just order a bunch more because I know it will yellow. Than I'd rather risk scratching it.

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  15. largefarrva macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2012
    I'm not concerned about scratching the stainless steel on my watch and I'm sure the sapphire will hold up quite well. I'm more worried that the wrench I'm using to tighten on some shorting straps on a transformer might slip and i bang the watch into a core clamp and break my watch. Or something else along those lines....just used that as an example. At least with something there to absorb the shock it will be much less likely to damage it as much as what we've seen in pics here so far.

    And yeah, if I were to go out the thing would definitely come doesn't look like it would be all that difficult to put or or take off.
  16. mac.cali macrumors 65816

    Mar 16, 2012
    Not my cup of tea, but if it works for you then go for it. My watch is caseless and plan on keeping it that way. These vendors build a case for any apple product. Imagine if apple made eyeware, cases for your eye glasses. :rolleyes:
  17. Denziloshamen macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2015
    You know, you don't have to keep a case on all of the time for it to still be useful. If I went mountain biking or just a hike through the forest, then I'm going to want a bit of protection as I've got the stainless steel and I want it to stay looking nice afterwards.

    These cases aren't pointless at all when used occasionally. I don't think it would be a good thing to keep these on permanently as yes, that would totally destroy the athetic of the design and completely negate buying the stainless steel over the sport.
  18. FunkyTang macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
  19. Uccle macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2012
    If you work in construction or are doing something in a accident rich environment, I can see wanting to protect the least at times.

    If, however, you are worried only about the scuffs and minor surface scratches, then this is a little extreme for a SS watch. My watch was pretty scuffed up along the sides (my doing...bangles) so I purchased a Shino Jewelry Polishing Cloth (there are many other options) and, wow, like new in maybe 15 seconds. Just a thought.
  20. matt550 macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2008
    I maintain irrigation systems in parks. I don't wear my Watch while doing big repairs or in muddy holes. So far this past week I've been good. But I wouldn't be against getting something similar. Maybe a bumper of some sort. I have a 42mm SGS
  21. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    After thinking about it more I think i am going to order the tough armor in orange. Give it a kind of smart g-shock look for when I am mountain biking and other stuff where I am risking smashing the watch.
  22. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
  23. mr.anthonyramos macrumors 6502a


    Apr 25, 2015
    Hong Kong
    Doesn't look great unfortunately and I was thinking of getting the clear Spigen one as well...
  24. Smileyboy macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    Doesn't look to bad. I'm an electrician. I'm ordering one now. Thanks for posting that pic.

    Do all the sensors still work with the case on?

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