Which Watch Easier to Clean? Suggestions...

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  1. dedufour41 macrumors regular

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    There's been a lot of great info throughout the forum about the different specs of the Apple Watch, but I struggle to choose a version of the watch for the simple fact of which would hold up to excessive cleaning. This specific information isn't easily obtainable.

    I'm a busy superintendent and look forward to using my watch while working all day and night as I use my hands for all aspects of maintenance and repair. Being able to use the watch instead of digging for the phone is key for me, but I know I will be getting splatters of liquid and paint at any given time. So I will be constantly wiping-off the watch and screen.

    What I would like to learn more about is if there is a preferred case and screen type that would take the splattering and repetative cleaning over time. I'd consider any watch that would be more beneficial for the rugged experience.

    For instance, is the aluminum case better at taking paint splatters and constant wiping? If it is, could the space grey case be better or worse than the silver for this purpose. Perhaps the SS case would hold up better over time, but how about the Sapphire glass and it's ability to take a lot of cleans. Surely the Ion-X glass can't be better choice for this, can it?

    Any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. Kahalu'u Bob macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome to the forum!

    I don't suppose any of us know about the cases yet. I would assume both SS and aluminum are easy to clean. I do have experience with paint on a sapphire watch face and that was easy to clean even when dry.
     
  3. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    The edition is the easiest to clean. Let your Butler do it. :cool:
     
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    I am used to submersing my Rolex in a glass of ammonia once a week to clean off all the human gunk that accumulates with daily use. I would not do that with the Apple watch.


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  5. gorkt macrumors 6502

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    I am a scientist who works with solvents and thick black paste materials almost every day. I am going with the SS partly because I feel the aluminum surface, being matte, and therefore having a microtexture, is more likely to stain with the stuff I work with. I'll also be wearing the fluoroelastomer bands most days, because that is a very low surface energy material that shouldn't stain - heck, most things should just bead right off that sucker. The SS will probably scratch, but at least I can get it polished.
     
  6. dedufour41 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The Butler DID do it... #

    Ok, thanks... One vote for SS in similar circumstances. ##
     
  7. GrumpyMom, Apr 3, 2015
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    I do a lot of gardening and landscaping work. I've had good luck with my stainless steel watches and bands (though I would not like to try cleaning paint off the Milanese loop band). And sapphire crystal. My watch that has a sapphire crystal has managed to get scratched up a little bit but that's over a span of 3 decades.

    I've had a bit of problem in the past with plastic/rubbery watch bands making my wrist itchy and holding the sweat against my skin. I'm not sure how the Apple sport bands will work out for me.

    Oh...and go with the silver colors in eother aluminum or stainless steel. My husband's black aluminum IPhone 5 did not hold up well at all. And I have a gunmetal black/grey stainless Citizens Quarts that looks amazing but shows the scratches more easily than silver colored stainless steel watches do.

    Edit to add...okay I've just read another post saying the colors on the Apple Watches are supposed to be especially scratch resistant. So...might have to hold back and see about that. Just going on my past experience of what colored metal chassis are like, I'd be more inclined toward a silver metallic if durability is a key concern.
     
  8. dedufour41 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the input
     

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