Let's face it.. dings here and there are unavoidable, especially in busy cities like NYC where people bump into each other. It happens all the time even now with my current watch. My current watch is an Oakley Minute Machine (Diamond Edition) that has Sapphire Crystal display. I'm currently considering to get an Apple Watch because it would be something less costly that I can wear daily on non-fancy occasions. Considering it's a first generation product and we don't know how often they'll update it (maybe annually or every 2 years), I didn't want to go all out because technology gets outdated..that's different than my current watch I have had for 7 years. Hence, I wanted to get the Sport Watch in Space Gray (42mm) for $399. I don't want the sports strap though, so I planned to get a leather one for another $149 more. That would make the watch about $548 before taxes. However, my concern was the Ion-X possibly being prone to scratches, but more importantly that the Space Gray coating may come off when the watch has some unavoidable dings.. especially in the summer when it's not covered in a long sleeve shirt or jacket. Considering this, I looked into the $699 version of the Apple Watch with the leather strap and sapphire crystal. For just an extra $151, it solves my two concerns (chipping, if it really does happen?) and potential scratches on the face. However, it causes 1 new problem.. which is that I was actually looking forward to the Space Gray color so now I will have to live with my second color choice on top of paying $151 more. Obviously, since I was looking not to spend too much for this watch, I am not willing to go the $1099 Space Gray stainless steel/sapphire model. Considering this scenario, what do you fellow Apple enthusiasts suggest? $548: Space Grey aluminum (will it chip off the color?) + leather strap $699: Silver (with Sapphire) + leather strap but lose the Space Gray color I wanted Thanks!