would a 38mm plastic screen protector fit a 42mm apple watch with a case?


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Original poster
Jul 21, 2017
Oyster Bay, NY
Hi, i have a 42mm sport apple watch and I have a case mate clear case that i have on it, I ordered a glass screen protector but it looks ridiculous, so i wanted to buy a plastic one that covers the whole thing and not just the flat part, but i have a case that has a lip to protect the screen, which would make the plastic screen protector raise. So since the case covers a little bit of my apple watch screen i was wondering if i put a 38mm plastic screen protector on instead of a 42mm one, if it would fit perfectly (or close to perfect) on my watch, without the case causing it to lift up, making air bubbles all along the sides.

link to the case that i have on my watch: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00Y..._QL65&keywords=casemate+apple+watch+case+42mm


macrumors member
Apr 30, 2015
As I said,it's a size difference of 4 millimetres,so the 38 millimetre parts are 4 millimetres too small.
Yes, i can read, thank you.

As he writes, he wants the screenprotector to fit his case that covers part of the glass, so the screen is now smaller than it normally is, and he is asking if the 38mm will then fit because 42mm is too big and the screen case will raise the edges.

I am trying to think along, but hey, if your answer is the only true answer, then ok ;)
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