1. alexis55's Avatar
    Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy an Apple watch but I'm not sure which case to go for. The sport or the standard watch? I'm scared of getting the screen scratched and have heard that the sport can scratch easily after normal use! Eek I was really happy with how the space grey sport looked and felt on my wrist but now I'm not sure. Please help me!
    06-19-2015 10:53 PM
  2. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore. I say get the one you like and put a screen protector on it. I was checking out the Spigen line up for AppleWatch accessories. They had some nice accessories for the AppleWatch.
    06-19-2015 11:31 PM
  3. tech_fan's Avatar
    My wife has the grey sport and likes it a lot. Granted she has only had it for one week but it seems to be holding up well.

    For me, I got the green sport. I love the SS model but I had a SS model before the apple watch and it was prone to scratching.

    I chose the sport for my wife and I because when they come out with the next generation of Apple watch, the amount lost will be less painful. If I got the stainless model, the one I want is close to 300 more so that is harder to justify. I will probably get 1 or 2 more bands for my watch from Apple.

    Keep in mind that you can always change out bands across the entire line. In other words u can use the leather loop found on the Apple watch with the sport model and vice versa. There are a lot of images and videos on the Internet that show the different variations.


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    06-19-2015 11:49 PM
  4. keity's Avatar
    Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy an Apple watch but I'm not sure which case to go for. The sport or the standard watch? I'm scared of getting the screen scratched and have heard that the sport can scratch easily after normal use! Eek I was really happy with how the space grey sport looked and felt on my wrist but now I'm not sure. Please help me!
    Hey welcome! Looking gorgeous! Enjoy your watch.
    06-20-2015 01:44 AM
  5. keity's Avatar
    Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy an Apple watch but I'm not sure which case to go for. The sport or the standard watch? I'm scared of getting the screen scratched and have heard that the sport can scratch easily after normal use! Eek I was really happy with how the space grey sport looked and felt on my wrist but now I'm not sure. Please help me!
    Hey welcome! Looking gorgeous! Enjoy your watch.
    06-20-2015 01:44 AM
  6. alexis55's Avatar
    Hey everyone! Thanks very much, I have decided that I will purchase the sports model first and see if I like it! I'm so excited
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    06-20-2015 04:53 AM
  7. heyyitsmesusan's Avatar
    Hey everyone! Thanks very much, I have decided that I will purchase the sports model first and see if I like it! I'm so excited
    I just got the sport model last week and I love it! I'm obsessed with looking at new third party bands to get for it. Might get a stand too.
    06-21-2015 08:12 AM
  8. neurodave's Avatar
    I personally prefer the Sport. I know the Watch has the sapphire screen and the steel body but...that's it. The bands you can get for $25 on Amazon or eBay (including the Apple Watch like clip) and I personally hate the steel body because it's so fingerprint prone and scratches rather easily. Also, the screen images seem to be better on the Sport watch as the sapphire seems to dilute the colors and view angles and from what I've seen on YouTube, the non-sapphire screen holds up very well to the every day scratch opportunities.

    You also save yourself at least $100! haha
    06-21-2015 03:27 PM
  9. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Six of one half dozen of the other. Go to the Apple Store and try them on. I have the sport with a ML band and personally, I like the two tone look. I am trying to find WatchDots in chrome to accentuate the buttons with a two tone look also.


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    06-22-2015 01:28 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy an Apple watch but I'm not sure which case to go for. The sport or the standard watch? I'm scared of getting the screen scratched and have heard that the sport can scratch easily after normal use! Eek I was really happy with how the space grey sport looked and felt on my wrist but now I'm not sure. Please help me!
    I have the 42 mm Watch sport. I have had it for a month and a half, and I've worn it EVERY day since receiving it. There is not protective case on it and I also work while wearing my watch. Yet, there is no damage whatsoever on it. It looks as new as it did when I took it out of its box for the very first time. Having said that, Apple does not make "junk" and although the ion-x is not as strong as sapphire, it doesn't mean that it's cheap or cheaply made. Know what I mean?
    06-22-2015 05:23 PM
  11. ZombiePartie's Avatar
    The sport is fine. I have a black sport, absolutely no issues or scratches and I have had it for 2 months.
    06-24-2015 12:02 PM
  12. RobtRoma's Avatar
    I think the Sport is just fine as well. I did add a Spigen screen protector and low profile case to it though. The plastic case already has a couple of scratches on it but my Watch is a-OK.
    06-24-2015 12:26 PM
  13. yankeebhoy's Avatar
    I have the space grey sport. After a couple of days little white marks started appearing on the border between the body and the screen. More have appeared and I am now returning it and buying a silver stainless steel. When the body scratches all I need to do is polish it and the scratches will be gone. Plus I won't worry about a screen protector due to the sapphire display.
    06-24-2015 04:11 PM
  14. keity's Avatar
    The sport is fine. I have a black sport, absolutely no issues or scratches and I have had it for 2 months.
    Can you share photos of it?
    06-25-2015 02:56 AM
  15. hussberry's Avatar
    I have the space grey sport. After a couple of days little white marks started appearing on the border between the body and the screen. More have appeared and I am now returning it and buying a silver stainless steel. When the body scratches all I need to do is polish it and the scratches will be gone. Plus I won't worry about a screen protector due to the sapphire display.
    Yankeebhoy, I think there is a problem with your watch. I 'd say return it and get another one before you spend more on the Stainless steel one. A lot of us had the sports model for a while now and that didnt happen.
    It can be a faulty watch.
    06-25-2015 09:11 AM
  16. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I think I am going to try and get a used SS watch off of craigslist. If I can get one sort of cheap then I'll have one of each and can swap them depending on activity
    06-25-2015 09:08 PM
  17. yankeebhoy's Avatar
    Yankeebhoy, I think there is a problem with your watch. I 'd say return it and get another one before you spend more on the Stainless steel one. A lot of us had the sports model for a while now and that didnt happen.
    It can be a faulty watch.
    I've already gone ahead with the new order. Hopefully it turns out ok.
    06-28-2015 01:52 AM
  18. JakePleasants's Avatar
    I feel cases are pointless these days,
    He didn't mean a case for the Watch, he meant which model (aluminum casing/housing versus stainless steel) Watch he should get.
    07-08-2015 02:14 AM

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