1. shutter's Avatar
    I have a series 1 Apple Watch, as I was putting the watch back on, after clearing the metal detector, at work...I dropped it. The Watch landed face first on a tile floor from about 48”.



    I did not have Apple care, and Apple won’t fix them. Anyone know of any decent third party companies that will replace the screen for me? I am all thumbs, I can’t even get a screen protector on straight.

    I have already taken the opportunity to upgrade to a series 3, and bought Apple care for the replacement. But I would like to get the series 1 fixed and either keep it as a spare/back up or pass it down to my son if he wants it.
    10-16-2017 06:01 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    A replacement screen will run $99 for the 38 and $159 for the 42 from iFixit. That includes the digitizer. Would it be worth it? And that's if you fix it yourself.
    10-16-2017 07:16 PM
  3. shutter's Avatar
    No, I dont think so.
    10-16-2017 07:16 PM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    I would recommend getting a Series 3 instead to replace it.
    10-16-2017 07:18 PM
  5. shutter's Avatar
    Lol, I have already ordered one.
    knotsure likes this.
    10-16-2017 07:19 PM
  6. Nubwy's Avatar
    I would recommend getting a Series 3 instead to replace it.
    He already did if you read the total post. He wants to keep the series one as a back up or pass it down to his son.

    OP, you can pick up a new 42mm Series one for under $300. I’d honestly go that route or find a legitimate used one for around 2-250. That’d be a better option because the total cost of repair is over half the cost of a new watch. Just not a feasible or efficient use of your money.
    10-16-2017 07:21 PM
  7. TripleOne's Avatar
    Lol, I have already ordered one.
    Oh whoops!
    Congratulations!
    Which one did you get?
    10-16-2017 07:23 PM
  8. shutter's Avatar
    Oh whoops!
    Congratulations!
    Which one did you get?
    I got the GPS only, aluminum silver.
    10-16-2017 07:47 PM
  9. shutter's Avatar
    He already did if you read the total post. He wants to keep the series one as a back up or pass it down to his son.

    OP, you can pick up a new 42mm Series one for under $300. I’d honestly go that route or find a legitimate used one for around 2-250. That’d be a better option because the total cost of repair is over half the cost of a new watch. Just not a feasible or efficient use of your money.
    I can get a out of warranty replacement for 200, so I think I won’t bother fixing it.
    10-16-2017 07:48 PM
  10. TripleOne's Avatar
    I got the GPS only, aluminum silver.
    Awesome!
    10-16-2017 07:59 PM
  11. Mac Guy's Avatar
    Anyone know of any decent third party companies that will replace the screen for me? I am all thumbs, I can’t even get a screen protector on straight.
    I'd just toss it. Or maybe, if I felt moved, I'd eBay it for parts only and maybe get a few bucks. If that fell through, I'd toss it. After seeing the iFixit teardown, I wouldn't trust anybody but Apple to fix it. And since Apple won't...
    10-19-2017 04:35 AM

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