Digital Watch screen fell off

 By: Joepny : December 26th, 2017-14:46
Was checking my FB feed while my wife was picking something up and saw my FB friend said his Apple Watch screen fell off while he was skiing.

Apparently this is not a rare occurrence and checking Reddit & MacRumors show various posts about it.

I have to tell him to get a Rolex or G-Shock depending on his budget. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜†


 By: patrick_y : December 26th, 2017-18:13
Rare, but it still happened! 

Apparently the screen is held by glue

 By: Joepny : December 26th, 2017-19:19
thatโ€™s unbelievable that the Apple Watch does not have a better way to hold the screen into the case.

Never had that happen to my AP. :-) [nt]

 By: JerryW : December 26th, 2017-18:53
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Knock on wood, neither has mine ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜…

 By: Joepny : December 26th, 2017-19:21

Now, that will be hard to pass it down to the next generation ๐Ÿ˜‚

 By: Alkiro1 : December 27th, 2017-01:24
Best wishes


Good one! *chuckling* [nt]

 By: patrick_y : December 27th, 2017-08:57
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Hehe ๐Ÿ˜

 By: Alkiro1 : December 27th, 2017-09:04
Best wishes


Makes me feel a bit better about reliability of mechanical watches

 By: Mr Glass : December 27th, 2017-04:53
I had only a few minor issues over quite a few years. Luck maybe...
And having taken apart quite a few Apple devices over the years (intentionally, not by them falling to bits) I see a trend of more and more glue and solder (which is cheaper and quicker, but less strong and serviceable). Try to upgrade a component in an iMac - quite a delicate operation! 

Yes it sounds disappointing that Apple products are not always up to snuff

 By: Joepny : December 27th, 2017-10:24

Glued on ?

 By: DonCorson : December 27th, 2017-13:10
But that should not be a reason for it to fall off.
Lots of watch crystals are glued on and they hold forever.
Looks like a quality control problem to me.

That said, maybe Apple has decided to not apply the watch industry standard 5000g shock test for their watch development.
Things like this happen during such tests, and development has to continue until it no longer happens.


Thank you Don!

 By: patrick_y : December 27th, 2017-13:18
I was wondering if there was some sort of industry standard, ISO standard, or standard test for crystal attachment. I recall a lot of high-end Swiss brands use glue of some sort to attach the crystal.
You've provided the answer to exactly what I was wondering. Thanks Don!

Did not happen to mybAW Series 2 [nt]

 By: Ronald Held : December 27th, 2017-13:33
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Did not happen to my AW Series 2 and hopefully not my latest one. Never read ...

 By: Ronald Held : December 27th, 2017-13:34
Of that happening before.

G-Shock would never get broken!

 By: Fla25 : December 28th, 2017-03:14

+1! (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : December 28th, 2017-07:43

I wonder if this has anything to do with rapid changes in temperature messing the adhesive? Warm indoors, cold outdoors...

 By: skyeriding : December 28th, 2017-23:46
At least, in jest, I could say its now a skeletonized watch...


Try turning it off and on again [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : February 16th, 2018-15:22
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That is one ugly interior. [nt]

 By: TheMadDruid : February 16th, 2018-16:04
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Happened to my wife 3 times.

 By: carl : March 12th, 2018-08:14
Each time with a new replacement watch.  We think it was probably something in her sunscreen that was breaking the glue down.

Her face fell off โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 17th, 2018-16:37
Donโ€™t use that sunscreen !

Hello Joe

 By: renerod : April 4th, 2018-06:02
By looking at the picture it seems that the battery is responsible for pushing the display out. When the battery degrades or gets wet, it bulges, and pushes the display from behind. Iโ€™ve seen several iPhones happening this.



Moser has him covered.

 By: Nick : August 10th, 2018-06:55

Smartwatch versus Oldschool mechanical watch

 By: Weems@8 : October 7th, 2018-07:09
You have people who wear a smartwatch for getting the image to be hip. And the watch lovers who adore luxury watches
with a heart. 
In my case, i am tired for pluging devices for power. The mechanical watch do simply wat it does,
telling the time with a heartbeat from the ballancewheel.
So if i can choose a smartwatch or an Ulysse Nardin, i will take an Ulysse Nardin.

I love Apple, for shure. But watches are a different story. 

Swollen battery issue

 By: Grail-Watch : April 15th, 2019-14:58
Check out that bulging battery! It swells up when it fails! The screen falling off is the least of his problems. That thing is dead. 

Small numbers of bad watches, or other items do not man the entire product. (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : April 16th, 2019-13:12

Now we know why they don't do see-through caseback... sigh... :) Best, ร‰. [nt]

 By: eklektik : April 28th, 2019-15:04
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Cheaper to replace than a service on our vaunted mechanical pieces. [nt]

 By: Horo_Traveler : May 10th, 2019-20:18
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LOL๐Ÿคฃ [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 23rd, 2019-14:51
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apparently the airbag is in wrong place in the watch ๐Ÿ˜‚ [nt]

 By: mahesh : July 30th, 2019-01:35
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