Digital Watch screen fell off

Dec 26, 2017,14:46 PM
 

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˜†





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Wow!

 
 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.

Good one! *chuckling* [nt]

 
 By: patrick_y : December 27th, 2017-08:57

Hehe ๐Ÿ˜

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

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, ... 

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 the... 

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 wonde... 

G-Shock would never get broken!

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

+1! (nt)

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

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... Regards, skyeriding

That is one ugly interior. [nt]

 
 By: DruidPadj : February 16th, 2018-16:04

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. Best. Renรฉ

Moser has him covered.

 
 By: Nick : August 10th, 2018-06:55
youtu.be

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 he...