A few years ago, having said that it must be almost 7 I bought an apple watch.
Series 1 Space Black Stainless Steel 42mm.
18 months after buying it, the battery started to swell and pushed the face off, literally, didn't break it or crack it, just swelled/ballooned and lifted the face/screen until it was held by a bit of glue at the top.
Contacted Apple who were very good and after a few forms and photos and sending in the defective watch, replaced the watch unit, I'd been told to keep the strap and box from the original watch.
Great, job done, all good, life goes on...................
Until last week when it became apparent that the replacement watch unit has done the same thing as the first, the battery has swollen and pushed the face off, again
Long story shorter, Apple can't do anything as it's now a "vintage" item and they don't have any parts for it anymore.
Ok, sort of, always considered the lifetime of a product to be just that, a lifetime but appreciate that we live in a disposable society and everything these days seems to have a lifetime of 10 years?
I've got watches dating back to the early 80's that still work, even battery driven ones from the 90's that work fine when you replace the battery, but I digress.
Eu law says that something only has to last 6 years, but according to Apple, that started when I bought the watch originally, not when I received the replacement, apparently??
I've argued that the replacement wasn't bought 18 months previously as the original was and it certainly shouldn't have suffered from the same issue as the first.
Seem to remember hearing about Apple watches that had this issue, but they'd corrected it??
Anyone else had a similar experience