I own a smartwatch which, for some odd reason has the glass sticking up slightly over the bezel. I've cracked one, and somehow, after 3 months, I'm getting a replacement.

I'd like to prevent it from failing again. I'd love to post an image, but the manufacturer's been so nice, once I yelled at em proper-like so...

The last time the watch seemingly cracked from the edge, no drops, so I assume it was compression damage

Diagram of raised watch glass

That edge is fragile. What would be my option for protecting it?

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Some manufacturers make protectors for their watches. There are also some after-market protectors as well. Do internet research, after contacting the manufacturer of your watch to inquire if they make one or can recommend someone that does, and see what's available.

Clear watch protector

Obviously, this will not fit your square watch, but you may be able to find one that does.

If unable at find a square, pre-made protector, you could use a clear o-ring around the edge and affix it with clear silicone. A slim bead on the underside should do it.

clear o-rings

  • It's round. My image fu sucks. How well do they protect edges tho? A bumper might work but they mostly seem Apple watch centric Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 4:53
  • Actually that looks perfect. Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 4:54
  • Very well. Despite the one I linked being round, look how it covers all the edges.
    – M.Mat
    Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 4:56
  • Some many manufacturers make after-market Apple stuff. You are certainly not the first person to experience this problem with the bezel. Do some research and make some calls/emails. I bet you find one that will work or can be modified.
    – M.Mat
    Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 4:58
  • It's not Apple. It's by a smaller manufacturerer. I figure I can measure and find one, now that I know what it's called. Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 4:59

A small bead of clear silicone rubber sealant around the edge might do the trick and still look nice. Just use a razor to remove it or clean up the edges after you apply it.

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