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    josh

    gangh58 how did your repair go? Do you think using the 33.5mm, reusing then gasket, and using glue to fill in the gap near the bezel worked?  Will it have better water resistance?

    Great pics, by the way!

    I just received my Steel HR a few days ago.  Love it so far, but reading through this forum makes me concerned about the mineral glass crystal. I would have preferred the sapphire (and I like the look of the blue face) but can’t justify the extra expense.  (Honestly, at $300, it’s priced in the Apple Watch range...)

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    gangh58

    Well josh, I did get the 33.5mm sapphire glass and used a glue to fill the surrounding. Unfortunately, I could not get the watch to sync to my phone anymore. It still ticks but I have no way to set the time or to get any data from it. So it's sitting in my draw. This watch did have some water leak previously with broken glass and the vibration motor has some visible rust. I don't know if that caused the a part of the circuit to stop working.I didn't test the water tightness with the new glass. 

    So here is the finished watch that doesn't work.

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    alenbud

    Hi guys just my 2 cents..

    I bought a Saphire glass 34x2.6x1.2mm from Ali express and it worked perfectly, well i looked like it would not, it looked too big but i have a glass setting tool for watches (its cheap off alixpress) and it supprised me as it just snapped in, it sits proud about i would say less than a millimeter.
    I have photos but have no idea how to upload them but ill post a video to youtube just search Withings Glass Repair it should come up.
    I would like to give credit to you all here as its where i got my inspiration from and also the size of the glass, do note i also installed the glass gasket, i have two more to do so ill update the video and record the glass snapping in place no glue and i am very sure its water proof still but i am not taking the risk. Good luck. alenbud@live.com

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    jazzthree.wav

     

    This week, I got a scratch on my steel HR sport. I was so shocked. And I found this post. I ordered the 34mm glass at aliexpress, and i am now waiting the shipping. But I found another way to fix scratched withings glass before the shipping!!
    I used “YANASE Glacerium”. what I did was only polishing by hand. I used pieces of old clothes and disposable wooden chopsticks. I felt using wood directly is suitable for polishing scratches on glass because the fiber can go into the gap of scratches. The scratch was not so shallow, it catched my nail and stood out so much. I was skeptical about this product. But, it took over 4 hours, finally the scratch was gone almost perfectly. Because I can see the progress of removing scratch, 4 hours was not bad for me. If you can use rotary tool, you may save time. I am in Japan, but glacerium seems to available in other countries. Because I was very very shocked for the scratch, I did not take photos of before. Replacing the glass is great way, but it may be the last resort. It may require technique and have risks to damage the watch. I would like to share this great product for the owners who have scratched withings watch.

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    gangh58

    As I reported earlier, https://support.withings.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360030643014/comments/360001839858, after replacing the broken crystal, my watch no longer synced. Well, I opened the watch again and poked around a bit. It turn out the that the problem was the reset button. Under the button, there should be a soft conductive membrane covering the contact points on the substrate. That membrane is missing, probably lost during battery change. So what I did was to use a pair of tweezers to make the contact, and that was enough to reset the watch and caused it to pair to my phone again. 

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    PaulZ

    alenbud I have tried looking for your video on youtube and can't find it.  Are you able to post the direct link for the video?  It sounds like your replacement was quite successful, would love to see the video.  My screen has also inexplicably cracked so needs replacing.

    Thanks.

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