After a screen replacement on Apple Watches, no matter the generation the gasket between the screen and housing will be compromised. Unfortunately even with a new replacement with the proper tools and equipment it is impossible to ensure the watch has been completely sealed to avoid penetration. Apple themselves know this and that is why when they do it they’ll give you either a new watch or a refurbished one.
Limitations of Apple Watch Water Resistance
Understanding the limitations of Apple Watch water resistance is vital to maintaining your device’s performance and prolonging its lifespan. While your Apple Watch can handle a certain amount of water exposure, there are some activities you should avoid while wearing your watch, like water-skiing or scuba diving, which involve high-velocity water or deep submersion.
Furthermore, it’s not just about the amount of water your Apple Watch can handle, but also the type of water. Exposure to different water types, such as swimming pools or salt water, can have varying effects on your watch. While your watch may survive a dip in the pool, chemicals such as chlorine or salt water can potentially damage seals, gaskets, and other components over time.
The age of your Apple Watch and physical damage are other factors that can compromise water resistance. Wear and tear over time can deteriorate the water-resistant seals in your watch. Similarly, accidental impacts can damage your watch and weaken its water resistance.