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An LG G Watch R owner sanded down his watch and it looks awesome

A certain LG G Watch R owner sanded down his watch until all of the black paint was gone. And paired with a stainless steel watch band, it looks really nice.

Published onFebruary 17, 2015

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The LG G Watch R made waves after its announcement, largely due to its round display and premium build quality. In our full review of the device, we said the watch featured a fantastic build quality and a beautiful design. However, that may not be the case for some people. At least, it wasn’t the case for a certain LG G Watch R owner.

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On his Google+ profile, Anthony B posted pictures of his G Watch R that’s been sanded down to remove the black paint. And paired with his metal watch band, the combination looks really nice. Now, I’m absolutely not telling you to go out and do this to your own G Watch R. Once you start sanding it down, there’s no turning back. Modifying products like this can always provide mixed results, so if you’re going to try it, be careful! If you are interested in doing it, however, just note that the above image shows some scrapes and scratches from the sandpaper, so you may want to take that into consideration before you do something this drastic.

But if you don’t want to modify your watch, LG just announced the LG Watch Urbane, a new Android Wear-powered smartwatch that gives off a similar look to the sanded down G Watch R.

So, what do you think? Do you prefer this design over the plan black look?

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