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[* black] Apple Watch Repairability Score: '''5 out of 10''' (10 is easiest to repair)
[* green] While not an industry standard, the watch band is easily removed and swapped out for a replacement.
[* green] Removing the screen is difficult, but not impossible—it's the first component out, simplifying replacement.
[* green] Once you're inside, the battery is quite easy to remove—only mild adhesive holds it in place.
[* red] Removing ''any other component'' is essentially impossible—all peripheral cables are soldered onto the back of the S1.
[* red] The fully encased S1 system makes board-level repairs impossible

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