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Apple Watch Repairability Score: 5 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)

While not an industry standard, the watch band is easily removed and swapped out for a replacement.

Removing the screen is difficult, but not impossible—it's the first component out, simplifying replacement.

Once you're inside, the battery is quite easy to remove—only mild adhesive holds it in place.

While not proprietary, incredibly tiny tri-point screws are a repair hinderance—especially when Torx or Phillips could have been used.

Removing any other component is essentially impossible—all peripheral cables are soldered onto the back of the S1.

The fully encased S1 system makes board-level repairs impossible.

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