[This is a continuation of part 4 of the saga, this is part 5]
Having accepted the cost of repair ($299+TAX) I was on the hunt for a temporary watch for my wife to wear while hers was being repaired. I had ruled out the buy and return within the 14 days option on moral grounds.
Obvious place to look was eBay. There are plenty of watches for sale on eBay and if you don't want to pay much you can get a cracked but fully functional one for ~$100. After I negotiated a little with an agreed price I confirmed the purchase and it would arrive in a few days.
While waiting I went back to Apple. If the eBay watch solves the streak problem (see previous "episodes" of the saga) Apple would need to send me a shipping box to send them the broken watch in. Might as well get that process started.
Unless I unpaired the watch from the phone Apple wouldn't send me the box, or at least that is what the customer service person told me — or rather texted me as I prefer to always use their chat service, that way I have a record.
I confessed that the watch wasn't unpaired as my wife was at work but would as soon as the replacement watch arrived. The representative told me that I could re-pair the watch afterwards if the eBay watch hadn't arrived but it would have to be unpaired before they shipped me the box and that was the end of that conversation / chat.
I would have to wait until my wife got home from work, and in reality would have to wait for the cracked watch to arrive from eBay.
In the next installment, the streak solving watch from eBay arrives.