> How did you pay twice retail for the watch?
What do you mean?
It was a stainless Steel edition - which is $200 more than the aluminum, plus it was purchased with 2 years of Apple Care ($50). And it being 42MM makes it another $50 more.
With that said - since it is in the Space Black coating too - it is VERY durible and nearly impossible to scratch - both the sapphire screen and the stainless steel body.