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    Acrylic watch crystals do not always imply “cheap”

    Yes, the Beekman watch has an acrylic crystal. So does the Omega Speedmaster model that is space qualified for EVA, went to the moon, still goes out on ISS EVAs, and sells for ~$6,000. So did most (all?) Rolex watches made prior to 1970. So Acrylic does imply “retro”, but not necessarily “cheap”.

    https://dappered.com/2018/08/in-revi...n-retro-watch/
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    Originally posted by motosacto View Post
    Yes, the Beekman watch has an acrylic crystal. So does the Omega Speedmaster model that is space qualified for EVA, went to the moon, still goes out on ISS EVAs, and sells for ~$6,000. So did most (all?) Rolex watches made prior to 1970. So Acrylic does imply “retro”, but not necessarily “cheap”.

    https://dappered.com/2018/08/in-revi...n-retro-watch/
    Yes, while true that acrilic =/= low quality.., I highly, highly doubt the quality of the Timex acrylic is anywhere even near the ballpark of an Omega acrylic, let alone one certified for EVA's.

    Main benefit of an acrylic is that while it may scratch more easily, it's less likely to crack/shatter than a scratch resistant Sapphire when smacked. Plus scratched acrylic can be buffed out relatively easily.
    Last edited by Nandyn; August 29, 2018, 03:50 PM.

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      there are also plenty of garbage watches with sapphire cystals.

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