Watch crystal types

Common watch crystal types include sapphire, mineral, and plastic. The sapphire ones generally offer the best scratch resistance, but at a somewhat high cost, while plastic (acrylic) and mineral offer less scratch resistance. Since the crystal covers the face of the watch and is very visable and often impacts objects, it’s important that it not be easily scratched. So in general it’s best to try to get a watch crystal of type sapphire or synthetic sapphire.

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