I was winding a guitar cable up and the pointy metal tip of one end decided it hated my watch, so it flung itself at my wrist and smashed directly into the crystal. I'm sure I can get the crystal replaced (I hope) but the dial itself is dinged and scratched as well.
Don't feel too bad....a friend of mine just got a new patek and was "attempting" to get in on (new croc strap and all) and it spun off his wrist and the crystal shattered on his bathroom floor.
He had it a whopping two hours before he had to send it off for a $1600 crystal repair.
If I have to choose between plastic crystal and mineral glass, I'll go for plastic crystal. They are very tough and surface scratches can easily be buffed out.
Originally Posted by warlok1965
I took it to my watchmaker. He called around and found one place that MAY have a replacement crystal, but I'd have to send the watch to them to be certain. I said forget it, just put a plastic one on, I'll probably shatter another freaking crystal one. I'll live with the dial, it's barely noticeable. So, not good as new, but good enough to move on with my life. Maybe I'll console myself with a new timepiece.