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Quick question about the crystal on nicer watches

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by klstreet, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. klstreet

    klstreet New Member

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    I am a recent college graduate looking to soon buy my first nicer watch. I really love the way some watches have the sapphire crystal "sticking out" from the case of the watch. It seems like newer watches are putting them flush against the case now or am I mistaken. Is there a reason for this?
     


  2. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    no
    theres no trend
    ive got em all - flush with the case, raised from case, and curved from the case (e.g. omega speedmaster)

    its part of the aesthetics and i dont think about them in isolation one way or another
     


  3. klstreet

    klstreet New Member

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    Thank you. So there is no advantage from one way or the other? I'm looking for something like a montblanc timewalker, Baume et mercier, or Hamilton with the crystal curved over the case.
     


  4. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    not really
    you could make a statement about legibility esp of text near the edge on curved glass, glare and reflection...but practically is null
    recessed glass is functionally good for protection but that applies to tool watchs like gshock

    here its just a matter of aesthetics
     


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