I really like acrylic crystals

I don't think that re-creating the high boxed crystal of the Yema Wristmaster would have been easy or cost effective if it was done with a sapphire. It would probably not been as clear or reflection free as well.

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I'm more concerned about scratching the polished sides of the case because maintaining an acrylic crystal isn't difficult, but keeping a polished steel surface scratch free can be a hassle.

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And then there are the viewing angles and light conditions, because I can always read the dial and it doesn't really matter how I tilt the watch or where the light is coming from. The worst that can happen is a nice distortion effect at the edges, something which I don't mind at all.

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And this is also an opportunity to wear the Wristmaster. It's the only cream colored dial in my watch collection and I love it's retro crosshair design with the cursive name at the bottom which use the same style as the one my teachers in France took so long to teach me when I was a kid.  I'm wearing it on a brown ColaReb Spoleto strap which is the perfect match on my wrist.

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They are truly the best. Shapely at minimal cost, superb clarity, buffability.

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When I just started my journey into watches I heard everywhere: Sapphire is class, Mineral is okey, Acrylic is s***. I lived with that for some time until I got my first Vostok and I fell in love with acrylic crystals. They are mesmerizing. 

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Now I still rate sapphire pretty high. Though acrylic is somewhere around and I try to stay away from mineral (if it scratches it's done).

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I like acrylic too.

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1000% yes.  I got this #certina DS PH200M diver with a hesalite crystal.  I love everything about it.

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Sinnguy

I like acrylic too.

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And there is a cat!

Which automatically makes the watch 1000% better than any other watch without a cat.

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witcher.watcher

When I just started my journey into watches I heard everywhere: Sapphire is class, Mineral is okey, Acrylic is s***. I lived with that for some time until I got my first Vostok and I fell in love with acrylic crystals. They are mesmerizing. 

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Now I still rate sapphire pretty high. Though acrylic is somewhere around and I try to stay away from mineral (if it scratches it's done).

Sapphire is fine but there are many occasions where its high reflectivity and glitter makes it difficult to read a dial even when there are copious layers of AR. 

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Catskinner

Sapphire is fine but there are many occasions where its high reflectivity and glitter makes it difficult to read a dial even when there are copious layers of AR. 

Indeed. Coating, coating, coating.

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Acrylic is warmer and softer appearing. Can be great but sucks on a watch that will get banged around. 
 

Of course, sapphire won't scratch but it can "asplode," the DJ that bit tile back in '91 can attest to that. Sapphire shards through the dial, into the movement will total a watch.