Who else prefer acrylic crystals?

In many cases I found that like acrylic more than sapphire. I'm aware that in some cases it depends on the style of the watch but given the choice between an acrylic and a sapphire version (e.g. Speedmaster) I'm more likely to prefer the acrylic.

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I'm not big on acrylic crystals, as a matter of fact I still don't trust this new "iron" people keep banging on about. My bronze spear has gutted more Hitites than any iron one has... 

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I‘m so bugged about scratching my acrylic crystals that I wear those watches less-often. I know I know — bad reason. But it’s kind of like parking the car far out in the lot to avoid dings. 

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DariusII

I‘m so bugged about scratching my acrylic crystals that I wear those watches less-often. I know I know — bad reason. But it’s kind of like parking the car far out in the lot to avoid dings. 

A few drops of liquid glass applied occasionally do wonder for keeping the crystals scratch free.

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You know how they say that with animation, special effects are free? Same with acrylic. Beautiful shapes cost almost nothing extra, and polishing is a DIY job. I assume they are a bit lighter too. True beater watches will get a little scored up after a while, but I'm not a kid on the schoolyard, so I don't have these concerns about dragging watch faces against concrete or whatever. Acrylic just looks right.

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Polywatch is $8.00. A new crystal is $20.00.

I wear acrylic practically everyday. 

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I don’t prefer them but I don’t mind them either. I have a Vostok with acrylic, and I plan on getting a Lorier Hyperion that used acrylic. I do prefer it over mineral and hardlex though.