Your thoughts on domed crystals?

Putting the kid to bed I was admiring how light distorts over the domed Cristal of my bgpd. People often lament lack of legibility with domed crystals, but from my own collection I find that it mostly helps with sideways legibility. The pics above showcase what I mean by that. But I only have sapphire crystals to look at so maybe that鈥檚 a bias to consider.

What are the thoughts of you crunchers on the topic? Pics from your own collection welcome!!

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Mo' dome, mo' better!

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FlatteryCamp

Mo' dome, mo' better!

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Agree with @FlatteryCamp here. Something cool about a dome, more so an acrylic one. Sure it might be harder to read at an extreme angle, but head on not as big a deal as well applied lume and distinct hand/indices.

Love a domed chrystal. The distorsion can awake the most boring dial.

Love 'em. Love the distortion!

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Domed acrylic crystal, lovely

I love dome cristal too and if it is sapphire better

I admire domed Crystals. But good AR coating is a must for me in case of a domed Chrystal.

Does this count? Acrylic crystal on my Timex MK1 chronograph.

I like the look, but it is prone to scratches and bumps!

I鈥檓 going to get some Poly-watch before it gets too bad!

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Does this count? Acrylic crystal on my Timex MK1 chronograph.

I like the look, but it is prone to scratches and bumps!

I鈥檓 going to get some Poly-watch before it gets too bad!

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I believe that is called boxed crystal, and would be my preference: flat top, round edges. This full dome stuff where there is always a radius is not for me. It may be slightly better than the cheap drabness of flat crystals. Basically a flat crystal has exactly one position where it will offer glare. The domed crystal will always have glare.

Possibly the doming is less pronounced on watches that I consider to be too big. I wouldn't know.

I鈥檓 a big fan of boxed and domed crystals! One of my favorite features on a watch is how the crystal can distort if otherwise compliment the dial.