I like this one as well. But, like Myron, find the mineral crystal to be a turn off.
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I don't let the fact that it's a mineral crystal bother me. I have a Timex Weekender that I wear at work, it has a mineral crystal. I work in a pretty harsh environment around sharp metal and large machinery(i.e. 4800 ton stamping press). I also have to wear protective gear working around metal, kevlar sleeves and gloves. Kevlar isn't exactly soft and it is always covering my watch. No scratches or swirls on the crystal at all. Me personally, I think mineral crystals hold up quite well. Of course this Laco will never see my work environment nor will any of my other watches.
Not saying this to disrespect anyone's personal preference or start a crystal preference war, just my $.02 .
Last edited by Lenny0264; March 20th, 2012 at 15:09.
What is it you like about plexi/acrylic crystals? I don't understand,sapphire is almost impossible to scratch,so why would I want anything else? I do know that if there is a scratch, with plexi I can easily polish it out,but I have had watches for nearly ever and have never had an issue with sapphire crystals.
Not looking to argue just want to see another perspective.
The classic reference for this would be a modern Speedmaster with a Hesalite crystal. One look at it at you can imagine it strapped to the arm of an astronaut. Throw a sapphire crystal on it and that effect is completely gone.
Most watch guys are into trick, cool, modern, high-tech, exotic and otherwise best of the best materials. So time and again sapphire crystals get requested. I'll leave them to that. My own concern is what type of mood a watch creates and I'm not one to worry about scratches or marks on a watch; in my mind they're not defects, they're added character. Other than that, some guys claim plexi is more shock resistant than sapphire or mineral crystals.
Last edited by Uwe W.; March 23rd, 2012 at 13:31.
Looking forward to some photos from real-life owners of this watch, especially the 36mm ETA model.
Would also like to know the lug tip to lug tip measurement on this one. I'm guessing around 45mm?
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