Metal movement spacers/holders are considered a sign of a higher quality. I'm personally disappointed when I see a plastic one.
-Something like this always makes me scream:
-While something like this makes me happy:
Metal just looks better, feel better and is more durable.
But from a purely technical perspective, wouldn't a plastic one offer a better shock absorption? By allowing a bit of play and damping? Or is the anti-shock mechanism of the movement itself more than enough?
I'm wondering what is your opinion about this?
I've seen many relatively expensive dive watches with plastic spacers. I can't believe that it's just a cost issue. A metallic one can't be significantly more expensive...