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    Which crystal do I choose?! Help a NEWB

    I’m very much new to the watch world. And a virgin watch modder!

    Bought a Seiko SKX007 several months ago. Love the watch. As the sickness goes, I bought another SKX a couple weeks back that has had the hands modified by NEWW.



    Rather than having the seller mail it to me I had him ship it directly to Duarte again.

    I’m having a DLW ceramic bezel insert installed. Chose this one to hopefully tie the red writing and red hand together with the red triangle.



    Now, choosing a DD crystal. We had initially discussed the CT037F which would give a slight step at the insert. He has them in stock.





    Or, the new CT037CIS that provides a flush fit to the insert. $5 more and a 2 week wait since it would have to be ordered.



    So...

    Opinions?

    Do I wait for the flush fit or the slight depth difference and quicker turn around?!

    Do y’all really notice a difference when wearing them?

    Thanks!


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    Personally I like the added depth and that would be my choice. Flush is okay, but doesn't do it for me aesthetically.

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    Personally, I’d go with flush mount. But, preferences subjective.

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    I would wait for the one that catches your eye. The flush fit.

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    I like the flush fit and to me, it would be worth a short wait

    2 weeks is worth the wait providing it's what you want

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    Thanks for the responses.

    That’s the thing. With just looking at photos I’m not real sure which I prefer.

    Kind of like the depth. Kinda like the flush.



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    I'm not going to pre-judge your aesthetics, but a flush mounted crystal is less likely to get gunked up when you spill your nachos all over your watch.

    (probably an overly-specific scenario, but you get the idea.)
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    The writing (Diver's 200M) I see on the first watch looks orange, not red. So the colors do not appear to match to my eye.
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    Re: Which crystal do I choose?! Help a NEWB

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stark View Post
    The writing (Diver's 200M) I see on the first watch looks orange, not red. So the colors do not appear to match to my eye.
    That’s a great thought.

    Is it not red?



    So what color is the minute hand?!


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    Lol. I may have the entire spectrum of “red” on this!


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