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    Glass casebacks >>

    Will this caseback be scratch resistant???
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    Re: Glass casebacks >>

    I think it's sapphire, just like the front glass ?
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    Re: Glass casebacks >>

    I would of thought so but i would like it confirming




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    Re: Glass casebacks >>

    Sometime Hardlex is used instead of Sapphire to save cost, but for a such small area the caseback's crystal should be well protected, isn't it the safest place on a watch ?
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    Re: Glass casebacks >>

    I don't know what that watch has, but there certainly are watches with sapphire front crystals and mineral glass for the back crystal. Still, I wouldn't worry about it. You're not going to scratch it while wearing it. The only time you may want to be a little careful is setting it down so the bracelet doesn't rub up against it. Really should be much of a problem if you're putting it down on your night stand or into a watch box, but if you have a habit of taking the watch off and putting in your pocket or something similar, that may scratch it up a bit.

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    Re: Glass casebacks >>

    I often wrap the bracelet with a cleaning cloth when I need to put the watch on the table, the caseback crystal is sapphire but the bracelet could also scratch the SS part of the caseback. I never leave a mechanical watch in vertical position overnight as it's bad for them.

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    Re: Glass casebacks >>

    Thats an Oris Williams F1, I have the same one. Have had it as my almost dialy wearer for about 2 yrs.

    no scratches on the back crystal.
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    Re: Glass casebacks >>

    Quote Originally Posted by WIS_Chronomaster View Post
    Will this caseback be scratch resistant???
    :thanks
    It will be scratch resistant, but not scratch proof. I have three watches with non-sapphire display backs and so far no problems. Nice looking watch and one way to minimize scratches in general is to store it safely in a watch box on a pillow.

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