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    Is it possible to scratch a sapphire crystal in everyday use?

    How impossible is it to scratch?

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    Re: Is it possible to scratch a sapphire crystal in everyday use?

    Recurring issue. Done a search ?

    Anything harder than sapphire can scratch it.
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    Re: Is it possible to scratch a sapphire crystal in everyday use?

    Yes.
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    Re: Is it possible to scratch a sapphire crystal in everyday use?

    Quote Originally Posted by watchw View Post
    How impossible is it to scratch?
    Another sapphire or a diamond ring can scratch it.
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    Re: Is it possible to scratch a sapphire crystal in everyday use?

    Quote Originally Posted by watchw View Post
    How impossible is it to scratch?
    if you work on the diamond mines of Africa.. I guess there is a good opportunity to scratch it on every day use.
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    Re: Is it possible to scratch a sapphire crystal in everyday use?

    Quote Originally Posted by watchw View Post
    How impossible is it to scratch?
    Technically, there aren't degrees of impossibility. It either is or it isn't.
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    Re: Is it possible to scratch a sapphire crystal in everyday use?

    And chip as well.
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    Re: Is it possible to scratch a sapphire crystal in everyday use?

    If the sapphire crystal has an anti-reflective coating that will scratch first. Pretty sure anything can be scratched if you work at it hard enough.
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    Re: Is it possible to scratch a sapphire crystal in everyday use?

    Well i once dropped a watch with a sapphire on the warehouse floor which is very hard, and it did no damage,
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    Re: Is it possible to scratch a sapphire crystal in everyday use?

    Hi,

    I scratched/dinged the sapphire crystal on my Armida A1 when I banged it on a vintage ceramic kitchen sink (old sink from the '40s, thick and heavy).

    A small chip or scratch appeared on the crystal where it was dinged, I could not believe it.

    Strangely, I have never scratched or dinged a plain old Seiko hardlex and I have a few SKX I used as beaters in my work (chemical factory operator-titanium ore refining).

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