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    Watch face (screen) protector?

    I just purchased an Orient Symphony (should be here the 30th!) and I am anal about keeping what I care about in pristine condition. Car's always waxed, phone goes straight into a case after purchase, you get the picture.

    I know it isn't a $10k Rolex, but to keep the screen in flawless shape has anyone considered watch face protectors, like what people use on cell phone screens?
    Watch crystal face protector from mytuffstuff.com - YouTube
    Amazon.com: 6 Watch Crystal Face Protectors 28mm: Everything Else

    Something like that. I'd only be worried about a tacky reflection. I figured if it works great protecting my phone and is basically invisible, why not use the same technology on my watch?


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    Re: Watch face (screen) protector?

    Most people who are concerned about scratches on their watch crystals will choose to buy a watch with a sapphire crystal. Alternatively, on a watch with a flat mineral glass crystal, it's relatively cheap to replace it should it develop any significant scratches. Indeed, I've been able to perform a crystal swap myself, it just requires a crystal press, case remover, screwdriver, and a digital caliper.


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    Re: Watch face (screen) protector?

    I don't see why a phone screen protector shouldn't do the job. The only drawback that I can see is that the Tuffstuff is supplied in little discs whereas you would need to cut a screen protector to size.

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    Re: Watch face (screen) protector?

    Hi...Welcome.
    Your watch has a face with a glass crystal.....Not a plastic screen....You don't need those screen protectors.
    If plastic, maybe but not glass.....Good luck.
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    Re: Watch face (screen) protector?

    watch screen protectors - are a watch heresy!
    get the sapphire crystal watch, that will do the job better than anything you can stick on your watch...
    in fact stainless steel case, should be more of a concern to you, rather than the watch glass, because it scratches much more easily than a sapphire:)

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    Re: Watch face (screen) protector?

    See - this is what I don't like about smartwatches - they will make people start treating watches like their cell phones. What's next? A silicone case to protect the metal? :)

    Jokes aside, I think this is unnecessary. If people are concerned about scratching the crystal, they should get either a sapphire crystal watch or a plexi crystal that they can polish if it scratches. This kind of thing takes more away from the watch than it adds.

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    Re: Watch face (screen) protector?

    Quote Originally Posted by alx007 View Post
    What's next? A silicone case to protect the metal? :)
    Already happening, I actually saw someone wearing a Panerai with the silicone case once.

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    Re: Watch face (screen) protector?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikoloz View Post
    watch screen protectors - are a watch heresy!
    get the sapphire crystal watch, that will do the job better than anything you can stick on your watch...
    in fact stainless steel case, should be more of a concern to you, rather than the watch glass, because it scratches much more easily than a sapphire:)
    Pretty much exactly what I was going to say. Plus that watch is more or less a dress watch so it shouldn't be an issue keeping it scratch free, it isn't like mineral glass is super soft. I have a couple of beaters that have seen HARD use and although the mineral glass isn't pristine they have seen some VERY hard knocks. I have watches with plexi/hesalite crystals which are worn but have not seen hard use and they at a glance are pristine though upon examination they do have scratches but they can be polished out.

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    Re: Watch face (screen) protector?

    Quote Originally Posted by mew88 View Post
    Already happening, I actually saw someone wearing a Panerai with the silicone case once.
    picture pls


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    Re: Watch face (screen) protector?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeylacroix View Post
    picture pls
    Wasn't in a position to take a photo but it was in a train during rush hour, perhaps he didnt want anyone bumping onto his watch.

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