To preface this question, I am a complete newbie when it comes to watches.
I saw an advertisement for the Citizen Skyhawk AT and immediately realized that I had to have one. (There may be a few here that can relate to that feeling. )
My current Citizen Eco-Drive "World Time" has a sapphire crystal. Even though I try to be careful, it has taken some pretty hard knocks over the 5 or 6 years I've owned it (banging against doorways and such) and come out unscathed.
While researching the Skyhawk, I found that it's crystal is made of mineral, not sapphire.
How easily does a mineral crystal scratch? Are some mineral crystals more resistant to scratching than others?
Why would Citizen use what is apparently an inferior crystal material in what I assume is one of their "flagship" watches?
Thanks in advance.