Iíve been saving / contemplating a Speedmaster Professional moonwatch for several months now. The one question I have to ask others is... Does the Hesalite version of the watch gather dust beneath the acrylic?
Reason I ask is because I have a vintage Heuer Monaco with acrylic and Iíve noticed over the years dust particles underneath the acrylic, specifically adhering to the underside. Now this might be a matter of sealing, but before I even remotely consider another acrylic watch, I wanted to make sure this was a one off occurrence, and not something that commonly takes place.
To those on the fence about purchasing a watch with acrylic, I can honestly say my 25+ year Heuer Monaco still has the original crystal and scratches / swirls are barely there. Ever so much so you have to hunt them down with a flashlight to refract them.
My only gripe about an acrylic watch face would be the feel of it. When I move or tap my fingers on an acrylic face, itís a very cushioned, hollow sound. When I do the same with sapphire, itís a more resounded, tough, smooth response (of course because itís harder). For those with tactile compulsiveness, this could prove troublesome.
Thanks in advance for your shared experiences.