I am playing with the K2 configurators on the H2O website. I am liking the K2 3000 and 6000. I have some questions about configurations, bezels, inlays, and crystal height.
These are all of the characteristics I want in this H2O watch. No date. Multiple bezels. Flat crystal (unless you convince me 8mm will be awesome). The K2, from what I can tell, will fit my 7.25-7.5" wrist. The K1 seems large, and both the K1 and Orca Dive only have dials with a date, no dateless option.
The K2 6000 has two available bezels: Turbine 6K Solid and Square 6K Inlay. There are four sapphire crystal options. If I choose the Square 6K Inlay, the configurator removes the 5mm flat crystal option. Can someone explain to me why the 5mm flat crystal is not compatible with the Square 6K Inlay bezel? Is there a gap between the bezel and the crystal? How large of a gap is there? If I request a flat 5mm crystal with the Square Inlay, does that mean there will be a gap between the crystal and the bezel? Will that collect dust or let in water?
Originally I wanted a flat 5mm crystal because I am used to flat crystals with the dive watches Ihave owned. What is the crystal height all about? Why do we have 5mm, 8, 10,12? I don't want to crack or chip the crystal. What does 8mm look like?
The K2 3000 has only one crystal option, 2mm. Total height of the K2 3000 is 13.4mm + 2mm crystal.The K2 6000 starts at 16.5mm, then it becomes 19.6mm with the 8mm crystal. That thickness means my shirt cuffs will not accommodate this watch.
How do the bezel, inlay, and crystal all work together?
I have been viewing these watches for months now, taking notes and asking questions. Now I have to go back and ask more questions on the forums about crystal size. Do you recommend the K2 3000 for me?
Thanks for any explanations and photos.