A Premium Watch Glass Replacement Service
When your watch needs quality care and repair, we are here to provide it. Our process makes it easy to place your order, so you can mail your watch to our certified watchmakers. We evaluate it for free, and you choose the repairs you want. We then simply perform the repair and send it right back to you.
FUN FACT 😀 : In the industry we refer to a watch "glass" as a watch "crystal"
Watch Glass Replacement Examples
Is your watch glass scratched, chipped, fractured, or broken? Whatever the case may be, we’ll take care of you and your treasured timepiece. If you’re a bonafide watch lover, that fresh scratch on the watch glass of your otherwise flawless timepiece can be the difference between something you wear and something that settles into that drawer you keep for broken jewelry.
Types of Watch Glasses
There are 3 main materials used for watch glass (crystals): acrylic, mineral glass, and sapphire/synthetic sapphire.
Acrylic crystals are the most affordable and are the softest material used for watch crystals.
They are shatter resistant, but they do scratch easily or even crack with a hard impact. Since it is a softer material, usually shallow scratches can be buffed out. An advantage of an acrylic crystal is it can be molded into different and unique shapes, unlike other crystal materials.
Mineral Glass crystals are harder than acrylic crystals, and therefore do not scratch quite as easily, but can shatter with a hard impact. The mineral glass is the most commonly used material for watch crystals today, and the most popular crystal choice by manufacturers.
Synthetic Sapphire crystals are the hardest material used for watch crystals and are often labeled as scratch resistant. They are also the most expensive. The material is lab grown, but has the same chemical composition as natural sapphire. Sapphire is the second hardest element, with diamond being the hardest. Synthetic Sapphire crystals can chip or even shatter with a hard impact. Many luxury watch manufacturers use sapphire crystals.
In some cases, when a watch glass is shattered, it is important to also replace the watch movement since microscopic glass or sapphire particles can get into the movement causing damage.
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