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rhinckley

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Member Member Geek Who is the king of watch crystals?

I see here all the time talk of the different watch crystals from mineral to sapphire flame fusion coated mineral but wich one has the best clarity and scratch resistance i believe rado makes a diamond crystal that i would think would be the ultamate waiting for your comments rich

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A diamond crystal would scratch anything else. I wonder if they would be stronger to a hit?


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Hmm, I would like to know myself. __________________

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I still think Sapphire is still the best all around desert rex View Public Profile Send a private message to desert rex Find all posts by desert rex Add desert rex to Your Contacts #5 08-10-2010, 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by desert rex I still think Sapphire is still the best all around I do too. __________________

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Originally Posted by desert rex I still think Sapphire is still the best all around +2 __________________ Time to Watch as Time Passes Away watchluv View Public Profile Send a private message to watchluv Find all posts by watchluv Add watchluv to Your Contacts #7 08-10-2010, 06:09 PM

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I'm partial to sapphire... __________________

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welcome to the forum, i like the sapphire. __________________

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Originally Posted by desert rex I still think Sapphire is still the best all around Yes...a big one too __________________

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Sapphire would be my first choice then flame fusion.


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Sapphire would likely be voted the best all around for scratch resistance.


Mineral is more impact resistant that Sapphire, but it scratches much easier. Hesalite is also a very good crystal material. It may scratch a little easier than Sapphire, but it's tougher, and does not shatter like Sapphire. Another advantage is that you can polish Hesalite much easier than Sapphire, so many prefer Hesalite. When Omega went to the moon, NASA specified a Hesalite Crystal, because it would not shatter into tiny pieces if broken. The top 2 in my book are Sapphire, and Hesalite. Ken.. CHRONOKEN View Public Profile Send a private message to CHRONOKEN Find all posts by CHRONOKEN Add CHRONOKEN to Your Contacts #15 08-11-2010, 06:03 AM

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How does Stuhrlings Krysterna stack up against Invictas Flame Fusion? They both are supposed to to incorporate the shatter resistance of mineral with the scratch resistance of sapphire. Ticktock389PRI View Public Profile Send a private message to Ticktock389PRI Send email to Ticktock389PRI Find all posts by Ticktock389PRI Add Ticktock389PRI to Your Contacts #18 08-11-2010, 10:19 AM

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Would like to see some watch crystal prototypes using Corning's Gorilla Glass. __________________

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Has Invicta ever said their "flame fusion" cost's them more than the sapphire? I don't remember ever hearing that. I think it was more about increasing profit, than claiming to have a suppiorer exclusive product. IMHO __________________

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Sapphire. However, the shatter part does scare me from time to time. ChuckBuckner View Public Profile Send a private message to ChuckBuckner Find all posts by ChuckBuckner Add ChuckBuckner to Your Contacts #22 09-01-2010, 03:38 PM

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Your eye will not see an optical difference between good quality mineral, Sapphire or FlameFusion. As far as which is best... it depends on YOUR specific needs. If you want impact resistance, go with acrylic. But it scratches very easily. VERY. If you want impact resistance that is still suitable for daily wear and tear, then mineral is what you want. If you tend to scratch more than bash... you want a Sapphire. If you feel you'd rather have all protection from every angle, Flame-Fusion is a good way to go. __________________


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Originally Posted by Hotspur Would like to see some watch crystal prototypes using Corning's Gorilla Glass. So would I,It was on the science channel or some station like that.It is virtually unscratchable and unbreakable.Sapphire is still the king of crystals for now. __________________

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IMO swi has a ten year warrinty on the (pardon the spelling) saphitek. IMO a warrinty always wins. __________________

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Saphire without a doubt. BernieG View Public Profile Send a private message to BernieG Find all posts by BernieG Add BernieG to Your Contacts #27 09-01-2010, 05:44 PM

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SO FAR I like Flame Fusion, time will tell. Although if I'm buying a "high-end" watch something around $2000 and up......it had better have Sapphire just because of the allure. karns944


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I have a 20 yr old Seiko Chronograph with a Saphire crystal, it's the ONLY part of the watch that isn't scratched up! __________________ "Pardon me Ma'am, I thought this was the John." thanthalin View Public Profile Send a private message to thanthalin Find all posts by thanthalin Add thanthalin to Your Contacts #29 Yesterday, 05:26 AM Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: Central VA. Blue Ridge MTNS. Posts: 3,116 Real Name: Lynn

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[quote=raider1;1833537]Sapphire

then flame fusion.

would be my first choice


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I think Ken nailed it, hesalite is the king. Jim also did the best job of describing what's best for what situation. tkromer View Public Profile Send a private message to tkromer Send email to tkromer Find all posts by tkromer Add tkromer to Your Contacts #31 Yesterday, 05:31 AM

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Originally Posted by 06Pastmaster So would I,It was on the science channel or some station like that.It is virtually unscratchable and unbreakable.Sapphire is still the king of crystals for now. my android has Gorilla glass and i was able to scratch it with a Scotch Brite pad!!! Flame Fusion for me, almost unscratchable and WILL take a beating, i slammed one of my watches as hard as i could, face down, and it did not crack or chip! __________________ I'd rather be a lion for a day than a lamb that lives forever - Canibus krayziehustler View Public Profile Send a private message to krayziehustler Find all posts by krayziehustler Add krayziehustler to Your Contacts #32 Yesterday, 07:03 AM

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Hmm i can def see the difference in mineral and FF. I love how the FF crystals have a purpleish, blue tint to them from certain angles. micdundee View Public Profile Send a private message to micdundee Find all posts by micdundee Add micdundee to Your Contacts #33 Yesterday, 07:07 AM


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For me the all around best is Sapphire thats the way I roll. __________________

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Jim hit the nail on the head, Flame Fusion is the best all around watch crystal. Sapphire is too brittle, and mineral will scratch. If you care even the slightest about your watch you want a Flame Fusion Crystal, there is no better. __________________

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I have watches with mineral, Flame Fusion, Krysterna, and sapphire crystals. I really can't fault any of them. I have not scratched my mineral crystals yet, and I haven't shattered any of my sapphire crystals. Maybe it is just psychological, but I believe I can see a bit of difference with my sapphire crystal watches. They just seem to look clearer and give a cleaner, crisper look to the dial. Right now, I am wearing the Renato Beast interchangeable with a double curved sapphire crystal. This is the finest looking crystal I have ever seen. A good sapphire crystal is, to me, like looking into another dimension. I really can't explain it. __________________ --ChapOne Hey, watch it! ChapOne View Public Profile Send a private message to ChapOne Find all posts by ChapOne Add ChapOne to Your Contacts #37 Yesterday, 10:29 PM

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All I lknow is that I've hit steel doorways, abrasive walls, rock walls, and all other manner of abrasive and chuinky surfaces. I've been incrediblry happy that my Flame Fusion Crystals are taking the beating without notice!


Put some BIG dings in some walls and doorways, though... OOPS! __________________

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Sapphire is my choice...then amazingly plexiglass/acrylic because I can buff those out. All the others I would only have in something cheap...around $100.


What watch crystal is better