- The watch crystal, often referred to as the lens, glass, or face is another significant part of the look and function of any timepiece. If the look and function of the watch crystal is first-class, there is very little that can go wrong in terms of the watch in general. On the contrary, if it is substandard, it is a result of two major factors. First, it is important to keep the cleanliness and integrity of the watch crystal. Second, it is important to understand how the crystal works as well as figuring out of the most effective way to repair your crystal. A broken or scratched crystal can be unsightly and if not fitted properly, can allow moisture and/or debris to accumulate within the watch and compromise its' function.
- Crystals can be made of acrylic, mineral glass, sapphire or a hybrid combination. High-end crystals are often made from or coated with sapphire, which provides extreme protection from scratches and everyday wear and tear. Super-stability and low-moisture absorption are two of the key factors that cause crystal to be generally considered superior to plastic. Because the best watch crystal for your eyes is different for everyone, our skilled technicians at fixmywatch.com can quickly identify and replace the crystal for any timepiece of any brand and even custom cut and shape crystals to fit your particular timepiece.