• Time and Glass: an Economic Option


    A watch is not just a beautiful accessory. This is a functional mechanism. And the glass in the watch is a very important component, it protects the dial. The type of glass used in your chronometers will determine the impact resistance of the model and its cost. Sapphire, plastic, mineral or combined - each type has its advantages and disadvantages, and each has the right to exist. And you have the right to make a conscious choice: to buy cheaper products with a plastic glass or to have a fit of generosity buying a copy with sapphire. Is it worth paying more?

     Organic Glass in Watches
    Organic Glass in Watches

    Plastic or organic glass in watches is one of the cheapest in the watch industry. It is made from industrial types of silicate glass. Such material is easy to process, it is quite light and plastic. Advantages: low price. The soft and plastic structure makes the material quite durable. Organic glass lends itself well to polishing, so it can be returned to its original form after some effort, or by giving it to the workshop. If the glass is damaged, it is not a pity to replace it. The affordable cost allows you not to worry about loss. Thanks to its flexibility, plastic glass can take various forms, which is very convenient in the manufacture of designer and sports timepieces with eccentric designs.

     Organic Glass in Watches
    Organic Glass in Watches
     Disadvantages: it is very easy to scratch with any object. Long-term use of watches with plastic glass can lead to countless scratches, for which it will be difficult to see the dial. Another disadvantage is its high hygroscopicity: organic glass is capable of absorbing moisture. In case of temperature changes and in conditions of high humidity, condensation may appear under the glass from the side of the dial.

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