There are generally 3 types of watch glass materials utilised in the industry:
Mineral Watch Glass
This is the most common type of watch glass it is treated by heat and can come in some cases with a specialised coating and chemicals that assist in increasing scratch resistance. Many of the Fashion Brands use this type of glass in their more popular models. It is relatively easy to source original watch glasses for these and has your watch looking as good as new.
Sapphire Watch Glass
This watch glass is more associated with more expensive watches Sapphire glass is very scratch resistant and on the Moh scale is just below diamond in terms of hardness. The crystal is a man made from crystalised Aluminium Oxide and is very transparent and has good light refraction
Acrylic Watch Glass
Acrylic is essentially a plastic it is very durable transparent and flexible. It is used a lot in Children’s watches as it is very light. It is very prone to light scratching but can be rectified by polishing with special compounds.
Watch Glasses come in a variety of shapes and sizes occasionally we come across obsolete or unusual shapes primarily from vintage pocket watches or vintage watches. Here is where we can really help we can measure and source from our many suppliers the correct watch glass for your precious watch. At very reasonable prices with our free estimate policy if the price does not make sense to you then we can return your watch free of charge.