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    The “Acrylic” Appreciation Thread

    Following a suggestion over in the timefactors section and inspired by some modded Timefactors watches, here’s a thread solely dedicated to watches which have an acrylic/hesalite crystal...

    I’ll start with this festive treat:




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    Fortis Marine Master with a definite scratch magnet raised perspex crystal, offset by a lovely warm look.

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    My daily wearer has come back from a service with a new acrylic and looks banging


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    Still on the same crystal since I bought it, 34 years ago.


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    The “Acrylic” Appreciation Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by sish101 View Post
    Fortis Marine Master with a definite scratch magnet raised perspex crystal, offset by a lovely warm look.

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    How lovely is that?! That crystal does have such a warm look.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ummar01 View Post
    My daily wearer has come back from a service with a new acrylic and looks banging

    That is the perfect watch for acrylic...

    Quote Originally Posted by monogroover View Post
    Still on the same crystal since I bought it, 34 years ago.

    Not possible, acrylic scratches so easy, sapphire is so much better blah blah blah


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    Acrylic certainly seems to give a Boctok Amphibia a depth rating well beyond stated. I read it somewhere but can't find a link just now. I guess most proper watches will go below the rating given but I believe there is something about the acrylic that allows it to bend under extreme pressure while still retaining the seal, rather than other materials just shattering. I might be wrong though. It is the internet after all. Not something I'm likely to find out for myself. :)

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    Acrylic crystal and bezel on this one


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    Seriously nice watch.
    Quote Originally Posted by minskii View Post
    Acrylic crystal and bezel on this one

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    I have less acrylic in my collection currently than I've had in a long time, but it is my preferred crystal material.

    One of my favourites....

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    Quote Originally Posted by minskii View Post
    Acrylic crystal and bezel on this one

    Stunning looking watch - very tempting


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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Excellent thread sir

    Vintage pieces would loose most of their charm if fitted with anything else in my view

    Imagine this classic Seamaster with the dreaded milky ring.......

    That is simply beautiful, you’re right, that would not be the same with any other material.


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    Quote Originally Posted by minskii View Post
    Acrylic crystal and bezel on this one

    That’s lovely.........


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    They are all old photos, I don't still own all of the watches pictured, but yes, I like a bit of acrylic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sish101 View Post
    Fortis Marine Master with a definite scratch magnet raised perspex crystal, offset by a lovely warm look
    And here is it`s relative, the Vulcain.



    How about this for a hunk of plexi?
    Despite it`s highly raised prominence i don`t find it particularly sctratch prone.


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    and comparison to a 5513 that passed through my collection :

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    Acrylic is very versatile as well as beautiful.




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    Quote Originally Posted by minskii View Post
    Acrylic crystal and bezel on this one

    Lovely, but then I am a fan of the brand :)

    Acrylic makes a massive difference to the appeal of a watch for me.

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    Some absolutely stunning shots here, confirming that acrylic is by far and away my favourite choice of material for a watch glass.


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    1940's era leonidas.

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    I much prefer acrylic on my watches, the Speedy Pro wouldn’t have the charm without it, I have quite a few of mine ‘converted’ to acrylic, I’ll try to get some photos together.
    Cheers..
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    Great thread and some awesome watches! There is just something special about Acrylic, some of mine.










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    The Joy of Plex(i)

    My favourites, still with me. I fully relate to "The Joy of Plex(i)" :-)

    My Rolex 5513





    And the good 'ol hesalite Speedy





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    Have several, mainly old, but this one is a spring chicken in comparison to some:



    And the oldest:



    And in the middle:


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    Love them, I’ll dig out a few more



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    I love an acrylic crystal and have quite a few. Here are select few.













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    I'd be here all day if I was to post all of my acrylic crystal watches, I'd just say it is my favourite watch crystal material.

    Easy to polish, cheap to replace and gives a dial a "softer" look.
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    A friend bought this to me for advice after she had tried to clean it with Lord knows what. Oops!

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    The “Acrylic” Appreciation Thread




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    Everest Acrylic Mod


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    Everest Acrylic Mod


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    This thread is affirming my love of acrylic all over again


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    Madam would like to join in with her Speedy Reduced...




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    Quote Originally Posted by colin t View Post

    That Omega 176.007 is a stunner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinpull View Post



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    That's one of the most elegant watches I've ever seen. Beautiful.



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    Surprised not to have seen this one in here yet. Probably one of the most affordable acrylic watches (although the price is climbing rapidly)


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    Seem to have accumulated a few (not including all the cheap Russians)


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    Love the warmth of hesalite..



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    Quote Originally Posted by murkeywaters View Post
    Love the warmth of hesalite..


    Oh my - that is a thing of absolute beauty


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