By watchyoself - 28/12/2016 21:45 - United States - Miami
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Expensive means different things to different people, I'm not bashing anyone here. But this was a relatively inexpensive watch, nothing high end. Probably a Fossil or similar quality brand that uses glass to cover the face... Tag Heuer, Rolex, and other high quality brands use a damn near indestructible sapphire crystal to cover the face. Warranties cover manufacturing defects. Not abuse or accidents. If you drop your tv and break the screen, Samsung would tell you to kick rocks too unless you specifically purchased extra protection for something like that.
But even a $200 Tissot or Seiko has a sapphire crystal. This person's definition of "expensive watch" must be only $50-100 for it not to have a sapphire crystal. And even then, they don't usually shatter easily. The crystal on the watch my dad bought me 10+ years ago is slightly scratched from being thrown around, worn in a machine shop (while using the tools), and tossed in my bag 90% of the time, but has never come close to breaking.
I agree... but when I was in high school I thought a Fossil was ungodly expensive and that I'd never want anything higher end "cuz it's a waste." Lol So like I said... it could be expensive to them depending on where they are in their lives. I've worn a Tag every day for 6 years... including when wrenching on cars, diving, mountain biking, snowboarding and stuff. It has all kinds of dings and dents on the stainless chromed bezel and case but there is not a single scratch anywhere on the crystal. It's honestly amazing to me. I've got a ~10yr old Seiko that's the same way. But a Fossil I had in high school was so scratched after a year that the glass looked foggy.
Just want to kindly point something out about Fossil, my Fossil, both of my sisters Fossil watches and my Vrother-InLaws Fossil watch went through multiple deployments, daily mechanic work and the abuse a flight EMT can put them through and kept right on ticking. The few times they failed for something other then a scratched face the warranty covered 100% no matter what adjustments were made. I'm not saying they are expensive (my diving watches are considerably more so) but for quality they will survive just about anything and you can count on it to keep going under stress.