Mineral or Sapphire? Is there any difference?
If you need your watch to be able to handle outdoor life, then sapphire is most certainly the way to go. If you only walk your way to the office and back, do you really need sapphire glass? Probably not, but since all our watches come with sapphire glass you won't have to choose.
Maybe it’s just nice to know you have a watch that will hold up if you decide to get out of your comfort zone.
There are three types of glass you can get when you buy your watch, they differ in hardness and they differ in scratch resistance.
A scale called the ”mohs scale” is used to compere hardness between materials, further on we will give you the facts and our thoughts regarding the different materials.
Resin glass is an acrylic, meaning plastic. This glass type was mainly used back in the days but is still used in some cases. The pros is that it is the most unlikely glass to shatter because it’s a soft material. It is extremely easy to scratch though and usually has to be polished numerously to withhold its shine and transparency. Hardness on the mohs scale: 3
Mineral glass is ordinary tempered glass made from silica. It is the most common material used on watches within the mid-price range, mostly because it is easy and relatively cheap to produce. This material measures around 5 no the mohs scale. It’s harder than plastic, but since this is a regular glass product it can pretty easily get scratched if you are not careful with your watch.
This is actually a synthetic sapphire crystal made from crystallized aluminum oxide.The chemical compounds are the same as real sapphire but you get a transparent glasslike appearance which of course is needed for a high quality watch. Sapphire, natural or synthetic, is one of the hardest materials on earth. It measures 9 on the Mohs scale. The only material with a 10 on the mosh scale is diamond. So to be clear, this material it’s not impossible, but very hard to scratch.