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Hardlex mofo

Edit: still hot though
Edited by: "yesBilly" 3rd Apr
sufy12303/04/2020 22:35

What does that mean?


Hardlex is Seiko's name for their mineral crystal. It means the glass is only moderately scratch resistant. Could be better (sapphire), could be worse (acrylic).

All my Seiko's with hardlex have at least one decent scratch. Impossible not to get them scratched, unless you're maybe a computer programmer or something
voodooboard03/04/2020 22:54

Hardlex is Seiko's name for their mineral crystal. It means the glass is …Hardlex is Seiko's name for their mineral crystal. It means the glass is only moderately scratch resistant. Could be better (sapphire), could be worse (acrylic). All my Seiko's with hardlex have at least one decent scratch. Impossible not to get them scratched, unless you're maybe a computer programmer or something


My citizen royal air force red arrows watch is scratched, and it's quite a deep one. You know how to take it off?
sufy12303/04/2020 22:59

My citizen royal air force red arrows watch is scratched, and it's quite a …My citizen royal air force red arrows watch is scratched, and it's quite a deep one. You know how to take it off?


If it's sapphire forget about scratch removal. Replace crystal.
If it is mineral, scratch removal is just about possible but extremely time/labour consuming. Replace crystal unless you are very stubborn.

A crystal replacement is usually a job for the pros.
voodooboard03/04/2020 23:04

If it's sapphire forget about scratch removal. Replace crystal. If it is …If it's sapphire forget about scratch removal. Replace crystal. If it is mineral, scratch removal is just about possible but extremely time/labour consuming. Replace crystal unless you are very stubborn. A crystal replacement is usually a job for the pros.


Thanks, but if it was sapphire, surely you wouldn't have to get any scratches removed? as it wouldn't get any?
sufy12303/04/2020 23:09

Thanks, but if it was sapphire, surely you wouldn't have to get any …Thanks, but if it was sapphire, surely you wouldn't have to get any scratches removed? as it wouldn't get any?


Sapphire can be scratched. It offers very good scratch resistance but it would be false to say it cannot be scratched.

Anything can be scratched by something harder than itself - for sapphire that's a small list but includes things like diamond, tungsten carbide etc. If you work with hardened cutting tools, abrasives etc you would want to be careful.

I don't know what crystal your watch has, you can google it.
voodooboard04/04/2020 09:02

Sapphire can be scratched. It offers very good scratch resistance but it …Sapphire can be scratched. It offers very good scratch resistance but it would be false to say it cannot be scratched.Anything can be scratched by something harder than itself - for sapphire that's a small list but includes things like diamond, tungsten carbide etc. If you work with hardened cutting tools, abrasives etc you would want to be careful.I don't know what crystal your watch has, you can google it.


I have a mineral crystal in my watch.
sufy12304/04/2020 09:38

I have a mineral crystal in my watch.


To remove a scratch from a crystal, you need to remove a layer of material from the surface, to the same depth as the scratch. This is very, very difficult with mineral (almost impossible with sapphire).

It can be done with diamond paste and a lot of buffing (hours) but I would not recommend trying it. Like digging a hole with a spoon. A jeweller can usually replace the crystal in 1/10 the time.
voodooboard04/04/2020 10:48

To remove a scratch from a crystal, you need to remove a layer of material …To remove a scratch from a crystal, you need to remove a layer of material from the surface, to the same depth as the scratch. This is very, very difficult with mineral (almost impossible with sapphire).It can be done with diamond paste and a lot of buffing (hours) but I would not recommend trying it. Like digging a hole with a spoon. A jeweller can usually replace the crystal in 1/10 the time.


Thanks. Should i give it into citizen or take it to watch hospital?
sufy12304/04/2020 10:56

Thanks. Should i give it into citizen or take it to watch hospital?


I don't have experience with either, but you could certainly start by contacting them and asking for an estimate. And also try some local jewellers for estimates. I am sure everywhere is currently closed but they might reply to e-mails so you can at least get a feel for available options.

Citizen will surely replace like-for-like (the correct replacement crystal). An independent jeweller might be willing to replace it with a sapphire crystal if they can source one in the correct size. It will be a little bit more expensive but worthwhile. Personally I would never replace a scratched mineral crystal with another mineral crystal, it will just get scratched again.

Again, this is something you should discuss with them once you have an open dialogue.
Edited by: "voodooboard" 4th Apr
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