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Old 20 September 2022, 04:31 PM   #1
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Hi all. This might of been covered before.

I have a dial which reflects the light way too easily. Unless I have the 1 angle and it is at night, I can see a sunburst of reflection.

My understanding is that you can apply a film on top of the crystal but any scratch will expose the scratch even easier. Plus it would deteriorate under any moisture exposure (if the dia gets wet).

So this correct that the only real way to address this permanently is to replace the crystal entirely?
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Old 20 September 2022, 07:22 PM   #2
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Hi all. This might of been covered before.

I have a dial which reflects the light way too easily. Unless I have the 1 angle and it is at night, I can see a sunburst of reflection.

My understanding is that you can apply a film on top of the crystal but any scratch will expose the scratch even easier. Plus it would deteriorate under any moisture exposure (if the dia gets wet).

So this correct that the only real way to address this permanently is to replace the crystal entirely?
Well the newer Rolex watches do have A/R coating but under the crystal, on the newer GMT watches the A/R coating is under the cyclops top surface as well as under crystal. And any A/R coating on top of crystal will mark and scratch and deteriorate over the years of wearing.
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Old 20 September 2022, 09:09 PM   #3
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thanks Padi

Hi Padi. Thanks for the insight and info.

Yes of my other dials, they are not so reflective. I find it so important to be able to view the time without needing to mostly change the angles. I want to see all of the dial. Not just the hands.

I would be surprised if this issue exists on the higher end luxury time pieces.
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