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Screen Protectors—for Watches

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by Scott Free, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Scott Free

    Scott Free

    Sep 15, 1999
    I just posted over in the "What Watch are You Wearing" thread that I just bought a Citizen watch after relying on my phone for years. The mentioned watch happens to have a (scratchable) mineral crystal. Seconds after posting, it hit me that I have a screen protector on my phone. I wondered if there were screen protectors for watches. I searched bladeforums but only found one poster from years ago who had made his own from a cell phone protector. That was the only mention I could find. I then looked online, found just a few options, and then ordered a KlearKare protector to fit my particular watch. I'm wondering why these are not more popular. I don't need a G-Shock but a little additional scratch protection seems wise. Is this a taboo thing for watch guys?
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2015
  2. u812

    u812 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2002
    I have just never thought about it. It is a good idea. I will only buy watches with sapphire crystals so it is really not an issue for me. It would seem to me to be a must for G-Shock fans.
  3. tylosaurus


    Jan 7, 2015
    I have a Suunto Core, which is a large watch. It does have a sapphire crystal, and I have managed to scratch it once. I'm always bumping into things, so I put a Zagg screen protector on it, and have been very happy. It has saved me at least 2-3 times, from a bad gouge.

    If you go to their website, you have the option of ordering a Generic Watch screen protector. It will be a circle, in the exact diameter you order. It works for me. You can do the same, walking into one of their stores.

    I measured mine in mm, and then subtracted 1 mm, before I ordered it.

    free lifetime replacements.
  4. Scott Free

    Scott Free

    Sep 15, 1999
    I DIDN'T subtract 1 mm before ordering mine. I wish I had, though. Good idea.

    I checked the watchuseek forum and found very little concerning screen protectors. I did find a few vocal posters who thought adding a protector to a watch to be an abomination. Being just a simple watch owner guy (as opposed to a purist watch guy,) I'm opting for the extra protection.

    BTW, there's a good review over on edcforums for the KlearKare protector (the one I purchased) if anyone cares to look for it (the poster spelled it as two words. Klear Kare.
    A really really big online retailer had a whole lot of positive reviews, too.

    If one goes to a cell phone forum, there are countless threads and reviews for dozens of different screen protectors for phones, while there is very little interest or options for watches. I'm really surprised they're not more popular. Hoping mine arrives soon.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2015
  5. Trabireiter


    Mar 10, 2008
    changing watch glasses on round mineral glas watches is rather cheap. with Sapphire there is no need to worry
  6. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    There are watch straps with leather covers like these:




    Watchadoo sells these on eBay in black and brown for watches with 20mm lugs. It is a military design to conceal the watch's luminescence at night. No doubt it would protect the crystal from scratches.
  7. nutz_about_knives


    Aug 21, 2005
    I got a big custom piece from Phantomskinz (iirc 12x12) and works really well for watches! Measure with a mathematical compass and you'll have a perfect circle. Can attest that the screen protector looks really clear and saved the glass from some nasty dings. But for the future watches, I'm gonna wear them and not worry about scratches.
  8. Scott Free

    Scott Free

    Sep 15, 1999
    The KlearKare screen protector arrived yesterday. Installation was a breeze. The directions said to let it set for 10 hours before using. I did. Today, I woke up to find that the screen protector is completely and perfectly invisible. For what it costs, there's absolutely no reason not to put one of these on any watch that uses a mineral crystal. Also, if this one gets messed up, the company puts a second protector in the package. I should be covered for quite a while!

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