Another example of the difference is the way the "flame-fusion" looks in sun light. I don't have the technical knowledge to explain it other than to say that the one I had produced reflections and what appeared to be concentric circle shadows on the dial. The exact same way a mineral crystal would. I was a bit of an Invicta defender on THAT OTHER thread but this is a ripoff by them. It is worth noting that one of their somewhat well made watches and what they were known for is the 9937(yes I know a Rolex ripoff) did have a sapphire crystal now has this glorified mineral crystal.