Since ancient times, man has realized the need for protecting the face. At first, man needed to gain protection from swords and axes. But, as man evolved, he needed the protection of a mask to fend off baseballs.
|Catcher Vic Willis by William M. Vander Weyde (American 1871–1929) [Public domain, Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons|
|By Museumsfoto (Deutsches Uhrenmuseum) [CC-BY-3.0-de (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/de/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons|
Then watch crystal materials got a bit tougher so most people could go without a shield over their crystal. But, not me, I've been banging my watches into door frames for decades. But, recently, I found this cool little Casio at Target for only $25.00. It has a wire mask to protect the watch crystal from damage. Since I've nicked up so many watches that I confine myself to inexpensive timepieces, I could really use this watch. Plus, it has a 10-year battery life! It might be a pickup for me this year!