Great news! Congrats!
From what I've read the bergeon comes highly recommended, but its not plastic, and ofrei probably knows a thing or two about speedy pros: http://www.ofrei.com/page252.html If youre serious get the 6285!!
i was planning on purchasing one tonight for the same reason--I got a suede strap on the way and may get a nice brown gator soon.
The springbars are really easy to access on the speedy so im not too worried.
Cant wait to see pix!
thanks! done and done. I just got the regular one. i guess i just need to be careful. the watch i got came with some extra straps that seem ok, but I want a few NATOs and I'm going to see if the guy who makes belts for me does watch straps too--I've been loving some of hodinkee's instagram pics of his speedmaster on various brown straps (assuming they are all hodinkee straps--the suede and the leather brown both look great).