Edited by rnguy001 - 7/28/14 at 5:35pm
Ive never really gone into nice watch boutiques to try stuff on, assuming that most salespeople get annoyed with having looky-loos fondle their wares, but my growing interest in the Speedy pro finally convinced me to walk into the Omega boutique at South Coast Plaza today and ask to see it (the tie probably helped). The salesperson, John, was very nice (and had some interesting stories about his experience in the design industry) and spent some time talking about the lunar dust speedmaster before bringing out a standard speedy pro (moonwatch), and I must say, this is truly a stunning, quality piece. I assumed it would be too heavy, having been wearing a titanium watch for some time now, but it felt very light and comfortable even with all of its links. It sits at a good height, unlike the towering Carerras that try to compete against it. The twisted lugs are a stroke of design genius, and the mix of brushed/polished surfaces was a pleasure. I left pretty firmly resolved that it would be my first serious watch purchase when I close some cases and get some money in.