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Fair enough. Personally I always thought I'd prefer the 3573, but I much prefer the look of the 3570. The blue ring on the 3573 from the crystal isn't for me despite how much I liked the movement. On the plus side there is no synthetic chronograph brake in the 3573. There isn't a wrong choice, just personal preference. I was just surprised mine changed after having them both on the wrist.

Good luck with the purchase.
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Who knows, maybe I'll come to the same determination so many have after wearing the 3573 for a while and comparing. And yeah, the complete lack of plastics was a pretty strong point for me. I just hate plastics. But hey, I can always trade down to the classic later on. Thanks for your concern. Cheers.

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derek, your watch sucks ass.
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

Main reason I worry about shatter is my motorcycle addiction. But I think you are right @Dino944, any watch would get messed up if I went down wrist-first. I'll just wear something cheap while riding. 

If you hit the ground while riding your motorcycle the last thing you will need to worry about is your watch.  Do yourself a favor, lose the bike and get another watch or a sports car.  I've had clients, with shattered knees, elbows, shattered eye orbits (and even with a plastic insert one guy now has an 1 eye that is significantly lower on his face than the other), one of my client's had to have a tracheotomy at the scene of the accident, and I've had at least 2 client's killed on bikes.  No matter how good a rider you are, the number of crappy drivers on the road significantly outnumber you.  Oh and all of these accidents took place in your home state.  Anyway, wishing you luck with the Speedmaster, now go trade that bike in for another watch  ;)  

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Gentlemen, I need a quick bit of advice on a matter I'm stuck on.  I am about to buy an Omega Speedmaster Professional for my first "serious" watch.

 

Now I'm stuck on a tough question, do I go with the traditional 3570 with the hesalite (acrylic) crystal, as close as it gets to the one worn on the moon?:

 

 

 

Or do I go with the more scratch proof and beautiful 3573, aka "sapphire sandwich" with the extra polished bits and display caseback for another $600.

 

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It is a question of durability and heritage vs aesthetics and novelty. The hesalite with the steel caseback is the genuine "moonwatch." Hesalite scratches but can be polished back to original condition easily. Sapphire is virtually scratchproof, but is more expensive to replace and more prone to shattering/chipping. But the movements are nearly identical, so it isn't that much of a divergence of horological historical integrity.

 

Quite frankly, I'm dead stuck between the two. It certainly is a lovely movement to look at. I just wonder if, by getting the sapphire version, I'd feel more inclined to baby a watch that is really designed to be an tank of a precision sportswatch.

 

Thoughts?

 

Not to throw too many options at you (something I struggle with terribly) but there is also a discontinued 3572.5 with acrylic crystal and caseback (if you are looking pre-owned) ... that's the one I pulled the trigger on in December.   Either way you can't go wrong -- but for me personally I HAD to have the display back.  Too gorgeous to pass up. 

 

Edit: I see you figured it out and pulled the trigger.  Congrats!  There are few more versatile watches than the Speedy .... mine gets most wrist time over the Rolex and PAM nowadays.  Of course, until the next one .... :decisions:

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If you hit the ground while riding your motorcycle the last thing you will need to worry about is your watch.  Do yourself a favor, lose the bike and get another watch or a sports car.  I've had clients, with shattered knees, elbows, shattered eye orbits (and even with a plastic insert one guy now has an 1 eye that is significantly lower on his face than the other), one of my client's had to have a tracheotomy at the scene of the accident, and I've had at least 2 client's killed on bikes.  No matter how good a rider you are, the number of crappy drivers on the road significantly outnumber you.  Oh and all of these accidents took place in your home state.  Anyway, wishing you luck with the Speedmaster, now go trade that bike in for another watch  ;)  

 

Hahahah I'm scared to death of bikes for all the aforementioned reasons and my time interning in Ortho clinic.  But our new friend (@BostonHedonist) if you MUST ride, please wear these (and not the speedy):  http://www.dragginjeans.com/

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post
 

If you hit the ground while riding your motorcycle the last thing you will need to worry about is your watch.  Do yourself a favor, lose the bike and get another watch or a sports car.  I've had clients, with shattered knees, elbows, shattered eye orbits (and even with a plastic insert one guy now has an 1 eye that is significantly lower on his face than the other), one of my client's had to have a tracheotomy at the scene of the accident, and I've had at least 2 client's killed on bikes.  No matter how good a rider you are, the number of crappy drivers on the road significantly outnumber you.  Oh and all of these accidents took place in your home state.  Anyway, wishing you luck with the Speedmaster, now go trade that bike in for another watch  ;)  

 

But one of my two bikes also has the model name "Speedmaster." It was destiny that both my watch and my ride would sport that prestigious name. But in all seriousness, I appreciate the concern, but I've got to give it a few more years before I give it up. I gave up cigarettes in late December and I've got a rule about giving up more than one vice in a year.

 

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Hahahah I'm scared to death of bikes for all the aforementioned reasons and my time interning in Ortho clinic.  But our new friend (@BostonHedonist) if you MUST ride, please wear these (and not the speedy):  http://www.dragginjeans.com/

 

I've got beefier gear than that, trust me. Kevlar undies is just the beginning. 


Edited by BostonHedonist - 3/11/14 at 8:20pm
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But one of my two bikes also has the model name "Speedmaster." It was destiny that both my watch and my ride would sport that prestigious name. But in all seriousness, I appreciate the concern and, but I've got to give it a few more years before I give it up. I gave up cigarettes in late December and I've got a rule about giving up more than one vice in a year.

 

Since you brought up bike names, my one of my favorite lines by a comedian, was "Motorcycles all have cool names...the Ninja, the Hurricane, the Katana....they ought to just name them after what they do...The Decapitator, The Quadriplegic!"  ;)   Think about the $$$ you would have for watch shopping if you got rid of the bikes.  Don't wait too long...most of my client's had their luck run out before age 35.  Wishing you lots of luck and safe riding.

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And now for something completely different.

 

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i had some free time and its 80 degrees and sunny out so i snapped some pics of my new 29...





(pics are much better when you click on em)


beautiful watch
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

i had some free time and its 80 degrees and sunny out so i snapped some pics of my new 29...





(pics are much better when you click on em)

beautiful watch
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

i had some free time and its 80 degrees and sunny out so i snapped some pics of my new 29...





(pics are much better when you click on em)


I love Panerai

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I picked the hesa speedy, you don't see the back of the watch when you wearing it, and I got over admiring the movement of my other watches after a few wears.
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And now for something completely different.



I believe GDL has one of these and have looked at them myself.
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Is there no limit to how cool that man can be? 

 

GDL, get in here and show us!

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