I get your dilemma, but perhaps because of a slightly trivial reason: I like the date feature for the SPM with a gold bezel. However, hard to beat the 50th anniv edition for all the reasons mentioned above. Personally I'd go for the SPM with a bracelet but that's just because of my own preferences and given that I have other watches on leather straps that I can use for different occasions. I don't own a SPM (deciding between this one and another piece recently and I went for the other piece), but if I had one I'd probably want a bracelet so I can swim with it, etc. Heh heh yes, Dino944, I suppose this works!