After much lurking and drooling at the Speedy pics, I finally decided to join the club:
I was initially set on sapphire, but after seeing them side by side, I couldn't pass up the look of the hesalite. Also, due to some recommendations from other forum members, I was able to find a GREAT DC-based local AD. Could not have been happier with the overall process.
I've been reading through all of the strap threads, and I already have a Hirsch Modena (dark brown) + RHD deployant on order. I think the Speedy on leather will be a good complement to the sportier PO, and I'll post pictures once all is installed. Any other suggestions or advice for a first-time owner?