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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    I fell for the Speedmaster years before it ever went to the moon, yes I am old, so the "Moon" part was never an issue. If it is then get the plastic crystal with the stainless back. If scratches are going to bother you than get the sapphire. Either way you will have a beautiful watch to enjoy for a lifetime.
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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    Hesalite.

    If you ever go to space it is safer than sapphire.
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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    Quote Originally Posted by helderberg View Post
    I fell for the Speedmaster years before it ever went to the moon, yes I am old, so the "Moon" part was never an issue. If it is then get the plastic crystal with the stainless back. If scratches are going to bother you than get the sapphire. Either way you will have a beautiful watch to enjoy for a lifetime.
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    Just lovely pics. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    Sapphire Crystal easier to live with day to day.

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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    Seconded to the idea of Sapphire. More resistant to scratches is a big deal.


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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    I looked at both in person a few times before buying Sapphire. For all the talk of raised domes and milky rings you read in some reviews you'd think it was a giant flashing ring.....but in person, the difference is quite subtle and I don't notice it. I wear my Sapphire next to a friend's Hesalite, and from across the room or head on you'd never tell any difference. Even at an extreme side angle I've never been disturbed by anything.

    It boils down to a personal choice, but from years of wearing watches I know how often I'm able to bump the face of my watch on things even when I'm being careful, so the sapphire was a no-brainer. As far as "historical accuracy"......it's not like this is some post-space age technology, Omega offered NASA the choice of Sapphire back in the 60s as well. I don't expect to have my crystal shatter in 0G, so I'd rather have the superior properties in 1G.

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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    In all the years I've owned watches (over 45 of them) I've never managed to shatter a watch glass.
    I have, however, managed to put many, many annoying tiny scratches on the watch glass.
    For this reason, I went for Sapphire on my Speedy.
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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arainach View Post
    I looked at both in person a few times before buying Sapphire. For all the talk of raised domes and milky rings you read in some reviews you'd think it was a giant flashing ring.....but in person, the difference is quite subtle and I don't notice it. I wear my Sapphire next to a friend's Hesalite, and from across the room or head on you'd never tell any difference. Even at an extreme side angle I've never been disturbed by anything.

    It boils down to a personal choice, but from years of wearing watches I know how often I'm able to bump the face of my watch on things even when I'm being careful, so the sapphire was a no-brainer. As far as "historical accuracy"......it's not like this is some post-space age technology, Omega offered NASA the choice of Sapphire back in the 60s as well. I don't expect to have my crystal shatter in 0G, so I'd rather have the superior properties in 1G.

    Good insight, i don't have the luxury of seeing both side by side. I agree with what you're saying regarding the scratches, but do you think the hesalite "looks" better in real life or vice versa?

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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    This was my buying dilemma when choosing my Speedy.

    The hesalite gives the dial an amazing mellow look, with great distortions, but that movement needs to be seen as it is really beautiful.

    I went for the Hesalite, as How often do I wear my watch the wrong way up?? And a small tube of Polywatch will get rid of scratches easily.
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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    I have the sapphire sandwich, no regrets and I do not notice the milky ring.
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