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    Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    Ok folks, after deliberating between a Zenith El Primero and Speedmaster, the logical choice for me is the Omega. Simply because Zenith ADs are not in my country, but Omega is well represented. I don't want the hassle of sending an expensive watch overseas for service/issues, and the Zenith has stories all over the web of requiring service more often than the Omega chronograph. Which brings me to a new dilemma, if it were you, and you didn't really care about the NASA/space legacy as much, which would you chose between the sapphire sandwich and hesalite moonwatch. I hate, completely despise, would die, if I saw scratches on my crystal. Seems like I've answered my own question, but still interested in your views.

    Cheers, Rao.
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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    From what you said, the sapphire sandwich seems to suit you better. Just get it and don’t look back.
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    Personally I love the look of the hesalite crystal on the Speedmaster. Scratches can be easily polished out and you can always buy a display case back. If possible I would check out the saphire and hesalite versions in person.
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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    Oh Lord! That is just plain beautiful. That 1863!
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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    Quote Originally Posted by A320 View Post
    Personally I love the look of the hesalite crystal on the Speedmaster. Scratches can be easily polished out and you can always buy a display case back. If possible I would check out the saphire and hesalite versions in person.
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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    My sapphire sandwich is my favorite watch in my collection. The history and the ability to view the movement... man I love that watch.

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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    The NASA/space legacy means a lot to me and would push me to the hesalite. However, if it didn't mean much, the sapphire sandwich would be the way to go. Being able to view the movement and having a more scratch resistant crystal would be my choice if the other factors didn't override my decision.

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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    The sapphire sandwich is my favorite. I also dislike scratches, and don't feel the need to replicate history by snubbing all modern materials and conveniences.
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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    They took a watch that was an awesome display of engineering and design and made it a lot better when they added Sapphire

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    Re: Hesalite or Sapphire Sandwich Speedmaster?

    Sapphire sandwich. I own it and it’s the only way you’re going to see that spectacular and polished movement on a daily basis.

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