It can come across as underwhelming if you are used to or are comparing it to modern watches in its price range. Modern watches with ceramics, sapphire, applied metal indicies and COSC certified automatic movements make the Speedy positively ancient in comparison. This is further accentuated by its manual wind and lack of seconds hacking.
However, in my experience, the modern watches might have the lustre in the showroom, the sheen wears off over time, and they seem too clinical and seemingly made from the same mould. Whereas the Speedy is like a vintage classic car that you can still buy brand new 50 years since it's initial production. It has its quirks and deficiencies, but it doesn't get boring, and continues to hold its charm. Objectively it doesn't compare to other watches in the same price range, but subjectively, I find it truly endearing.
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