Hello Alex! Thank you so much for your kind comments. I have the watch since last Tuesday but I will try to do my best to answer you.

Jun 11, 2021,23:35 PM

1) In my personal view the feeling and noise at winding is very similar. But it is possible your feel is different because brand new Speedmasters winding stem is usually very tight due to the gaskets being new. Sometimes they are Very tight as it was the case with my brown dial version (same you own) which was so tight it was not pleasurable at all to wind it. In my experience with the constant use and winding of the watch the gaskets get a little worn and they are easier and pleasurable to wind.

To answer these questions I went to my watch box to retrieve my old Moonwatch (well not so old as it is only five years old) to check it against my new Moonwatch Master Chronometer.
Well after five years the crown/winding stem of the old watch feels easier to wind as the new watch is rather tight, but the feeling of the teeth/gear working and its sound is the same to me. So I think that you (and me) will be feeling the exactly the same after some months of use.
2) There are several differences in the dial (step is one of course) and in the printing. The seconds outer track had four marks the new only two. Actually the change is a correction of the dial because it is made to exactly follow the markings to the vibrations per hour of the movement. Both the old and new movement have 21.600 VPH that is 3 HZ so the seconds hand can show a more exact reading. This change was already made in previous models of Speedmaster, for example in the Speedy Tuesday model and Snoopy.

Visually, it makes no difference to me but the seconds track seems more "solid" or "tight" in the old model due to having more markings together in same space.

Other differences in the new step dial are the new sub dials, which now have an angle where the numbers and markings are printed instead of the step of the previous dial. Also the markings at "12" are very different between older and new dial.

3) Black color and surface are the same to me ... but...  when viewed at certain angle the new step dial looks more like charcoal. If you examine it under a loupe you see that matt surface have the same very little tight grain and black is identical in both dials. I think that the flat surface of the step dial catches light differently and makes look it charcoal.

4) Truth is I had not tried it because I own the watch since just a few days. But one well known source in internet says: Yes. Also that it will fit the new Snoopy as well.

In the case of the old Moonwatch the new bracelet will fit but leave a very small gap in the end link. It is possible to make it fit exactly and tight if you file just a bit in a small lip on the end link, but the same source says it is not necessary unless you are very picky with details.

The chocolate sandwich is one of my favorite variants of Speedmaster as you know. I feel it would look wonderful with any of these bracelets you mention.
I feel you should try the comfort of the new bracelet and which one you like better: all brushed standard or the deluxe version with polished central links vs the Apollo 11 50th before deciding.
I hope these answers will help you.
Best cordial regards, Abel.

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New Omega Moonwatch. Why I went for the Hesalite version!

 By: Subexplorer : June 11th, 2021-00:33
Hello friends!! During my last visit to our local Omega Boutique I was shown (and tempted by) the new version of the Moonwatch introduced at beginnings of this year replacing the previous reference 311.30.42.30 … which had been in production from 2014 thr...  

Also available with Omega's nylon strap with deployant :-)

 By: MikiJ : June 11th, 2021-00:46
I find this new strap and buckle to be the most comfortable strap I've ever worn especially on an everyday basis.

Yes, you certainly did...

 By: MikiJ : June 11th, 2021-14:48
Unfortunately I didn't go completely through your most through review. As soon as I saw that this latest version, I was sold on the stepped dial and DON Bezel

I'm really in a conflict with this new Speedy...

 By: MikiJ : June 11th, 2021-23:54
If an original 145.022-69 with a 220 bezel, then I'm in trouble ;-(

Well Miki... I feel that vintage and modern play in very different Leagues. Like all modern versions of the Moonwatch this one allows to enjoy the character of a classic and timeless...

 By: Subexplorer : June 12th, 2021-01:03
... design like the Speedmaster with peace of mind regarding waterproofness, a modern and high tech movement and availability of service and parts. Vintage world is like a mine field with many dangers at finding an absolutely original or correct piece. We... 

A very comprehensive study.

 By: MichaelC : June 11th, 2021-00:48
Hard to argue any points. I had never heard of the "milk ring". I own the previous generation, sapphire dial, and will look for it! All brushed bracelet - huge advantage for the Hesalite on the new model. Congrats on your well informed choice, it is a bea... 

Thank you so much dear Michael! I had thought about all this matter before visiting the shop but anyway it took a long thinking and talking before the final decision. Both watches are...

 By: Subexplorer : June 11th, 2021-13:29
... beautiful and offer nice particular details each. I call "milk ring to a white ring you´ll observe inside dial between bezel and minutes track which is classic in the sapphire glass but not present in hesalite. Cheers! Abel

Great shot Fernando! Glad to know we both arrive to same decision. Agree with you about the new bracelet. It reminds me of the Jubilee Rolex bracelet so flexible and comfortable.

 By: Subexplorer : June 11th, 2021-22:17
Thank you for sharing your shot and watch! I´m happy to know you are enjoying yours so much. Cheers! Abel

My choice as well

 By: Boris : June 11th, 2021-03:25
It’s very hard to argue with the fantastic look of this plexy. ...  


 By: Subexplorer : June 11th, 2021-22:23

Thanks for the superb insights and pics!!

 By: agyzace : June 11th, 2021-04:00
A couple of questions: 1. How is the winding feel between old and new. I love the winding feel of the old 2. Do you like more the smaller and more in quantity seconds’ outer track of the previous model’s dial or the new version 3. Is the black color and m...  

Hello Alex! Thank you so much for your kind comments. I have the watch since last Tuesday but I will try to do my best to answer you.

 By: Subexplorer : June 11th, 2021-23:35
1) In my personal view the feeling and noise at winding is very similar. But it is possible your feel is different because brand new Speedmasters winding stem is usually very tight due to the gaskets being new. Sometimes they are Very tight as it was the ... 

Dearest Abel!

 By: agyzace : June 12th, 2021-07:41
Thank you so much for the greatly insightful and thoughtful inputs. Unsurprisingly they are superb and so deeply reflected! This is invaluable input and I hope I manage to make the Apollo bracelet work with the chocolate speedy. Have a wonderful weekend a... 

My dear Alex: My big pleasure to answer you and thank you so much for your so generous comments. Appreciate so much.

 By: Subexplorer : June 12th, 2021-17:34
I feel you will be very pleased fitting the Apollo bracelet to your chocolate Speedy. Look forward to your post showing it after you get and fit it to your watch. Hagwe my friend!! Abel

I will, dearest Abel!

 By: agyzace : June 13th, 2021-04:21
Have a great Sunday!! Alex

Great Alex! Same to you! Abel

 By: Subexplorer : June 13th, 2021-12:58

Congrats on your new acquisitions, Abel!

 By: BigAppleBill : June 11th, 2021-04:06
I enjoyed reading about your deliberations. I find these things interesting, what we weigh when deciding on a watch. I look forward to seeing a wrist shot of your new Snoopy.

Hello dear Bill! Thanks a lot for your kind comments on my post. I´m delighted to share these thoughts I weighted while deciding which one to choose and I hope it can help...

 By: Subexplorer : June 11th, 2021-23:44
... any potential owner to decide too. In any case, it is only a matter of personal taste as both variants are wonderful. (I know that sooner or later I will go for the sapphire as well! Lol!) With much pleasure I will post some shots of the Snoopy as wel... 

Huge congrats for this new catch, amigo mio. Well done. I would have gone for the Hesalite as well. It is warmer.

 By: amanico : June 11th, 2021-05:23
Now as for the Bracelet, I much prefer the former one. It is funny, but when I saw your last picture, I thought about the Oyster and Jubilée Rolex bracelets. And I much prefer the Oyster. Aprovecha, amigo mio. Un abrazo. Nico

Hello Nicolas! Muchas gracias! Thanks a lot for your kind comments and I´m glad to know you would choose the hesalite as well. And another coincidence: when I tried it for first time...

 By: Subexplorer : June 11th, 2021-23:49
... last Tuesday at the Omega Boutique, first impression about the bracelet was: wow! it feels as comfortable as the Jubilee! As much as I prefer the Oyster, I must admit that the Jubilee is more comfortable as it is more flexible. The only model I like b... 

Thank you so much dear Echi for your kind comments and glad you enjoyed the reading. Yes, both hesalite and sapphire have pros and cons and the choice is a very personal...

 By: Subexplorer : June 12th, 2021-00:55
... matter considering our personal tastes. No one will go wrong choosing one or another. I like the new bracelet so much. It is good looking and flexible and very comfortable. Only critic I would make is that I would like to have micro adjusting on its c... 

Congrats Abel!

 By: S F : June 11th, 2021-09:59
Thats was a detailed decision process! There are and - with either version but in the end, no right or wrong, all about personal preference. Enjoy!

Thank you si much dear S F for your kind comments!

 By: Subexplorer : June 11th, 2021-13:10
Completely agree with you that the final selection is a very personal matter. We can’t never go wrong with any of these superb new models! Cheers! Abel

I've also come to the same conclusion as you, Abel, between the two . . .

 By: Dr No : June 12th, 2021-19:21
. . . even though I'm not in the running for either, having decided to go for Ed instead. (Sedna came in second, btw!) Thanks much for laying the reasons out so clearly and thoughtfully. Art

Thank you so much dear Art for your kind comments and I´m glad to know you came to same conclussion. It is my pleasure to share my personal thoughts here.

 By: Subexplorer : June 12th, 2021-20:20
I feel that if a potential purchaser goes for only one modern steel Speedmaster in his collection, then the Ed White is the one as it is the most exquisite among the steel case Speedies ever offered imho. Receive my best cordial regards, my dear friend. A... 

Congratulations dear Abel!

 By: renerod : June 13th, 2021-01:42
Not only you give us a great comparison and review, but also great pictures as always. This would be my natural choice also. It is a modern rendition of the 1969 146.022 that I love so much. Best regards and enjoy it in good health. René

Hello dear friend Rene! Thanks a lot for your kind comments and compliments. It is my big pleasure to share my experience with this new Speedy and I´m happy to know you like it and that your...

 By: Subexplorer : June 13th, 2021-13:06
... choice would be the same. In any case, both versions are wonderful watches indeed. I send my best cordial regards, y un fuerte abrazo mi amigo. Abel

My pleasure Abel 👍

 By: holdemchamp1225 : June 17th, 2021-21:35