Sapphire sandwich back to the original deal

Nov 07, 2019,11:01 AM

I honesty can now say that the plastic crystal and closed case back is the way to go for the speedy pro! I do like sapphire but on this particular model the plastic crystal adds more character. Same goes with the case back vs display. This angle here is just not there on sapphire!

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totally agree......

 By: Rapwatch : November 7th, 2019-11:28
this is why the FOIS is such a fail as a 'knock about' substitute for my 2998-6. Generally, I wish Omega would make the Hesalite Speedy with the long index dial and stepped dial with applied logo. But these super important aesthetic details are lost on mo... 

Iā€™m still hoping ... [nt]

 By: massimiliano : November 7th, 2019-12:44

I don't disagree but...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : November 7th, 2019-13:42
Hiding that beautiful movement is a shame. If only Omega did a haselite crystal at the front and a sapphire one on the back.

You, sir, are in luck!

 By: blau : November 7th, 2019-13:58
The ref. 3592 and 3572 are just what you're looking for.

Oh wow...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : November 7th, 2019-14:10
I didn't know they made them in the past.

Ref 3572.50, commonly known as the 'hesalite sandwich', was in production for several years . . .

 By: Dr No : November 7th, 2019-19:19
. . . and available at authorized dealers for many years after it stopped. Andrew Daley had one. They lost traction when the 'sapphire sandwich' ref 3573.50 was introduced. Today, everybody loves 'em. Go figure!

I have the sapphire sandwich

 By: descartes1 : November 8th, 2019-08:30
I definitely get the appeal of the plastic crystal, but the movement is so nice to see and the sapphire has an appeal of its own.

I had one but sold it

 By: ripper444 : November 8th, 2019-17:02
Itā€™s nice. The movement does look good. I prefer the case back. Kind of wish the new seamaster still came with solid backs as well

Speedy Crystal

 By: Pelican1960 : November 8th, 2019-19:57
As a recent buyer of a Speedy Pro, I think that the hesalite crystal is the way to go. I tried on both versions of the Speedy and the dial just popped when looking at it through hesalite. I think Omega should offer the ā€œ3572ā€ for those who like hesalite o...