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Depends what you value

As I understand it, the 57 reissue is a fairly - but not completely - faithful rendition of the outsides of the 57 speedy. Here is my thinking on it.

- If you like the look of the old face, get the watch. I happen to think Omega changed to the baton hands for good reason; they interfere less with the Chrono dials.

- If you are interested in having a watch with the Piguet designed 321 movement, find an authentic vintage speedy. The re-issue has the same 1861 that goes in today's Speedy.

- If you absolutely, positively want to spend 1800USD on a Speedy, consider getting the modern sapphire backed version.

- If you want the best speedy ever made, buy the modern steel back version and save yourself 300USD over the cost of the others.

Remember, many others think much differently than I.


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