I bought a sapphire sandwich, didn't love it... So I sold it immediately. I missed the versatility of it, missed its unique character as well as its history. I bought another one. But soon after there was something that just didn't sit right with me when I put it on and looked at it at certain light and angles. I still didn't love it, it looked small in my wrist and just wasn't right... So I sold that one too. I started missing it again, it's versatility, it's charm. But this time I started to notice the original Moonwatch for all its really worth. I noticed its curves, it's seemless angles and its dial as the light bounced off its crystal. Difference between the two... Hesalite! I struggled with the idea of buying a 3k+ watch with a plastic crystal. I mean it's 2015, shouldn't I have the best my money can buy? Plus my family man on the go lifestyle seemed to fit the idea of a scratch proof material. Well, after a few visits to the boutique and full side by side comparison I realized the problem I was having all along. The reason for my lack of love for the speedy was actually the sapphire. Visually, the hesalite just made me happy to look at. It changed in the light and gave the top of the watch dimensions. It also made the dial look slightly bigger with the blending of it's black into the bezel. No more white ring around the dial from sapphire. Simply glorious design and truly a classic timepiece way beyond its years when first created. I'm still worried about scratching up my crystal, but at least I love my new watch! I hope this helps some soon to be owners in making a decision. If your anything like me though, it will probably make it harder to decide Happy Speedy Tuesday everyone. Here are some sapphire and hesalite comparisons followed by some shots of my new Speedy and its domed hesalite crystal.