Dear Fellow Speedy Lovers, So I picked up my new Speedmaster this week (on Tuesday of course) through a local AD and I am smitten. I decided to go with the Hesalite, as well, when I put it next to the Sapphire there was an obvious choice in the looks department (personal opinion of course). To be honest one of my main concerns with the Hesalite crystal was its ability to pick up scratches. I know some of you wear your scuffs like small badges of honor and some of you just Polywatch them off, but being that I had a brand new (still in the plastic) crystal I started to research alternatives for protecting my virgin lens. While looking at my Iphone I thought, “Well the screen protector on my iphone looks great, can I do something similar for my Speedy?” Upon completing several google searches I stumbled across the following youtube video: To sum it up quickly, he measures (using a compass) and cuts out custom templates (using index cards) for all of his watches. Then he traces around the template on a product called ArmorSuit Military Shield, and cuts out the mini-crystal protectors by hand. I figured what the hell it’s a small investment ($8 for ArmourSuit and $6 for compass on amazon) and I love a good challenge so let’s give it a try. I will start by saying you definitely need a steady hand and a good amount of patience. Cut it too big or don’t get it dead center and it won’t seat correctly around the dome. Cut it too short or with a wonky edge and the lines will be noticeable. There is definitely a learning curve to the process but now I have my template all set for future uses and the process down pat. It took me about 8 attempts to get it perfect (ok .. attempt 7 was 98% perfect, but being I’m a perfectionist I ripped it off and started again). I must say I think it came out looking pretty damn good. Plus, now I don’t need to worry about scratches or scuffs which gives me extra piece of mind as this watch will be my daily wearer for years to come!