I'm very excited to share that I purchased a Speedmaster Professional yesterday! It's my first serious watch purchase and what a watch! I've been eyeing this watch for months now and am very grateful for all of the advice I got here at TKF! Yesterday was such an amazing day! I went to a local AD just to take a look at the Speedy and a few other watches. I wasn't planning on buying the Speedy until December and had definitely settled on purchasing a new one despite the very good pre-owned market. That was what I had planned, but what actually happened turned out to be a different story. While looking at the new Speedy the salesman told me that they had recently purchased a pre-owned Speedy in very good condition. I thought it wouldn't hurt to check it out. He brought it out and I was very impressed with it. I still didn't plan on buying anything that day and was still settled on a new watch. This was my first time in a high-end watch shop and was thrilled to try on so many great watches! I tried on the Omega Seamaster Liquid Metal, Seamaster, Seamaster Aqua Terra, and a couple other Omegas. As time went on I became more and more interested in the pre-owned Speedy. One of the aspects of the watch I really liked was that sides of the lugs are smooth while the new Speedy's sides have a sharp edge to them. I still needed time to think this purchase through and was grateful that the salesman didn't pressure me. He said that I could keep trying on other watches while I thought things through. So I took him up on it! I tried on a couple Breitlings, the Longines Legend Diver, a Rolex Submariner, the Panerai Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT, and topped it all of with a Patek Philippe Grand Complications!! I was in watch heaven! During all of that fun trying on some amazing watches I began to realize more and more that the pre-owned Speedy was the perfect one for me! I knew I wouldn't be happier with any other Speedy! So I made my decision, we shook hands, finished the deal, and I walked out of the store with a Speedmaster Professional watch on my wrist and the biggest smile on my face!! Now for the pictures of my Speedy with a wonderful leather strap I bought.