I was at the local OB today and tried the new Speedy. It's overall and aesthetically, a great and different upgrade to the 3570.50 that I and many others own (especially with the lovely to look at stepped subdials) and I think the new bracelet is a killer. The older bracelet is one of the reasons I wear my Speedy Pro on a strap almost 99% of the time. I would also be interested at some point in the future, swapping this bracelet for the newer one. The taper is just perfectly done (though I think the overall price hike is unjustified).