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I have owned so many Seiko Divers' but have never owned a Spring Drive.

I would like to try one this year. I'm considering the LX or even a gently used and expensive (for me) SLGA001.

For much less than that I could get an SBDB001/011 and scratch the Spring Drive itch. I'm a bit worried about the size and I have no way to try one on. I wear my Tunas (incl. the Emperor) no problem, but a tall lug to lug is a bit of an issue on my 6.75 inch wrist.

As an example, I used to wear and adore the OS/Orient 300m,but I do consider it as too large and more so too heavy today.

I have had a few SBDX001 MM300, and I can easily handle that large watch. How larger does the MM600 SBDB001/011 wear please? Any experience from anyone who had both?

Thanks in advance for any advice/thoughts! :)
 

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That's going to be tough for any of us to say. As you mentioned the weight as specifically a problem with the Orient, that will not be a problem with titanium. I am always amazed at how my titanium watch just seems to disappear when I'm wearing it.The crown at 4 helps to make them wear smaller, but I'm sure you know that already. But the SBDBs will wear larger than the SBDX001, both because it is larger and because the bezel goes out further in proportion to the case, and they are quite tall.

These are going to hold their value reasonably well, so you could always buy it, try it, and sell it if it isn't for you, with minimal $ lost.
 

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That's going to be tough for any of us to say. As you mentioned the weight as specifically a problem with the Orient, that will not be a problem with titanium. I am always amazed at how my titanium watch just seems to disappear when I'm wearing it.The crown at 4 helps to make them wear smaller, but I'm sure you know that already. But the SBDBs will wear larger than the SBDX001, both because it is larger and because the bezel goes out further in proportion to the case, and they are quite tall.

These are going to hold their value reasonably well, so you could always buy it, try it, and sell it if it isn't for you, with minimal $ lost.
Thanks for your reply. That is what I am thinking too.

I'm really torn between getting getting an MM300 again (fifth time), try a Spring Drive in the form of the MM600 SBDB or else try the middle road with the SLA025/039 Hi-Beat!

There is no right answer here. All are great watches, with their pluses/minuses.
 
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