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So i have finally sorted out some pictures for my unboxing.

The link takes you to their website with some fantastic pictures from inside. I wish i had remembered to take my camera out of my bag for a Spacewalk picture, but i was so overwhelmed by the customer service from Delphine and the joy from purchasing what has been my grail watch (even more than my 6105-8119) that i completely forgot.

The extent and range of high end Seiko's on display was just breathtaking. I would highly recommend a visit to them if you ever get the chance to be in Paris. You will not be disapointed.

http://www.seikocenter.fr/#34

So onto the eye candy. (appologies for the not so good photos)



The little bag of goodies from Paris,



A different type style of printing on box than what we have seen from those purchasing direct from Japan. I never noticed this at the time so was unable to ask the reason why.
Could be for the european market sales...



Even so, the finish in the box is of a very high quality. Giving the impression of wood rather than card.







With the box lid removed to show the internal felt material lining and the all important 2 year quarantee.



And then to the joy that lies within. The spare rubber strap held in place by means of material expanding bands. I tried so hard to limit the glare on the crystal but failed.



The money shot...



The best shots i could get...



This watch will be no drawer queen. I intend to wear it as much as possible. As can be seen it already has a mark on the bracelet. Happened on the last day in Paris
while having a very nice coffee sitting outside in the spring sun. It rubbed against those little round metal tables outside the cafe's and bars.

Need to get some hints from Neilo on removing marks.



Side by side with my work horse SKX007K. Now taking a well earned rest within my watch display box.



The obligatory wrist shot with some flecks of lint on the glass and insert.



While speaking with the staff in the shop about what other Seiko's i have, she gave me gave me 'his & hers' freebies.



Now what could these be?



Real leather 'Seiko Center' embossed mobile phone sleeves. Does this now mean i now need to get an iPhone...?





Also a perfect size for my 32gb iPod touch... (i realy must practice taking photo's of watches)



They also let me take a copy of the Seiko 130th Anniversery book. I was so tempted to slip two into my bag.



Dedicated to perfection...



The massive Spacewalk watch. If only i was brave enough to ask if i could try on the one they had on display. Photographs dont do it justice.



And so its time to say 'au revoir' to Paris. But in the imortal words of Arnie "i'll be back'.









edit:spotted some spelling mistakes and added MM300 to subject line to help with forum searches later
 

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Seems to me You had a good time and a nice experience. Nice pics, with the last one being my favorite. Enjoy your grail (it has not left your wrist since, right?)
 

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Very Nice MM :bravo_2:
 

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What a wonderfull trip to Paris. Very interesting post, great secuencial pics and, wow A MARINEMASTER ;)
 

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Very cool post and a beautiful MM300, wear it well.
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scubarob99 said:
Seems to me You had a good time and a nice experience. Nice pics, with the last one being my favorite. Enjoy your grail (it has not left your wrist since, right?)
its only left my wrist to take these pics. plus the wife had a shot of wearing it. she didnt want to give it back as she realy likes it...

thanks for the kind words all. it truly is a great watch and sits balance perfectly on the wrist.
 

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Nice one Ian.Strange you getting one when I just sold mine.enjoy it mate.im looking for a watch now to replace mine. ;)
 

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Without wanting to be rude could you please give me the price of the MM by PM if need be, thanks
 

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TheNeilo(AqualandKing) said:
Nice one Ian.Strange you getting one when I just sold mine.enjoy it mate.im looking for a watch now to replace mine. ;)
Saw your MM Neil on the trading post, but at the time it was Trade only then it went for sale while I was on holiday only saw it on my return SOLD :eek: not saying I would have bittern your arm off but it's was a possible purchase missed, and no import tax etc, MM has been on my radar for many a year but do not want to buy from overseas, then there is the reason you sold yours would I actually wear it ??? not if it ends up like my Sumo :(

 

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fantastic, just amazing! So jealous, yet another reason to schedule a European vacation!
 

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Geran said:
Without wanting to be rude could you please give me the price of the MM by PM if need be, thanks
Not a problem Geran. The price is also listed on Seiko Center Paris web site.

€1999 total and no need to pay import taxes of 23% into Finland. I planned getting mine as the wife and i had planning long weekend in Paris for easter.

Below is a link to the page.

http://www.seikocenter.fr/collections-exclusives/plongee/SBDX001

edit: plus in the UK you have the added bonus of Easyjet flying into Charles de Gaulle airport. Then its a direct RER line B train link into Paris city centre. You could probably do it all in one day depending on flight times >:D
 

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Not a problem Geran. The price is also listed on Seiko Center Paris web site.

€1999 total and no need to pay import taxes of 23% into Finland. I planned getting mine as the wife and i had planning long weekend in Paris for easter.

Below is a link to the page.

http://www.seikocenter.fr/collections-exclusives/plongee/SBDX001

edit: plus in the UK you have the added bonus of Easyjet flying into Charles de Gaulle airport. Then its a direct RER line B train link into Paris city centre. You could probably do it all in one day depending on flight times >:D
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To hell with a T-shirt . . THAT'S what you bring back when you go out of town! :bravo_2:
 

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To hell with a T-shirt . . THAT'S what you bring back when you go out of town! :bravo_2:

:iagree:


Congrats on your new MM300,wear it in good health :great:






PS.It would be nice if Seiko Center had an online shop too,like Seiya etc for european residents :57:
 

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f-stop said:
To hell with a T-shirt . . THAT'S what you bring back when you go out of town! :bravo_2:
:iagree: i like your thinking...

again thanks everyone. this was a 'third time lucky' getting this. as something always came up that required the funds.
but it has made me appreciate my grail even more.


akiskx said:
PS.It would be nice if Seiko Center had an online shop too,like Seiya etc for european residents :57:
i would need to sell a kidney to cover my credit card if they did. but then would miss out on a wonderful experience.
 
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