Confusingly the photos used in the above blog post are of the old models (WZ0251FD and WZ0271FD).jeffc67 said:
badern said:Well done to Orient for upgrading the movt without charging an extra arm and a leg
I just might get the new version if i have the funds AND get over the case design which just reminds me of an SKX on 'roids :-[
It would be great if seiko can make a beefier version of the MM. Now THAT one will be on the top of the list!
spring-diver said:^-^ Badern,
I'm glad you're posting again buddy
One of the reasons I like the OS300m is that the case, especially the crown guard, looks like a SKX on roids. At 40mm the SKX is to small for my taste.
Like the Omega PO 42mm & XL 45.5mm I too wish Seiko would have that option for the Marine Master.
Looks like the "New" OS300m just took the #1 spot on the short list 8)
buddy13 said:If they only upgraded the movement to a hacking handwinding caliber then I'll just stick to my old one...in all it's toolness these traits suit it perfectly and provide better reliability due to the less moving parts...if on the other hand they used an extensively upgraded movement (say an undecorated Royal Orient movement) then I will add the yellow one to the collection
I also don't really like the Skinny looking OS logo on the new one..I prefer the old logo, but that's just a small detail. Also could it be the case that they added a proper signed crown (not laser engraved)?
I dont agree with the SKX on roids idea...the Seiko SKX case is absolutely no match for the Orient's case. Crown is situated at 4 o clock properly, screws down buttery smooth with lots of thread, has a much better crown design, much nicer brushed finish, better polishing, straight lugs, thick bezel, screw down crystal, beautiful caseback...need I go on ) ?
I think the shape of the case does look like a Breitling, but an SKX...no way...
nhoJ said:The MSRP is only about $115 USD more than the previous model. I don't think that's so bad.
The same movement is also used in the new models of the Orient Star Classic.