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Old 19 November 2019, 08:56 AM   #1
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What about the MM 300 SLA021J1

Never paid serious attention to the Seiko brand and now I have the opportunity to grab a new one at 2k euroís (complete set) and I am really thinking of pulling the trigger.

I have never seen one in the flesh.

Concern: Will I be disappointed?

My daily beater is a SD43 and also the black 44mm grey dial ceramic offshore getís a lot of wrist time so I am used to wear a bit larger timepieces.

On paper it looks like a fun watch to me (youtube and internet pics) or am I missing something... ceramic bezel, mononlock case, 8L35 movement, sapphire crystal and it even got great lume.

Any feedback is more then welcome.

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Old 19 November 2019, 09:38 PM   #2
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I don't think you will be disappointed in the SLA021. It is a great wearing watch and the quality of the build is second to none in the price point. I have owned the SLA019, Green Dial, the SLA021, Black Dial and I currently own the just released SLA023, Blue Dial. I also own the SD43 and the Seiko gets as much wrist time as the Rolex. I would look at the blue or green dial models and change it up a bit as you have the black dial covered with the SD43. Whatever you decide you will have a cool watch.
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Old 20 November 2019, 12:09 AM   #3
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I have the 019, fantastic watch, very wearable and fantastic quality
The solidity bracelet and clasp will be slightly disappointing coming from a modern rolex at first, buy theyre very comfortable, and by no means subpar like the more affordable seiko

Give it a shot, worst comes to worst, you flip it
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Old 20 November 2019, 09:20 PM   #4
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Ordered that watch!

Should have it with a week or two..

Also orderd a black vulcanized crafterblue strap
(pics stolen from IG)

I like the fact that I can use the org deployment buckle.

Will post pics soon.

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Old 20 November 2019, 09:23 PM   #5
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Old 20 November 2019, 09:25 PM   #6
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Old 20 November 2019, 09:28 PM   #7
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Old 20 November 2019, 09:31 PM   #8
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Old 20 November 2019, 09:34 PM   #9
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Old 20 November 2019, 09:40 PM   #10
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Sorry for the multiple uploads. For some kind of reason I was unable to post all in one.

Are there more nice straps available for the SLA021J1 that I should be aware of?

Tips are welcome.
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Old 20 November 2019, 09:51 PM   #11
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Congrats mate, you wont regret it
For straps, im currently on shark mesh, looks ace
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Old 4 December 2019, 05:20 AM   #12
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Got the call and picked this beauty up today.

Love the Zaratsu finish and the lume is top notch.
I am not a lume junky at all but oh boy this watch glows..!

Immediately installed it on a black Crafter Blue strap and I must day it wears very comfortable.
No problems at all of being top heavy or other complains.

Hereby some wrist shots that I took this morning.

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Old 4 December 2019, 06:19 AM   #13
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Looks great! I have the SBDX017 and absolutely love it. It wears great, and as "bulky" as it is, I wear it on a NATO strap with no problems (6.75-inch wrist). The Crafter Blue is phenomenal, I've heard, but I prefer a tang buckle; the MM300 buckle just doesn't work for me.

My MM300 is one of only 2 watches I will never let go of.
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Old 4 December 2019, 01:26 PM   #14
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Love it! My SLA021 says hello. Currently on the bracelet but may try alternatives later



PS - I wasnít sure how I would feel about the good seconds hand but I dig it


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Old 4 December 2019, 11:46 PM   #15
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