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Re: New MM300......SBDX017

Post by namor » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:19 am

Seppia wrote:Where did you get the +/-3 sec per day?
If I recall correctly it's something like -15/+25
My two MM300 were +15 per day and +8 per day respectively
The marketing materials almost always quote -10/+15 seconds a day for the high end mechanical watches. But, internally, they rate them using a "AA", "AAA", and "AAAA" system of accuracy standards. These correspond to -3/+5; -3/+3; and -2/+2 seconds a day respectively. Those are the actual expected results. The 8L35 should correspond to an "AA" standard, based on the scale.

Having owned about as many 300MMs as Brice has owned Pelagos, I can say that experience confirms the -3/+5 standard easily.
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Re: New MM300......SBDX017

Post by AtomicTom » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:07 am

Hadn't actually heard about this Matt. It does look really similar.

I hope it is ! :thumbsup: ..Thanks for the news !

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Re: New MM300......SBDX017

Post by Seppia » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:21 am

namor wrote:
Seppia wrote:Where did you get the +/-3 sec per day?
If I recall correctly it's something like -15/+25
My two MM300 were +15 per day and +8 per day respectively
The marketing materials almost always quote -10/+15 seconds a day for the high end mechanical watches. But, internally, they rate them using a "AA", "AAA", and "AAAA" system of accuracy standards. These correspond to -3/+5; -3/+3; and -2/+2 seconds a day respectively. Those are the actual expected results. The 8L35 should correspond to an "AA" standard, based on the scale.

Having owned about as many 300MMs as Brice has owned Pelagos, I can say that experience confirms the -3/+5 standard easily.
I must have been extremely unlucky then, mine were +15 and +8/9 (first one was bought second hand, second one brand new).
Maybe the only vocal people are the ones experiencing worse than expected accuracy but -3 / +5 seems not to be the norm judging from the reports on WUS MM300 thread.
Lots of users reported similar accuracy to what I experienced.

I did not know about this internal rating, very interesting.

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Re: New MM300......SBDX017

Post by sierra11b » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:23 am

namor wrote:
Seppia wrote:Where did you get the +/-3 sec per day?
If I recall correctly it's something like -15/+25
My two MM300 were +15 per day and +8 per day respectively
The marketing materials almost always quote -10/+15 seconds a day for the high end mechanical watches. But, internally, they rate them using a "AA", "AAA", and "AAAA" system of accuracy standards. These correspond to -3/+5; -3/+3; and -2/+2 seconds a day respectively. Those are the actual expected results. The 8L35 should correspond to an "AA" standard, based on the scale.

Having owned about as many 300MMs as Brice has owned Pelagos, I can say that experience confirms the -3/+5 standard easily.
It appears you've been incredibly lucky then...

MM300 #1 +2 seconds/day (perfect - should have kept it)
MM300 #2 -12 seconds/day :tap:
MM300LE +8 seconds day (hack every day to slow = livable)

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Re: New MM300......SBDX017

Post by andrema » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:20 am

It looks exactly the same as the SBDX001...what is the deal? Is it different in any way?
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Re: New MM300......SBDX017

Post by hoppyjr » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:40 am

andrema wrote:It looks exactly the same as the SBDX001...what is the deal? Is it different in any way?
All we know at this point is;

MEMS parts
New crown with Prospex "X"

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Re: New MM300......SBDX017

Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:41 am

hoppyjr wrote:
andrema wrote:It looks exactly the same as the SBDX001...what is the deal? Is it different in any way?
All we know at this point is;

MEMS parts
New crown with Prospex "X"
I suspect that "X" might make a lot of people long for the unmarked previous version.

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Re: New MM300......SBDX017

Post by hoppyjr » Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:07 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
andrema wrote:It looks exactly the same as the SBDX001...what is the deal? Is it different in any way?
All we know at this point is;

MEMS parts
New crown with Prospex "X"
I suspect that "X" might make a lot of people long for the unmarked previous version.
Yep. Sometimes, when we get what we ask for, we realize we didn't need it after all. All the whining about a "signed crown" and now the ugly X. Karma I guess.

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Re: New MM300......SBDX017

Post by dnslater » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:40 pm

sierra11b wrote: It appears you've been incredibly lucky then...

MM300 #1 +2 seconds/day (perfect - should have kept it)
MM300 #2 -12 seconds/day :tap:
MM300LE +8 seconds day (hack every day to slow = livable)

Probably just that the same three MM300's from 2001 being passed around the forums so they need a service. :shrug:

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New MM300......SBDX017

Post by 5661nicholas » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:36 pm

Im pretty sure I am going to scoop up a SBDX001 while the market price is where it is.

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Re: New MM300......SBDX017

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:22 pm

my mm kept great time and i didn't treat it great by any means. but i am not a regulation junky

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Re: New MM300......SBDX017

Post by sierra11b » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:52 pm

dnslater wrote:
sierra11b wrote: It appears you've been incredibly lucky then...

MM300 #1 +2 seconds/day (perfect - should have kept it)
MM300 #2 -12 seconds/day :tap:
MM300LE +8 seconds day (hack every day to slow = livable)

Probably just that the same three MM300's from 2001 being passed around the forums so they need a service. :shrug:
I've bought all mine new from japan thinking it would finally stick. :rolleyes:

#1 was a 2008 serial, #2 2011/12 and #3 2014 IIRC... :scratch:

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Re: New MM300......SBDX017

Post by sierra11b » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:52 pm

toxicavenger wrote:my mm kept great time and i didn't treat it great by any means. but i am not a regulation junky
Either am I by any means but would MUCH prefer a watch running at +10 than -10 a day.

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Re: New MM300......SBDX017

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:55 pm

sierra11b wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:my mm kept great time and i didn't treat it great by any means. but i am not a regulation junky
Either am I by any means but would MUCH prefer a watch running at +10 than -10 a day.
i agree, so if i had one that lost quite a bit of time i would send it to iww or abc watch werks and get it regulated

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