MM300 being discontinued

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MM300 being discontinued

Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:57 pm

According to Seiya this is the case, along with a few others. Lots of speculation if another model number replaces the current SBDX017, but with the Prospex logo in place of Marinemaster.

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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by Chocodove » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:00 pm

I’ve tried ordering one from both Chino and Gnomon within the past week and both contacted me afterwards saying it actually wasn’t in stock and they had no idea when they were getting a shipment. I guess this explains why.
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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by the_natural » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:01 pm

Oh no. I've wanted an MM300 for awhile now...

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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:03 pm

My used SBDX001 just increased in resale value.
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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by Selym » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:32 pm

:banghead: Seiko. They could ef up a wet dream.

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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by dukerules » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:33 pm

That's a damn shame. Might need to make a move on an SBDX017 after all.

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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by hoppyjr » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:44 pm

This sucks.


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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by Chocodove » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:48 pm

My finger has been hovering over the button to grab one from Seiya right now.
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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by nweash » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:57 pm

Really wish I could get my SBDX012 back.
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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by the_natural » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:06 pm

The whole lack of parts comments in the 6159 thread makes me really think twice about higher-end Seiko's (despite owning one), and especially the wisdom of acquiring an MM300 now that it's being axed.

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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by mfxr » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:21 pm

Lucky, I bought mine from Seiya just a few weeks ago.
Surely they will release a new variant though?

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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by r.palace » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:45 pm

mfxr wrote:Lucky, I bought mine from Seiya just a few weeks ago.
Surely they will release a new variant though?
And fuck it up somehow.
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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by Panerai7 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:59 pm

My guess the new model will be something similar to SLA019 with sapphire crystal and new sapphire/ceramic-ish looking bezel insert. All imho are welcome upgrades to the older MM300.

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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by consonance » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:28 pm

Panerai7 wrote:My guess the new model will be something similar to SLA019 with sapphire crystal and new sapphire/ceramic-ish looking bezel insert. All imho are welcome upgrades to the older MM300.

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Probably similar to the SLA025:

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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by dnslater » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:38 am

I think it is probably smart for Seiko to discontinue the watch, as long as they give us something better to replace it. They have been on the market now for 15+ years mostly unchanged and is no longer the technology showcase it once was Watches in their own lineup like the SBDC051 have similar finishing and have a sapphire crystal for less than half the cost.

Plenty still on the used market for collectors.

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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:16 am

dnslater wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:38 am
I think it is probably smart for Seiko to discontinue the watch, as long as they give us something better to replace it. They have been on the market now for 15+ years mostly unchanged and is no longer the technology showcase it once was Watches in their own lineup like the SBDC051 have similar finishing and have a sapphire crystal for less than half the cost.

Plenty still on the used market for collectors.
Exactly. Most people buy and flip anyways. It's a "for more than a minute" watch for very few people.

Far past time for an update.

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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by dukerules » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:18 am

An update would be nice. However, and this is a big one, it's almost a guarantee that the new one will have the Prospex logo on the dial. Some don't mind it, many hate it, but almost no one actually likes it.

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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by mfxr » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:25 am

The logo doesn't bother me that much, I am more concerned about the price point going up significantly.
I would like a sapphire crystal though.

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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by Morethan1 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:44 am

I have a feeling pre-X seiko will become a thing as all their watches are getting the damn X.

The only one left will be our beloved skx007/009...

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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by Torrid » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:04 am

I’m sure the 007 won’t be long. I figured it would have been discontinued with the release of the cushion case series.

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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by fastward » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:29 am

I guess I’ll have to hold onto my MM300.


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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by gamecock111 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:40 pm

I still have 2 crafter blues for orig mm300. Get them now before they get branded with an X as well

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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:12 pm

Dang, I want another MM but I know it won't fit me, like the last 4 times.

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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by Torrid » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:07 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:12 pm
Dang, I want another MM but I know it won't fit me, like the last 4 times.
Yeah I have a problem too. This whole discontinued thing has me considering another.

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Re: MM300 being discontinued

Post by hoppyjr » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:24 pm

toxicavenger wrote:Dang, I want another MM but I know it won't fit me, like the last 4 times.
......and you won’t have anyone to do a trip-lock conversion.

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