Finishing flaw on MM300 or something else?

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    Finishing flaw on MM300 or something else?

    Hi all,

    I've noticed way back since that whenever I'd closely inspect the upper portion of the right side of the case of my SBDX001 with a light source,that you'd see a somewhat uneven finish on the polished portion of the case.

    It's very faint to the naked eye and only visible with direct light. It has a dull look to it,quite similar in tone to the latest MM600 with Diashield (attached photo below).

    Does anyone have similar issues with their MM300 when it comes to the finishing?

    What do guys think might have caused this? I only used this once for diving,and had my bracelet resized twice. Do you think this might be a flaw on Seiko's part or the watch guy might have botched it while the bracelet was resized or could it have been something else?

    I am totally against buffing and polishing as I want the piece to remain as authentic and intact as possible without losing any metal to it. Normal wear and tear marks don't stir me up,but if it was botched then that's another thing.










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    Re: Finishing flaw on MM300 or something else?

    Bump - Anyone?

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    Re: Finishing flaw on MM300 or something else?

    Since you asked twice I'd Cape Cod cloth that thing to a pristine shine in 10 minutes. Your hand is not a powered buffing wheel. The amount of metal you would remove would be negligible AT BEST. I have hand polished several watches that were way worse than yours to perfection with ZERO ill effect on the shape of their case or the lines of the case. Tape off the adjacent surfaces if you are really anal about it but seriously, I think you are WAY too afraid of what a good, careful hand polishing can and will accomplish. Just my 2 cents, take it FWIW....

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    Re: Finishing flaw on MM300 or something else?

    Thanks for the reply lovebandit. But what really concerns me isn't about having the uneven portion polished out,but as to what may have caused it in the first place...

    Do you think it might have been a flaw on Seiko's QC or something else?

    Are there other MM300 owners who have the same issue with the finishing?

    If it's flaw or a battle scar,then it wouldn't bother me.

    I just hope that the watch guy who resized my bracelet was not careless enough to have botched it with an abrasive or something of the sort (highly unlikely).

    It looks quite similar to the dull polished finishing of the latest MM600.



    Dunno what to think.


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    Re: Finishing flaw on MM300 or something else?

    It's only noticeable with light.

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    Re: Finishing flaw on MM300 or something else?

    All valid questions to which I do not know the answer but just polish it out and move on....The important thing is you will not hurt it, only help it....
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