I absolutely love the 300mc. While I really like the 2254.50 I wouldn't hesitate to move it for a 300mc. I used to have a 300 "WatchCo" a 2500 PO and a 300mc and the only Seamaster I currently own is the 300mc. Unlike the 2254.50 the 300mc really hits the heritage styling. It provides classic styling with modern tech. Just brush the polished center links on the bracelet and you're good to go.