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    Re: Seamaster Diver 300 42mm: Blue or Black for daily wear?

    Blue has always been my favorite color. Owned a previous generation SMP in Blue. But I bought the black last year and have no regrets. I preferred the look of the black dial on rubber, which I bought shortly after buying the watch on the bracelet. The blue is not as nice a color as the previous generation. Not as saturated.

    Having said that, both are beautiful and versatile. Get what speaks to you.

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    Blue would look great with any of those colors. In my opinion, black would not look as well with the color palette.

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    Re: Seamaster Diver 300 42mm: Blue or Black for daily wear?

    Alright, it's been a few days since the last post or vote, so here are the totals. After adding every poster who replied to the thread with an opinion for blue Vs black but forgot to vote on the poll, we have the following:

    Blue:
    aalin13, ataripower, bigclive2011, CasinoRoyale, dsquared24, flyfisher22, georgegervin44, horrij1, imranbecks, Independent George, J-Rob, jgordonfresh, karmatp, koolpep, KZ1000, Lee_K, Msiekierski, NC_Hager626, Relo60, solesman, uvalaw2005, Zipdog, dr3ws, anonymousmoose, TechGuyJ, lgavrila70, Cod Holliday, jamestownoasis, omega1300

    Total: 29


    Black:
    agentdaffy007, Betterthere, bigjaymofo, Drumguy, Fantasio, fish70, fskywalker, mangjoe, MissSummerStorm, OneEyeMan, PhotonX, PistolPeteSTL, qa_ii, reeder1, Sassi, Sloopjohnb, Snaggletooth, Titan II, v1triol, milgauss1349, om3ga_fan, navjing0614, jmanlay, zaratsu, Chris Stark, Kirkawall, Squirrel Murphy, fx2243, 1165dvd

    Total: 29

    Fat lot of good you all are! Split exactly between blue and black! :P

    I suppose this just goes to show how great and popular both colourways are. I've trawled through ~150 odd pages in the Official Seamaster Club thread in this forum creating a gallery of particularly excellent photos of both the blue and the black, for me to deliberate over. At this stage I have to admit I'm personally leaning towards the black, and not for concerns about versatility. The black ceramic is just jewel-like in the right light. But then I see some spectacular shot of the blue and my resolution wavers. I'll keep you all posted how the dominoes fall when I eventually bite the bullet.
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    Re: Seamaster Diver 300 42mm: Blue or Black for daily wear?

    Good luck then, as said before, you can‘t go wrong with either one, but given your personal feelings, your collection, and your shirts, black is probably really the best choice. Go for it

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    Re: Seamaster Diver 300 42mm: Blue or Black for daily wear?

    wear a suit everyday = black
    casual wear everyday = blue
    have $$$ = both

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    Re: Seamaster Diver 300 42mm: Blue or Black for daily wear?

    I love blue watches, really I do. But for daily wear, with my attire, it's hard. You should check your wardrobe before deciding. LOL

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    The decision was so hard for me that I had to get both haha. Ended up selling the blue though. Really can’t go wrong with either color. It’s not an easy decision to make but the black edged it out very slightly
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    Re: Seamaster Diver 300 42mm: Blue or Black for daily wear?

    Honestly, now that I have the black, I kinda wish I had bought the blue.

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    Re: Seamaster Diver 300 42mm: Blue or Black for daily wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigjaymofo View Post
    Honestly, now that I have the black, I kinda wish I had bought the blue.
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    Re: Seamaster Diver 300 42mm: Blue or Black for daily wear?

    Alright, after many weeks (months?) of deliberation, I've finally decided on which dial colour I prefer. In the end versatility and wardrobe matching didn't really enter into my decisionmaking process. What it came down to was what I wanted to see, aesthetically, when I looked down at my wrist.

    I've been kind of visualizing the Seamaster whenever I check the time, thinking about what it'd look like to glance down and see the blue waves, or the black ceramic. I've been looking at user-submitted photos of both versions from the Seamaster Club thread to see each version in a variety of settings, lighting and strap options. And I've been annoying my local boutique by trying on both repeatedly without buying anything :P

    In the end, based purely on the high contrast and the way the dial plays with light, I've decided on the black dial as the version for me. The ceramic on the black seems to manage a higher gloss than the blue, appearing at once more subdued due to the lack of a bright colourway but yet paradoxically more dazzling due to the extra reflectiveness of the material. Now all that's left is to find a good grey market deal, as the RRP is still a slightly too bitter pill to swallow.

    Thank you everyone for your help and insights!
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