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    Re: SMP 300M: Prior version vs. Current version

    @johnuf78 haha. I dont own both. One is from a friend.

    Watches in profile....

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    Re: SMP 300M: Prior version vs. Current version

    Loves these on a nato

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    Re: SMP 300M: Prior version vs. Current version

    I tried both back to back and my smaller wrist prefers the fit of the older 41mm case. My 1st gen PO is also 42mm but wears so much smaller than the new SMP 300m.

    What are the odds they come out with a 39.5mm mid-size?

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    Re: SMP 300M: Prior version vs. Current version

    Quote Originally Posted by johnuf78 View Post
    I thought I was bad... LOL. At least I got different colored dials for my pair of two tones. I got a great deal on the all stainless black dial so that’s my current “beater”.
    Your still FANTASTICLY crazy

    Wish I were you

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    Re: SMP 300M: Prior version vs. Current version

    Quote Originally Posted by Itgb View Post
    I tried both back to back and my smaller wrist prefers the fit of the older 41mm case. My 1st gen PO is also 42mm but wears so much smaller than the new SMP 300m.

    What are the odds they come out with a 39.5mm mid-size?
    For some reason, they do wear small. When I read the 42 PO increased to 43.5 I thought it would look too big, I was wrong.

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    Re: SMP 300M: Prior version vs. Current version

    Quote Originally Posted by johnuf78 View Post
    Love it! Have mine on a rubber grey NATO today. Have had the last 4 gens of SMP and the current one is my favorite. All the incremental improvements are worth it.
    Agree. I do appreciate the smaller size of the previous gan, but when I bought mine they had it and the new one side by side, and it was simply no contest for me. The case and dial detailing, bezel finish and printing, movement and even the relatively unobtrusive display back combined to make a package that seems to be several orders more striking and refined. Lots of folks prefer previous-gan modes, of course, so YMMV. But the 2018 model really is best-in-class, IMO.

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    Re: SMP 300M: Prior version vs. Current version

    I like both the old, and the newer version. The sword hands seal it for me. I never quite bonded with the skeleton hands. at all.

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    Re: SMP 300M: Prior version vs. Current version

    I've always liked the Bond Seamaster. I will say that I REALLY like the new model. It's got all of the great things from the old Bond and made drastic improvements in my opinion. The adjustable clasp is awesome!Name:  IMG_1700.jpg
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    Re: SMP 300M: Prior version vs. Current version

    I'm biased because I own the previous SMPc, but I prefer it over the new one. When I tried on the latest I didn't like the design changes. The new watch has overall become more aggressive and sporty looking, with it's larger case, bright white bezel text, more squared off bracelet links, the larger He valve, and the grouped minute track on the dial. It's hard to explain, but the old one still carried that delicate, soft, and dressy look of the original Bond SMPs of the 90's and I really really love that. Not to mention, I know the loss of the wave dial on the second generation was a topic of hot debate but the black lacquered dial is a sight to behold. It's so dark, it really feels like you're looking down into a void.

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    Re: SMP 300M: Prior version vs. Current version

    SMPs should have wave dials. I prefer the new version.
    Rolex Explorer (214270-003)
    Omega Speedmaster "First Omega in Space" (311.32.40.30.01.001)
    Omega Seamaster Professional (2220.80)
    Casio G-Shock DW6900
    Casio G-Shock G9300-1 Mudman

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