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    Seiko sla021 - really interested in this piece but is it worth 3k

    Seiko Marine Master Professional 300M Ref. SBDX023 / SLA021

    Folks,
    Looking for some advice.

    Is this the best use of my money? I would need to sell a few watches in my collection, but all the reviews say this is the best priced Seiko Diver.

    thanks for your feedback.

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    Re: Seiko sla021 - really interested in this piece but is it worth 3k

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    Seiko Marine Master Professional 300M Ref. SBDX023 / SLA021

    Folks,
    Looking for some advice.

    Is this the best use of my money? I would need to sell a few watches in my collection, but all the reviews say this is the best priced Seiko Diver.

    thanks for your feedback.
    Best "priced" is a tough call... but yeah it has amazing build quality, basically a GS movement, classic looks, what's not to like?

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    Re: Seiko sla021 - really interested in this piece but is it worth 3k

    It is a very well built watch, but it is big and thick.

    Worth the price? That is a matter of personal preference, IMHO.
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    Re: Seiko sla021 - really interested in this piece but is it worth 3k

    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    It is a very well built watch, but it is big and thick.

    Worth the price? That is a matter of personal preference, IMHO.
    Nokie is right here!

    It is very well built, thick, a bit top heavy on the bracelet (to many people), bracelet quality is a weak point for most owners (not all), great finishing, looks beyond reproach (to me), great lume, hit or miss accuracy of movement, weighs over 200 grams fitted on the bracelet, iconic design, and lots of brand history here!

    Back in the days that a new MM300 could be purchases for $1700-$2000 there was no other diver that could compete in my mind. Today at $2300-$2700 there are lot of other options to consider. The MM300 is a great watch but so are many others in that price range.

    If you are not set on having a 28,800 beat movement then the MM200 is a tremendous watch that has similar looks and wears superbly for much less $. But there is only one MM300....actually since they took the MM text off the dial its a Prospex 300 I guess.

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    It's worth 3k if and only if you can find someone else who will buy it off you for 3k.
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    No, way over priced

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    It’s a fair chunk of money but it’s also a fair chunk of watch. Absolutely love my MM300.

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    Re: Seiko sla021 - really interested in this piece but is it worth 3k

    Having owned a few of them I would offer this advice...

    Buy the blue dial one, and buy it used. Wear it a bit and see for yourself. If you feel like you only want to own a new watch, still buy the used one first to test drive it. Then sell for what you paid and buy a new one.
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    Re: Seiko sla021 - really interested in this piece but is it worth 3k

    I am a self avowed Seiko diver nut.
    I love em and own more than a few.

    My MM300 is the crown jewel of my Seiko collection by far. It would be the last Seiko I ever sold, and likely one of the last two watches I'd ever sell.

    That said, the pricing on the MM300's is getting insane.
    Just a few years ago a used one could be had well under 1500$USD. At that price, they were unquestionably great buys.
    They have moved up the price chart and at 2000$USD it is still a very competitive diver, but it starts seeing some areas where other watches might offer more value.
    At 3000$USD plus?.... Still a valid option, but I'd be looking real hard at other stuff before I commited.

    I absolutely love mine, but it was also well under 2000$USD brand new. It doesn't have the current bezel or crystal material... but my bezel is still pristine and the hardlex is still blemish free.

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    An amazing watch. If a Swiss label had released the same watch you would be paying more.

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