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Found this Orient Star 300m diver on the auction....

February 2 2012 at 11:30 PM
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Thian  (Login thianwong)
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with 2 days left to go.....should I  bid? I think George Rado had the yellow dial one but sold it....

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I would if I could...

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February 3 2012, 3:04 AM 

But unfortunately, I can't.. If you can, go for it..

http://anzacsorientwatchspot.blogspot.com/

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+1

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February 3 2012, 6:06 AM 

I would if I could happy.gif

Never saw one in real life but heared nothing but good about the 300m orient star diver, plus I like the gold colored bezel happy.gif

 
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OK Thian, you lured me in...

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February 3 2012, 9:09 AM 

I did sell my Os 300M. After wearing it almost everyday for about 3 yrs, it began runnning a little slow so I sent it off to Archer for a service. I have a PDF of the service which is too large to send via e-mail otherwise I would send you some pics. I was disappointed with the movement. I had heard many times what a simple, commmon movement it used but it kept good time so i didn't care. Then I saw the pics of the movement and saw too many plastic components including some of the drive wheels so that along with wanting a change at the time kind of sealed it for me and I decided to sell it. Archer had mentioned that these plastic parts might not even be available in future so if something were to go wrong you'd be screwed.
To be honest, I miss the watch. Best looking diver I've ever had. I know they've put a new movement in it now which hacks and handwinds but whether it contains as many plastic parts, I don't know.
I still may pick up another of the newer ones in black as it just a killer looking watch....and maybe someone can figure out how to put a better movement in it.

 
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thanks for the movement info....I had read that it was simpler than

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February 3 2012, 4:05 PM 

the MMaster, as a comparison. For sure something to consider!

 
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I like that one.

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February 3 2012, 6:50 PM 

Hmmm, always love the OS300's.

But they are too big for my wrists.
I've tried them on many times.
Never changes, but I still try.

This version with the gold accents is pretty sweet.
My fave version along with the yellow dial.

Tempting even though it won't fit me. haha.

Curious to see if it'll sell for low. Doubt it.

 
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okay..we have the same wrist size...so...do you have a MMaster?..

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February 3 2012, 8:43 PM 

and if so, your opinion to buy one??? or a Tuna? I have both bookmarked from the auctions....

 
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yup

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February 3 2012, 10:15 PM 

MM is 44mm but wears like a 42mm.
I find it comfy, but got used to slight top heaviness that most complain about.

The 7549 tuna is by far the most comfy IMO.
So, 007/015 SS tunas will fit the same. I'd imagine the golden tunas are pretty close in size.
The auto tuna's and Darth's are much bigger 52mm and the autos are very top heavy.

If you like the tool style of the tuna, get SS Tuna they're great.
Quartz, grab & go.

I find the MM more versatile. Sport/dressy diver.
Works on bracelet/nato/rubber really well.

Your like me, get the HMM/SBDX003 if you can. Gold accents are sweet!
Its like having a 6159, but modern dive capable.
The dial has less type, cleaner look IMO.

You should try both if you can, but I say the clear winner/keeper would be the MM.
Good luck, either way its a win/win if you ask me. wink.gif


PS: as much as I tried, the OS300 was just too big for my 6.5"
Its a beast. I wish they made one @43mm.



    
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Thian
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great overview of those...! thanks alot! just found a MMaster

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February 3 2012, 10:26 PM 

with a buyitnow...for $1700.00 from Tokyo store...and they take fund transfers from our Bank...happy.gif

here is the link....http://page3.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c312118298



    
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(Login sharkfinDave)
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Nice!

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February 3 2012, 11:32 PM 

Not the best pic, but just to show a wrist shot.

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merci for the wrist shot! not bad at all haha! helps alot

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February 4 2012, 1:57 AM 

to make up my mind...cheers.

 


 
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