Brand/Model: Orient 300M Pro Saturation Diver
Movement: Japanese automatic
Material: stainless steel case and bracelet, included rubber dive strap
Complications: date display, power reserve meter
Price: MSRP: $2,150 USD; Street Price: $1,505 USD
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I’ll squelch the debate about the dive watches right away, so we can concentrate on the review at hand. The Orient 300M Pro Saturation Diver beats the Seiko Marine Master hands down. This is not meant to be a comparison review, as I don’t own or haven’t owned a Marine Master, but I have handled and inspected a couple at various watch meets, so my opinions are grounded in reality.
Cons: pin/collar system on bracelet has got to go, bracelet glide lock mechanism too bulky for some, date window too small, date wheel alignment should be better
Verdict: the Orient 300M Pro Saturation Diver is better than the Seiko Marine Master and at a considerable cost savings. If you want a beefy, cool, quality Japanese dive watch that won’t break the bank but will do everything you ask of it, this is the watch for you.
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