exactly my thoughts.I think the 300 series are great looking watches. I came close to buying the 40mm, but the price is fairly high for that Seiko movement inside. I really don't like the color combo of the 4 series.
The Seiko movement in the 300M-1 is a great workhorse though it lacks the beat rate of the ETA but in it's defense I've a new Seiko Monster with the same movement that's keeping excellent time. The 300M-4 has IMO a movement the equal of the ETA but I agree the colour combination isn't to my liking either. As for the bezel being loose, I'm on the Lum-tec forum on WTF and to be honest no-one there is complaining about their bezel being loose, I think you might be referring to the earlier 500M.exactly my thoughts.
300M-1: great look, average movement.
300M-4 : great movement, not great color combination.
anyone has one of these before?
i heard that the bezel action is too loose.
I can't agree about the fit and finish and by all accounts the 300M is exceptional with a beautiful multi-layered dial and an excellent finished bracelet and neither can I agree about there Lume quality or lasting power because my orange lumed M57 is approaching as good as my Monster and if anything I reckon it brightness lasts a little bit longer.i haven't tried the new 300m's but have fiddled with a few others. Fit n finish is really average for what u r paying. Lume is good but not great considering that what the brand is tooting. Side by side, the average chinese made amidas, helsons benarus r much better watches at a lower cost. :-!
Thats a picture of a 500M not the 300M and the fact you are mentioning the dome being too high (the 300M is flat) makes me think your post should read "I had one of the first 500".I had one of the first 300 when they came out 2 years(??) ago. I flipped it almost instantly, because of the loose bezel, the cheap rubber strap, the too domed crystal and the cheap looking lume. BUT, I think they have come a long way and have improved their products in the meantime.