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I'm pretty sure it's not a custom mod, but a new model that Seiko is about to introduce.

I'm not sure if the above chrono24 link is to an AD, but I imagine it wouldn't be too difficult to ping Higuchi or Chino and ask to see when they can get their hands on it. They would probably give you close to the best price as well.
 

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I like it more than the original, has a bit more bling without going over. Still not enough to convince me to want one though.
 

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I'm pretty sure it's not a custom mod, but a new model that Seiko is about to introduce.

I'm not sure if the above chrono24 link is to an AD, but I imagine it wouldn't be too difficult to ping Higuchi or Chino and ask to see when they can get their hands on it. They would probably give you close to the best price as well.
I spoke with Higuchi.

there response was: Dear Sir,. Thankyou for your request at Higuchi-inc. it will be release on JUN/2015. We dont take any pre-order/...sorry.
 

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I spoke with Higuchi.

there response was: Dear Sir,. Thankyou for your request at Higuchi-inc. it will be release on JUN/2015. We dont take any pre-order/...sorry.
Wow, 2015, that's a ways out. I'll keep an eye on it to see if they made any other changes to it besides cosmetic. As it stands, I still feel the MM300 is a bit too thick for my liking, so unless they changed that I'll admire from afar. :)
 

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Wow, 2015, that's a ways out. I'll keep an eye on it to see if they made any other changes to it besides cosmetic. As it stands, I still feel the MM300 is a bit too thick for my liking, so unless they changed that I'll admire from afar. :)
On chrono24.com it said the glass is sapphire, probably not true!

I think the sbdx001 is almost perfect. The only thing I would love to change is dial, second hand, scratch resistant bezel and maybe a few tweaks to the bracelet to make it more solid. Pretty much a bit more GS details.

The movement is great(+5), my lens has not a single scratch and I banged the crap out of this watch for years. Also it looks amazing with the blue hue. Never understood the whole sapphire on the mm300 thing o| . No problems with the crown. Just don't clean the watch with soap ever! Had to replace the bezel gasket because of this. My own fault!
 

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I spoke with Higuchi.

there response was: Dear Sir,. Thankyou for your request at Higuchi-inc. it will be release on JUN/2015. We dont take any pre-order/...sorry.
Thanks for finding out. The chrono24 sounds a bit fishy then, cant imagine he can 100% secure the pieces from seiko, so wonder what happens if he has more pre orders than watches next summer..
 

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Thanks for finding out. The chrono24 sounds a bit fishy then, cant imagine he can 100% secure the pieces from seiko, so wonder what happens if he has more pre orders than watches next summer..
chrono24 is a fountain of misinformation at times.;-)

that said. Higuchi request forms can be filled out by anyone and he gives quick replys. Higuchi is 100% on trust scale.:-!
 

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Also on Chrono24.com..it claims SBDX012 has sapphire glass. I was gonna sell my 1 month old Shogun and buy a SBDX001.. Now I am gonna wait. Since I travel to Japan monthly, I am gonna keep a close eye on it.


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Hopefully this model is a sort of "last hurrah" for the current model and there will be one with updates soon. I'd like the signed crown for starters.
 

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so would I. my dream grail is a GS marinemaster 300 w hi-beat. i hope seiko reads this.:think:
Well, you'll have to tell them what's your buy-in price if you want to convince them that its a viable product ! :d

The SBGA031 is already very close to what you're looking at, the Spring Drive being superlatively even more accurate than a hi-beat movement. And its already a 200m rated diver.
But yes, understand the appeal of a hi-beat due to the assurance long-term serviceability even from 3rd party sources.
 

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Not a fan of the gold accents at all, I get their place in Seiko heritage but I like the look of the original better.

If Seiko wants to improve the MM300 just add a sapphire crystal, give it a true five link bracelet, regulate the movement, better crown and a machined clasp.
+1

I could even do without the sapphire. An Oris-like bracelet would be monumental.

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