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I started this thread. Reason I moved on my 300? New watches came along that I wanted. Also the inner bezel ring on the 300 grew to annoy me as it's thick and shiny and detracted from the dial. Lastly the 300 case was so shiny!! Now if you look at a CK2913 from back in the day, it's most likely scratched. Which I love. When squeaky clean and shiny I'm not a fan of these watches, but thats just my opinion. Oh and the dial was too light. Make it a few shades darker haha.

I'm currently thinking of picking up a Seamaster trilogy edition so I've been trying to read all the reviews and threads I can find.

After reading the almost 600 posts on this thread, I've noticed that a few of the original posters here (including the OP) eventually ended up unloading their trilogy Omegas. I'm curious to know the reason why these guys did not end up keeping their trilogy watches -- was there any particular reason for this (was it the size, particular design, etc.)? Thanks!
 

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I started this thread. Reason I moved on my 300? New watches came along that I wanted. Also the inner bezel ring on the 300 grew to annoy me as it's thick and shiny and detracted from the dial. Lastly the 300 case was so shiny!! Now if you look at a CK2913 from back in the day, it's most likely scratched. Which I love. When squeaky clean and shiny I'm not a fan of these watches, but thats just my opinion. Oh and the dial was too light. Make it a few shades darker haha.
Appreciate the very candid response, Dan. As I said, I currently have an opportunity to pick up an unworn SM 300 (for a very fair price), but for some reason I find myself having some slight reservations on this one. Initially, I was choosing between getting this or the 2021 SM 300; however, after seeing the 2021 version, I was sure that I didn't like it. Still, I can't seem to make up my mind on the trilogy version. Mind you, I have held the SM trilogy in person several times.

I currently have a self-imposed one-in-one-out rule (too many watches already), so I feel that I really need to like a watch before I get it. I can't seem put my finger on it, but I'm not sure where my hesitation is coming from. I love the Seamaster design and history, and the 1957 reissue is probably the best SM that money can buy right now (at a fair price). Anyway, I still have some time to decide so I will continue to read and sleep a bit more on this before making up my mind. I think I enjoy this "research" phase more anyways compared to actually owning the watch. :LOL:
 

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Dan has a point with the dial but I find the Trilogy SM less shiny than the 300MC which I also had. I would prefer brushed tops of the lugs but after four years I have a few dings and small scratches there, as well as on the inner bezel ring. As Dan said, the used look tones it down.
There has also been criticism on the fauxtina which together with the faded dial colour is to give it a vintage look. The lugs are rather long and the bracelet which doesn‘t taper and has a rather big clasp has also not gone down well with everyone.

The Trilogy is a great watch for people like me who have a small wrist (16cm). The long lugs still work because of the short endlinks and the narrow bezel adds to the smaller look. The 300MC by comparison looked like a hockey puck on me despite the size difference being only 2mm. I like the clean dial with the minimal writing and the fauxtina as well which gives it a warmer overall look. Getting a leather strap and a Nato on top is also great. I switch a lot between the bracelet and the Nato and have bought a perlon strap as well. For me it is the (nearly) perfect watch.
 

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If you already have some reservations that you can't quite put your finger on then by all means take your time. I went through that with several watches that I desperately wanted to love but never could love enough to buy them. Best to move on in that instance. The 2021 300 actually looked better in person to me.

The research is always the most enjoyable part for me. Nowadays it's been replaced by waiting for a phone call which I sense I will never get, but thats a story for another day!

Good luck in your decision process.

Appreciate the very candid response, Dan. As I said, I currently have an opportunity to pick up an unworn SM 300 (for a very fair price), but for some reason I find myself having some slight reservations on this one. Initially, I was choosing between getting this or the 2021 SM 300; however, after seeing the 2021 version, I was sure that I didn't like it. Still, I can't seem to make up my mind on the trilogy version. Mind you, I have held the SM trilogy in person several times.

I currently have a self-imposed one-in-one-out rule (too many watches already), so I feel that I really need to like a watch before I get it. I can't seem put my finger on it, but I'm not sure where my hesitation is coming from. I love the Seamaster design and history, and the 1957 reissue is probably the best SM that money can buy right now (at a fair price). Anyway, I still have some time to decide so I will continue to read and sleep a bit more on this before making up my mind. I think I enjoy this "research" phase more anyways compared to actually owning the watch. :LOL:
 

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The Trilogy is a great watch for people like me who have a small wrist (16cm). The long lugs still work because of the short endlinks and the narrow bezel adds to the smaller look. The 300MC by comparison looked like a hockey puck on me despite the size difference being only 2mm. I like the clean dial with the minimal writing and the fauxtina as well which gives it a warmer overall look. Getting a leather strap and a Nato on top is also great. I switch a lot between the bracelet and the Nato and have bought a perlon strap as well. For me it is the (nearly) perfect watch.
Thanks for the input, Sloopjohn. I actually think the size may be the reason for my hesitation. I have a slightly larger wrist at 18.40cm (7.25 inches) and, for a diver, I feel the SM trilogy might wear a little small. If it were at least 1cm larger, then I don't think size would even be an issue for me.

If you already have some reservations that you can't quite put your finger on then by all means take your time. I went through that with several watches that I desperately wanted to love but never could love enough to buy them. Best to move on in that instance. The 2021 300 actually looked better in person to me.

The research is always the most enjoyable part for me. Nowadays it's been replaced by waiting for a phone call which I sense I will never get, but thats a story for another day!

Good luck in your decision process.
Thanks, Dan. If I were still building my collection, then I wouldn't mind adding the SM into it. As I said, it's a historically significant watch and that alone makes it worth collecting in my book. Anyway, I'm currently still watching all the videos and reading all the threads/reviews written about this watch. The research continues!
 

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Have you had the Trilogy on your wrist. It is probably on the smaller side for you but the lug to lug is 48mm so it may work. The 300MC doesn‘t have the same history but is a modern version of the SM from 1957. With a wider bezel, 41mm case and 50mm lug to lug it may be more interesting for you. Dan has a pic with both on his wrist somewhere early in this thread.
(I think the first version of the 300MC looks nicer with the closed numerals but I am not a fan of the PCLs - here the Trilogy wins with the polished side links which makes it less shiny).

Enjoy the decision making, it is really the best part of it all.
 

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Yes, I've tried it on a couple of times. I think it's at the limit of what I would usually wear as a modern dive watch -- the long lug-to-lug definitely helps. I have an SLA017 (Seiko's 62Mas reissue from 2017) and that is visually much bigger at 39.8mm. I have also tried on the latest Seamaster 2021, but I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. This is actually the reason I started to look at the SM 300 Trilogy again.

I have never tried on the previous 300MC, so that might be something I should do. Perhaps that will be more to my liking, although the PCLs were also an initial turn-off for me. Thanks!
 

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If you already have some reservations that you can't quite put your finger on then by all means take your time. I went through that with several watches that I desperately wanted to love but never could love enough to buy them. Best to move on in that instance. The 2021 300 actually looked better in person to me.

The research is always the most enjoyable part for me. Nowadays it's been replaced by waiting for a phone call which I sense I will never get, but thats a story for another day!

Good luck in your decision process.
I agree on the '21 300. I've had both the 57 trilogy and the master I've had twice. I wanted to love the 57 but just couldn't.

Then yesterday I took a hard look at the '21 300, called my dealer and pulled the trigger.

Head to Head with the gen 1 master, the 21 is the best in my opinion. Everything about it seems like a logical improvement.

And yes, pictures don't do it justice. It's an experience not just something to look at.
 

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I agree on the '21 300. I've had both the 57 trilogy and the master I've had twice. I wanted to love the 57 but just couldn't.

Then yesterday I took a hard look at the '21 300, called my dealer and pulled the trigger.

Head to Head with the gen 1 master, the 21 is the best in my opinion. Everything about it seems like a logical improvement.

And yes, pictures don't do it justice. It's an experience not just something to look at.
Huge congrats on your incoming 300. I look forward to the pics soon.


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The Speedy is beautiful if your a chrono fan. It wears nicely and the details are spot on.

As previously stated, my 300 came with a light brown leather strap and chocolate brown NATO strap.

The grey NATO that the Speedy comes with is gorgeous!

A photo I took of the Speedy on my 6.25 inch wrist.




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Dan.

Do you still have your speedmaster trilogy?

I’ve been looking at one recently as I really like the design. It speaks to me much more than the others speedmasters and and the closeness to the original version.

I have a 7.25-7.5 inch wrist so I’m not sure how it would wear. I’m in my late 49’s so I dont mind a smaller watch. I really like my 39mm AT but they are completely different styles.

What’s the watch like to live with? Good points/bad points?

P.s. only just noticed your YouTube page. Great videos!!
 

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Dan.

Do you still have your speedmaster trilogy?

I’ve been looking at one recently as I really like the design. It speaks to me much more than the others speedmasters and and the closeness to the original version.

I have a 7.25-7.5 inch wrist so I’m not sure how it would wear. I’m in my late 49’s so I dont mind a smaller watch. I really like my 39mm AT but they are completely different styles.

What’s the watch like to live with? Good points/bad points?

P.s. only just noticed your YouTube page. Great videos!!
Hi there,

I never owned one, merely tried one on during an Omega event and subsequently bought the 300.

The Speedmaster is 38.6mm with the crucial lug to lug measurement of 48mm. So although the actual dial area is slightly smaller it wears bigger.

I would see if you can try on a FOIS at a dealer as it’s only slightly larger and will give you a good idea.


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Hi there,

I never owned one, merely tried one on during an Omega event and subsequently bought the 300.

The Speedmaster is 38.6mm with the crucial lug to lug measurement of 48mm. So although the actual dial area is slightly smaller it wears bigger.

I would see if you can try on a FOIS at a dealer as it’s only slightly larger and will give you a good idea.


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Sorry Dan. I must have misread the trilogy post. I’ll give that a try with the FOIS.

Many thanks.
 
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