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

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

Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

February 3rd, 2012, 4:30 am #1


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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Joined: December 1st, 2006, 7:39 pm

February 3rd, 2012, 8:04 am #2

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

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Tony Lewis
New Zealand
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Joined: October 29th, 2007, 2:33 pm

February 3rd, 2012, 11:06 am #3

I would if I could

Never saw one in real life but heared nothing but good about the 300m orient star diver, plus I like the gold colored bezel
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Joined: April 8th, 2007, 11:50 pm

February 3rd, 2012, 2:09 pm #4

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 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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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

February 3rd, 2012, 9:05 pm #5

the MMaster, as a comparison. For sure something to consider!
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Joined: January 19th, 2010, 10:45 pm

February 3rd, 2012, 11:50 pm #6

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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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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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

February 4th, 2012, 1:43 am #7

and if so, your opinion to buy one??? or a Tuna? I have both bookmarked from the auctions....
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Joined: January 19th, 2010, 10:45 pm

February 4th, 2012, 3:15 am #8

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.


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.

Last edited by sharkfinDave on February 4th, 2012, 3:18 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

February 4th, 2012, 3:26 am #9


with a buyitnow...for $1700.00 from Tokyo store...and they take fund transfers from our Bank...<img alt="happy.gif" src="/images/happy.gif" width="14" height="14">

here is the link....http://page3.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c312118298
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Joined: January 19th, 2010, 10:45 pm

February 4th, 2012, 4:32 am #10

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

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