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Seiko Alpinist super thread
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Better response on post Seiko Alpinist super threadOk, it is an ambitious plan, but I intend to gather and collect all Alpinist data in here. So, it would be nice of you gents to contribute! For instance you might post some strap options or bracelet choices. I can already share that the bracelet from the Alpinist SARB015 fits the SARB017...

       
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Ok, I can see a need for this thread... Enlighten me gentlemen!
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That SARB059 would just be the perfect diver and field watch!
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Better response on post Seiko Alpinist super threadLet us put them all together shall we? In my book they should have kept the mercedes/cathedral style hands as part of the design - at all times!

   
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Better response on post Seiko Alpinist super threadI tend to agree, I do love those mercedes/cathedral hands. Still, the other Alpinist has a cool feature - if you are a real explorer that is.... check out the emergency signs bezel.

   
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I like that signs bezel, it is not in the way and thus an added feature. Also I like the three layers of bezel: signs, compass, dive...
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Ah, but once you get used to the warm color palette of the SARB017 that green with silver of the SARB059 just doesn't cut it anymore.
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Lots of Alpinist threads indeed. However, I see no need to merge them... Just maybe adjust the title of this thread to indicate its all encompassing (pun intended) nature?
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I am counting four Alpinist threads lol. Just hoping the admin will merge them at some point?
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Was about to sell my Alpinist that I bought a month ago for a SARB035, but while taking these pics for eBay, I backed up and fell in love all over again with it, and going to keep it..for my wardrobe the 035 it's too dressy and a bit boring.. I'm keeping my 017 it's such a unique piece, that green shade its mesmerizing, and I got a good deal for it...

   
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Anyone knows how to get an extra link for the SARB017 bracelet? mine is a bit tight.. or anyone who can sell me an extra link? Big Grin
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(04-30-2018, 07:26 PM)DialDude Wrote: Anyone knows how to get an extra link for the SARB017 bracelet? mine is a bit tight.. or anyone who can sell me an extra link? Big Grin

Just get a watch clasp extender - they can be had on ebay for 10 USD or so....
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Great stuff guys, to me the Alpinist is the ultimate gentleman's leisure watch: shockproof, waterproof, anti-magnetic, dress watch... it can do it all.
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Better response on post Seiko Alpinist super threadLots of green stuff on the forum nowadays... I am starting to look like it too I suppose... 

   
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Better response on post Seiko Alpinist super threadI like this "super" stuff... Here you go, the Super Alpinist

   
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Hey guys, new member here... let me start off with my Alpinist. It has been a faithful part of my rotation for over 3 years now. It went from being the one of my smallest and most expensive watch, to the largest and most affordable in my core collection. I have to say after all this time I still love it! 

Lately I've been favoring "one watch" over a rotation. I went all spring wearing my mid-sized Omega Bond SMP and was surprised at how accurate it was ending up within seconds at the end of September without once pulling the crown to make an adjustment. I figured my Alpinist would be a good Fall watch so I wound it up and strapped it on October 1st. I have to say after 28 days I am impressed with the accuracy(+2 sec) and overall quality with my old SARB017

Having had an active rotation for the past few years I never really focused on accuracy, but the spring with my SMP made me realize both how accurate a mechanical watch could be and how nice it was to have a faithful daily wearer. I began to notice the positional variances of the watch and use them to keep the watch accurate to within a few seconds around the clock. When I decided to switch to the Seiko I figured that that kind of accuracy was unlikely and I was also a bit worried I would miss the Omega quality I had become so accustomed to. 

I'm happy to say I was mistaken. The 6R15 is running great, after the first few days it was running a bit fast so I started resting it crown up at night and it has been dead on since. After 28 days of daily wear it is at +2 seconds. It has been a constant reminder of what drew me to this watch in the first place, I still get lost in the awesome green sunburst dial. The case quality really stands up to my Omega, it definitely doesn't feel like a compromise.

The SARB017 is an amazing value of a watch and could easily be someone's "one watch", I look forward finishing up 2018 with my trusty old Alpinist at hand.
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Yobokies domed sapphire crystal has the effect of doubling the lume dots!

   
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Cool, I would think one can never have enough lume... Oh wait, that cannot be here...
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