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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Did a mod to my 017

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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Really nice mod. Where did you get the gold plating done? It really makes sense because of the gold numerals. Maybe a gold date wheel is in order too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flawless51 View Post
    Really nice mod. Where did you get the gold plating done? It really makes sense because of the gold numerals. Maybe a gold date wheel is in order too.
    Thanks for your words ,

    I did mine locally at a Jewelry shop. It was plated 3 micron and cost about $200

    Yes a gold date wheel would be perfect :):)


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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***



    On green croc strap :):)


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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    That looks great! Do you know if they had to disassemble the watch totally? Having a gold bezel would look good too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister White View Post
    That looks great! Do you know if they had to disassemble the watch totally? Having a gold bezel would look good too.
    Yes, they would need to strip down the bezel , crowns so that they could be properly gold plated. My advixe is to do it only after your warranty expires :) its no turning back .


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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    What's the going price for this watch? And where is a good site to buy from?

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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    You can get it for around $400, best places to buy are the usual, higuchi, chino and seiya
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    The quality and detail of the SARB017 truly is difficult to convey. The beautiful, sharply pointed golden hands, and perfectly rounded raised golden markers and numerals. All set against the flawlessly smooth sunburst green dial, the contrast making it easy to tell the time even in the poorest light. Twelve tiny, exact hemispheres of powerful lume at each hour sit atop their own tiny silver pedestals. Perfectly detailed minute and sub-minute markers, surrounded by the subtle but functional, precisely marked inner bezel are icing on the cake, visually. The reassuring heft of the watch, with the superb finishing, a sapphire crystal, the whole case tells you that this is a special piece. Even down to the caseback, with its combination of brushed and highly polished finish and the Alpinist emblem. The satisfying feel of the crown - it feels good to wind this watch, and the ease with which you can move those hands exactly, the movement offering the perfect amount of resistance. Not that you need to wind this beauty, it seems to wind itself very efficiently even with minimal activity. The 6R15 is a highly consistent timekeeper and its power reserve is huge. Admittedly, it's very difficult to put this watch down for long enough to test that reserve, but it does seem very close to being fully wound all the time when worn. It's impressive in all areas. Anyway, a couple of gratuitous photos that may help would-be Alpinist owners to make their mind up :)

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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    You have convinced me Mister White I may have to buy another. DW.

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