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

    Quote Originally Posted by thekinge View Post
    Thanks! I ordered the watch from Higuchi and he will be shipping it only during the middle of this week. I have to wait for a little longer unfortunately, but on the bright side, I have ordered a Hirsch Lucca and it should be here around the same time as the watch.

    I know this would be covered here somewhere, but is there a "how to" on replacing the stock strap on SARB017?
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by dduck View Post
    Except that I find most current watches hideously large. I still wonder if it is too large?
    You will be fine then - I found the Alpinist hideously small, my girlfriend wears it now.

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

    Hi there thekinge , there are some instructions here Spring Bar Tool for removing and refitting leather watchstraps that have some easy to follow instructions . You will see the tool you need that can be picked up in most places at different prices . Scroll down the link and you will see . Take your time and i would recommend a bit of masking tape on the back and surrounding area's in case of any slips . Once you have done one it will seem quite easy . Also as said there may be stuff on YouTube. Good luck and dont forget to post your pic's. DW.
    Quote Originally Posted by thekinge View Post
    Thanks! I ordered the watch from Higuchi and he will be shipping it only during the middle of this week. I have to wait for a little longer unfortunately, but on the bright side, I have ordered a Hirsch Lucca and it should be here around the same time as the watch.

    I know this would be covered here somewhere, but is there a "how to" on replacing the stock strap on SARB017?

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

    More!
    Quote Originally Posted by aaarongaaron View Post
    Just scored a Rare black dial 4s15-6000 Alpinist Red. Can't wait til it comes. Maybe somehow it will quench my thrist for the sarb017 or maybe it'll increase it more?

    Sent from my HTC One_M8
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    I finally ordered my SARB017 yesterday. About the strap:
    I see so many spend a good amount buying new straps that look pretty similar to the stock strap. What is it about the stock Seiko brown leather that requires its replacement?

    I've seen many very tasteful and attractive replacement suggestions, and I always like NATOs, so I'm sure I won't keep the stock look for long myself.

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

    The stock one looks fine in photos, but when you wear it, it'll likely seems out of place compared to the watch itself.

    But try it out and see if you like it before searching for another strap.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Okapi001 View Post
    Today's aquisition - Morellato Aqua velcro strap. Very comfortable.
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    Very nice - got a link to where I can get it?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Druski View Post
    Very nice - got a link to where I can get it?
    Sure.
    WATCH BAND SPECIALIST - Watch straps and more from Watchbandcenter.com: Watch strap 20mm green/black "Aqua"...

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

    I love my Alpinist. That green just looks so awesome in person and plays very well with the gold.

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    I must say, however, that I'm not crazy about the strap. It's a bit too thick and bulky for me. Anyone have any good suggestions for a nice thinner brown leather strap that would go with this watch?
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Okay guys, I have passed on the Alpinist (I got it from Seiya) to my gf who is wearing it now, but the timekeeping is not as good as I expected. In the first 9 days, it has gained +152 seconds (avg of +17s/day). I received my Steinhart Ocean GMT along with the Alpinist (Steinhart was about the same price or cheaper), and after 9 days, it is at -7 secs (avg -0.8s/day). All ETAs I own have been much more accurate than the Japanese movts, but I was hoping the Alpinist would be better than my Mako (which also gains +16s/day).

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