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