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

    Quote Originally Posted by blowfish89 View Post
    ...In the first 9 days, it has gained +152 seconds (avg of +17s/day)...
    Give it some time to settle in, my Alpinist was a little fast when I got it, I just lived with it and after a while (I couldn't tell you how long, maybe a couple months before I rechecked seriously) it was running about +1s over two days.
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by Ajax_Drakos View Post
    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?
    You could try a Horween leather strap. I just picked up this one from ebay seller misterhidesc for a good price and the Dublin Tan is an ideal shade for the SARB017. Here are pics of mine.

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

    I have been wondering, can anyone recommend where to get rear gaskets for these? Or other models they're compatible with? Mine got pinched some time ago and I forgot all about it until spending a lot of time at the beach with my son this week. I've tried 6309 gaskets, but they're too small (yet too big for the only 6309 I still own...)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DJW GB View Post
    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.
    Thanks DW. I received my watch from Higuchi today. It's one of the most beautiful dials I have seen! The stock strap, while of decent enough quality, does not do justice to the watch at all. I had already ordered a Hirsch Lucca as soon as I ordered the watch so it should be here hopefully by next week. I'll change the strap and post pictures, but for now, here is a quick and dirty picture of the SARB017 on my wrist:
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by StephenR View Post
    I have been wondering, can anyone recommend where to get rear gaskets for these? Or other models they're compatible with? Mine got pinched some time ago and I forgot all about it until spending a lot of time at the beach with my son this week. I've tried 6309 gaskets, but they're too small (yet too big for the only 6309 I still own...)
    You can try Rob over at Monsterwatches (Welcome at Monsterwatches, crazy about Seiko watches). He helped me get them even when Seiko said you couldn't get them anymore.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tkoz View Post
    You can try Rob over at Monsterwatches (Welcome at Monsterwatches, crazy about Seiko watches). He helped me get them even when Seiko said you couldn't get them anymore.
    Great, thanks for that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redcoat1 View Post
    You could try a Horween leather strap. I just picked up this one from ebay seller misterhidesc for a good price and the Dublin Tan is an ideal shade for the SARB017. Here are pics of mine.

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    What's the thickness of yours?
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Got one enroute from Chino, pretty pumped, I love green dials... I flipped a Cocktail Time for it so I'm hoping it isn't disappointing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Dowling View Post
    Got one enroute from Chino, pretty pumped, I love green dials... I flipped a Cocktail Time for it so I'm hoping it isn't disappointing.
    Lol I have the Alpinist, and want to flip it for a Cocktail Time.
    Guess the grass is always greener on the other side :P
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