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

    Quote Originally Posted by chillwill120 View Post
    Guys, talk me out of flipping my Alpinist.
    Why would you do that? It's a great-looking watch and one of the best-looking green-dialed watches out there.
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by dduck View Post
    As I suspected the SARB017 Alpinist is a little too large and too chunky for my 8 inch wrist, but not unacceptably so. I do wish they had made it about 2 mm smaller and thinner.

    Huh? An 8 inch wrist is close to maxing out. You should be able to comfortably wear a wall clock.
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by dduck View Post
    As I suspected the SARB017 Alpinist is a little too large and too chunky for my 8 inch wrist, but not unacceptably so. I do wish they had made it about 2 mm smaller and thinner.

    Good joke lol.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by blowfish89 View Post
    Yes. Only two options for micro adjust. Uses pins, not screws. Feels cheap and light overall. Rattles a lot, when I shake my wrist, it is very very noisy. I felt this when I was cycling and there was a constant noise - I thought it was my bike's chain at first but then saw this. Most third party and OEM bracelets of better quality are available under $125, I paid $160 for this from Seiya.
    I don't think it's THAT awful, but def overpriced for what it is.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dduck View Post
    As I suspected the SARB017 Alpinist is a little too large and too chunky for my 8 inch wrist, but not unacceptably so. I do wish they had made it about 2 mm smaller and thinner.
    38mm is small even for a 7 inch wrist by today's standards. Are you trolling?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by chillwill120 View Post
    38mm is small even for a 7 inch wrist by today's standards. Are you trolling?
    Nope, I don't like large watches. I never did catch on to the current large watch craze.
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    my 017 turned up last week from seiya, i was quite surprised at the quality of the finish, easily as good as my pals Seamaster swatch watch lol and far better looking imo, i love how the colour of the dial changes in different light. i swapped the strap for a hirsch grand duke as i think the lighter colour goes better with the gold and green. chuffed to bits with watch to be honest.

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

    I'm expecting mine later this week. And I'm really expecting the worst strap in the world, so I don't think it can disappoint me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Dowling View Post
    I'm expecting mine later this week. And I'm really expecting the worst strap in the world, so I don't think it can disappoint me.
    Yeah I have one arriving next week that I ordered yesterday from Higuchi. Seiya says he is out of stock and the watch is out of production and he cannot source it anywhere.

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    ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Just got it, and yeah this strap stinks, possibly the ugliest shade of brown possible. It's screaming for a light brown strap for it. But overall a very cool watch, for $400 it's really awesome.
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