I find Mike Dowling's choice of tan to be my favorite leather. I will have this custom made one from Greece...The lighter brown tones really show off the wonderful green dial...
leather strap by blingmeister, on Flickr
This is my second Alpinist which came with the bracelet. The clasp on it is rather cheap and does not ly flat. The OEM brown is too dark for my liking too, hence the camel colored choice..
dial3 good by blingmeister, on Flickr
Last edited by T. Wong; November 30th, 2014 at 22:00.
I went through all 21 pages of this thread, and you got me hooked as well. I want it - like all my watches - on bracelet. Importing Seiko to Germany is a pain though. I heard customs sends all Seikos to Seiko to check authenticity first.
Last edited by TicTocChoc; December 1st, 2014 at 02:13.
Switched it to a brown leather NATO for the holiday weekend. Again, this one also has the PVD hardware because I got it for my Speedy & my Flieger (which both look great on). Since NATOstrap Co. had 40% off over the weekend I went ahead & ordered a lighter brown leather NATO with polished hardware specifically for the Alpinist
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Just got mine yesterday. Living in Japan, the price for this beauty is even more of a steal (USD$432 with bracelet)! I'm in love with it, and impressed with it's accuracy (+3 seconds in 24 hours).
Matthew, nice watch... Enjoy! Now I know where all the Pappy is too. Is it as hard to find in Japan as in the US?
Impossible now, I haven't been able to find a bottle in a year and a half. This bottle of 23 was a gift that I received that I'm saving for a very special occasion! I used to be able to find the 20's relatively easily (for about ¥13,000), but as I said, those days are gone.
+7 seconds over 8 days.
omgomgomgomgomgomg about to join the club finally! got this sarb017 in the mail
Seiko: SARB035, SARB017, SARG005, SBPY085 Solar, 6309-7040, SKX007, SKX Explorer mod, 7002-700J, SNK809 (Cali mod), SNXF05, SNJ007
Citizen: PMD56-2952 JDM, Alterna VO10-6611H, CA0255-01E Chrono, 8110 Automatic Chrono, BM8180-O3E, Leopard 28,800
Casio: GW-3500BB, GW-M5610-1BJF, A158WA-1D, PRW-3000-2JF
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