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

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

    I have also just purchased the alpinist.Like others i have replaced the strap (although the original wasnt quite as poor as i suspected)My choice was the Hirsch Terra in gold /brown.My question is should i use the exsisting seiko spring bars with the new band or should i use the Hirsch ones that come with the strap?
    I am worried that the replacement Hirsch ones dont quite fit the holes in the lugs properly.Also is there enough room between the case and strap when fitted?
    I presume its an easy job to complete.
    I have gone for the new model of this strap which now has round holes and no horizontal stitching between the lugs,i prefer this as it creates a cleaner ,less fussy look.The terra looks great in the pics....
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    Quote Originally Posted by holly35 View Post
    I have also just purchased the alpinist.Like others i have replaced the strap (although the original wasnt quite as poor as i suspected)My choice was the Hirsch Terra in gold /brown.My question is should i use the exsisting seiko spring bars with the new band or should i use the Hirsch ones that come with the strap?
    I am worried that the replacement Hirsch ones dont quite fit the holes in the lugs properly.Also is there enough room between the case and strap when fitted?
    I presume its an easy job to complete.
    I have gone for the new model of this strap which now has round holes and no horizontal stitching between the lugs,i prefer this as it creates a cleaner ,less fussy look.The terra looks great in the pics....
    Typical spring bar ends are 0.8mm, so generally interchangeable. I would use whichever set appears to be better quality / stouter.

    Room between case and strap is generally not an issue except with some super thick homemade straps being fitted to short lug cases. Normal manufactured straps should fit the Seiko just fine.
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Hirsch Mariner. I think it fits the style of the watch. It's also very (very very) comfortable, and water resistant.



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

    Got myself a sarb017 finally. Changed to a plaited leather band.


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    I'm liking the Hirsch Mariner above.

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    Does anyone have a SARB017 which has its 6-digit serial number (on the case back, in a straight line) starting with 4?

    Because I'm wondering if any of them were produced this year. The latest I've seen is October 2013, with the serial number 30xxxx.

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    custom camel color strap made by G. in Greece. Removed the OEM lousy ss bracelet!

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

    Hi!
    I got my first seiko,an Alpinist last week.Bought it from Higuchi and it is one fantastic watch!

    It is very noisy when i move my wrist or shake it to wind it up.I understand that this is a artifact of winding.However,it isnt my first auto as I mave many Miyota/Citizen 8205 and 6500 calibre automatics.I used to think the Miyota 8205 was a noisy watch,but the 6R15 in the Alpinist is even more noisier!
    Is it normal?All my Miyotas have a whirr-whirr noise but the 6R15 has this sound which someone has described as tiny BB's rolling around.Kind of like rattling.I am sure the rotor does not touch the case.
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by Lanceteer View Post
    Does anyone have a SARB017 which has its 6-digit serial number (on the case back, in a straight line) starting with 4?

    Because I'm wondering if any of them were produced this year. The latest I've seen is October 2013, with the serial number 30xxxx.
    I'm pretty sure I came across a '4' on eBay last year, I'm always sussing out their serials because I've been trying to find a '11' for my son, with no luck so far...

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