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

    Quote Originally Posted by hosemg12 View Post
    Received mine in the mail from Higuchi san 3 days ago..waiting on a new strap from Crown and Buckle with pics to follow..I set the watch minutes after receiving it and saw today that it is 3 seconds fast..is something wrong?..kidding..
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    Mine settled into +2.5 s/d, which is the only reasonably priced watch I have that is as accurate as my expensive, Swiss mechanicals. That's saying something, I think.
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Got mine from Higuchi a few weeks ago and love it. Here it is on a strapped for time pilot band.

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

    New last week..as of today on a Crown & Buckle Shipyard..
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    I really like that combo!
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    New last week..as of today on a Crown & Buckle Shipyard..
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by dowsing View Post


    A bit of a better shot today taken by camera rather than on my phone.
    This strap is perfect for this watch. Any chance its newer w/ vintage look and available for purchase somewhere? If so, what kind is it?

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

    Thanks it's from C B straps in Spain. They do have a website and facebook which you can order from.

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    This strap is perfect for this watch. Any chance its newer w/ vintage look and available for purchase somewhere? If so, what kind is it?

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

    I've been chasing one of these as a gift for my son... Which I will 'look after' until he is of age ;) I'm curious though, those of you who hear their Alpinist a majority of the time, do you ever miss having a Day window, along with the Date?

    I'm just curious because I've been spoiled with day/date watches as my daily wearers for the past few years, yesterday I wore a Date Only at work and felt lost having to think what day it was. I do travel all over the countryside with work and have some very early starts and long days, so I don't feel stupid when I get disorientated, but I'm wondering whether, when I find the right 017, will I possibly not enjoy it (in a practical sense) because of that? ...or have I just been spoiled, like using a calculator instead of my head? :P

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

    If a watch is worn every day, a day wheel alongside the date is a good thing (especially with the nice turquoise 'sat' and red 'sun' on most Seikos with both). But when rotating watches I'm glad not to have to set the day on date only models. So no, I dont miss the day window, I dont think your lucky son will either.
    Be carefull not to scratch it up too bad when 'looking after' it for him ;)
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Just got mine from Seiya. Super quick service, 4 days Japan-Montreal including the week end! Superb looking watch, great finish, I like the brushed and shiny finishes on the case. I replace the original strap by a Hadley Roma MS885

    I find the flat sapphire crystal to be very reflective; an AR coating would have been great but hey! I am still a happy camper
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Just got mine from Seiya. The little balls makes me think of roulette.


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