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