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

    Quote Originally Posted by chickenlittle View Post
    Just got mine from Seiya. The little balls makes me think of roulette.

    I was wondering what you meant and realized today while looking at the dial that the hour Lume dots are actually beads! You know it's the little "attention to detail" features like this that make this watch such a neo Classic. Thx for mentioning it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerofish View Post
    I was wondering what you meant and realized today while looking at the dial that the hour Lume dots are actually beads!
    I was mystified by the comment too, but didn't quite know how to question it without seeming rude.
    Thanx for bringing it up.
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    These beads appear to be sitting on a golden tee for lack of a better description. Here's my best shot using an iphone and an 8x loupe.

    Last edited by chickenlittle; September 24th, 2013 at 03:28.
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    As of yesterday, I'm a happy member of the green&gold Alpinist club
    I put mine on the colour matching zulu strap.
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    How durable is the polished bezel on the sarb17? Does it ding up easily?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo Two View Post
    How durable is the polished bezel on the sarb17? Does it ding up easily?
    Depends on your definition of 'ding', mine stood up well to daily use... Until I lost a spring bar cycling to work, now the bezel has some very healthy dings (read, gravel rash!)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by StephenR View Post
    Depends on your definition of 'ding', mine stood up well to daily use... Until I lost a spring bar cycling to work, now the bezel has some very healthy dings (read, gravel rash!)
    The polished bezel's steel seems a bit soft on the SARB17. Is it hollow? I'm usually careful with my prized watches, but I somehow manage to ding up whatever is on my wrist. I put an unleveled dot somehow on the bezel, and just on the edge of the polished bezel above the crown. I can't recall how it would have gotten there. Anyone having similar experiences with wear on their Alpinist?
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

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    Signing up :)

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