Can anyone suggest a good place to get a replacement bezel? I'm thinking of getting one while these watches are still in production, the bezel on mine has picked up some decent scratches (someone mentioned earlier that it's quite soft, I'll have to agree!), I can imagine in 10-20 years it could be looking pretty trashy, so having a replacement on hand may be a good idea.
I bought an Alpinist last summer and just took it on vacation for a few weeks at the beginning of this month. I have 7 3/4 wrists, so by todays standards, it might be a smidgen small for me. Nonetheless, I enjoy it and appreciate the cool retro looks. I had to ditch the factory strap for something that fit me, so I ended up putting a GSD leather strap on it. Very comfortable combination, and I hardly know I have it on most of the time. Overall, I'm very positive about this watch.
"The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigour, and moral courage which it contained."
- John Stuart Mill
Is the D3A7AB bracelet (the actual one for the SARB017) discontinued by SEIKO?
I emailed Katsuhisa Higuchi and asked if I was able to get a SARB017 plus the bracelet and the response was a little cryptic. (A little hiccup in translation I am sure LOL) - "Thankyou for your request at higuchi-inc BUT D3A7AB has been sold out - We dont carry."
I take that I guess as being it is discontinued and they cannot get it?
Also... Anyone know if the current SARB017's being sold are the 6R15B still or are they the newer 6R15C movement? With the solid caseback, it's kinda hard to tell without opening it up? Can you tell from the serial number?
Last edited by Druski; December 21st, 2013 at 18:12.
Last edited by Johnny Wishbone; December 21st, 2013 at 19:05.
What changed between the 'B' and 'C' models?
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