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

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    A bit of a better shot today taken by camera rather than on my phone.
    That may be the best after market band I have seen on this watch. Great choice, totally looks like a watch worn on an expedition.

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

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

    Here's mine - sarb017 on a slightly modded Seiko President...
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    Here's mine - sarb017 on a slightly modded Seiko President...
    That looks pretty good. Goes well with the retro vibe.

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

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Druski View Post
    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?
    Apparently it's sold out at Higuchi's, and I think 'WE DON'T CARRY' in this case just means: 'This article is currently out of stock'.
    Nothing more nothing less.
    I Googled for a while on this subject, but I could not find any indication that the D3A7AB is discontinued.
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Wishbone View Post
    Apparently it's sold out at Higuchi's, and I think 'WE DON'T CARRY' in this case just means: 'This article is currently out of stock'.
    Nothing more nothing less.
    I Googled for a while on this subject, but I could not find any indication that the D3A7AB is discontinued.
    Yeah I Googled it as well and seen nothing definitive saying it was or was not as well... Looks like over on Chino-Watch they list the Bracelet as discontinued :(

    Ill Email Seiya on Monday I guess and see if there is one to be had..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Druski View Post
    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?
    I've had mine open a few times recently regulating it (yes, yes, after bragging about how perfect it was! Pride before the fall and all that...) and can tell you that mine, made in March this year, has a 6R15C movement in it... Or at least that's what the rotor says.

    What changed between the 'B' and 'C' models?

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