***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***
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    ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    I thought we've got one for the Sumo and Tuna and MM300 so why not another?

    I picked mine up around the beginning of December and I love it. I haven't checked closely but it seems to run fast, perhaps 10 seconds per day. I think the fact that it runs fast (rather than slow) is why I haven't been to concerned about it. I've also got a Sumo and a Tuna that I just bought in August and I don't think I've even worn them since I got the Alpinist. I picked up a leather strap from Crown and Buckle (because yes, the Seiko strap is terrible) and I just love the way it feels on my wrist, especially in the winter when it feels so cold putting on my bracelet watches. The dial is hard to keep your eyes off of in the sunlight. A big thumbs up for this baby.
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    Re: ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Here is mine...













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    ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Well the stock strap is so-so for me. So change it to a Rios strap :D

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck View Post
    I thought we've got one for the Sumo and Tuna and MM300 so why not another?

    I picked mine up around the beginning of December and I love it. I haven't checked closely but it seems to run fast, perhaps 10 seconds per day. I think the fact that it runs fast (rather than slow) is why I haven't been to concerned about it. I've also got a Sumo and a Tuna that I just bought in August and I don't think I've even worn them since I got the Alpinist. I picked up a leather strap from Crown and Buckle (because yes, the Seiko strap is terrible) and I just love the way it feels on my wrist, especially in the winter when it feels so cold putting on my bracelet watches. The dial is hard to keep your eyes off of in the sunlight. A big thumbs up for this baby.
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    Sorry for the poor lume shot. My (terrible) Galaxy Note camera. It looks much better in real life.
    Nice watch, eh!

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

    Did somebody say Alpinist!? Owned mine for a year now, gets a vast majority of wrist time, I absolutely love it. She's got a few small dings on her, but it's no delicate dress watch so they don't bother me at all.

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    Seiko Alpinist SARB017
    Seiko Spirit SBCA001
    Orient Black Mako
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    ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by jDrexler View Post
    Did somebody say Alpinist!? Owned mine for a year now, gets a vast majority of wrist time, I absolutely love it. She's got a few small dings on her, but it's no delicate dress watch so they don't bother me at all.

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    Killer combination! May i know what strap is it? Thanks :)

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

    Absolutely love mine, the case shape, dial colour, and the almost art-nouveaux hands are my favourite I've seen on any watch period. I've owned it for 3 or 4 months and have used any excuse to wear it. Been wearing it for about a week solid now and its lost about 3 seconds, so very happy with the accuracy also. Its the only watch in my current collection that I want to keep for the rest of my life (maybe one of my skx's also but which one?).
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    My two srp's now get no wrist-time, and my sumo which I bought a few weeks ago hasn't even been worn yet. Now I've got used to the 017's size they all seem ridiculously oversized on my thin wrists.
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    Really hankering over the 013 version now, will have to scan the sales corner, anyone have one?
    Anyway, so glad this thread now exists, if you have an Alpinist wear it in good health, and if you haven't, what are you waiting for?
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    GRAND SEIKO SBGM021 GMT
    SEIKO SARB017 ALPINIST
    CASIO QUARTZ DIVER
    SEIKO SRP779 PEPSI TURTLE
    OMEGA AQUA TERRA QUARTZ

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

    Very tempted to get this on a bracelet. Is the Seiko bracelet worth the extra $ ?

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    ***Official SARB017 Seiko Alpinist thread***

    Quote Originally Posted by walikard View Post
    Killer combination! May i know what strap is it? Thanks :)
    Hirsch grand duke
    Seiko Alpinist SARB017
    Seiko Spirit SBCA001
    Orient Black Mako
    Luch 1-Hand

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

    Here's mine on a Hirsch Terra strap:

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