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    Re: Alpina new models out

    Quote Originally Posted by dinexus View Post
    Man, so many colors. Just baffling. Really want one of these though – been (im)patiently waiting for one of the previous versions to show up on the sales forum...
    Mine may be up very soon
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    Yup, they have all the colors. Really a great price. I'm just waiting for the blue Automatic 4 to show up and I'm jumping at it. Hoping by July 4th.
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    Re: Alpina new models out

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeep99dad View Post
    Mine may be up very soon
    PM me a sneak peek on your deal? Was really hoping for the silver dial though...


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    Re: Alpina new models out

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeep99dad View Post
    Mine may be up very soon
    I was thinking of selling my GMT 4 as it is not getting much wrist time lately. But then I take it out of the box, look at it and realize there may never be another chance to get one of these in new/perfect condition at a reasonable price.

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    Re: Alpina new models out

    Here is another new vintage-style model from Alpina. Definitely something different as well and nicely sized at 41.5mm.

    Alpina Alpiner Heritage Manufacture KM-710 - It's All About Watches




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    Quote Originally Posted by nordwulf View Post
    I tried on the KM710 at an AD a few weeks ago. The watch had just arrived and they were in the process of putting it out for display. Beautiful watch, finished well and wears well. I especially liked the metallic chapter rings, which adds just a little bit more interest and contrast to the dial without going over the top.

    Having the date appear as an old-style small seconds dial is an especially nice touch.

    It looks classic and subtle, without going overboard with that vintage lume that's popular at the moment. And no cut-off numerals (a pet hate of mine, just looks wrong to me). I personally thought it was a bit pricey for what is essentially a three-hander, but it's definitely a very nice watch. Came close to buying it, and it stayed in my mind for a few weeks, which is a good sign. Most watches that I like / love in the store, I forget them as soon as I walk out.

    EDIT: To be honest, I'm still kind of considering getting it, but I'm not sure it'll get a lot of wear. I have a funny feeling I'll always be passing it over in the morning for something else.
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    Re: Alpina new models out

    Quote Originally Posted by piningforthefjords View Post
    I tried on the KM710 at an AD a few weeks ago. The watch had just arrived and they were in the process of putting it out for display. Beautiful watch, finished well and wears well. I especially liked the metallic chapter rings, which adds just a little bit more interest and contrast to the dial without going over the top.

    Having the date appear as an old-style small seconds dial is an especially nice touch.

    It looks classic and subtle, without going overboard with that vintage lume that's popular at the moment. And no cut-off numerals (a pet hate of mine, just looks wrong to me). I personally thought it was a bit pricey for what is essentially a three-hander, but it's definitely a very nice watch. Came close to buying it, and it stayed in my mind for a few weeks, which is a good sign. Most watches that I like / love in the store, I forget them as soon as I walk out.

    EDIT: To be honest, I'm still kind of considering getting it, but I'm not sure it'll get a lot of wear. I have a funny feeling I'll always be passing it over in the morning for something else.
    I like it a lot too. Very tempting.what was the price ?


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    Re: Alpina new models out

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeep99dad View Post
    I like it a lot too. Very tempting.what was the price ?
    It's very, very nice in real life.

    I can't remember the exact number, but I'm pretty sure it was around AUD$4K. I distinctly remember thinking to myself, "I could get a basic chrono for that money!". I like my chronographs.

    Press release quoted it at EUR€2,500, which converts to about the same.

    It's got an in-house movement to (supposedly) justify that price, but I'm agnostic about in-house vs stock movements.

    EDIT: The top crystal also seemed to be "boxed" a lot higher than other watches. It was really nice having this big chunk of sapphire floating above the bezel.
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    Re: Alpina new models out

    Quote Originally Posted by piningforthefjords View Post
    It's very, very nice in real life.

    I can't remember the exact number, but I'm pretty sure it was around AUD$4K. I distinctly remember thinking to myself, "I could get a basic chrono for that money!". I like my chronographs.

    Press release quoted it at EUR€2,500, which converts to about the same.

    It's got an in-house movement to (supposedly) justify that price, but I'm agnostic about in-house vs stock movements.
    Yeah it's their new in-house caliber hence the date subdial instead of seconds. It's important to see Alpina go back to making mvt. 2500 isn't a. As price for a Swiss brand with history dating back to the 1880's, Swiss made watch and in house, a nice well finished watch too.
    It'll go for less with heavy AD discount and the usual grey market I assume.

    It's a beauty. I did wish it had a second subdial instead and a bit more length differentiation between the hour and minute hands.


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    Re: Alpina new models out

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeep99dad View Post
    It'll go for less with heavy AD discount and the usual grey market I assume.

    It's a beauty. I did wish it had a second subdial instead and a bit more length differentiation between the hour and minute hands.
    To be honest, the date subdial put me off a little bit. Looking at it to see the top number is 31 was just a tiny bit strange to my eye. I just naturally expect to see a 30 or 60 there. Don't get me wrong, the date subdial's a nice touch and unique, but I agree that a traditional small seconds subdial would have been nice.

    But that's me. Freakishly small details like that can really bug me sometimes.

    Not sure what discount the AD here would be offering. It's the only one in the city (country?) selling Alpina as far as I know. Even buying grey market would make flipping it a lot more risky since the brand's not too visible here. I expect used Alpina prices here to require taking a fairly painful bath.
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