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    I simply cannot fathom how so many people could find $600 too pricey in 2019 for a 6R Seiko, especially one that has been desired for so long. The 017 sells for 500+ these days, new. Methinks complaining about the price is like complaining about how cars used to cost $10k new. The day of the $300 6R Seiko is long gone, and honestly I think Seiko is right to move it up market. The quality of the 6R SARB line has ALWAYS been far higher than their price tags suggest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmai View Post
    I simply cannot fathom how so many people could find $600 too pricey in 2019 for a 6R Seiko, especially one that has been desired for so long. The 017 sells for 500+ these days, new. Methinks complaining about the price is like complaining about how cars used to cost $10k new. The day of the $300 6R Seiko is long gone, and honestly I think Seiko is right to move it up market. The quality of the 6R SARB line has ALWAYS been far higher than their price tags suggest.
    It hardly matters. They sold every one that was available in a few hours and likely could've sold twice that amount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LosAngelesTimer View Post
    It hardly matters. They sold every one that was available in a few hours and likely could've sold twice that amount.
    Twice that amount and at twice the price I would wager even. A thing is worth what people are willing to pay - and if Seiko ever wants to really shed their budget image, they are right, from a business standpoint, to move their lines upmarket. And wasn't the original Alpinist MSRP'd at 500 as well? I think people are just so used to paying far less than retail for Seikos. :P
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    Re: Blue Seiko Alpinist US limited edition Hodinkee

    I won’t be buying this one but I love the blue color. It’s a great watch, having owned a couple of Alpinists.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jmai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LosAngelesTimer View Post
    It hardly matters. They sold every one that was available in a few hours and likely could've sold twice that amount.
    Twice that amount and at twice the price I would wager even. A thing is worth what people are willing to pay - and if Seiko ever wants to really shed their budget image, they are right, from a business standpoint, to move their lines upmarket. And wasn't the original Alpinist MSRP'd at 500 as well? I think people are just so used to paying far less than retail for Seikos. :P
    Agree. My 6Rs are so damn accurate for the money. 4Rs - not so much...

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    Re: Blue Seiko Alpinist US limited edition Hodinkee

    Damn, first the Hamilton Murph, and now this. There goes this month’s allowance. Was never sure I would like my green alpinist until I put a strapcode on it. Now love it. Different enough from all my divers that it’s a fun diversion. This blue one looks perfect for us alpinist lovers, and nothing wrong with the price as far as I’m concerned. Seems like every new issue attracts the price complainers as the supply gets sold out, so clearly the market has its own opinion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sticky View Post
    I love Seiko, blue and the Alpinist but $650 seems a bit on the rich side.
    +1.
    For the basic 6R15, it's only Hodinkee marketing that will/has made this sell at the puffed-up $600.
    Hodinkee is leveraging its well crafted image as a purveyor of honest advise regarding watches! [I don't begrudge them that].

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    Re: Blue Seiko Alpinist US limited edition Hodinkee

    As much as I loathe Hodinkee and everything they stand for, I grabbed one for myself. I contacted the Seiko Miami boutique to see if I could order from them but they weren't even aware that this model was released today. I was supposed to receive a callback but I haven't heard anything. The price is fair as far as MSRP goes, as of course Hodinkee wouldn't ever discount anything. Considering that the SARB017 sells for $400ish, it's a solid premium that I was willing to pay for the superb aesthetics of the blue dial. I just wish my money went directly to Seiko, but I guess I shouldn't complain as I will be getting what I wanted.
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    I thought for sure they would be around until the evening when I could think about it. Had I just not picked up a new SARB 033 yesterday I am sure I would have jumped on one earlier. Seeing that they sold that fast I should have bought 10. Maybe I can find one after a week or two marked up a little. For everyone that were not dragging their feet like me, enjoy it looks like a fun watch.

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    Re: Blue Seiko Alpinist US limited edition Hodinkee

    so they made one for people too boring to rock green and gold. ok. it will sell well. plenty of unadventurous people out there. pump that SARB017 green and gold right into my veins!

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