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    Absolutely fake for the good reasons given and few more: SEIKO lettering on the back is laughable, Seiko never used red stripe protective film, etc. Once opened, I the horror could continue, finding something like this
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f21/be...4939923-2.html

    OP: I suggest that you contact Mods for this topic to continue, otherwise it might be closed like the one above.
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    Re: Fake SARB017 Alpinist

    Good point, I just sent PM to the mods.

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    Re: Fake SARB017 Alpinist

    Quote Originally Posted by El @ View Post
    Absolutely fake for the good reasons given and few more: SEIKO lettering on the back is laughable, Seiko never used red stripe protective film, etc. Once opened, I the horror could continue, finding something like this
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f21/be...4939923-2.html

    OP: I suggest that you contact Mods for this topic to continue, otherwise it might be closed like the one above.
    I agree with you. That caseback is wacky.

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    Hi-res picture of the genuine item, of one of the many that I have photographed.
    Observing the back is even more revealing because there less details but more definite and no color confusion.


    • SEIKO is well spaced and aligned on it base circle.
    • The rest of writing is very thin, almost as if scribed. Not deeply embossed.
    • 6 in A6 is nicely defined. Not resembling an 8.
    • 20BAR is nicely spaced. No letter almost touching another.
    • The inner circle around the mountains is not so thick compared to the outer one.


    This is my final posting in this subject, anyone is free to believe what he wants.




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    Re: Fake SARB017 Alpinist

    There is a sticker on the bottom Alpinist’s case back distorting the actual image. Willing to remove the sticker to get a fair comparison?
    Last edited by josayeee; June 12th, 2019 at 00:51.
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    Re: Fake SARB017 Alpinist

    Genuine Alpinist should have misaligned literals/indices especially around 8 o'clock. Joking aside, I saw this in many specimens, mine have those. Maybe counterfeiters are better than Seiko at QA.
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    Re: Fake SARB017 Alpinist

    Yankeeexpress can you please elaborate.
    I bought one of these and sold them off to someone else... didn't like the size.
    I don't want to be responsible for selling a fake!

    I also have another one on the way for a friend...
    Seller does not accept returns.
    Am i screwed?
    Last edited by Exer; June 13th, 2019 at 15:42.

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    Re: Fake SARB017 Alpinist

    I think I know now.

    There are 2 versions.

    The 00E0 and the 00E1

    Look for yourself: pictures from various websites

    00E0
    Name:  96806358_6.jpg
Views: 123
Size:  37.5 KB

    00E1 ("the supposed fake?")
    Name:  s-l640 (2).jpg
Views: 109
Size:  31.5 KB




    Then the caseback: 00E0
    Name:  seiko-sarb017-alpinist-05-br.jpg
Views: 75
Size:  190.9 KB


    And 00E1 "the supposed fake?"
    Name:  Seiko-Alpinist-SARB017_Caseback_1.jpg
Views: 75
Size:  100.2 KB


    I did this research whilest almost having a heartattack lmao

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    Re: Fake SARB017 Alpinist

    Quote Originally Posted by Exer View Post
    I think I know now.

    There are 2 versions.

    The 00E0 and the 00E1

    Look for yourself: pictures from various websites

    00E0
    Name:  96806358_6.jpg
Views: 123
Size:  37.5 KB

    00E1 ("the supposed fake?")
    Name:  s-l640 (2).jpg
Views: 109
Size:  31.5 KB




    Then the caseback: 00E0
    Name:  seiko-sarb017-alpinist-05-br.jpg
Views: 75
Size:  190.9 KB


    And 00E1 "the supposed fake?"
    Name:  Seiko-Alpinist-SARB017_Caseback_1.jpg
Views: 75
Size:  100.2 KB


    I did this research whilest almost having a heartattack lmao
    For me neither look like the fake/"fake" one. Which has 00E1number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Exer View Post
    I think I know now.

    There are 2 versions.

    The 00E0 and the 00E1

    Look for yourself: pictures from various websites

    00E0
    Name:  96806358_6.jpg
Views: 123
Size:  37.5 KB

    00E1 ("the supposed fake?")
    Name:  s-l640 (2).jpg
Views: 109
Size:  31.5 KB




    Then the caseback: 00E0
    Name:  seiko-sarb017-alpinist-05-br.jpg
Views: 75
Size:  190.9 KB


    And 00E1 "the supposed fake?"
    Name:  Seiko-Alpinist-SARB017_Caseback_1.jpg
Views: 75
Size:  100.2 KB


    I did this research whilest almost having a heartattack lmao
    For me neither look like the fake/"fake" one. Which has 00E1number.
    Again, correct.

    Neither are fake.

    What's fake is the orig post asserting that it was.

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