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    Alpina KM 710

    Last year I was thrilled to see Alpina release the watch they called the "Tribute to the KM" (for Kriegsmarine) with their manufacture movement. I thought it was very cool how Alpina substituted a date indicator at 6 for the sub seconds dial at 6. The watches look similar, but the date is a nice modern offering and doesn't ruin the dial with an ugly misplaced date window (like Hamilton and Longines seem so fond of doing). Alpina was quite clear that this was their own homage/tribute to their classic Kriegsmarine watches from the 1930's-40's. The reference number even has KM in it, AL-7KM4E6. Here's mine (sorry for the dumb hand placement):




    And here's a picture of an original Kriegsmarine watch, courtesy of Grentch @ MWR. It uses caliber 592, hence the dial designation:






    This weekend I am reading the news that Alpina is now offering a closer tribute/homage to their own classic, which they are calling the K.M. 710. I like what they've done with the date indicator on this watch, as it seems a bit easier to read than on last year's "Tribute" watch. This picture is from Alpina's website.





    I wish I had known it was coming, as I might have waited for this watch rather than getting the "Tribute" from last year. Anybody know anything more about this new watch, and why on earth Alpina didn't release it last year at the same time as the "Tribute" watch?

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    Alpina KM 710

    Don't know much about it it uses their in house movement but not a fan of the date. Same complaint I had on my Startimer manufacture the date in a small window just work better for me.


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    Re: Alpina KM 710

    I love this KM710. Really nice vintage vibe.
    I may have to add it to the list.
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    Re: Alpina KM 710

    Excellent choice. Love the art deco dial.
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    Re: Alpina KM 710

    more pictures please op ;)
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    Re: Alpina KM 710

    Quote Originally Posted by fortysix View Post
    more pictures please op ;)
    Sure thing! Here's a couple -- I really do love this watch.





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    Re: Alpina KM 710

    awesome watch, love the strap on the second pic
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    Re: Alpina KM 710

    I had a big Photobucket house cleaning the other day and fear I deleted some pictures that were still kind of current. So I thought I'd bump this thread up to show the strap I just made for this watch. I used Horween No. 8 shell cordovan and cranberry thread. Yes, I was inspired by Nomos's beautiful straps... :)

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