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Old 20 October 2019, 12:00 AM   #1
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Alpinist article

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Old 20 October 2019, 04:21 AM   #2
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That is a great looking watch. I wonder how big it is, it looks great on its own but in the wrist picture it looks small. Thanks for sharing


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Old 20 October 2019, 04:37 AM   #3
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Great article, Ninja.

I think it fits quite well on the wrist. I have a 7Ē for reference.




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Old 20 October 2019, 08:21 AM   #4
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Thanks for sharing. It’s one of my favorite Seiko models. Love the new spb089 but not liking that it’s a limited edition. Oh, and I also want the Red Alpinist. Oh, and there’s another one that I want...
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Old 20 October 2019, 08:49 AM   #5
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I still think this should have been sold as a grand seiko
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Old 20 October 2019, 10:37 AM   #6
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I still think this should have been sold as a grand seiko


Not sure it has GS dna but I think it could have been branded as Presage. With that said, I understand why they kept it as ďregularĒ Seiko given that it was seikoís first ďsportsĒ watch. Wish I had been lucky enough to get one when they were still available at MSRP. A few on eBay selling for around $800... you think itís worth that Ninja ?


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Old 20 October 2019, 02:08 PM   #7
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Nice article. Perfect watch and size. Glad I got mine when it was available.
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Old 20 October 2019, 04:28 PM   #8
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Thanks for the article. I appreciate the watch more now.
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Old 20 October 2019, 08:30 PM   #9
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That is a great looking watch. I wonder how big it is, it looks great on its own but in the wrist picture it looks small.
It's an incredibly nice watch at the price point, one of my all-time best purchases. It's officially 39.5mm in diameter, but you are right, it looks and wears notably smaller. Here's mine on my 6 1/3" wrist, with a navy Barton elite silicone strap.

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Old 20 October 2019, 08:40 PM   #10
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There's supposed to be a new Alpinist with upgraded movement and other enhancements on the way soon, I read recently.
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Old 20 October 2019, 08:49 PM   #11
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There's supposed to be a new Alpinist with upgraded movement and other enhancements on the way soon, I read recently.
Yes, apparently coming in early 2020, seemingly production models rather than limited editions:

https://www.seiyajapan.com/blogs/new...ck-in-jan-2020
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Old 20 October 2019, 09:26 PM   #12
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Yes, apparently coming in early 2020, seemingly production models rather than limited editions:

https://www.seiyajapan.com/blogs/new...ck-in-jan-2020
Yeah, I look forward to checking those out in when I'm in Kagoshima in Feb-March.
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Old 20 October 2019, 10:28 PM   #13
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Not sure it has GS dna but I think it could have been branded as Presage. With that said, I understand why they kept it as “regular” Seiko given that it was seiko’s first “sports” watch. Wish I had been lucky enough to get one when they were still available at MSRP. A few on eBay selling for around $800... you think it’s worth that Ninja ?


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Heya bud,

I think this watch hits way above. Would have to disagree on the presage line... nothing reminiscent of that line. I’d be willing to pay 7k for this watch and would pick it over many other watches including rolex/Tudor ...including a handful of grand seiko’s. I paid $800 on eBay during the first go around and added a strapcode bracelet...

I was looking for another explorer equivalent when my buddy literally took my explorer off my hands (at msrp)

This has become one of my favorite dailies...oh and it doesn’t scratch like Rolex’ new oyster steel.

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Old 20 October 2019, 11:11 PM   #14
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Great article, Ninja.

I think it fits quite well on the wrist. I have a 7Ē for reference.




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Thatís a fantastic strap for the blue dial! I may have to steal your thunder for my green Alpinist which I currently have on a StrapCode jubilee.

Where did you get the strap? Thanks


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Old 21 October 2019, 02:40 AM   #15
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Heya bud,

I think this watch hits way above. Would have to disagree on the presage line... nothing reminiscent of that line. Iíd be willing to pay 7k for this watch and would pick it over many other watches including rolex/Tudor ...including a handful of grand seikoís. I paid $800 on eBay during the first go around and added a strapcode bracelet...

I was looking for another explorer equivalent when my buddy literally took my explorer off my hands (at msrp)

This has become one of my favorite dailies...oh and it doesnít scratch like Rolexí new oyster steel.



Wow thatís high praise from you ... Iíd be foolish not to buy one now. So I just did , on the Bay. Thx, man.


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Old 21 October 2019, 02:44 AM   #16
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Wow thatís high praise from you ... Iíd be foolish not to buy one now. So I just did , on the Bay. Thx, man.


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Old 21 October 2019, 02:47 AM   #17
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Thanks for the link, FaNi.

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Old 21 October 2019, 05:10 AM   #18
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It's an incredibly nice watch at the price point, one of my all-time best purchases. It's officially 39.5mm in diameter, but you are right, it looks and wears notably smaller. Here's mine on my 6 1/3" wrist, with a navy Barton elite silicone strap.





Looks great, thanks


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Old 21 October 2019, 05:31 AM   #19
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Sucker for the green.


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Old 21 October 2019, 10:59 AM   #20
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Me too.

StapCode jubilee with straight end links





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Old 21 October 2019, 11:21 AM   #21
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Great looking watch! Might have to pick one up as well.
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Old 21 October 2019, 01:59 PM   #22
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Love the blue dial. However, I’m not paying what the gray market is asking for. Hopefully prices will come down.
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Old 26 October 2019, 12:37 AM   #23
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Thatís a fantastic strap for the blue dial! I may have to steal your thunder for my green Alpinist which I currently have on a StrapCode jubilee.

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Itís from Veblenist! Love their straps.

https://www.veblenist.com/straps/col...an-watch-strap


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Old 26 October 2019, 12:41 AM   #24
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Love the name. Wonder if it is a Veblen good.

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Itís from Veblenist! Love their straps.

https://www.veblenist.com/straps/col...an-watch-strap


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Old 26 October 2019, 02:58 AM   #25
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I agree with fat ninja. This thing punches way above its weight. And I got lucky because mine is around +4 seconds a day.


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Old 27 October 2019, 10:01 AM   #26
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Finally got mine today ... def a winner!



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Old 27 October 2019, 12:32 PM   #27
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Old 27 October 2019, 09:58 PM   #28
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Old 28 October 2019, 02:57 AM   #29
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Alpinist article

Alpinist Grenade !






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Old 28 October 2019, 07:56 AM   #30
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A great addition to any collection & a Seiko classic .
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