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New Watch Acquisition: Seiko SARB017 Alpinist – A Gentleman’s Sports Watch Classic

New Watch Acquisition: Seiko SARB017 Alpinist – A Gentleman’s Sports Watch Classic

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New Watch Acquisition: Seiko SARB017 Alpinist – A Gentleman’s Sports Watch Classic.

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Published by: Meor Amri on Jul 31, 2013
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New Watch Acquisition: Seiko SARB017 Alpinist
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A Gentleman’s Sports Watch
 Classic
By Meor Amri Meor AyobPhotos from the
author’s personal collection
as well as from the internetTuesday, July 30, 2013Had the opportunity to visit Tokyo Japan earlier this month. Before making the trip, I wasalready planning to get at least one Japanese watch, a JDM
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model, to commemorate my first
trip to the “Land of the Rising Sun”.
I originally targeted a Grand Seiko but my eyes kept wondering towards the Alpinist. The greendial was too mesmerizing. Truth be told, this watch has always been in my radar screen for along time. Fate would have it; I was able to get a very good discount, a 35% off the standardretail price from an Authorised Dealer in downtown Tokyo.
The watch box is a long one and protected by a white cardboard box with no brand or logoprinted on it. Inside this is the main watch box.
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Japanese Domestic Market
 
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The main watch box is darkish grey and comes with the brand printed in white at the top of thebox. The Manual as well as Guarantee documents are tucked in a slot built into the outer whitebox.
The box hinges on one side and made out of thick cardboard.
Flipping open the lid on the main watch box you will find the watch finally staring back at you.You will also note a very short instruction on how to use the manual compass function on the
 
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watch. Unfortunately for me, it’s in
Japanese. Not a major problem as Seiko provides Englishtranslated manuals on all their watches on its main website.
The box is a good indicator why this watch was designed the way it was. But before I go intothat, a short history
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about this design is in order.Seiko Japan released the first of five generations of Alpinist in 1961. The hand-winding LaurelAlpinist came on a leather strap, and was followed in 1963 by the Dauphine-hand Champion850 Alpinist. Seiko then retired the model for 30 years, but it was revived in 1995 with thepopular automatic/hand-winding 4S15 caliber version.This third generation Alpinist (1995) had a Sapplex crystal with a Cyclops date windowmagnification lens. Sapplex is a hard coating applied to a standard watch crystal to make itscratch resistant.
An instant collectors’ item, it was in production for two years.
 Then in 2003, a radically designed titanium-cased, Perpetual Calendar Quartz Alpinist with redGMT hand was introduced with was unconventional and unlike other Alpinist before it.
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The history of the Alpinist was gather from http://SeiyaJapan.com and http://yeomansweblog.wordpress.com/

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