Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

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Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by AtomicTom » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:18 am

Have you seen this one from Alpina already guys?

It's the Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT with it's 43mm stainless steel
case, 100m WR, sapphire crystal, light blue, dark gray, or copper dials with
silver, or navy internal bezel, Super-Luminova coated hands, and markers, an
orange seconds hand, 26 jewel Alpina caliber AL-555 automatic movement
(Sellita), and nice leather straps.

A few pictures...

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Timezone, and Alpina with more info...

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t= ... sg_7559341

https://alpinawatches.com/

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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by ericf4 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:21 am

ok thats cool, i dig!

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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by Panerai7 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:23 am

Without a question this one will be on my wrist at some point.

Edit: this variant though

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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by Bradystraps » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:26 am

I love this brand more and more every watch I seem to see. The Pilot Heritage GMT will go on my list right behind this one.

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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by rockmastermike » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:34 am

Wish it was a little smaller but love it nonetheless. Thanks for sharing

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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by Chocodove » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:53 am

rockmastermike wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:34 am
Wish it was a little smaller but love it nonetheless. Thanks for sharing
42mm x 40.7mm according to the TZ article. That should actually wear pretty small. Weird proportions, TBH.
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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by logan2z » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:04 pm

Reminds me a bit of the Glycine Airman SST, but the Glycine appears to have better proportions.

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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by ericf4 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:15 pm

Panerai7 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:23 am
Without a question this one will be on my wrist at some point.

Edit: this variant though

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almost looks like date window has its own little glass over it like my old Anonimo Pro did.

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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by ericf4 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:18 pm

There are 2 blue dials on Gnomon, I like glacier blue!!

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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by deepcdvr » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:24 pm

Wow - really like this
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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by snootydog » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:34 pm

deepcdvr wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:24 pm
Wow - really like this
That sums it up nicely Paul :thumbsup:
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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by Jeep99dad » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:05 pm

Chocodove wrote:
rockmastermike wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:34 am
Wish it was a little smaller but love it nonetheless. Thanks for sharing
42mm x 40.7mm according to the TZ article. That should actually wear pretty small. Weird proportions, TBH.
Pretty sure that’s wrong
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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by Jeep99dad » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:11 pm

42mm case
45 L2L
12mm thick
True gmt mvt Al-555
Integrated magnifier in the date window
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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by CGSshorty » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:30 pm

Quite nice. I really like that gold (champagne?) dial.
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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by Ryeguy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:57 pm

I just picked up one of their older GMT’s (the one Brice owned) from a grey market dealer for a steal (about $550). I’m really looking forward to getting it as business travel watch.

Yes, Alpina does do a cyclops, but they place the magnifier over the date window on the dial, not on the crystal. I think this is a really cool feature.

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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by watches503 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:04 pm

Definitely getting one when the prices start going down. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by logan2z » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:45 pm

Some coverage of the watch on Hodinkee.

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/alpin ... ntroducing

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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by mattcantwin » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:54 pm

Looks like lug width is 23mm. :doh:
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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by dinexus » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:07 pm

Dig it, but if I've gotta nitpick, it's that sometimes you fly to a timezone that's behind your current one. Isn't the whole point of an independently adjustable hour hand that it goes in both directions? Otherwise, I'll just take a standard 2893.


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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by Ryeguy » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:10 pm

mattcantwin wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:54 pm
Looks like lug width is 23mm. :doh:
Where did you see that? Not doubting you, but it wasn't on the review or the Alpina site.

I'd probably wear it on leather anyway (or canvas), so the odd lug width wouldn't bother me too much.

FWIW, I've been wearing my older GMT Alpina (same movement) quite a bit and it has proven very accurate. I've not reset it since receiving it about 2 weeks ago and it is now at about 1 minute fast (as measured against my PC clock). I can't argue with that at all.

Given the positive experience I've had with this Alpina Ice Legacy GMT, I would not hesitate to recommend one of these if someone needed a GMT watch for travel purposes.

My only nits to pick with this design are the rotating GMT disc, while an interesting design feature, isn't as intuitive to read as a fourth hand and, if the inner bezel is supposed to rotate, I'm not certain why the numbers on the "12" side of bezel aren't inverted.

To be honest, I'd probably use the inner bezel about as often as Eric uses his chronographs, but it seems odd that if I did, the numbers would be upside down when at the top of the dial.

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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by Ryeguy » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:16 pm

dinexus wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:07 pm
Dig it, but if I've gotta nitpick, it's that sometimes you fly to a timezone that's behind your current one. Isn't the whole point of an independently adjustable hour hand that it goes in both directions? Otherwise, I'll just take a standard 2893.
In this case you would simply rotate the hour hand forward around the dial until it gets to the local time you want to display.

The date wheel is actually tied to the GMT / home time zone, so the only draw back to this design is, depending upon how far off you are, your date could advance at an odd hour.

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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by mattcantwin » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:21 pm

Ryeguy wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:10 pm
mattcantwin wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:54 pm
Looks like lug width is 23mm. :doh:
Where did you see that? Not doubting you, but it wasn't on the review or the Alpina site.
Saw that on Gnomon.
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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by ericf4 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:12 pm

Ross at EJC luxe has these at a great price now. I may grab one.

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Re: Alpina's Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic GMT

Post by mellonb1 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:56 pm

ericf4 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:12 pm
Ross at EJC luxe has these at a great price now. I may grab one.

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Website? Prices? These look real nice.

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