I’m digging the new black alpinist...

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Re: I’m digging the new black alpinist...

Post by Torrid » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:29 am

59yukon01 wrote:
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Remove the wart and the watch looks good. However if the ONLY improvement from the 6r15 to the 6r35 is the extra 20 hour PR, then hell no it's not worth the extra $300.

Just 20 more hours of inconsistent time keeping as far as I'm concerned.
All Seikos are that way too. My NAFT is very accurate after I regulated it and it is still that way after selling and reaquiring it, but let the reserve run down and it’s all over the place.

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Re: I’m digging the new black alpinist...

Post by Seppia » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:46 am

The problem with seiko is that they so far have been happy to raise their prices by a lot, without delivering the improvements that would be expected at that price level.

Inconsistent timekeeping on an iso rated diver at $130 (skx009)? I’m good with that.

Same with a well executed watch for $350 (old alpinist)? Still fine

Unregulated movement in a $1000 MM300? Ok

But the moment the prices get multiplied by 2.5x, I do expect the movements to perform better.

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Re: I’m digging the new black alpinist...

Post by sierra11b » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:36 pm

I owned the SARB017 for all of two hours. Was not impressed with the color.

They nailed it with this one and the bracelet completes the package quite nice! Size is perfect on my 7.5" wrist. It's the perfect Exp1 alternative IMHO.

Cyclops is quite small. I actually don't mind it at all as it doesn't scream "look at my Rolex" as much as it is practical.

Time is currently on the second so fingers crossed it stays that way or even goes a bit fast as I hate a slow watch. :pray:

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Re: I’m digging the new black alpinist...

Post by Americandave » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:06 am

Seppia wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:46 am
The problem with seiko is that they so far have been happy to raise their prices by a lot, without delivering the improvements that would be expected at that price level.

Inconsistent timekeeping on an iso rated diver at $130 (skx009)? I’m good with that.

Same with a well executed watch for $350 (old alpinist)? Still fine

Unregulated movement in a $1000 MM300? Ok

But the moment the prices get multiplied by 2.5x, I do expect the movements to perform better.

This. I went nuts for a SLA033 for a while but doing the shopping, kept thinking about that unregulated 8L35....like for the money these guys want a more easily serviced Swiss option seems available in every style.

That said, I had two MM300s back when they were priced fair and I love my arnie and my SRP777.

Has anyone ever heard from Seiko why they don’t regulate in the more expensive models? Surely the question has been asked.

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Post by HapaHapa » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:34 am

I didn’t appreciate how much less noticeable the smaller cyclops is. That’s a great improvement, especially given that I’ve developed this new habit of peeking at small things under my glasses (old guy eyes?). I’d like to see an Alpinist with a silver dial similar to that Rolex. I guess I could settle for white.
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Re: I’m digging the new black alpinist...

Post by Joeprez » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:41 am

sierra11b wrote:I owned the SARB017 for all of two hours. Was not impressed with the color.

They nailed it with this one and the bracelet completes the package quite nice! Size is perfect on my 7.5" wrist. It's the perfect Exp1 alternative IMHO.

Cyclops is quite small. I actually don't mind it at all as it doesn't scream "look at my Rolex" as much as it is practical.

Time is currently on the second so fingers crossed it stays that way or even goes a bit fast as I hate a slow watch. :pray:
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Re: I’m digging the new black alpinist...

Post by sierra11b » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:32 pm

So my 6R35 is +4sec over the last 4 days of ownership, making it +1 a day average. On the first 24hrs I noticed it was +3sec on that day alone. Not sure why?

I’ve been wearing it non-stop with the exception of overnight sleep. I’ve been putting it in the dresser at the end of the day with the dial up.

Could be incredibly lucky or +25,-21,+29,-29? Of course this will mean my Capt. Willard will be a nightmare.

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Re: I’m digging the new black alpinist...

Post by sierra11b » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:51 am

Last observations after a week of straight wear

Timing is +5 day.

Been awhile since I’ve had a sarb017 and maybe it’s just the new anti-reflective coating, but the fit and finish on the watch may as well be a smooth bezel date just. Definitely seems like an improvement in QC and finish. Total win at the $680 I paid (w/tax).

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Re: I’m digging the new black alpinist...

Post by CarloDWC » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:06 pm

sierra11b wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:51 am
Last observations after a week of straight wear

Timing is +5 day.

Been awhile since I’ve had a sarb017 and maybe it’s just the new anti-reflective coating, but the fit and finish on the watch may as well be a smooth bezel date just. Definitely seems like an improvement in QC and finish. Total win at the $680 I paid (w/tax).
Cool. Thank you for the update. Any pics?

Also is this a little larger then the original SARB?

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Re: I’m digging the new black alpinist...

Post by sierra11b » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:42 pm

CarloDWC wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:06 pm
sierra11b wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:51 am
Last observations after a week of straight wear

Timing is +5 day.

Been awhile since I’ve had a sarb017 and maybe it’s just the new anti-reflective coating, but the fit and finish on the watch may as well be a smooth bezel date just. Definitely seems like an improvement in QC and finish. Total win at the $680 I paid (w/tax).
Cool. Thank you for the update. Any pics?

Also is this a little larger then the original SARB?
Just the ones I posted about five posts ago.

It’s the same size but supposedly a hair thicker due to the display back. I can’t tell any size difference

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Re: I’m digging the new black alpinist...

Post by CarloDWC » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:29 pm

sierra11b wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:42 pm
CarloDWC wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:06 pm
sierra11b wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:51 am
Last observations after a week of straight wear

Timing is +5 day.

Been awhile since I’ve had a sarb017 and maybe it’s just the new anti-reflective coating, but the fit and finish on the watch may as well be a smooth bezel date just. Definitely seems like an improvement in QC and finish. Total win at the $680 I paid (w/tax).
Cool. Thank you for the update. Any pics?

Also is this a little larger then the original SARB?
Just the ones I posted about five posts ago.

It’s the same size but supposedly a hair thicker due to the display back. I can’t tell any size difference
Ah... you use imgur which I cannot see... somehow it is blocked so I can't see the pics. Oh well... :shrug:

thank you for the data on the size. For some reason I thought it was a mm wider, but looking at different posts it shows 39.5mm which seems to be the same as the old one. :grin:

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Re: I’m digging the new black alpinist...

Post by sierra11b » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:40 pm

CarloDWC wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:29 pm
sierra11b wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:42 pm
CarloDWC wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:06 pm
sierra11b wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:51 am
Last observations after a week of straight wear

Timing is +5 day.

Been awhile since I’ve had a sarb017 and maybe it’s just the new anti-reflective coating, but the fit and finish on the watch may as well be a smooth bezel date just. Definitely seems like an improvement in QC and finish. Total win at the $680 I paid (w/tax).
Cool. Thank you for the update. Any pics?

Also is this a little larger then the original SARB?
Just the ones I posted about five posts ago.

It’s the same size but supposedly a hair thicker due to the display back. I can’t tell any size difference
Ah... you use imgur which I cannot see... somehow it is blocked so I can't see the pics. Oh well... :shrug:

thank you for the data on the size. For some reason I thought it was a mm wider, but looking at different posts it shows 39.5mm which seems to be the same as the old one. :grin:
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