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Seiko SARB series

Post by Torrid » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:11 pm

Anyone here owned one? I've been thinking about a SARB033 for a long time now. I thought I would eventually go for a GS but I already feel a bit weird lately having as much money in a watch like the Tuna when I'm historically a $500 watch guy, so the GS definitely isn't happening. Seiya has these under $400 right now.


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Post by CesarG » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:17 pm

They look amazing. Don't even think about it. Get it and let us know what you think.

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Post by sharkfin » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:30 pm

I think they look great and also as alternative to a GS.

I never owned one, but many guys out there bought for same reasoning as yourself.

They seem to get scooped up pretty quick on the sales forums.

Good luck. ;)

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Post by dnslater » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:12 am

Great line of watches. 6r15 is a reliable movement with 50 hours of power reserve. Go for it. Sarb line is one of the great values in the watch world.

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Post by smalls » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:18 am

They wear very small. Brother-in-law has one that I tried on and it just felt tiny. Smaller than the Sinn 556 I had.
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Post by BBK357 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:35 am

I've always wanted to get this one but don't know if I can pull off the green/gold combo-
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Post by Torrid » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:44 am

BBK357 wrote:I've always wanted to get this one but don't know if I can pull off the green/gold combo-
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I was looking at that one too and had the same reservations. I like the 6R15 movement and the Sumo no matter how hard I tried was not a keeper either time I had it. I'm sure I'll own another 6R15 watch at some point, most likely the 033. I think this would be my first watch purchase in 10+ years that didn't have a 200m+ depth rating. it would be my first watch without a rotating bezel that wasn't a G-Shock.

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Post by fastward » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:46 am

Torrid wrote:
BBK357 wrote:I've always wanted to get this one but don't know if I can pull off the green/gold combo-
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I was looking at that one too and had the same reservations. I like the 6R15 movement and the Sumo no matter how hard I tried was not a keeper either time I had it. I'm sure I'll own another 6R15 watch at some point, most likely the 033. I think this would be my first watch purchase in 10+ years that didn't have a 200m+ depth rating. it would be my first watch without a rotating bezel that wasn't a G-Shock.

You live in LV, I think you can swing a watch w/ <200m wr ;)

I have always kept an eye on the Sarbs, especially this Alpinist, but the size has always scared me off.
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Post by Torrid » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:49 am

The size would concern me, but I've always kept smaller watches the longest. The Tuna works for me because of the short lugs, but the Sumo wore too large for my tastes.

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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:01 am

Try it out, you won't loose if you have to sell it.

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Post by kfalk » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:01 am

I've got the SARB035 and although it isn't huge it, I think the size is okay - especially for a dressier watch. The dial goes anywhere from white, to cream, to pearl. Here are a couple pics for reference on an aprox. 7" wrist.

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Post by Torrid » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:06 am

The white looks great. I may have to consider that one as an option.

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Post by CesarG » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:31 am

BBK357 wrote:I've always wanted to get this one but don't know if I can pull off the green/gold combo-
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Out of all the classy versions available you want the ugliest one offered?

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Post by dnslater » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:32 am

If you have an issue with size, there is also the SARB059, with an SKX case, 6R15 movement and super dark green dial. I've been tempted. I think it comes on a SEL bracelet as well.

Might be really interesting with a Murphy bezel and dive insert. Hmmm.... :think:
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Post by carlodwc » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:18 am

If you like them they are definitely worth the money. I had the SARB35 and the SCVS001 and they were great. I still have the Alpinist SARB013, 015 and 017. Best watch for the money.

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Post by justsellbrgs » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:40 am

check the SARB021

http://jikanwatch.blogspot.com/2011/02/ ... rb021.html

a little more to offer than the 033 in terms of dial and markers...
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Re: Seiko SARB series

Post by Torrid » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:46 am

033 on the way. The lume pushed me over the edge over the 021. I have some other plans in the works that will have me listing the Tuna in the sales forum too. I didn't think I'd ever do that, but things change.

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Post by CesarG » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:51 am

Tuna. Yum.

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Post by gonzomantis » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:34 pm

carlodwc wrote:If you like them they are definitely worth the money. I had the SARB35 and the SCVS001 and they were great. I still have the Alpinist SARB013, 015 and 017. Best watch for the money.

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I've got this model, and absolutely love it.

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Post by BBK357 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:53 pm

CesarG wrote:
BBK357 wrote:I've always wanted to get this one but don't know if I can pull off the green/gold combo-
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Out of all the classy versions available you want the ugliest one offered?


It's the hands and dial layout- i absolutely love it.
I think they made a black dial that's been out of production for a while.
No way, Seiko discontinuing a well loved model?
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Post by BBK357 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:53 pm

Carlo which model is this?:

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Post by carlodwc » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:42 am

BBK357 wrote:Carlo which model is this?:

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Seiko SARB015 however I installed on it the hands from the earlier version Alpinist. Here is the original post:

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Re: Seiko SARB series

Post by Tomsteve » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:49 am

I saw all images one by one and every Seiko Model is good. when you use then you can feel.

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