Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

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Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

Post by kempoman » Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:13 am

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Re: Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

Post by HapaHapa » Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:18 am

Nice looking but the date window throws it off. How do they come up with these ridiculous prices?
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Re: Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:30 am

Tiny, terribly ugly strap, adjusted to -10/+15 seconds/day, and almost $3K? What's not to like?

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Re: Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

Post by JBZ » Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:17 am

This one is crazy expensive, but the modern reinterpretations they’re releasing at the same time look pretty good and are reasonably priced.
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Re: Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

Post by Selym » Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:13 pm

To each his own, but that type of strap is corny as hell.

Nice watch, but $2900 will by you a "Willard" in green and black with money to spare.

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Re: Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

Post by pbj204 » Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:11 pm

Any Seiko movement with a 6 in front of it is a Turd.

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Re: Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

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Re: Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:53 pm

Stephen S. George wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:35 pm
Four Important things you must do to protest your Rolex

1. Don't Forget Regular Service Visit

2. Avoid Hot Steamy Situation

3. Don't Forget to Clean your Rolex Daily

4. Protect Your Bracelet, Protect Your Investment
Go protest your rolex somewhere else.

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Re: Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

Post by Chocodove » Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:09 pm

Stephen S. George wrote:Four Important things you must do to protest your Rolex

1. Don't Forget Regular Service Visit

2. Avoid Hot Steamy Situation

3. Don't Forget to Clean your Rolex Daily

4. Protect Your Bracelet, Protect Your Investment
Please tell me more about the Hot Steamy Situation.

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Re: Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

Post by JBZ » Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:47 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:53 pm
Stephen S. George wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:35 pm
Four Important things you must do to protest your Rolex

1. Don't Forget Regular Service Visit

2. Avoid Hot Steamy Situation

3. Don't Forget to Clean your Rolex Daily

4. Protect Your Bracelet, Protect Your Investment
Go protest your rolex somewhere else.
I wear my Rolex but protest it every day. I hate myself.
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Re: Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

Post by kempoman » Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:29 pm

So, the LE is 36.6mm with 100M vs non LE 39mm with 200M WR. Anytime, Tudor Ranger is a better buy.
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Re: Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

Post by Torrid » Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:06 pm

I'm really not loving Seiko's decisions and direction these days.

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Re: Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:44 pm

yuck!

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Re: Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

Post by jswing » Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:40 am

I rarely say a watch is too small, but in this case I think it is. Plus that date really screws up the dial. And it's overpriced for what it is. All in all this will be a hard pass for me.

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Re: Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

Post by JBZ » Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:20 am

I actually kind of like it. 36.6mm with the round dial and thin bezel should wear okay. I'd take the bund part off of the strap to wear it. I agree the date could be better placed, but I always prefer a date so I'd live with it.

But not for $3,000.
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Re: Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

Post by JBZ » Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:25 am

Here's a link to a review of the modern re-issues. I think they're kind of cool.

https://monochrome-watches.com/seiko-pr ... iew-price/

Maybe a bit too thick given the 38mm diameter, but they look good to me, particularly in the cream dial. And they left out the compass bezel, which I have a hard time warming up to.
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Re: Another reissue Seiko Alpinist 1959

Post by sierra11b » Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:23 am

I still think the black alpinist on bracelet is the best explorer alternative going. I was pleasantly surprised when I owned it… except for the 6R movement.

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