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- Automatic Movement with 50-hour power reserve
- Sapphire Crystal and Inner Rotating Compass Ring
- Japanese-automatic Movement
- Case Diameter: 39.5mm
- Water resistant 200m (660ft): in general, suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports, but not diving
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Seiko Automatic. This Seiko automatic watch is designed with a stainless steel case equipped with scratch resistant sapphire glass, a screw down crown, and a crocodile-patterned brown leather strap. The green dial features uniquely designed gold toned hands and numerals, an inner rotating compass ring, a date calendar, and LumiBrite hands and markers. Visible through the see-through case back, the 23-jewel automatic movement has both manual and automatic winding capabilities and beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, with a power reserve of approximately 50 hours. 200M (20 bar) Water Resistant
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Seiko|
|Dial window material type||Synthetic Sapphire Crystal|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||39.5 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||12 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||20 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Special features||Japanese-automatic Movement|
|Item weight||2.4 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||660 Feet|
|Warranty||If this product is sold by Amazon, please review the manufacturer’s website for warranty information. If this product is sold by another party, please contact the seller directly for warranty information for this product. You may also be able to find warranty information on the manufacturer’s website.|
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|Sold By||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Shin Brothers, Inc.||Amazon.com|
|Band Material Type||Leather||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Nylon||Nylon|
|Band Size||mens-standard||mens-standard||mens-standard||9.5 inches||9.5 inches|
|Band Width||20 millimeters||20 millimeters||22 millimeters||21.65 millimeters||17 millimeters|
|Bezel Material Type||stainless-steel||stainless-steel||stainless-steel||stainless-steel||stainless-steel|
|Case Diameter||39.5 millimeters||38.4 millimeters||44 millimeters||44.7 millimeters||37 millimeters|
|Case Material Type||stainless-steel||stainless-steel||stainless-steel||stainless-steel||stainless-steel|
|Case Thickness||12 millimeters||11.2 millimeters||12.8 millimeters||12.3 millimeters||11 millimeters|
|Clasp Type||Tang Buckle||Push Button Deployment Clasp||Push Button Foldover Clasp With Safety||Tang Buckle||Tang Buckle|
|Dial Window Material Type||Synthetic Sapphire Crystal||Synthetic Sapphire Crystal||hardlex||hardlex||hardlex|
|Special Features||Japanese-automatic Movement||Seiko 23-Jewel 6R15 Caliber Automatic||—||N/A||N/A|
|Watch Movement||Japanese Automatic||Japanese Automatic||Swiss Automatic||Japanese Quartz||Automatic|
|Water Resistance Depth||660 feet||330 feet||660 feet||330 feet||30 meters|
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1. The fit and finish of the watch is something you would expect from a watch at many times its price, as it hangs right in there with midtier swiss watches brands. The watch is solidly built, and the combination of the brushed and high polished case is superb. The signed crown with the Seiko "S" logo is a nice touch.
2. The green sunburst dial is magnificent and when seeing at different angles really makes the green dial pop. While some people may not like the green dial I am one of those that do. It might not be a good watch for those that only have one watch in their collection who are fashion oriented and like to match their watches to the clothes they wear, for these people this would be a good second watch. The raised gold hands and markers play nicely against the green dial, it is very well done and gives this watch a combination of classic and modern watch designs.
3. I am neutral regarding the compass feature but it is a plus for those that will utilize this functionality like those that are adventurous and go mountain climbing, hiking and love the outdoors, it is also a good conversation starter. The unidirectional crown at the four o'clock that rotates the chapter ring is precise and smooth, I have read other reviews where they wanted more resistance but for me it was not a problem
4. The watch can be worn as a dress watch or field watch, the screw in crown allows this watch to be used for water activities such as swimming or snorkeling, I would not use it for scuba or compression diving.
5. It does not have a see through case back but for this type of watch, I would not expect one.
6. I like the diameter size of the watch at 38/39mm, it does wear bigger but those that like large diameter watches you will be disappointed.
1. The watch lacks AR coating on the sapphire crystal which makes the watch reflect everything, including smudges. I always find myself having to clean the crystal. Again, at this price point I can't be that disappointed but it does separate this watch from being considered a luxury watch.
2. The leather band the watch comes with is cheap and unusable, I found the watch always shifting on my wrist regardless how tight or loose I made the band. The very first thing I did was replace the band. I went with a stainless steel bracelet that I purchased from a seller in Japan, and it absolutely makes this watch look and feels great. This watch would also look and feel great in a nice leather band. Sieko should have also signed the tang buckle with either its logo "S" or the name Seiko, for more name recognition.
I have been a watch enthusiast for over twenty years and have a wide variety of watches at every price point in my collection including Swiss brands like Jaeger-LeCoultre, Rolex, Omega, German brands like Sothis and Japanese watches such Orient Star and Seikos. In my opinion, the Seiko SAB017 Alpinist is worth every penny that the watch is selling for. While it is not the same quality as a Jager LeCoultre it is also many thousands less. As I stated above the fit and finish of the watch with brushed and high polished stainless steel and signed crown is what you would expect from a watch twice its price, the green dial with raised gold colored numerals, and indices really are beautifully executed and combine both classic and modern looks. The watch is versatile and can be used for outdoor activity and even swimming or snorkeling, it can also be used as a dress watch. Replace the original band and you have a great looking timepiece and worth every penny that you invested into it. I gave this watch a five rating, while it has flaws it is everything and more that you should expect from a watch at this price point.
Such a beautiful, unusual watch. The green sunburst dial is striking and photographs don't really do justice to how it plays with the light, especially natural light in the out of doors, where this watch was designed to be. That dial and the inner rotating compass bezel (operated via the second crown at the 4 o'clock position) make this a very unusual timepiece. The 39mm case size follows vintage proportions (this would have been considered a fairly large watch 30 years ago) and looks great even on my freakishly small wrists.
The sapphire crystal (a rarity on sub $500 Seikos), Diashock technology and impressive 200 meter water resistance rating are nice features and combine to make this an unusually rugged mechanical watch. Which makes perfect sense given it's original target market: outdoor adventurers operating in some pretty harsh alpine environments. Yet the watch's classical design - especially those cathedral hands - allow it to wear reasonably well for dressier occasions.
I normally give products I like no more than a 4 star rating because few are absolutely perfect. I suppose this one isn't either - that faux crocodile strap, while real leather, is a little stiff. But then again, it appears to be treated with some sort of extra waterproofing, so perhaps that explains it's less than supple feel. But the rest of this watch is so balanced and finely executed that in my mind it's much closer to 5 stars than 4.
Grab one of these while you can; Seiko has unwisely discontinued further production of this watch, which has already developed something of a cult following among watch aficionados. This is one of the few timepieces in this price range that is likely to appreciate in value over time.
FYI: the compass bezel feature on the Alpinist is not a true magnetic compass. It merely capitalizes on a little known technique for accurately obtaining bearings with any analog wrist watch. As long as you can see the sun. First, account for daylight savings time: if it's the summer months, you'll want to fall back one hour to get an accurate compass reading (either by physically resetting the time, or mentally accounting for it when you take the initial bearing). Next, position the watch dial so that the hour hand is pointing straight to the sun. South will be half way between the hour hand and 12 noon. Use the Alpinist's secondary crown to align the 'South' marker on the inner bezel with due south and that inner bezel will now show true bearings in every direction.
The above works if you are in the northern hemisphere. If you are in the southern hemisphere, use the same method, except the initial bearing will be showing true north.
Note that you don't actually need a special watch with a compass bezel to use this technique. The only difference is with an ordinary watch, once you've located due south (or north), you need to translate the hour markers to the cardinal points on a compass.
1) Amazon and Seiko made a deal to either produce a special run of SARB017 or sell off remaining stock.
2) Since the Amazon run watches are not being exclusively sold in Japan in Japanese retail stores, there is no need for a Japanese Yen price tag.
3) Since Amazon is shipping the watches in their standard dimension shipping boxes, it is more space efficient to use a square presentation box than the traditional long rectangular presentation boxes.
4) Just because Seiko announced an end of SARB017 production in early 2018, that doesn’t mean Seiko stopped producing them right at that moment ;)
I’ve purchased both an Alpinist which was shipped in from Japan in 2018 (long box, Yen price Tag, crown clip), and one of these “Sold by Amazon.com” a month ago (square box, no Yen price tag, no crown clip), and they are both true Seiko Alpinists.
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I ended up purchasing one, then ordered a replacement, yet both had identical defects. The watch dial isn’t properly lined up with the hands. I thought it looked funny from the start - the 12 o’clock didn’t seem at the true 12 position. Then once I noticed the hand marker hit the 12 position, the hour hand was always slightly behind the hour marker. Both of the watches had the dial rotated clockwise. Its easily seen in the pic attached. I’d expect this from a $5 quartz watch, not a $600 Seiko.
In addition, neither of the watches had any protective film on the sapphire crystal or he case back, which the watch is supposed to have.
Ditch the croco-fake strap and accessorise this with a strap to suit you and it and it's a classic of it's time.
A little bit smaller than my normal watch but still carries a presence all of it's own.
The watch is small but does not disappoint, the dial is beautifully finished. The strap is not as bad as people say, it seems to have a waterproof coating which will possibly soften with wear. Do not let it put you off buying this watch. I have to say that after a few days I have changed the strap for a Hirsch Buffalo which looks and feels perfect
First impression when taking the watch out of the box it seemed a bit small but once on the wrist it is a perfect size.
As per most reviews, the strap is on the stiff side but once worn for a few days it softens up, however the watch still doesn’t sit right on the wrist and I will be looking to replace the strap in the near future.
Overall I am happy with the watch and I would be giving it 5stars if not for the strap.
Beautifull green face with unique hands . I dont wear it every day as I regard it as for special occasions only , its not chunky but has presence on the hand.