Any thought / opinion/ experience of Alpina Alpiner Extreme Automatic?

I am interested to get the Alpina Alpiner Extreme Automatic, but I am wondering if you guys have any thought/ opinion /experience regarding the watch?

Is it worth the price?

How is the quality of the watch?

Any other brand to recommend?

Thank you

I think it is quiet a good watch. It has everything that someone would want in a watch. Good movement and a good case.

On top of my head i cant think of a watch that has the looks and the tough specs of it

It looks like a AP Royal Oak, a PP Nautilus and an IWC Ingenieur had an illicit love child...I'd suggest a Tissot PRX instead.

Alpina is a respected brand and makes nice watches.This one is nice,but the integrated bracelet is a deal killer for me.

I wouldn't pay MSRP for one .

Perpetual_Movement

I think it is quiet a good watch. It has everything that someone would want in a watch. Good movement and a good case.

On top of my head i cant think of a watch that has the looks and the tough specs of it

Thank you

Don't know your wrist size, but would be reluctant if you don't have a medium to large sized wrist. 49.5mm on rubber strap, and probably wears even larger on the bracelet.

WatchoLibre

Don't know your wrist size, but would be reluctant if you don't have a medium to large sized wrist. 49.5mm on rubber strap, and probably wears even larger on the bracelet.

Where'd you get that measurement?

Website shows 41mm with a lug to lug o 42.5

foghorn

Where'd you get that measurement?

Website shows 41mm with a lug to lug o 42.5

Test your limits with the new Alpina Alpiner Extreme Automatic (timeandtidewatches.com)

There is no way the lug to lug is 42.5. The lugs clearly extend well beyond the case.

The website says 41x42.3 case.

But either way L-L under 50 isn't crazy big for a 41mm case.

But I agree that it probably wears larger than advertised. That's been my experience with this style case. I have a 39mm Zodiac that looks more like 43 mm on the wrist. Lot of extra real estate on the corners.

foghorn

The website says 41x42.3 case.

But either way L-L under 50 isn't crazy big for a 41mm case.

But I agree that it probably wears larger than advertised. That's been my experience with this style case. I have a 39mm Zodiac that looks more like 43 mm on the wrist. Lot of extra real estate on the corners.

Yes, I agree those are the case dimensions. I am not disagreeing with you on the case size lol. The lug-to-lug is obviously bigger than the case dimensions (hence the 49.5mm)...

I have been eyeing one of these for a long time as well but i just can bring myself to get it a the their price point. Maybe ill look for a used one at some point! Good luck

Pete McConvill on YouTube discusses that model for about a minute (it's the first watch he covers)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDvEfemXFYU

Pete is a big collector of vintage Alpinas (among other watches as well) so you can search his channel for other Alpina watch topics, like this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KltRu8W7kr4

If you follow his channel, there might be a video to look forward to when he gets the Alpiner Extreme Automatic in his hands.

I have not had a chance to try this one but I agree that it looks great. I have an Alpina and find it to be a tough watch with real value. They often go on sale and pop up in the 鈥済rey market,鈥 so you might be able to get one for less if you wait. That being said, getting one now would be cool.

I would suggest a Seiko Samurai model if you want a chunky case shape like that, and no integrated bracelets to worry about that way.

JapanExclusive

I would suggest a Seiko Samurai model if you want a chunky case shape like that, and no integrated bracelets to worry about that way.

That鈥檚 a good suggestion, thank you.

ITs a beautiful piece if you want it get it :D

My Alpiner 4 was one of the first watches that started my descent into this rabbit hole. Great brand that makes robust watches. This one is another winner, but as others have mentioned, it's not something I'd pay MSRP. Try going grey market or pre owned.