Todays AD visit (Sept 22/22)

Was bored at home so I went to my local AD today to try on some watches. The place is called Moments watches and jewelry 30 mins drive from Toronto, ON

These are what the 2 watches I tried on look like on a 6.25 wrist

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First one I tried on was the hype watch that everyone's going nuts about the seiko alpinist. I wasn't really a fan of it before mostly because of the gold coloured indexes and hands. Must admit I liked the feel of it after I put it on and I also really like the secondary crown that rotates the inner bezel. If I could find a different coloured alpinist without the gold on the dial I'd definitely get that one instead.

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Second watch I tried on was my first Hamilton as well my first bronze case watch (not sure on the model name on this one not very familiar with Hamiltons at all although i assume its a khaki field bronze) In terms of case dimensions It looked roughly the same as the alpinist. If I was interested in it I would get one with a different coloured dial like a black or white one but the olive dial wasn't too bad. The bronze looked really cool in person too although I'm not a fan of how it oxidizes and looked more worn over time. I'm the kind of guy that likes my watches looking new.

They had other brands at that store as well such as Tissot, Longines, Rado, a very small selection of g shocks and some fashion watch brands that people like us don't care about 馃槀

Overall I liked the place and will hopefully buy a watch or some straps from there in the future.

I think I鈥檇 go with a black Alpinist (SPB117) too of I were to get one. Or the blue (SPB089), but that鈥檚 a limited edition and significantly more expensive, maybe harder to come by. (photos here from Uncle Seiko and Time and Watches)

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roberto

I think I鈥檇 go with a black Alpinist (SPB117) too of I were to get one. Or the blue (SPB089), but that鈥檚 a limited edition and significantly more expensive, maybe harder to come by. (photos here from Uncle Seiko and Time and Watches)

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Wow I like both of those way more than the green one! I saw the white alpinist at the AD but I don't think I saw the ones you were talking about

Myself, I love the green and gold combo. Not a fan of the cyclops, though.聽

Roberto is not wrong, the blue one is great if you can get it at a good price (photo from Ticking Way):

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I loved the green and gold Alpinist and regret giving it away, but I fully plan on adding another alpinist in November when this drops:

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Danthewatchman

Wow I like both of those way more than the green one! I saw the white alpinist at the AD but I don't think I saw the ones you were talking about

Now that you know what the fit is like, you can shop for one online! Or ask the AD to get what you are looking for.

Minor tip! Bronze smells like oxide鈥 I had the Bronze Black Bay and I hated how it smelled.

IceCreamMan

Myself, I love the green and gold combo. Not a fan of the cyclops, though.聽

I personally don't mind the cyclops. None of the watches I own currently have a cyclops so having at least 1 watch with one would be different

SoyWatch

Minor tip! Bronze smells like oxide鈥 I had the Bronze Black Bay and I hated how it smelled.

Thanks for letting me know I didn't know that. Then again I'd probably get weird looks from the employees if I was randomly smelling watches 馃槀

Danthewatchman

Thanks for letting me know I didn't know that. Then again I'd probably get weird looks from the employees if I was randomly smelling watches 馃槀

Hahaha it is not that your are going to stink miles away鈥 but鈥 it does smell

roberto

Now that you know what the fit is like, you can shop for one online! Or ask the AD to get what you are looking for.

That's exactly what I'm gonna do. Still gotta decide which colour to get other than green

AllTheWatches

Roberto is not wrong, the blue one is great if you can get it at a good price (photo from Ticking Way):

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I loved the green and gold Alpinist and regret giving it away, but I fully plan on adding another alpinist in November when this drops:

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Damn those are both nice. Too bad I can't get the blue dial one with the strap from the silver dial one

I like the new Alpinist design. But what spoiled it for me was the Seiko 6R35 movement. 聽I feel this movement was rushed to compete with other watches that are coming out with a 70+ hr power reserve. 聽Regulating the movement when you first bought it is important.

As of late Seiko seems to be using the 6R35 a lot so I guess it's here to stay.

Danthewatchman

Damn those are both nice. Too bad I can't get the blue dial one with the strap from the silver dial one

Can easily grab an aftermarket one on etsy for $20-$30. You can even get a completely custom strap for less than $75.

AllTheWatches

Can easily grab an aftermarket one on etsy for $20-$30. You can even get a completely custom strap for less than $75.

Thanks for the tip I'll look into it

Faz2.0

I like the new Alpinist design. But what spoiled it for me was the Seiko 6R35 movement. 聽I feel this movement was rushed to compete with other watches that are coming out with a 70+ hr power reserve. 聽Regulating the movement when you first bought it is important.

As of late Seiko seems to be using the 6R35 a lot so I guess it's here to stay.

What do you mean by regulating the movement? Never heard of that

The 6R35 seems pretty smooth compared to the outdated 4R36 in my 1st gen monster. Didn't ask about the power reserve when I was there but I assume its more than the 41 hours I get from my monsters 4R36