An update: I got the...

Well, I didn’t get the anything.  Why?  Because I got both of them!  

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  • As @gbelleh said, “But they're so different, you really need to just get both, right?”
  • And as @Henrik said, "Let’s face it, the question is not which one you get, but what do i buy first?”

The most surprising thing about the watches to me is the lume.  I always just assumed that Seiko Lumibrite must be inferior to Swiss Superluminova, because the lume on my GS'es sucks - it’s totally weak sauce.  But, the hands of the Baby Alpinist glow super bright.  And the hands and indices on the Monster are practically radioactive.  It’s awesome.

Just look at that lume!!!

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The build quality is out of this world!  I can’t believe that these watches cost what they cost.  I mean, I just can’t imagine any other brand providing this level of build quality, reliability, and fit and finish at this price point.  Craziness.

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Like you said, the answer is "why don't you get both?"

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Scooby

Like you said, the answer is "why don't you get both?"

This should be WatchCrunch's logo:

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Nice watch! The Monster and Alpinist, one for the water and one for the mountains!

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That Alpinist tho 

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Congrats!

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Love the Monster! I imported a Jade Monster for my son and drool every time I see him wearing it. 

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Kharisds

Nice watch! The Monster and Alpinist, one for the water and one for the mountains!

One for the backyard, the other one for the backyard.

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The Monster looks great👍
 

So now you are two steps closer,

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Kharisds

Nice watch! The Monster and Alpinist, one for the water and one for the mountains!

My high school friends and I used to go to Del Mar every day during the summer and body board.  We'd be there from 9am to 7pm.  Even though every time I went into the water, images of a plesiosaur would flash into my head from the documentary on the Loch Ness Monster that I'd watched when I was 6 years old.  So, why did I keep going into the water?  I was more afraid of being made fun of than I was afraid of a prehistoric creature that was certainly lurking under the waves, ready to each me in 2 bites.

I also used to rock climb a ton.  Until, one day, at age 34, I'm sitting on the cliff face, freezing my butt off, bonking hard because I'd had nothing to eat that morning, wondering if maybe we'd have to call search and rescue, and I realized, "You know, I could do without this.  Instead of this, maybe in the future, on a Sunday morning, I should just enjoy a bowl of Cocoa Puffs and watch European soccer on the telly."

So, if nothing else, the watches will serve as reminders NOT to go into the water and NOT to go up the mountain!

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DariusII

Love the Monster! I imported a Jade Monster for my son and drool every time I see him wearing it. 

Wow!  That's what's amazing about this forum.  You find out about a watch you didn't even know existed every single day!

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HotWatchChick69

My high school friends and I used to go to Del Mar every day during the summer and body board.  We'd be there from 9am to 7pm.  Even though every time I went into the water, images of a plesiosaur would flash into my head from the documentary on the Loch Ness Monster that I'd watched when I was 6 years old.  So, why did I keep going into the water?  I was more afraid of being made fun of than I was afraid of a prehistoric creature that was certainly lurking under the waves, ready to each me in 2 bites.

I also used to rock climb a ton.  Until, one day, at age 34, I'm sitting on the cliff face, freezing my butt off, bonking hard because I'd had nothing to eat that morning, wondering if maybe we'd have to call search and rescue, and I realized, "You know, I could do without this.  Instead of this, maybe in the future, on a Sunday morning, I should just enjoy a bowl of Cocoa Puffs and watch European soccer on the telly."

So, if nothing else, the watches will serve as reminders NOT to go into the water and NOT to go up the mountain!

25 years ago I used to say that 10 pitches of backcountry 5.7 was the perfect day of climbing (when I could climb much harder).  In middle age, I think it's 3 pitches, in nice weather, with a good place to eat afterwards, and a bed.

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Aurelian

One for the backyard, the other one for the backyard.

Come on.  Let's be realistic.  One for the yard, one for the desk.

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ds760476

25 years ago I used to say that 10 pitches of backcountry 5.7 was the perfect day of climbing (when I could climb much harder).  In middle age, I think it's 3 pitches, in nice weather, with a good place to eat afterwards, and a bed.

Dude, are you and I like twins separated at birth?  You too were in consulting, and you too used to rock climb?  

Comic books?  Chess club?  Speech and debate?  Ping pong?  Virginity until very, very late in the game?

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nice, congratulations on the new watch. i really like the baby alpinist. is the seiko lumibrite have a blue shine colour?

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Congrats - they both look great.  Are those plesiosaur footprints on the dial of the monster near the 7 index?