Seiko SARB059 Alpinist

Hi everyone!聽

So I decided to pull the trigger on this when I saw it for sale. I really wasn't looking to buy another watch this year, at least not a Seiko as I had been looking at other brands to buy next year. But it kind of snuck up on me, and it felt too good of an opportunity to pass by, as I knew of this model and I've always liked the Alpinist line. It was a "now or never"- type of situation.

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So it's an Alpinist, but not with the usual Alpinist case. It actually has the SKX case which means it's a little bigger at about 42,5 mm. It has a very, very deep green glossy dial, which in most situations looks black. You can only see the green in certain lights. It's actually so dark that the previous owner said it WAS black when I asked about it. "Definately not green" he said.鈽猴笍But that's ok, it's not easy to see. It has a signed screwdown crown and the Alpinist caseback, which I do prefer. Inside ticks the 6R15.

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One cool feature is that it has the "Ground to air emergency signals" printed around the chapterring.

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A few drawbacks is that it's not sapphire, but hardlex. And it does have a couple of small marks on the crystal, but nothing to get upset about. The bracelet also has a cheap pressed clasp, but is actually quite comfortable. Other than that it is in excellent condition and came with box and papers.馃憤

Anyway, just wanted to share this one as I didn't find anything about this model here on the forum. Stoked to have it in the collection.馃榿

Happy Holidays to all in Crunchland!馃巺馃嵒

Thank you for bringing this model to my attention as I wasn't even aware that Seiko made an SKX cased SARB Alpinist.

Thank you sir, you're welcome! Yes it's quite uncommon. There were only two for sale on chrono24 when I bought mine, and I think a few on ebay.聽

I prefer the look of hardlex on under 拢500 watch. Flat sapphire on cheaper watches is always very hazy. Just have to be careful not to bang it.

SeikoCasioWayne

I prefer the look of hardlex on under 拢500 watch. Flat sapphire on cheaper watches is always very hazy. Just have to be careful not to bang it.

There might be some benefits with hardlex yes. I myself prefer sapphire so that I don't have to worry about scratching it.

Looks really cool, bud! 馃槑 聽Congrats and enjoy! 馃嵒

hakki501

Looks really cool, bud! 馃槑 聽Congrats and enjoy! 馃嵒

Thanks man!馃槃Cheers!馃嵒

This looks so nice. A little out of my price range but an awesome piece that is now on my radar

Atomic

This looks so nice. A little out of my price range but an awesome piece that is now on my radar

Thanks! Glad that I could bring this to your attention!馃憤

Well I'm pretty impressed! I think is really well done. And I would be happy to have it!...More than Happy. Super Happy!聽

But It's a lil' big against why I like my Alpinist.

So in my mind I'll rename it the Seiko Hy艒ga Alpinist!

聽New box to check!

Whitesalmon

Well I'm pretty impressed! I think is really well done. And I would be happy to have it!...More than Happy. Super Happy!聽

But It's a lil' big against why I like my Alpinist.

So in my mind I'll rename it the Seiko Hy艒ga Alpinist!

聽New box to check!

I also like the traditional Alpinist size, and the look of them, but it's also cool to have something completely different. But still part of the Alpinist family.馃槂Glad to hear you like it. Cheers!馃嵒

Kimble

There might be some benefits with hardlex yes. I myself prefer sapphire so that I don't have to worry about scratching it.

Two of my little Seiko 5s with Hardlex have suffered horrendous falls smack on the crystal. My little diva SNKK87 came off her leather strap when I was swinging my arm and smashed face down on a hardwood floor and had no damage whatsoever. And my SNK375 with its jet black dial and red stripe that looks like a gauge from a 1960s sports car was sitting on a towel that I grabbed and flung it violently face down on a tile floor. Not one mark on the crystal, and only the tiniest scratch on the bezel.