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.
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.☺️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.
One cool feature is that it has the "Ground to air emergency signals" printed around the chapterring.
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.👍
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.😁
Happy Holidays to all in Crunchland!🎅🍻