I don’t quite know what Seiko is smoking but I want a piece of it.
Now, is this blasphemy? Did this uneducated bum just compared a 1600$ watch to a watch 10x it’s value? Well, I did, so deal with it. Don’t get me wrong, the Rolex Explorer II is an amazing watch, and a person getting it probably won’t even look in the direction of a Seiko Alpinist, but for the rest of us normal human beings, this is quite an interesting piece.
As a proud owner of a Brown Dial Alpinist, this GMT model may be my calling to purchase yet another Alpinist, I really do appreciate the lack of the atrocious Cylops lens just makes the Watch so much more pleasant on the eyes. The people working their magic at Seiko somehow keeps striking a home run, as the past few releases they made certainly were eye catchers. The steel bezel is definitely a beauty, and the 12-3-6-9 hour indices give a Tudor Ranger sort of vibe, but some how they fit the proportions better than Tudor.
What are my thoughts? Idk. I can definitely see the inspiration, but this watch still undoubtedly is a Seiko. I quite like it. I may buy it… well maybe after the Sinn and the Longines, but I WANT IT. I was never a fan of the Rolex Explorer II, Explorer I maybe not the Explorer II, but this is definitely an interesting watch. What are your thoughts?