2017 Seiko Alpinist Green SARB017
Ref: SARB017

2017 Seiko Alpinist Green SARB017
2017 Seiko Alpinist Green SARB017
2017 Seiko Alpinist Green SARB017
2017 Seiko Alpinist Green SARB017
2017 Seiko Alpinist Green SARB017
2017 Seiko Alpinist Green SARB017
2017 Seiko Alpinist Green SARB017
2017 Seiko Alpinist Green SARB017
2017 Seiko Alpinist Green SARB017
2017 Seiko Alpinist Green SARB017
2017 Seiko Alpinist Green SARB017
2017 Seiko Alpinist Green SARB017
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£495.00
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The Watch

Seikos history began in 1881 when Kintaro Hattori established the K. Hattori retail and repair store. In 1892 Seikosha was established making wall clocks. 1895 saw the production of their first pocket watch. 1913 saw the launch of their first wristwatch, the Laurel. In 1924 the first Seiko was manufactured. Daini Seikosha (now Seiko Instruments Inc.) was established in 1937. Seiko was listed on the Tokyo stock exchange in 1949. The Suwa factory became independent and formed Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd. (now Seiko Epson Corporation in 1959).

Seiko introduced the Alpinist in 1961, under their sub-brand of Laurel which is Seiko's oldest sub-brand first seen in 1913. It was inspired by the Yama-Otoko Japanese for Mountain. These men required equipment to be robust and accurate as they led many expeditions. Seiko reintroduced the Alpinist in 1995 after a 30-year gap. The SARB017 was introduced in 2006 and was the 5th generation of the latest Alpinist, incorporating many of the features of the previous generations. It came in 3 colours: cream, black and green.

This Seiko Alpinist SARB017 has a satin-brushed 38mm stainless steel case with tapering lugs. On the right side, we have a screw-down signed “S” crown with crown guards and at 4 o’clock a second crown is used to adjust the rotating inner compass bezel. A stepped plain bezel holds a flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Its stunning sunburst emerald green dial has gold-plated Arabic numerals with alternating gold-plated dagger indexes and lume pips for the hours. At 3 o’clock a date window. Elegant lume filled gold-plated cathedral hands are complemented with a fine center seconds hand with lume tip. Giving the watch a vintage look and feel. On the reverse a polished screw-down case back with the Alpinist mountain logo engraved in the center. Inside a Seiko Automatic 6R15, 23 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour with hand winding and hacking. The watch comes fitted on a 20mm leather strap and comes with its Seiko presentation box and unsigned papers.

Points of Mention


This watch is sold with its original Seiko presentation box and unsigned papers. The watch is paired with a 20mm leather strap. The watch is from April 2017 and is sold in very good condition, as you can see. The green dial and indexes are in perfect condition. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

Personal Note


A cult classic from Seiko that you either love or you don't, I'm constantly on the fence personally from a design perspective, but from a build quality and reliability standpoint, they are undeniably incredible. If you haven't owned an Alpinist now is your chance!

Specification


Reference : SARB017
Movement : Automatic Seiko Cal. 6R15
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : April 2017
Case Size : 39mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 46mm
Lugs :
 20mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty