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Seiko Alpinist 6R15 arrived last nite!

January 30 2012 at 4:07 PM
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  (Login thianwong)
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I wasn't expecting this watch to arrive at 7:15pm last nite, but rather tonite Tuesday.....Japanese efficiency! This is the 6R15 version, the same movement Noah used in his Tsunami, so I felt comfortable handling it: auto, handwinder, 50 or so power reserve. Sapphire crystal, 38mm to 42mm to crown. Screwdown crown and 200m rated. For a dressy watch look, it sure has tool specs! The second crown at the 4 spot moves the inner compass chapter ring.

The brand new leather strap was very stiff and strapping it on the wrist was uncomfortable, so I put the watch/strap on one of my watch stands over nite to form a bend near the lugs. This always works for me with new stiff leather bands.

Having won this watch at 26,800yen with no other bids was a steal. I happened to check Seiya San site selling the same watch at over 50,000yen!

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(Login RatBob44)
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Drool!

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January 30 2012, 5:39 PM 

That one is really nice, Thian. It's on my shortlist. The green dial and those hands get my pulse up.

MikeyT
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Thian
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When this Alpinist model with the green dial came out,

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January 30 2012, 6:17 PM 

I had reservations on it but kept it in the back of my mind. The brown strap and green/gold dial combo was very nice, but I didn't pick it up back a few years.

Then I spotted it on the auctions and knew I had to bid on it..Everything is going up in price with the Seikos, so I better grab this one if no one else bids on it.....and that is what happened! happy.gif Comes in a nice box with tags...


 
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A real beauty for sure..

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January 30 2012, 6:24 PM 

Great colour combinations..

http://anzacsorientwatchspot.blogspot.com/

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Thian
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well, your Royal Calendar is a beaut! nt

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January 30 2012, 10:35 PM 

nt

 
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sharkfin Dave
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very cool, really like that one. ;) nt

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January 30 2012, 11:55 PM 


 
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WOW, Thian...that is a BEAUTY! I love it! I know you'll enjoy wearing it! (nt)

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January 31 2012, 10:25 AM 

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Thian
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thanks, Ed and Dave...this one vies with my 5216 for dressy watch...

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January 31 2012, 3:17 PM 

and yet it is built as a tool watch. Sapphire crystal, screwdown crown, and 200m rated....auto and handwinding from the 6R15 movement with about 52 hours of reserve power...

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sharkfin Dave
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thumbs up!

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January 31 2012, 7:32 PM 

Green dial and fall foliage works!

I love cathedral hands! wink.gif

 
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Thian
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So...do you still have that nice Seiko Laurel?...nt

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January 31 2012, 9:53 PM 

nt

 
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sharkfin Dave
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ya

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February 1 2012, 5:10 PM 

still have the pair.
I almost picked up the blue round dial Laurel, but need to scale down.

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Thian
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aahh...love that tonneau one...!!! very nice! trades? :)) nt

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February 1 2012, 5:53 PM 

nt

 
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sharkfin Dave
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hadn't thought about that

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February 2 2012, 10:36 PM 

curious, whatcha got these days? wink.gif

 
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Thian
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give me a general value either here or email me....

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February 2 2012, 11:16 PM 

If I haven't anything thing for you, I could buy it IF you wanted to...

Got a Tuna and MMaster bookmarked from the auction .....which do you prefer? The Tuna is 45mm wide?


 
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great catch Thian

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February 7 2012, 12:43 AM 

Its a great watch

I still have mine and still love it.
No worn often but when I do I know why its still around

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*Never a waste of time to look at a watch*

 
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ahhh...thanks for showing your version! nt

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February 7 2012, 2:07 AM 

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