New Alpinist models from Seiko

The Alpinist line has been Seiko’s product for upscale outdoorsmen. Designed for the ‘Yamatoko’, these are watches for those who hike and climb mountains. Over the 1961, Seiko has introduced both mechanical and quartz versions, many with compass bezels and usually waterproof to an unusual 200m (660ft). The case shape has changed considerably, and the crown is now at the 4 o’clock position..

This is the details for Alpinist Model..

There are three new models, all with the 6R15 mechanical movement. First off is the SARB059 :

Stainless case and bracelet, black dial, red compass markings on the chapter ring, and a nifty combined compass/time bezel. In common with the other models, it has a screwdown crown, domed mineral glass crystal, screwdown caseback, 23-jewel movement and accuracy rated to -15/+25 seconds per day. Handsome, unobtrusive, and a very legible face. I like the nice touch of white-on-black date window and bold hands. The Price is about $600..

Next up is the ion-plated black SARB063 :

For that, you get a plated case and bracelet, which gives the watch a fashionable flat black look. The black-framed hands are a trifle less legible but still quite readable in my opinion. The white-on-black bezel pops visually, and looks very functional. The Price is about $720..

Last but not least is the budget model SARB061 :

For that, you get a rubber strap instead of a bracelet, and only the bezel is ion-plated for a nice contrast with the stainless steel case. The Price is about $580..

Comments (3)

Used Rolex WatchesApril 4th, 2009 at 6:28 am

I like the ion-plated black SARB063, very sleek and classy looking. Can be worn formally or casually.

shopping for electronicsApril 6th, 2009 at 8:11 am

yea i agree i do like the sarb063 very nice and also the rubber band.

DeltaPinJune 3rd, 2009 at 4:21 pm

I recently bought the SARB063. Very satisfied!

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