The Seiko Alpinist was originally released in 1961 to accompany the Japanese mountain men, or yamaotoko, on their expeditions to the peaks of the Japanese Alps. Now in its fifth generation, the Seiko Alpinist SARB017 features a distinguished design reminiscent of an old era of exploration.
Note: Since this is a Japanese domestic market model, the manufacturer warranty is only valid in Japan. This watch is covered under a Massdrop 1-year warranty. These watches will be shipped from the US. This drop is limited to 183 units.
Measuring 39.5 millimeters in diameter and 12 millimeters thick, the watch’s polished stainless steel case comes with brushed lugs, giving it a two-toned aesthetic. The defining feature of the Alpinist is the sunburst dial in alpine green. It contrasts against the gold tone of the hands and hour indices, which alternate between even numerals and triangles. The watch comes with a sapphire crystal and a solid stainless steel caseback, which includes an engraving of the Alpinist logo.
Another notable feature is the internal rotating compass bezel, which is controlled by the crown at the 4 o’clock position. The watch is powered by a Seiko 6R15 23-jewel automatic movement that comes equipped with hacking and hand-winding capabilities and a 50-hour power reserve. The SARB017 comes with a rich brown, calf-leather strap that complements the dial.
All orders will be shipped by Drop.
Estimated ship date is Aug 18, 2016 PT.
After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.