Originally Posted by mynameis905
Details on the Black Bay homage, fret?
It was a beautiful watch, a modified seiko, based on the rock solid skx007, modified by dagaz(Jake duarte) with a Murphy coin edge bezel, custom face, aluminium chapter ring, custom bezel insert and domed crystal.
Nice watch but when I looked at it, I always would think how could I upgrade to a real black Bay, and once I realized that, it's days were numbered.
Any watches I have are in the collection because I like them for what they are, and not as a stop gap until I get "the real thing", whatever I think that might be.
Originally Posted by G rock
How do you like the alpinist? Is something that I find myself looking at a lot.
Which one!? There's the sarb017, on the leather strap that's the classic seiko alpinist. That watch is worth many times its price. Face is just beautifully detailed, raised gold seiko logo and numerals, deep emerald green color that changes and shimmers as it moves, very detailed polished case that is just the right size at 38mm and a 200m water resistance rating so you can trust it if you get caught in the rain.
The internal Bezel is well made also. I've played with a few internal Bezel watches and the Bezel felt lose and and inaccurate, but there is zero play in this one, the tiniest turn of the Bezel crown will adjust the position of the internal Bezel, tight precise engineering the way it should be.
The other alpinist is the one on the metal bracelet, a sarb059, it's a skx case, but finished to a much higher standard, some parts brushed, some polished and thr brushing is beautifully done. Also has a nicer crown engraved with the seiko "s". Face looks black but in the right light it's a deep green, amazing when you notice it but didn't expect it. Has a 6r15 movement, seikos upper level workhorse for the past few years. Bezel is BI directional non ratcheting type.
It's semi dressy, works with with a shirt and tie as a desk diver, but is 200m rated so is also trustworthy if out in the elements.
This was my first "expensive" watch(I had just started working and earning very very little). My better half helped me get it, as an engagement present.
Timekeeping wise they are all more than accurate for me. I never tested them, but they are never out more than a minute or so,based on real world usage.
If I wanted to the second accuracy I'd by a 10 euro Casio.