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Ferret619

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i have a couple I need you guys to talk me out of, I know that totally what P&C is about after all.
First up is the Seiko Alpinist (SARB017)

I see myself wearing it on off days with my Hamilton and kinda filling the spot of the diver though I do have my skx013 still.. I don’t know... I just kinda love it
 

Ferret619

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The big crown is also on my list. Seems like I'll be no help in talking you out of anything mate 😂
Haha well this is pretty much what I actually expected from P&C, thankfully I think if I was actually holding a wad of cash I would probably skip the alpinist and go with the big crown.
 
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Haha well this is pretty much what I actually expected from P&C, thankfully I think if I was actually holding a wad of cash I would probably skip the alpinist and go with the big crown.
Yeah that's probably what I'd do as well, the colour variants of the big crown models make that a hard choice in itself.
 

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i have a couple I need you guys to talk me out of, I know that totally what P&C is about after all.
First up is the Seiko Alpinist (SARB017)

I see myself wearing it on off days with my Hamilton and kinda filling the spot of the diver though I do have my skx013 still.. I don’t know... I just kinda love it

 

Ferret619

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Rami

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I vote the Oris. The Seiko is everywhere and to be honest is not that nice. The oris looks much better
 
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Those things are far too fragile. Drop them on a tiled / concrete floor and they're gone. Too top heavy too, especially with the bands - they either slide around on the wrist or you do it up tight to stop that and it then becomes uncomfortable. No alarms, no countdown timer for timing the steak on the BBQ, no stopwatch, lume is average and it doesn't even tell you the day of the week. Have to worry about it when you go for a swim at the beach. Timekeeping is really poor so you have to keep resetting that if you actually want to know the real time and you also have to keep resetting the date for every month with less than 31 days. Scratches easily and there's no protection for the glass. They're just examples of only being an echo of a homage to an antiquated, out-dated and really quite poor design.

For far less you could have a real icon - a genuine revolution in watch-making. A practical watch, still chosen by militaries and LEOs all around the world. Probably the most practical watch ever invented - lightweight, comfortable, thin, strong, shockproof, durable, almost scratch-proof, with all the above features, excellent timekeeping, exemplary WR and fantastic EL lume. Something that can be thrown off a building or run over by a truck and still keep working. A modern classic - a watch that still looks like the original 80s design but is even lighter, better and cheaper now. That watch is of course a G Shock DW-5600, or a G-5600 if you don't like changing batteries. Don't like the colour? Choose from dozens of other different styles and colourways then. After all the G Shocks that have come afterwards, their inventor (Kikuo Ibe) still wears the original "square" design because it is the most practical. A better watch just doesn't exist (unless a vibe alarm is important to you - then a GD350 is the go...). if it starts looking tatty after a few decades of hard use then just buy some new resin and start again.

Print this out and stick it to a wall. Or while you only start looking at Ori and Alpinists, you soon start to see their deficiencies, so you then start being tempted by Speedmasters or Tunas and suddenly you find yourself wondering what you have to sell to get a Rolex, Patek or AP, if you make the mistake of seeing one of them in person. Stand out from the crowd instead - refuse to follow the herd and instead wear the world's most practical watch, with the world's most timeless and classic design!

Well, you did ask...
 
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