Since the announced discontinuation of the Seiko Alpinist in 2018, prices have risen well past the MSRP. But prices have normalized on the used market for the Seiko Alpinist SARB017.
I received the email from Seiko at 10:25am MST announcing that the Seiko Alpinist SPB089 with blue dial is back in stock at seikousa.com.
For about $500 USD the Seiko SZSB006 or SZSB007 get you Alpinist flare with a rock-solid movement.
It is ironic that I own a diver’s watch—likely one of the most iconic symbols of ocean explorers. It's ironic because I don't know how to swim.
If you’ve been into watches for a while or are just starting your adventure into the horological universe, you are bound to run into the Seiko SKX007 dive watch. It is often lauded as one of the most ionic and best-value watches you can buy.