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Posted 28 September 2022

Seiko SPB355J1 Ltd Edition watch £720 with code @ Watcho

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I just put my name on one. At £720 it comes in a little higher versus the other "standard" prospex Alpinists, but is a limited version only available in the EU market at 3000 units. I really like the textured dial and the colours on this one, so decided to add it to my collection at the discounted price.

  • Prospex Alpinist Collection watch.
  • Just 3,000 of this Limited Edition piece have been created, only available in Europe.
  • Its design is inspired by the rugged harshness of the mountain’s rock face. The textured dial reveals a different expression as the angle of vision changes, whilst the blue tones of the hands and indices extend the alpine theme.
  • The watch shape takes its cues from the original Seiko ‘Alpinist,’ first launched in 1959 for Japanese ‘Yama-otoko’ mountain men, to be reliable in treacherous terrain.
  • The limited edition, within the Prospex Land collection, is designed for practicality.
  • It’s powered by the Seiko in-house Automatic 6R movement with highly visible lumibrite on the dial and hands – easy to see in any light – with a power reserve of 70 hours and Sapphire crystal with magnified glass.
  • Since launching Japan’s first diver’s watch in 1965, Seiko’s innovative watchmaking has changed global dive watch standards.
  • Premium anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass with magnifier provides better protection from scratches in your daily life.
  • 200 metres water-resistant watch suitable for diving.
  • Stainless-steel case watch.
  • The easy to read dial features luminous hands and indexes.
  • Displays date at the 3 o'clock position.
  • 2-year manufacturer warranty.
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    Thinking of Seiko Limited Editions that were EU only, the Dawn Grey Samurai and Turtle from 2018 and limited to 2018 units each spring to mind. They were supplied in limited numbers to each Seiko AD, sold out quickly and resell at a premium. What that means I don't know, other than I don't think Seiko Limited Edition EU only watches come around that often.
    i posted this deal hoping to read comments like this justifying my expenditure lol
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    3000 units for a watch, is not so limited, £800 seems to be the normal price. I’d be looking for other sellers too, a lot of them have discount available if you sign up to their newsletters. So you should be able to match, possibly better this if your lucky.

    I like the blue hands and hour markers, but not sure it really works with the face colouring and texture. (Obviously that’s a personal thing)

    I’ve bought a couple of watches in the last 3 months, and put my interest in for a couple of others (some will understand that).

    I need to stop looking at watch deals, though they seem to be few and far between. Even the watches I’ve bought recently I’ve really had to apply pressure to get discount. (edited)
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    So chances are this will gain value ...
    Whether it gains, loses or holds its value only time will tell, but it will depend on the usual criteria, not least of all availability and popularity. So my first question would be, where does the price of this sit against other similar models and variants that are not Limited Editions (LE)? With the Samurai and Turtle Dawn Grey LE, the RRP was £440 and so the same as the RRP for non LE models. Plus it was clear it was going to be a very popular colour scheme from the pre launch chatter online. So it sold out at RRP, whilst non LE models get discounted to perhaps 60% of that. At the end of the day, buying watches because you like them and they present VFM is always a good buying criteria IMHO. (edited)
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    Love the dial face but not the finish on the case, hot anyway.
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    beautiful dial. I still prefer the green baby alpinist and also much rather prefer a steel bracelet.
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    @123_Everything and @karanrucks I just did some digging on an issue that I knew very little about in relation to a previous Alpinist Limited Edition release. So you may want to watch this video as it is very interesting. LINK TO VIDEO.
    Thanks for sharing @Baldricky - I am aware of Seiko doing stuff like this with some of their LE's in the past but with the 10% off for this watch, i was happy to pay a little extra over the standard models to acquire this LE with hope they don't decide to release it later anyway. If they do, i won't throw my toys out the pram - will be a keeper for me in any case, and a companion to my SARB017
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    Not too many years ago the original SARB017 was selling in the UK for about £300.
    Now look at this ridiculous price!
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    Personally I prefer a patina to cathedral hands
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    Seiko flogging that dead horse.. the original alpinist was a carbuncle.. this 'special' edition does not improve anything. I suppose the numerals not being in gold is a positive change.. retaining the pointless compass is a negative.
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    I bought the SPB199J1 2020 Mountain Glacier EU “Limited Edition” for £800. Only for Seiko to release the exact same watch on a metal bracelet “non limited” SPB197J1 for £690. Absolute joke. Will never buy a Seiko again.
    I am hoping they have learned their lesson after the backlash from that episode.....
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    Can’t say I like the blue used and prefer the 199 or 197 colour even though I wouldn’t pay the extra for them over the standard editions.
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