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Seiko Prospex Alpinist GMT SPB379 Black SPB377 Blue SPB409 White SBEJ005 Green

April 17, 2024 4 min read

Seiko Prospex Alpinist GMT SPB379, SPB377 Blue, SPB409 White, SBEJ005 Green, review

The Seiko Alpinist has been a beloved watch among enthusiasts since its introduction in 1959. Originally designed for Japanese mountain climbers, the Alpinist has evolved over the years while maintaining its core identity as a reliable, durable, and stylish timepiece. The modern Alpinist, particularly the SARB017 with its distinctive green dial, has gained a cult following among watch collectors and outdoors enthusiasts alike.

Seiko Alpinist GMT SPB379 Black with Strapcode fitted endlink stainless steel watch band

The Seiko Prospex Alpinist GMT SPB379 in black gets a luxurious upgrade with the Asteroid stainless steel watch band, blending brushed and polished finishes.

 

The Iconic SARB017: A True Classic

The SARB017, released in 2006, has become an icon in the watch community. Its unique green dial, featuring gold indices and hands, is reminiscent of the lush forests and mountains that the Alpinist was designed to explore. The watch's 38mm stainless steel case, screw-down crown, and 200m water resistance make it a versatile and dependable companion for any adventure.

Seiko Alpinist GMT SBEJ005 Green with Strapcode fitted endlink stainless steel watch band

The vibrant green Seiko Prospex Alpinist GMT SBEJ005 pairs seamlessly with the Super-JUB II stainless steel watch band, enhancing its classy aesthetic.

 

The Alpinist Family: Variations on a Theme

The popularity of the SARB017 has led to the creation of various iterations of the Alpinist, each with its own unique character. From the deep blue dial of the SARB089 to the sleek cream dial of the SARB013, there is an Alpinist to suit every taste.

Seiko Alpinist GMT SPB409 White with Strapcode fitted endlink stainless steel watch band

The limited edition white Seiko Prospex Alpinist GMT SPB409 looks stunning with the Super-O Boyer stainless steel watch band, featuring a brushed V-clasp for a secure fit.

 

The New Seiko Prospex Alpinist GMT: Adventure Meets Practicality

Now, Seiko has introduced the highly anticipated Seiko Prospex Alpinist GMT, a new addition to this beloved line. Launched in October 2023, this watch combines the rugged, adventure-ready design of the Alpinist with the practicality of a GMT complication, making it the perfect companion for travelers and adventurers alike.

Seiko Alpinist GMT SPB377 Blue with Strapcode fitted endlink stainless steel watch band

The cool blue Seiko Prospex Alpinist GMT SPB377 is beautifully accented with the Rollball version II stainless steel watch band, perfect for both adventure and style.

The Alpinist has long been a favorite among Seiko enthusiasts, and this new GMT version is sure to be a hit as well. Let's take a closer look at the different models available:

  • SPB379 Black Dial: This model features a classic matte black dial with transferred silver-white markers and numerals. It has a sporty and utilitarian look that stays true to the Alpinist's roots.
  • SPB377 Blue Dial: The SPB377 showcases a stunning sunray-brushed blue dial with raised markers and numerals. This model adds a touch of elegance to the Alpinist's rugged design.
  • SBEJ005 Green Dial: Currently available as a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) model, the SBEJ005 features the iconic green dial that has become synonymous with the Alpinist. It will be part of the standard collection, and soon join alongside the black and blue variants international collection.
  • SPB409 White Dial: A limited edition model of 3000 pieces, the SPB409 stands out with its crisp white dial. This striking colorway gives the watch a fresh and modern appearance while maintaining its adventurous spirit.
Seiko Alpinist GMT SPB379 Black with Strapcode with resilient white FKM rubber watch strap

The sleek black Seiko Prospex Alpinist GMT SPB379 is perfectly complemented by the resilient white FKM rubber watch strap, adding a touch of sporty elegance.

 

Impressive Specifications and Reliable Performance

All four models share the same impressive specifications. The case measures 39.5mm in diameter and 13.6mm in thickness, making it well-suited for a variety of wrist sizes. The watch is water-resistant to 200 meters and features a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. The GMT function is powered by the reliable 6R54 movement, which offers a power reserve of 72 hours and an accuracy of -15/+25 seconds per day.

Seiko Alpinist GMT SPB379 and SPB377 with Strapcode fitted endlink watch bands

Showcasing two watches, the Seiko Prospex Alpinist GMTs in black and blue are each paired with matching Wheels resilient curved end FKM rubber watch straps, offering durability and style in black and navy blue respectively.

 

Strapcode: The Perfect Complement

In line with the spirit of the Alpinist, Strapcode offers meticulously crafted watch bands that are the ideal accompaniment to the Seiko Prospex Alpinist GMT series. Our custom-fitted endlink bands, originally designed for the Alpinist and Prospex Alpinist models, have been found to fit the new GMT collection perfectly as well. This compatibility underscores Strapcode's dedication to providing enhancements that resonate with the essence of the Seiko Alpinist ethos.

Seiko Alpinist GMT SPB409 White with Strapcode fitted endlink stainless steel watch band

The limited edition white Seiko Prospex Alpinist GMT SPB409 is elegantly matched with the Angus-J Louis JUB stainless steel watch band, offering a sophisticated look.

Strapcode's offerings are more than just accessories; we are an extension of the watch itself. We provide a personalized touch that complements the classic appeal of the Seiko Prospex Alpinist GMT, making it not just a timepiece, but a statement of style and functionality. The fact that our existing Alpinist and Prospex Alpinist watch bands fit the new GMT models seamlessly is a testament to the consistency and precision of both Seiko's watchmaking and Strapcode's craftsmanship.

Seiko Alpinist GMT SPB379 Black with Strapcode fitted endlinkstainless steel watch band

The classic black Seiko Prospex Alpinist GMT SPB379 is complemented by the sleek Super-O Boyer stainless steel watch band, making it a versatile choice for any occasion.

 

A Welcome Addition to the Alpinist Family

The Seiko Prospex Alpinist GMT is a welcome addition to the Alpinist family, offering the durability and reliability that fans have come to expect, along with the added functionality of a GMT complication. Whether you choose the classic black, the limited edition white, the elegant blue, or the iconic green dial, this watch is sure to become a treasured companion on all your adventures, just like its predecessor, the beloved SARB017.

 

Written by Vienna, images by Toni.

 

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