My watch fund is slowly increasing which has been a good time to consider another entry for my humble collection. I was opting for a Seiko 007/009 but have been taken aback by the Alpinist. I think it looks great and has some features that speak to me. However, the price throws me off a bit but I'm sure there's a reason for it. I could justify saving $500-600 but sell me on the Alpinist. What sets it apart from other watches in this price range? Thanks!