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Insight/info Alba AKA w670-4000

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Insight/info Alba AKA w670-4000

Post06 Jul 2020, 17:07

Hi! I bought this watch last year. I'd seen it sold as a Spoon and knew it had also been marketed with Seiko's own branding. But I'm not sure the Alba version was sold outside Japan. I was showing off my DSM watch to the vintage digital watch group on facebook and a user commented on this which was visible in my box. He said it was a rare example/serial no.
Are they worth hanging onto? Anyone know much about them? It's huge and heavy, but I love the retro Battlestar Galactica look of it.

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Re: Insight/info Alba AKA w670-4000

Post06 Jul 2020, 18:55

I would hang on to it, you can never have too many watches and I think it's a really unique design! How does the display look when enabled? I recently found an old fossil that my friend gave me for my birthday and it was in horrible shape some surface corrosion grew on it even though I kept it well. I refinished the case and installed new batteries, it required two batteries, one for the quartz time and the other for the Asian characters that changes in the background.
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Re: Insight/info Alba AKA w670-4000

Post06 Jul 2020, 19:30

That looks excellent! There was definitely a design overlap with the funky Fossil, Majestyk and these Seiko models. Good, confident late 90s styling.

The display is a pseudo-led, back-lit LCD, but it's bright and pin-sharp.
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Re: Insight/info Alba AKA w670-4000

Post06 Jul 2020, 19:41

Cool, I'd say that's a keeper!

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