Alouette de Mer from Colorado Springs, CO United States
I love my Alpinist cult watch. Its size is perfect since ladies are wearing larger watches nowadays, so it's just right for me, for it's feminine and stylish these days. With the green sunburst face, it's quite an eye-catcher. Since I live in Colorado and hike in the mountains, I'm a lady Yamaotoko.
The accuracy is an average of -2 sec/day. I use the time standard at WWV (303-499-7111).
Yes, the band was somewhat stiff. To solve this, in addition to daily wearing, at night I attached the watch to a watch box insert shaped like the wrist, and on the fifth hole on the band, just like I wear it. Now the band is supple and shaped to my wrist. However, I'm considering the jubilee bracelet for this watch, since it's reminiscent of my long lost love, my first gen GMT Master with the jubilee.
Thank you, Mark, for making this JDM cult watch available here in the States. Now that I own one, I can understand why it has such a loyal following and why it's in such high demand.