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Been having a look at what might fill up my watch box and came across this. Looks great , very similar to Seiko, and the reviews I've read/seen, seem to give Orient the :thumbsup:

Just wondering what 'we' think of Orient and if you have any pics you'd like to share. 

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Hayballs

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4 minutes ago, Hayballs said:

Just wondering what 'we' think of Orient and if you have any pics you'd like to share. 

I've had a few over the years and they've all been flawless. Great value for money. This is the only one I have at the moment,

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I like the one in your picture, more so if it didn't have that "fuel gauge" thing.

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Orients are a no regrets purchase normally I think. Pick a design you like and make sure you don't overpay. Crystals can be sensitive to scratching as I found out.

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The Grail for Orients seems to be the fairly recent US-only release of the Mako .... upgraded in a few departments and sublime by all accounts... but as mentioned , the regular watches are awesome value for money . Had one very briefly and it was a cracking watch and only flipped because I was gifted a similar watch soon after .... all good with Orient !!

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My experience with Orient watches.

Bought the old Mako which was considerably better than the Seiko SKX watches even though the WIS crowd drool over them.  Cost at the time about £60 the Seiko was about £90 - £120 at the time.  

Got the new updated version with the hack movement.  Again, another improvement on Seiko equivalent for less money they are excellent watches.  The only thing I would say about them is the bracelets are utter dross and similar to Vostok ones belong in the bin as soon as humanly possible   (That being said the low end Seiko ones are not much better)

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Orient are fantastic value for money. Have afew Orients but these are the divers I have.

Orient Nano RA-AA0008B19B  Cal F6922

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Orient Kamasu RA-AA0004E19B (Cal-F6922)

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Orient Ray II Automatic FAA02005D9 (F6922)

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Orient Mako II Automatic Watch FAA02002D9 (Caliber F6922)

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5 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

Here's another goodie,

And more Goodies, I really Have too many Orients. :laughing2dw:

Any of the Bambinos, this is Bambino 2nd Generation, Version 2 FAC00007W0 (Cal F6724)

Orient Bambino 2nd Gen. Ver 2 FAC00007W0 (Cal F6724)

or something slightly different.

ORIENT NEO 70's  SOLAR PANDA  WV0041TX (Cal V175)

Orient NEO 70's   PANDA  Solar Chrono WV0041TX (Cal Seiko V175)

 

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1 minute ago, Graham60 said:

And more Goodies, I really Have too many Orients. :laughing2dw:

Any of the Bambinos, this is Bambino 2nd Generation, Version 2 FAC00007W0 (Cal F6724)

Orient Bambino 2nd Gen. Ver 2 FAC00007W0 (Cal F6724)

or something slightly different.

ORIENT NEO 70's  SOLAR PANDA  WV0041TX (Cal V175)

Orient NEO 70's   PANDA  Solar Chrono WV0041TX (Cal Seiko V175)

 

Love that Panda

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Thanks for all your comments and pictures. Some beautiful looking watches you have. I'll keep you posted on any purchases.............:thumbs_up:

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A bit late to the party (work has taken over at the moment) but any opportunity to encourage the purchase of Orient divers (or any other Orient ) should IMHO not be wasted

As others have stated above I would highly recommend them 

These are my divers all with Orient`s cal.469 movement .

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Good hunting & I look forward to seeing the pics.if you take the plunge :thumbsup:

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17 minutes ago, Decker said:

A bit late to the party (work has taken over at the moment) but any opportunity to encourage the purchase of Orient divers (or any other Orient ) should IMHO not be wasted

As others have stated above I would highly recommend them 

These are my divers all with Orient`s cal.469 movement .

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Good hunting & I look forward to seeing the pics.if you take the plunge :thumbsup:

Cheers for that. 

I'm luvin that white faced beauty.  :thumbs_up:

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On ‎11‎/‎09‎/‎2019 at 13:21, Hayballs said:

Been having a look at what might fill up my watch box and came across this. Looks great , very similar to Seiko, and the reviews I've read/seen, seem to give Orient the :thumbsup:

Just wondering what 'we' think of Orient and if you have any pics you'd like to share. shr_841.jpg

Regards

Hayballs

    i want one!    vin

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On ‎11‎/‎09‎/‎2019 at 13:21, Hayballs said:

Been having a look at what might fill up my watch box and came across this. Looks great , very similar to Seiko, and the reviews I've read/seen, seem to give Orient the :thumbsup:

Just wondering what 'we' think of Orient and if you have any pics you'd like to share. 

shr_841.jpg

Regards

Hayballs

    i am impressed, is it automatic? is it the mainspring " power level"  gage.? some vintage watches had that.   unless it is battery voltage. saved my money since i could not find any for sale or the details on the net.   vin

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30 minutes ago, vinn said:

    i am impressed, is it automatic? is it the mainspring " power level"  gage.? some vintage watches had that.   unless it is battery voltage. saved my money since i could not find any for sale or the details on the net.   vin

Yes, from what I've read it is the automatic spring power reserve. 

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38 minutes ago, vinn said:

    i am impressed, is it automatic? is it the mainspring " power level"  gage.? some vintage watches had that.   unless it is battery voltage. saved my money since i could not find any for sale or the details on the net.   vin

Yes they have many models with that, if I recall they design their own movements and they have models that have power reserve, day and date, night / day, front and back displays.

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2 hours ago, MSC said:

Yes they have many models with that, if I recall they design their own movements and they have models that have power reserve, day and date, night / day, front and back displays.

    thanks.    proper name " power reserve".   at one time, it was common.    vin

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On 11/09/2019 at 16:29, Graham60 said:

And more Goodies, I really Have too many Orients. :laughing2dw:

Any of the Bambinos, this is Bambino 2nd Generation, Version 2 FAC00007W0 (Cal F6724)

Orient Bambino 2nd Gen. Ver 2 FAC00007W0 (Cal F6724)

or something slightly different.

ORIENT NEO 70's  SOLAR PANDA  WV0041TX (Cal V175)

Orient NEO 70's   PANDA  Solar Chrono WV0041TX (Cal Seiko V175)

 

That dress watch looks incredible in real life photos. I have been looking at the silver toned one, just not sold on the blue hands, but definitely well worth the asking price.

If I wore gold I would snap that up in a heartbeat!

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32 minutes ago, rc crown ii said:

That dress watch looks incredible in real life photos. I have been looking at the silver toned one, just not sold on the blue hands, but definitely well worth the asking price.

If I wore gold I would snap that up in a heartbeat!

I like blue hands, but it's not everybody's taste, there is also the FER2400BW0, which is like above but with the stainless steel case instead of the gold PVD case, the Hands and indices are still gold, but the gold look is toned down quite a lot with the steel case.

 

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56 minutes ago, Graham60 said:

I like blue hands, but it's not everybody's taste, there is also the FER2400BW0, which is like above but with the stainless steel case instead of the gold PVD case, the Hands and indices are still gold, but the gold look is toned down quite a lot with the steel case.

 

Good call you are correct, steel case with gold, or blue hands. I think i will have one in the future:thumbsup:

I think the blue hands would go more with my attire! 

I was actually looking at FAC0000EW0 but i think your pic sold me on the roman dial. 41mm is the only other concern but for the price i can't really complain, looks great on your wrist shot.

 

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