Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Orient World Time CEY04001B

Number Ten and one of my first is the Orient Classic Automatic World Time CEY04001B. A susbstantial watch that I bought while on holiday in Hong Kong.

Mechanical Movement :
ORIENT caliber 46H51
Made in Japan
Self-winding movement
23 jewels
21600/hour vibrations
Power reserve indicator, small second hand, date hand
World time indicator
Stainless steel case
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating
See-through caseback with sapphire crystal, screwed-down crown
Stainless steel bracelet or genuine leather strap
Water resistant to 100m
Diameter 43.0mm
Thickness 12.8mm

Orient M-Force World Time CEY02005B0

Number Nine in the collection is the Orient M-Force World Time CEY02005B0. The case and bracelet are gunmetal gray stainless steel. The watch diameter is 42mm. Yet again, a very comfortable watch to wear. It is let down by poor lume, however.

Orient Kingmaster World Time CFA02003W0

Number Eight in the odyssey is the Kingmaster World Time CFA02003W0 (WZ0051FA in Japan). This is the first of the watches with a 24 hour bezel that rotates counterclockwise as the hands move clockwise. The city bezel is set using the crown at 4 o'clock. The crown at 3 o'clock is screw down. Case diameter is 42mm. Yet again, a solid watch that is easy to wear.

Orient World Time CEU05002D

Number Seven is the World Time model with calendar.. CEU05002D. Solid link bracelet. This one is quite light to wear despite its large size. Calendar is changed using the pusher at 2 o'clock.

Orient World Time 2EM0H007

Number Six is the Orient World Time with rotating cities bezel.. A nice watch, but the bracelet on this one is folded links, unlike most of the Orients I have. The lume is practically non-existent. That said, the 2EM0H007 is a very nice watch. Comfortable to wear and great styling.

Orient Kingmaster WZ0371EM

This is the Orient Kingmaster WZ0371EM.. It is the modern equivalent of the 70s World Divers and is available to the Japanese Domestic Market only.. It now uses the more modern city

Orient World Diver 904545W

Number Four is another Vintage Orient World Diver.. Both this one and Number Three have the old city names such as Bombay..

Plus an ad for the watch..

Orient World Diver

Number three in the odyssey is this old Orient World Diver.. a little worse for wear.. probably from the 70s.. The 24 hour bezel rotates to match the time zone you are in using the crown at 4 o'clock. This is the first of three of this style..

Orient GMT CFE04002B

Orient Sporty Automatic GMT CFE04002B..

Mechanical Movement :
ORIENT caliber 46P40
Made in Japan
Self-winding movement
21 jewels
21600/hour vibrations
GMT function
Stainless steel case
One-way rotating bezel
Convex crystal glass
Screw caseback, screwed-down crown
Stainless steel bracelet or genuine leather strap
Water resistant to 100m
Diameter 44.2mm
Thickness 14.1mm

A nice big watch that is light and comfortable to wear. The GMT hand is fixed and the 24 hour bezel can be rotated using the crown at 4 o'clock. Both crowns are of the screw in type. Lume on this watch is excellent, lasting through the night.

Note: the bezel is not painted in production model..

Orient GMT CFE03002B

Hi all,

Thought I would take you on an odyssey through my current Orient collection...

So for number one..

Orient GMT Automatic..

Diameter 41mm excluding crown
Thickness 14mm

All stainless steel
Rotating 24hr bezel with etched numerals for 2nd timezone
Domed thick mineral crystal
Screw down crown
Water resist 100m

Black dial with silvered numerals
Outer scale with luminous dots
Silvered hands with luminous fill
Red 24hr hand (rotates once in 24hrs, 2nd timezone read from bezel)

Orient FE03 GMT automatic with 21 jewels
Extra red 24hr hand
Quickset date
Non hacking
Non handwind

Stainless steel, solid links
Split pin adjustment
Folding safety clasp with push buttons

This watch is comfortable to wear on the wrist. It has an easy to read dial. The GMT hand is not independently adjustable. The integrated bracelet is solid and well made, but may not be suitable for everyone due to the fact that it has a permanent curvature.