Thursday, October 2, 2008

Orient Quartz Alarm Chronograph CTD0H002D

Another Orient Quartz Alarm Chronograph CTD0H002D today.. This one with the 7T62 Seiko movement. Nice blue dial. Hard to photograph to show off the colour..

Analogue Quartz Movement : caliber KFA00
Alarm chronograph in 1/5 second
Chronograph hands (minute & 1/5 second), alarm hands, small second hand, date
Stainless steel case and bracelet
Convex crystal glass
Water resistant to 50m
Diameter 42.5mm
Thickness 11.8mm

Orient Quartz Chronograph LTT05001W0

One of the quartz series, the Orient Chronograph LTT05001W0.. 1/20 sec subdial.. integrated bracelet.. I believe it has the Seiko 7T92 movement in it..

Orient Marcus Gronholm CFT00001B

Also from the Sporty Automatic Collection is the Orient Marcus Gronholm Rally watch (Flightmaster to some) CFT00001B. This is joy to wear. I love seeing the action of the movement. The way it is sitting like a steering wheel. The 'fuel' guage for the power reserve above the 6. The time is set using the crown at 9 and the sliderule using the crown at 4. Both crowns are screw down. The movement is 'swirl' finished and is viewable throught the display back. The leather strap fits perfectly and is finished off with a deployant buckle. Highly recommended..

Orient Sporty Automatic CFM00001B

This is one of the Orient Sporty Automatic Collection. The CFM00001B. It is one big, heavy watch. Yet despite this it is comfortable to wear. The dial is easy to read and is a work of art.

Mechanical Movement :
ORIENT caliber 46U40
Made in Japan
Self-winding movement
21 jewels
21600/hour vibrations
Power reserve indicator, date hand
Stainless steel case
One-way rotating bezel
Crystal glass
See-through caseback, screwed-down crown
Stainless steel bracelet or genuine leather strap
Water resistant to 100m
Diameter 44.5mm
Thickness 13.7mm

Orient Star WZ0281ER

My first (and only at this point) Orient Star. This is a Japanese Domestic Model (JDM). The model is WZ0281ER. It is really dressy watch and I am told by another watch enthusiast that has one (Michael) that they look really great on a dark brown crocodile strap. A nice classic and elegant watch. Great when worn with a suit.

Orient Power Reserve CEX0Q001B0

This is one of the first Orients that I bought. I got this one while on holiday in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, after I bought it I found that it wasn't winding properly. So began my contact with Orient service. I looked up the agent in Hong Kong on the warranty card, caught the rapid rail to the district, walked the streets to find the address (and it was very hot) and went into the office. There I was greeted by the manager, Douglas. No trouble, please take a seat in here while we fix it. Then along comes a tray with coffee, tea and biscuits. Douglas soon joins us while we wait and we talk about Orients. He gets me a copy of the latest Orient catalogue. My watch is fixed and I leave there feeling like this company has really looked after me as an individual. Can't ask for better than that. On top of this, Douglas was the guy who had organised an Orient World Time to be available for me at a shop near my hotel for me to collect when I arrived in Hong Kong. You can probably now see why I am an avid Orient supporter.

Anyway enough of the ramble down memory lane.. Here is the watch..
Like a lot of Orients, the dial on this one has some subtle texture changes depending on the light. It can appear to have a lovely jet black dial and then you move the watch and you see....

Orient Open Heart CFH01001B

This is the Orient Open Heart CFH01001B. The watch has a nice textured black dial. As with most of the Orients I own it also has a nice solid link SS bracelet.

Orient Mako CEM65006DR

Next in the lineup is the Orient Mako (Pepsi). A really nice watch with great lume.

Orient Blue Beast WZ0191EX

The Orient Blue Beast WZ0191EX is next. This watch has a great teal blue colour dial that is hard to capture in pics. The dial face is textured and is a joy to view. This is a solid watch with quite a high profile. Good lume too.

Orient Submariner 2ER00004D

Next is the lovely Orient Submariner 2ER00004D. The World Time theme is finished and now I move on to the Orient divers that I have. Bracelet is solid links but feels light. Watch diameter including crown is 42mm. A really nice homage style watch.