Friday, October 3, 2008

Orient Marcus Gronholm Limited Edition CDB04001D0

Specifications from the Orient Company site:
Mechanical Movement: ORIENT caliber 46A41
Made in Japan
Self winding movement
21 jewels
21600/hour vibrations
Stainless steel case
Crystal glass
Screw see-through caseback (crystal glass), screwed-down crown
Urethane strap
Water resistant to 100m
Diameter 43.0mm
Thickness 12.7mm

The urethane strap is patterned along the lines of the tread pattern for the tyres used in the 2007 rally season by Marcus Gronholm and BP-Ford World Rally Team. The dial has the number 3 and Gronholm inside an area representing the side window of the car. The colours are those used on his car.

On the back of the watch is Marcus Gronholm's signature which is also on the urethane strap. The rotor is engraved with details of the 2007 World Rally win by Marcus Gronholm and the BP-Ford World Rally Team. On the side of the watch is the number in the series which is limited to 2007 watches worldwide.

The small details have been looked after too. The pillow for the watch is signed as well and the box is in the team colours.

This watch is really comfortable to wear. Case is of the same design as the CFM00001B, but doesn't feel as bulky and heavy. Lume is much better than the CFM00001B as well.

The watch is currently running at -2 secs per day..

I am really pleased, because I didn't expect to get hold of one of these after I saw them advertised, and in fact missed out on my first attempt at purchase.

Orient Kingmaster WZ0251ER

This watch is one very well made watch, only available to the Japanese Domestics Market.

Specs: (thanks to Kew)
• Calibre ER14 Automatic movement
• Stainless Steel case with solid end lugs
• 41mm case diameter (includes shoulders around crown)
• 43mm including crown
• 39mm bezel diameter
• 14mm width from case back to top of crystal
• 47mm tip of lug at 12 position to tip of lug at 6 position
• S/S bracelet with three fold push button release clasp engraved with the Orient symbol and the word Orient.
• Bracelet is 3.5mm thick, 20mm wide narrowing to 18mm at clasp
• Weight of 140grams with two bracelet links removed.
• Automatic winding. Non Hacking. Non hand-winding
• 21 Jewel automatic movement
• 40 hours reserve
• Magnified date at 3 position
• Accuracy +25 seconds ~ -15 seconds
• Glass Crystal – 28mm diameter
• Solid Screw-down case back
• Water resistant 100 metres
• Luminescent hour, minute, seconds and indices
• Rotating bezel

It is comfortable to wear and features a very nice solid link Stainless Steel bracelet. The dial is uncluttered and easy to read.

Orient M-Force Orange 'Mini-Beast' 2EX0100CM0

Orient M-Force Orange 'Mini-Beast' Diver 2EX0100CM0.

Orient Light-Powered 4000 WV0441VD

This is the Orient Light-Powered 4000 (WV0441VD or CVD0U002D)...

Analogue Quartz Movement : caliber JE701
Quartz movement with solar cell (chargeable from any light source)
Approx 6 months of running time at fully charged
Stainless steel case
Crystal glass
Stainless steel bracelet or genuine leather strap
Water resistant to 50m
Diameter 42.0mm
Thickness 9.61mm