Saturday, October 17, 2009

Orient Sapphire World Time Tonneau WV0031FA

Something a little different in design from Orient Japan. This World Time with Tonneau style case and Roman numerals.


  • Orient Non hacking and non hand winding automatic movement
  • Adjustable interlocking world time feature
  • Power Reserve Indicator at 6 position
  • Date subdial at 12 position
  • Crown at 9 position
  • Accuracy of +25 to -15 seconds per day
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Display Screw down case back
  • Diameter: 39mm
  • Lug to Lug: 50mm
  • Thickness: 15mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • 20mm thick solid stainless steel bracelet with butterfly clasp
  • Water Resistance: 50m

Monday, August 24, 2009

The World Heritage LE from Orient..

This Orient World Time.. The World Heritage is a limited edition watch of 2000.. Fit and finish is excellent.. The crystal is so clear that it can look as if there is no crystal at all..If you look closely at the third photo you can see the outline of New Zealand next to the 11 marker..

List Price: JPY 157,500 (US$1,660.00)
Orient World Heritage WZ0021FB
World time/Power Reserve/Date
Limited Edition to 2000
46 L41 automatic movement. Hacking. Non-Handwinding used in Orient Star Royal movements Accuracy: +10 seconds to -5 seconds
Interlocking world time independently adjustable
Power reserve meter
Date Subdial
316 stainless case case
Sapphire crystal both sides with AR coating
Diameter: 40 mm (42mm including crown guards)
Lug to Lug: 47mm
Weight 150g
Thickness: 13mm

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Orient Star World Time WZ0031FA

This model comes from about 2004.. It is smaller than a number of the other Orient World Time watches..

Movement: 46K40
Fixed Bezel with smooth edge
Diameter: 38.6mm excluding crown
Lug to lug: 45.2mm
Lug Width: 18mm
Slightly domed crystal

They originally came on a stainless steel bracelet..

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Vintage Orient Three Star 25 Jewel Automatic

This Orient Three Star 25 Jewel Automatic is from the 1960-1970 era.. It is waterproof..

As with most mens dress watches from this time.. there is no lume on the dial or hands..

The date is quickset using the pusher at two o'clock and the day is set by rotating the hands back and forth past 12 midnight..

This watch goes quite nicely with a brown leather strap..

Friday, June 26, 2009

Orient Sporty Automatic CERAL002C

The latest arrival for me..


Mechanical Movement : ORIENT caliber 48743 Made in Japan
Self-winding movement
21 jewels
21600/hour vibrations
Stainless steel case
Convex crystal glass with lens, screwed-down crown
Stainless steel bracelet or genuine leather strap
Water resistant to 100m
Size 41.5x47mm
Thickness 15.1mm

Monday, June 1, 2009

Another vintage Orient brought back to life..

Picked up this Orient Weekly Auto Swimmer from a sales section of one of the watch forums..

This is the watch as it was on arrival..

The 'kanji' day wheel was not working and the pusher at 2 o'clock was missing a retaining clip..

Note the picture of a scuba diver on the caseback and the words '40m perfect waterproof'..

The watch is now fully functional and temporarily on a black leather strap..

Here is the finished project and I think the brown leather strap goes well with the white dial..

I am guessing that this watch is from the 1960s..

Friday, May 29, 2009

Orient Star WorldTime WZ0081FA

The Orient Star WorldTime WZ0081FA is a Japanese Domestic Market watch. It is a comfortable fit with just the right weight. The bracelet has solid stainless steel links with solid endlinks. The crown is signed and does not screw down. As with other Orient offerings of this type the 24 hour ring rotates counterclockwise as the hands move clockwise. The city bezel is bi-directional. The display caseback allows you to see the nicely machined and decorated movement.

  • Orient In-House Automatic, No handwinding or hacking
  • Stated accuracy between -15 to +25 seconds per day
  • Power Reserve of 40 hours or more
  • Interlocking hour hand 24 hours a rotating ring World Time function
  • Bi-Directional Rotating bezel
  • Date Subdial
  • Power Reserve Feature
  • 10 bar water resistance
  • Sapphire Crystal with AR front and rear
  • Power Reserve and Date Subdials
  • See-Thru Caseback
  • Stainless Steel Case and Bracelet with folding push-button clasp
  • Case diameter of 41 mm (not including crown)
  • 12mm thick
  • Weight of about 160grams

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Orient M-Force Diver WZ0031EZ

The Orient M-Force Diver WZ0031EZ is a Japanese Domestic Market model that is no longer available. It is a comfortable size and weight. The case is a nice shiny stainless steel with solid link bracelet. The bracelet links are held together with pins; it is let down by a very basic clasp. The lug width is only 16mm and the spring pins are quite thin. Fat pins will not fit. This is of concern as a weakened pin may fail as happened to me today. Luckily there was no major damage.

The crown and bezel have a nice knurled pattern. The crown screws down firmly. The bezel rotates firmly in one direction with 60 clicks and lines up with dial markers.

The dial has been described as egg shell white. It has a lovely sheen in certain light. The markers are raised and the subdials (power reserve, seconds and date) are inset. Lume on this one is great and lasts the whole night.

Case diameter ( 42 mm
Lug to Lug: 45 mm
Height: 15
Lug width: 10
Bracelet tapered 20 mm to 16 mm

Weight 160 grams

If you can find this model on the market, then go out and get one. This is a recommended buy.