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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Tony,

That white dialed M-Force looks like a very practical timepiece for everyday wear.

Looking at the side profile, it reminds me of some late model Seiko 5 Superior models with the integrated bracelet.

Interesting watch and writeup! :-)