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..