Thursday, December 23, 2010

Orient M-Force Mini-Beast

I had the orange dial version of this watch and sold it to buy another watch..

Then a month ago this black/grey dial became available in a watch trade, so I jumped at the chance.

The dial had been replaced by Orient Japan and it was in great condition.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Orient Star 200m Air Diver WZ0391FD

Also known as the Orient Star Revolver, this is one really nice watch. I wasn't sure about the bezel style when I first saw them on the net, but after holding one in my hand I decided I really liked it. Features a solid link SS bracelet with solid end links and diver extension. These watches also are available with a rubber strap instead and in blue and black dials.


Model WZ0371FD
Orient in house automatic movement
Non hand-winding & non-hacking.
Power Reserve of 40 hours
Static accuracy +25 to -15 seconds daily
Stainless Steel Case with screw in crown and caseback
Water Resistance of 200m
Diameter: 43.5mm
Thickness: 14.8
Lug Width: 22mm
Power Reserve Feature
Urethane Strap
Uni-directional bezel

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Orient Sports Diver FEM76001B


Black dial
Silver tone with luminous hands and markers
Stainless steel case and bracelet
Uni-directional rotating bezel (60 clicks)
Water resist 100m (10bar)

Approximate measurements:
Case diameter: 44mm(including crown)
Case diameter: 41mm(excluding crown)
Case diameter: 47mm (lug to lug)
Lug width: 24mm. (bracelet tapers to 22mm)

The bracelet looks and feels solid but is actually folded links joined with pins.. I have a 7.5 in wrist and removed four links to fit..

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Orient 2ER0F000B Sports Diver

Bought this one on a New Zealand auction site. Only reference I can find for it is a picture on the Orient Russia website. Lume is not good, but I like the case style. I also really like the waffle design on the dial which in some lighting disappears and then the dial looks jet black. Movement in this one is the 48743.

Uses the mercedes style hands, which I didn't like so much, so I put on some Omega style hands instead.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Orient Star Classic Gold IP - WZ0111EL

Very nice Orient Classic Automatic that uses the newer handwinding and hacking 40N50 movement. First released in October 2008 on the Japanese Domestic Market. Classic styling and elegance.


Model Orient Star Classic WZ0111EL
Orient Automatic Movement.
Handwinding and Hacking.
Accuracy: +25 to -15 seconds daily
Sapphire Crystal with A.R. inner coating
See-thru screw down caseback
40mm diameter without crown
12.5mm thick
110gms in weight
100m water resistance
40 hours power reserve
Date Window
Power Reserve Feature
Luminous Hands and indexes
Stainless Steel Case with Rose Gold IP (plating)
Leather Padded Strap with rose gold IP buckle

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Orient LCD watch

Orient made LCD watches from around 1974. This one is from around 1985 and uses the Orient Q4000 LCD module, made in Japan.

The number on the caseback reads 040602-40.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Orient Poseidon 300m Diver from Brazil

This is the Orient Poseidon 300m diver from Brazil (469SS039). It is a substantial diver with great balance on the wrist due to the nice wide strap or SS bracelet. So far the accuracy is around -3 sec/day.

Quick Specs:

•Orient 300m (Poseidon) 469SS 039
•Orient in house Automatic Non-hacking/non-handwinding movement
•40 hrs power reserve
•Diameter: 46mm
•Thickness: 17mm
•Lug to Lug: 51mm
•Lug Width: 24mm
•Weight: 276g
•Day and date display
•He Valve
•Water Resistance: 300m
•Screw down crown and caseback
•Uni-Directional rotating bezel

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Warning.. Fake Orients for sale on the Net..

A friend purchased this fake Orient off a popular Internet auction site without realising it wasn't the genuine deal.. It is a fake.. The dial is poor imitation of the Orient Mako dial.. The crown is nothing like the one on the genuine Orient beast.. The movement might be a genuine Orient one, but is not the right calibre for the beast and the see through back is such a poor fit that when you tighten it pops off.. Despite this and complaints made to the auction site, they still are being sold..

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Orient Star & Somes WZ0061FR

This is one really nice cushioned cased watch. It has a beautiful green dial that has proven to be difficult to photograph due to reflection from the domed crystal. The leather strap is nice and thick, but comfortable, and is made by Somes for Orient. Somes are a company that make leather harnesses and other products for horses.


Automatic winding. Non Hacking. Non hand-winding
21 Jewel automatic movement
Power Reserve Indicator
40 hours reserve
Accuracy +25 seconds ~ -15 seconds
43mm case diameter, 45mm including crown
14mm width from case back to top of crystal
47mm tip of lug at 12 position to tip of lug at 6 position
33mm crystal diameter
20mm wide honey coloured strap. 4mm thick. Sewn in keeper loop
Weight of 94 grams.
Spherical domed Sapphire glass crystal with non-reflective coating
See through case back (composition of back crystal unknown)
Screw-down case back
Waterproof 100 metres
Luminescent hour, minute and power reserve hands and (hour) indices