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..