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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.
I live in New Zealand. I had never heard of Orient brand watches until a couple of years ago when I picked up an Orient Pepsi Mako. At the time I had been collecting Seiko watches and I found the quality of this watch to be so much better. I have been collecting Orient watches ever since.
It is hard to decide which of my Orients is my favourite, but I really like the CFT00001B. I first found out about this watch while on holiday in Hong Kong. I had bought the CEY04001B World Time and was given a copy of the 2007 Orient Catalogue. In the catalogue is a picture of Marcus Gronholm wearing the CFT00001B. I just knew I had to get one. This picture is my tribute to the photo from that catalogue.
My collection of Orients now exceeds 20 and will continue to grow because I know that I can rely on the quality and workmanship of the Orient range.
Orient produce the best watch for your money in the world.