Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Orient Mako modding continued..

Still working on the Orient Mako mod..

Had this Orient that I never wear.. Didn't really like the bezel on it..

Same handset as these M-Force models..

So here is the movement transplanted into my Orient Mako case..

I am liking this better than the others mainly because of the nice clean dial..

and finally, with new seconds hand and strap..

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My first Orient Mako Mod..

Orient Black Mako with custom dial and on a black leather strap with red stitching..

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New shoes make a difference..

Put a leather strap on the Orient M-Force 200m Air Diver. Quite a different look.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Return of the M-Force - WV0011EL 200m Air Diver

What a great come back for the Orient M-Force range. A 200m ISO certified Air Diver with great wrist presence.


Mechanical Movement : ORIENT caliber 40N5A Made in Japan
Self-winding movement
Hacking & Hand-winding
Enhanced shock proof
22 jewels21600/hour vibrations
Power reserve indicator
Date indicator
Stainless steel case and bracelet
One-way rotating bezel
Sapphire crystal
Screw caseback
Screwed-down crown
Diameter 46.00mm
Thickness 13.30mm
Water resistant to 200m(Certificated by ISO 6425 diver’ s watches, ISO 764 antimagnetic watches and ISO 1413 shock-resistant watches)

Despite the size and heft of this watch it sits very comfortably on the wrist, even my small one. It doesn't leave you feeling as if you have been lifting weights all day as some other watches do. The bracelet is wide enough to help with this. For those that have worn an Orient Beast you will know what I mean by this as the bracelet on the Beast, in my opinion, was not wide enough for the size of the watch.

The bracelet is made of solid links and is attached to the watch using wide spring bars. The end links are not solid and there is not divers extension on the clasp, but I don't believe this detracts from the watch, as if I was going diving with it, I would put it on a rubber or silicon strap. Uses the same pin and collrs as the Seiko Monster bracelet.

The lume is good and lasts all night. Maybe not on a par with the Seiko Monster, but good enough for the job.

As with all the newer Orient automatics, this one has hacking and handwinding. A useful feature and it is nice to see the Power Reserve indicator moving towards 40 as you wind the ultrasmooth mechanism.

The bezel is easy to rotate but not as free as the Orient Star Revolver. It is unidirectional and has 120 clicks.

A recommended buy.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Orient M-Force World Time WZ0021EY

This is another Japanese Domestic Market model from around 1998 (warranty card shows a purchase date of Sept 2001). Part of the Orient M-Force history. First released in 1997, the M-Force range stands for 'Mechanical Force'.


Orient WZ0021EY
Orient in house 21 jewel automatic movement
Non hacking or handwinding
Diameter: 40.5 (Approx)
Thickness: 15mm
Lug Width: N/A
Lug to lug: N/A
Stainless Steel case and bracelet (18mm at clasp)
Clam Shell style clasp with safety clasp
Screw Down Case back
Water Resistance: 100m
Crystal: Hardened Mineral


The first impression that this watch gives is of being solidly built. A tool watch look with brushed stainless steel bezel and bracelet. The bracelet is solid links with pins and is of good quality. However, the bracelet is let down by the standard clasp fitted. These clasps were common at the time the watch produced. A clasp similar to the Beast would have been more appropriate in my opinion. That aside the watch wears well and is comfortable on the wrist.

The crown at 4 o'clock is used to set the time, date and 24 hour rotating ring. The 24 hour ring turns counterclockwise as the hands move clockwise, meaning that the time elsewhere in the world can be seen at a glance (apart from daylight saving).

The dial is nice blue with a textured middle.

Another wonderful part of the Orient M-Force history.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Orient M-Force WZ0221EX

Just in this Orient M-Force from 1998 or thereabouts. A Japanese Domestic Market model.


Orient In House automatic. Non-hand wind and non-hacking movement.
Power Reserve approx: 40 hrs
Diameter: approx: 40.8mm
Thickness: approx 14.4mm
Water Resistance: 100m
Power Reserve Feature
Date Window at 4pm
Rotating Compass Ring
Integrated Style Bracelet
Screw Down Case Back
Safety Clasp on Bracelet

Beautiful tangerine orange dial. Comfortable on the wrist.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A couple of vintage Orient handcrankers..

There are some nice vintage Orient watches out there. Found these two. Both feature 17 jewel handwind movements.

First up, the Orient Fineness which uses the 20326 movement. As far as I can work out, made around 1967.

Next up is the Orient Jaguar which uses the 20620 movement. Probably made around the same time as the Fineness.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Orient Quartz Alarm Chronograph CTD09001B

Analogue Quartz Movement : caliber KFA00
Alarm chronograph in 1/5 second
Chronograph hands (minute & 1/5 second), alarm hands, small second hand, date
Stainless steel case and bracelet
Sapphire crystal glass
Water Resistant 100m

The alarm subdial can be used for a second time zone as well as for setting an alarm. Chrono hand sweeps at 5 beats per second.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Orient 2EV03004W

Picked up this President style Orient from an online auction. The crest had fallen off and had to be glued back into place. It uses the 46E40 calibre movement.

Decided to put it on a nice brown leather strap which I think adds to its style.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Orient M-Force 300m 50th Anniversary World Time LE

Well I saw this one reviewed a while back and commented that if the owner ever wanted to part with it that they should PM me. Last week, I was offered the chance to own this part of Orient history. This is one stunning watch and despite its overall size and the convex back, it wears very well despite the size of my small wrist.

So here are the specs for this lovely watch:

* Model Number: CEY00004C
* Orient automatic house movement (non hacking and non handwinding)
* Limited edition to 1000 pieces
* Accuracy: +25 to -15 seconds daily
* Water Resistance: 300m
* Date and Seconds sub dials
* Power Reserve Display
* 40 hours power reserve
* Interlocking adjustable GMT ring
* Screw down crown and case back
* Diameter 44mm (not including crown)
* Thickness: 16mm
* Lug to Lug: 48mm
* Lug Width: 21mm