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.

1 comment:

rick alan said...

Great looking watch. I've got a Mako I never wear.
An Orient Star dress would be cool.