Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Orient 200m Diver reassembled

So here is the final result of the reluming project..  I will try to put up some photos of reluming the hands later but will need someone else to take the photos as I do them..

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Orient 200m Diver - Relume project

Over the next week or so I will post about my current project to relume this Orient 200m Diver..

After removing the dial from the watch you can clearly see from the photo below that the dial was in need of a relume..

I removed the old lume using a very small jewellers screwdriver and a steady hand..

Then using a watch oiler, I carefully dropped lume onto the markers and left it to dry for a while..

Then I slowly built up the lume drop by drop..

Here is shot to give an idea of the lume colour..

Now while the lume dries and cures, I will have a go at doing the hands..  More to follow..

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Orient Classic Re-edition Automatic CER24003W

Just in from Malaysia is this new Orient Classic Automatic.. classic style..  bigger watch..  pie pan dial.. gorgeous..


Diameter - 43mm incl crown 40mm without
Lug to Lug - 46mm
Lugwidth - 21mm
Thickness - 12mm

Mechanical Movement : ORIENT caliber 48743 Made in Japan
Self-winding movement
21 jewels
21,600/hour vibrations
Date indicator

Stainless steel case
Box crystal glass
Screw caseback
Genuine leather strap
Water resistant to 30m

Size comparison against the Royal Calendar Orient from 1961..

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Orient Quartz Alarm Chronograph PTA0H001C

Picked this one up from an online auction. Uses Orient HFA00 quartz movement which is the rebranded Seiko 7T32.  As with the Seiko 7T32 the second hand sweeps at 5 beats per second when activated.


  • Diameter - 40mm (42mm with crown
  • Lug to lug - 45mm
  • Lug width - 20mm
  • Thickness - 10mm
  • Movement - Quartz HFA00

Monday, January 30, 2012

Royal Calendar Orient

The Royal Orients were introduced in 1958. The Orient Watch Company produced their first watches with a calendar complication in 1961. This is the Royal Calendar Orient.


Case diameter with crown is 37mm
Lug to lug is 44mm
Lugwidth is 18mm
Case thickness is 9mm

Calibre 'N' with 21 jewels