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- Quality Japanese Automatic movement; Functions without a battery; Powers automatically with the movement of your arm
- Genuine Leather Band
- Sapphire Crystal
- Skeleton Caseback
- Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
Features a 23 jewel Orient automatic (self-winding) movement, power reserve meter, functional world time indicator & GMT inner bezel (24 hour bezel rotates as time passes), date, seconds register, black patterned dial and black sub-dials, silver luminous hands and indices, sapphire crystal and exhibition back. Case: Solid stainless steel, polished/brushed, 46mm (w/o crown), 14mm thick. Band: Black leather with white contrast stitching, deployant closure. Water Resistance: 100 meters. Warranty: 1 Year.
“The combination of style and mechanical ingenuity embodies the nature of this timepiece.”
Orient's World Time models are in my opinion the best value Orient offers. The value of watches is typically judged by the complexity of the movement (mechanism inside the watch) along with the offered market price. You can tell just from the look of the dial (face) that the watch has many functions, which will be explained in full below. This watch is perfect for the world traveler, international businessman, or for those who demand more from their timepiece.
This watch is called the World Time watch, because the wearer is able to determine what time it is in every time zone. You will notice there is an array of city names on the outer rim of the watch in a circular form, which is called the outer bezel. The inner bezel, which is located just within the outer bezel, indicates military time (1 through 24.) The inner bezel can be adjusted by using the crown near the 2 O’clock position.
For example, let’s assume that Los Angeles is at 12:00 pm noon. Using the 2 o’clock crown, which adjusts the position of the inner bezel, we just line up 12 (noon in military time) with Los Angeles. Please note that this adjustment is only necessary for the first time you wear the watch. The inner bezel rotates naturally with time, so after one hour, the inner bezel will show 13 at Los Angeles. Now that we have set the watch, all of the times on the inner bezel relate to the cities on the outer bezel. For example at 1 pm in Los Angeles, the watch shows that Bangkok is at 4 am, Sydney is at 7am and Caracas is at 17:00 or 5 pm, etc.
Now that you understand the world time function, let’s re-explore the dial or the face of the watch. The elegant dial design captures all the information clearly, which is important for complicated watches. The hands for the time and hour indicators are luminescent, so you may read this watch in the evening without any problems. You will notice 3 other indicators by the 12 o’clock position, 6 o’clock position, & 9 o’clock position. These indicators respectively are: power reserve, second hand, and date indicators. Automatic watches are powered by motion, which means that it runs and stores energy in a spring as it is worn. When the watch is still, it will consume the stored power in the spring. The power reserve indicator lets you know how much power you have left in your spring in units of hours. Just like a gas gauge, you can expect to see the power reserve indicator to go upwards as you are wearing it and decrease if the watch is stationary. At full charge, Orient Watch will run 40 hours without motion.
The solid stainless steel case construction uses two crowns with a diameter of 42mm and withstands water depths up to 100m. The crown by the 4 o’clock position is screwed down to make sure water does not enter the case. The case size is large enough to get attention, while not sacrificing any comfort during wear. Typical clothing worn with this type of watch would be anything from formal wear to business casual. The dial colors are offered in white, black & a combination of black and white, which makes it very easy to match.
The glass used to cover the case is Sapphire Crystal. Sapphire crystal is more scratch resistant than mineral crystal & plastics, which is always an advantage. The crowns are located at the 2 o'clock & 4 o'clock positions. The crown on the 2 o'clock position pivots the time and date indicator. The other crown, as I mentioned before, adjusts the inner rotating bezel. The exhibition case back, which is located on the rear of the watch, lets the wearer examine the complication (movement) that is powering the timepiece. You will notice that there is no use of electronics or battery capacitors.
Orient is a “real” watch manufacturer because they only use their own mechanical movements for their production. Movements are simply the mechanism that allows a mechanical watch to function. This model uses 23 jewels in the movement design: gemstones are used in some of the moving parts of mechanical watches. They are used in sensitive parts of the machinery because they are durable and smooth, enabling for higher accuracy in timing.
Orient offers two types of bands for this model: metal and leather. The metal band uses a combination of matte and polished finishes, which gives a nice flow to the watch. A matte finish simply means a non-shiny surface, and a polished finish in a shiny surface. The clasp has a double locking, push-deployment buckle, which ensures that the watch buckle does not release unintentionally. The band uses a solid stainless steel construction and was left un-tapered, meaning the band's width is consistent in size.
The leather band is of course genuine leather and uses a deployment clasp, which means you don’t have to set the length of the leather band every time you wear the watch. After experiencing a deployment clasp on leather, it’s hard to go back simply because of convenience.
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- Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 3.7 x 2.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- ASIN: B001EWEQ76
- Item model number: CEY04004B
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 10, 2011
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Orient|
|Dial window material type||Scratch resistant sapphire|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||43 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||12.8 millimeters|
|Band width||20 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
I've had both watched for months now, and one of them is my daily wearer (the one here). It keeps time excellently, everything works as it should, everything seems obviously machined to fine tolerances, the materials used give a feeling of very high quality (MUCH higher than what you pay for them really) and not a single issue. We'll never know if the previous reviewer's watch really broke, but you can easily search reviews (outside of amazon) and see how well this watch brand matches up with other brands. Don't be scared off by the previous review: check them out for yourself. BTW the other watch is fantastic too, but more of a dress watching. It works like a charm.
2012: ( II) Update replaced watch head - had to swap out band myself.
2014: August. BAND "ring" BROKE. SUCKS. CAN NOT BUY OTHER THAN FROM DEALER. $50 and you have to BUY PIN REMOVAL TOOLS - so it's $60+
2015: August: Update three years later - THIS WATCH SUCKS. It runs five+ minutes slow EVERY WEEK. The HANDS STOP BEFORE the "hour meter" even gets to "50% power". BAND RING BROKE AGAIN. DO NOT BUY!
Three month old Review:
Umm - WHY IS THIS THING SO INEXPENSIVE?
I have a Rolex which needs service every few years and is ALWAYS OFF.
I LOVE the World Time feature and distinguished looks. I didn't initially like the clasp until I realized how easy it is to take the watch off because of it. The "Power Meter" BARELY goes down after leaving it on a table for like - a DAY! This thing BLOWS AWAY my Rolex and is now my new "daily watch".
(wearing it now).
The watch works perfect. I'm impressed of everything about it. Briliant japanese masterpiese of art.
I recomended this beautiful watch to everyone who likes automatic watches.