Orient Men's FER2A001B0 Flight Analog Display Japanese Automatic Black Watch
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- Round watch with brushed gunmetal-tone case featuring 12-hour time on inner dial and date window at 3 o'clock position
- 42 mm gunmetal-tone stainless steel case with mineral dial window
- Japanese automatic movement with analog display
- Leather band with tonal stitching and buckle closure
- Water resistant to 100 m (330 ft): In general, suitable for swimming and snorkeling, but not scuba diving
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With its roots dating back to 1901, Orient Watch has specialized in the manufacture and growth of mechanical timepieces. Since 1950, Orient has been at the forefront of the production of mechanical watches in Japan. When it comes to watchmaking, Orient does not have an obscure history: Orient has been producing mechanical watches for more than 60 years. It is one of the top three watch manufacturers from Japan and produces 2 million watches per year. Frankly, it may be the biggest watch brand you’ve never heard of. All of Orient’s movements are exclusively made in Japan and no iteration in manufacturing is outsourced. The implicit value of possessing an Orient watch is that the only way to enjoy its tremendous quality is through ownership.
Orient prides itself on the premise that its timepieces are a “watchmaker’s watch”-- a no frills mechanical watch that is robust and trustworthy.
- Our online reputation suggests that an Orient watch is reliable out of the box. This can be attributed to Orient’s undying dedication to mechanical watches.
- In the eye of the Quartz Revolution in the 1970s, the other top Japanese brands went on to predominantly manufacture quartz, while Orient remained focused on its mechanical movements. And while Orient does produce quartz watches, all movements are supplied by its parent company.
- So what’s the difference between quartz and mechanical? Despite the obvious difference in moving parts, the short answer is seen in the smooth sweeping second hand of a mechanical watch versus the choppy tick of a quartz movement.
As an in-house movement producer, Orient joins a short list of watch companies that actually manufacture their movements in-house and exclusively for their own use. In the industry, it is highly uncommon that a company produces their own movements in-house, and by doing so Orient Watch can ensure that the quality of their wristwatches are held to the highest standards— Orient’s watches have often been lauded for their rich styling, dependability, and tremendous value.
The Flight watch is Orient's take on the quintessential, classic Pilot's piece. It features a very easy to read dial (two Arabic numeral rings on the outside and inside), a date indicator, and impressive luminescence. Coupled with a solid build design (which includes a screwed down crown and 100m water resistance) the Orient Flight is a proven necessity for casual, everyday wear.
- Package Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.7 x 2.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- ASIN: B00I364JK0
- Item model number: FER2A001B0
- Date first available at Amazon.com: February 28, 2014
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Orient|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||42 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||12 millimeters|
|Band Material||leather calfskin|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
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this Orient seems to have fit the bill - bought this during the summer of 2015 - so i have had a few months with it - i do not wear that often but it is a good piece. i recently have bought a brown nato strap with black rings and buckle to tie it in with the black pvd of this watch.
the product came in without problems - the watch was working and ticking straight out of the box with the correct time and date. maybe part of QC that amazon was shipping a working watch.
as stated this is a pilot's watch - an homage to the german flieger watch type B - with the big minutes on the outer circle and the hour indicator on the inner circle. there is a small date window at the 3 o'clock position. the case is 42" in diameter - pilot watches are supposed to big for legibility and to fit over their flight jackets -- 42" more than enough watch for my 5.5" girly wrist. the arabic numerals are painted with a luminescent green paint - initial charge of it is quite bright. the case is black PVD, the case cover is screwed down stainless steel . the crown is a screwed down to increase the water resistance at 330 feet i do not plan going swimming with it however.
the watch strap is black and is quite thick but i didn't like the look of it so originally i had purchases a croc embossed deployment clasp with white stitching - although i liked the look it was a bit too "dressy" and it was a bit too big for me as it didn't fit it to my wrist as snug as i'd had hoped - so i recently purchased a brown nato strap to go with it. i like the new look of it - adds some contrast to the black face and black case.
i thought the Orient logo could be a tad smaller - as the German Fliegers were pretty sterile historically.
this watch is pretty accurate - though i had not really determine it's loss or gains - i just need something that is fairly accurate - for accuracy of course turn to a quartz watch.
this is a good watch to be had around 140...
pictures posted with brown Nato watch on a 5.5" wrist.
I would say that the watch wears a little bigger than I expected, but it is not too large for my 7.25" wrist. The band is decent quality leather, but not too exciting. I will probably trade it out with a pvd engineer, or maybe a brown leather for some contrast. As for the dial, I think the number arrangement/scheme is good, but would have preferred a slightly larger date window with white numbers on a black number wheel. The lume is pretty good, with 12 markers, large minute numerals, triangle, hour hand, and minute hand all aglow. It looks like the hands will glow longer than the numbers. The second hand does not have lume.
As far as the mechanism, this movement has no hacking or hand winding. But the screw-down crown is a nice touch. I have only had the watch less than two days and I don't think its accuracy has settled down yet. It looks to be gaining about 20 sec/day. [EDIT 24-NOV-14: The watch has settled down and its accuracy has greatly improved compared to the first few days that I had it. I have tested its accuracy every 12 hours over the past three days. It now consistently gains about 8 seconds per day.]
Overall, I am happy with this purchase, especially for the sub-$140 price I was able to catch. If I could change anything about this watch, it would be only three personal style preferences: I would prefer a steel-colored case, a larger date window, and an overall slightly smaller diameter (~40mm instead of 42mm). The things I like most are the dial layout, super readability, solid construction, and--if typical of my experience with this brand--strong Orient reliability. I was eye-ing more expensive options like the Hamilton Khaki, but this is a solid alternative for well less than half the price.