Traditional watch design is a combination of function and looks, and there are good reasons why classic designs are so highly regarded. The wrist watch has been through many different incarnations yet, it seems, each time someone tries something new, they eventually concede that the traditional look is the inspiration to follow. This particular watch, the Orient Mako Automatic CEM65001M, is a perfect example, a beautifully conceived and neatly styled Mens Watch that follows all the rules of classic-look watches: it is neat, simple and elegant, yet is also functional and practical.

Orient Mako Automatic CEM65001M Men's Watch
Orient Mako Automatic CEM65001M Men’s Watch

Orient is a brand that has been making quality watches for a long time, and the experience and know-how shines through in this very impressive design. The stainless steel case and strap are both well made and look the part, while the Mako range is particularly interesting for its various elements. On this model it is the very stylish and eminently sporting orange face that makes the difference, standing out from the crowd in no uncertain terms and making this one of the most notable designs of its kind. The precision automatic movement that lies within guarantees excellent timekeeping, and there is much more besides.

Mineral crystal glass and a screw-down crown add to the sense of quality that this well-priced yet excellent watch offers, and a unidirectional bezel provides added functionality. With a day and date display and hour markers the face is neatly inscribed and easy to read even in low light, and there is plenty to like about the Orient Mako and its many features. For those who like to take to the water, the Mako can take up to 200m water resistance thanks to its careful and considered design, and makes an ideal surfers watch as a result.

Some brands continually offer excellent watches for men at great prices, and the Orient Mako range – and this model in particular – fits the bill. This is a watch that is priced at a level that will easily see off much of the competition, yet it is one that also provides not only excellent time-keeping, but great looks and a suitable feeling of worthiness when on the wrist. For the man who wants a good looking and durable watch that does not cost the earth, and one that stands out in a crowd, this lovely Orient Mako may just be the one you are looking for.