Category Archives: Orient

Is Orient Contemporary the most versatile budget watch yet?

About timepieces revolving around the idea of versatility and looking appropriate amidst a large variety of settings! Fine dress watches are one of the pillars of complete and balanced watch collections. True, many don’t even bother and most of them are not into professions or lifestyles that might require one. Or, even if it does,

2 easy ways to match your clothes and watches!

The power of a wristwatch, gentlemen – like that belt, the tie and those shoes of yours – can build your appearance as easily as it can destroy! Earlier, we had a somewhat similar discussion on this; now, we broaden the aspects. As an ideal example of an ungentlemanly style of dressing, nothing compares to

Watches today that would immensely please 19th Century gentlemen

Changes and the Man There has been very little change detected in men’s fashion during the entire of the nineteenth century (1800-1899), irrespective of Europe or America. This doesn’t, however; apply to women’s fashion of the era. Here, we only take account of the changes that occurred with the decades; from the Regency dandyism of

What kind of goods are watches?

“Since when did logic invade the realms of luxury; may I ask you back?” Disclaimer It’s not an attempt in evading the very question hurled; it’s rather an attempt to draw a parameter around which, an answer to an equation we perhaps could attempt finding out for a clear answer at the end. For, why

Are Orient diver watches anywhere near to Seiko’s? – II

In the second part of the Seiko-Orient debate on divers, we are to witness a few pieces delivering plenty of fun, the bad part being they are also enough to lure you into more trouble than you can handle; which you go for out of pure curiosity to see till what length your watch can

Are Orient diver watches anywhere near to Seiko’s?- I

To answer this question, I will have some prerequisites. Firstly, I’ll not include diehard Orient fans in this discussion (they can go read about the Kanno or the M-Force AC0L instead); next, those who think nobody else can build a diver watch better than Seiko. In simple words, we’ll not let biasness and bigotry clutter

KANNO: ORIENT releases another dazzling diver!

Initial thoughts: Very good looking dress divers that check all the boxes most others lack. They got a great fit & finish, the attention to details is impressive, their bezel actions solid and there are zero alignment issues. Probing deeper The Orient Kanno is a better or upgraded version of the Orient MAKO II with

7 Quartz watches worth collecting

The question is… Automatic movements, some of them, are priceless works of art, drooled after to be collected and treasured. We don’t feel the same way about quartz calibers, though. Had there ever been any comparison test between quartz calibers from different brands? The stand of quartz From a collector’s standpoint, there are only a

Retrograde movements: Covering a point missed earlier

Why – of all – about the Retrograde? This is a subject we never embarked before. And we do that to encourage the watch collectors’ collective love for amassing watches, whatever their individual reasons might be. One of the reasons Appreciation for a watch depends upon several factors; aesthetics on one side and intricate movements

Is the new Seiko5 a direct replacement of the SKX007?

Quick snaps The new Seiko 5 can’t be called entry-level anymore! They take a lot from the Seiko SKX007; a very similarly designed dial and case predicts all its intents and purposes. The SKX; however, didn’t have drilled lugs and display case back like this one but yes, the recessed crown. It’s the new basis

Orient M-Force AC0L: End of a hiatus

M-Force: The strength that stays Think a big, beefy diver with a great, unusual look and tons of practical usability and there are many to choose from. Think a big, beefy diver with a great, unusual look and tons of practical usability at a practical price; the Orient M-Force has no match! You’ll love wearing

Gonzo’s grumblings: What differentiates a great automatic from one that’s not?

An expensive automatic is not always a GREAT automatic. Gonzo tells us why. Like most of other readers who drop in here every now and then, I too enjoy and I’m glad that I have been well educated, often, by the information they provide from time to time, in forms of both queries and contradictions.

Orient Star Avant-Garde: Untraditional, dressy skeletons on rise!

After a long interval, Orient has presented a new skeleton model. Not just a semi- or an open-heart, but a fully-skeleton dial. The Avant-Garde is an upgraded version of the comparatively underappreciated Orient Star Modern Skeleton. The worst part first Other affordable watch brands could’ve hopped on this trend; but they didn’t. More watch intestines

Orient Retro Future: Honoring an artform

It doesn’t matter if it’s a grail piece or just another variation of a model already there with you. The hunt is – and always will be – ON! It’s the hunter-gatherer instinct A collector chooses to do what he or she will; don’t expect the reasons to stay within the count of a hundred;

Orient Classic Automatic RA series: Gorgeously stylish, vintage-inspired retro

The Bambino gets a Successor! The Bambino 2nd generation alike, the Classic holds to vintage inspirations but sports a retro-styled, domed glass, bent at the edges. Domed glass! That too, sapphire! Something we are always lusting after. And a decently – if not finely – made automatic movement; even better if made in-house. In this