Orient is a watchmaking company that began its operation as an independent business in 1950. In their first year of business, the brand produced the Orient Star, which became a sensation at the time, and is still highly prized as a collectible timepiece. Seiko Epson is the parent company of Orient Watches. The goal of the watchmaker is to provide timepieces that are made with precision and reliable timekeeping innovations with high-quality craftsmanship, and durability, all for an affordable price. All movements powering Orient brand watches are created in-house and they are known for keeping reliable time. Here are the 20 best Orient watches of all-time for your consideration.
20. Orient Ray II
The Orient Ray II is a diver watch It is the second version in the Orient Ray watch line with updated features and better functionalities than its predecessor the Orient I. The case measures 41.5 mm in width and 13 mm in thickness, with a unidirectional 120 click diving bezel. The movement is an in-house caliber F6922, which is a newer upgraded version offering hacking, and hand-winding functions with a power reserve of 40 hours. The dial also features new luminous material for high legibility in low light conditions. The bezel offers a bolder font. The bracelet is an oyster style with polished accents. This watch is water-resistant up to 660 feet.
19. Orient Mako II
The Mako II is the second model in the Mako line. The case is 41.5 mm in width and 13 mm in thickness. This watch features a 120 click unidirectional diving bezel. The indices on the dial are treated with a luminous coating to make the watch readable in low light situations. This watch is powered with an upgraded caliber F6922 movement with hand winding and hacking functions and a 40-hour power reserve. The watch is water-resistant up to 200 meters and comes with a stainless steel bracelet in an oyster styling with a brushed metal finish.
18. Orient Bambino 2nd Gen Ver. 1
The Bambino 2nd Generation Version 1 is a dress watch with a clean and simple aesthetic. It has a vintage look with a domed dial and crystal. It is equipped with a caliber F6724 updated movement with hacking and hand winding functions, and 40 hours power reserve. The watch is ideal to wear at the office for business dressy occasions. It's one of the most popular models from the Orient brand because of its classic good looks and affordable price. The case is 40.5 mm in width and 11.8 mm in thickness. The watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters.
16. Orient Triton
The Triton is a newer release. it's a diver's watch that is based upon the Ray and Saturation Diver models. The case measures 43.5 mm in width with a 13.6 mm thickness. It is waterproof up to 200 meters and is designed with a screw-down crown and JIS shock-absorption casing. The movement is a caliber 40N5A with hand winding and hacking, and a 40-hours power reserve. The term JIS for the case means that it is up to Japanese Industrial Standards for a Class 1 diver watch. It features round indices treated with lume in a thicker font style than the Ray. The dial features a matte background to create a brilliant contrast for the hands and indices. The crown is offset to the 4 o'clock position for additional comfort.
15. Orient Sun and Moon Open Heart
This watch features a magnificent guilloche-patterned center on the dial face with a day and night indicator displayed as the Sun and Moon through the Open Heart window, for which the model is named. Blue tinged hands offer a lovely contrasting feature. The case back is a see through type that reveals the inner workings of the movement inside. The case measures 42 mm in width and 14 mm in thickness. The movement is an in-house caliber F6L24 with hand winding and hacking functions and a 40-hours power reserve. This watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters.
14. Orient Polaris GMT
The Polaris GMT is a simple yet dressy watch with high functionality, ideal for traveling. This lovely watch has the special feature of a clear case back that reveals the mechanical workings of the movement beneath. The dial is white which offers a nice background for the contrasting indices and 24-hour markers on the chapter ring. It is a GMT type which features tracking of two different time zones. It is powered with a caliber 40P51 movement with hand winding, hacking, and GMT functionality with a power reserve of 40 hours. The case measures 42 mm in width and 11.98 mm in thickness. It is covered with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and the watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters.
13. Orient Star-Seeker
The Orient Star-Seeker is a GMT model that features a lovely clear exhibition case back that shows the mechanical workings of the watch from the back view. This model is a mid-level GMT equipped with a caliber 40P51 automatic in-house movement with hand winding and hacking, and GMT functions, along with a 40-hour power reserve. The case is 41.5 mm in width and 14.2 mm in thickness. The bezel is a rotating 24-hour type with the crown controls set at the 4 o'clock position and another at the 2 o'clock position for separate controls of the winding function, date and GMT hand. This watch is protected with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and is water-resistant up to 50 meters.
12. Orient Mako XL
The Mako XL is a model that is a dive watch. It's larger than the Mako model as indicated by the XL title. The case measures 44.5 mm in width and 13.3 in thickness. It's powered by a caliber 46943 in-house automatic movement with a 40-hours power reserve. A notable feature is the 60 clicks unidirectional diving bezel. The watch is protected with a scratch-resistant mineral crystal bezel and glass and it is water-resistant up to 200 meters.
11. Orient Star Retrograde
The Star Retrograde doesn't come with any special functions, but it does have a unique presentation for the appearance. It's a lovely dress watch that features a unique telling of the day and date through separate registers displayed on the dial face with the appearance of being carved into the dial. The resisters serve as indicators for the date, the day and the power reserve meter. It also features a clear exhibition case back to reveal the inner workings of the mechanics of the watch. The case and bracelet are crafted of metal with a combination of fine polishing and brushed finishes. The case is 39.5 mm in width and 14.25 mm n thickness. The movement is a 40A50 in-house with hacking and hand winding functions and a power reserve of 40 hours. This watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters.
10. Orient Pro Saturation Diver
The Pro Saturation Diver features a corrosion-resistant metal case that measures 45.4 mm in width and 16.6 mm in thickness. It is powered with an in-house caliber 40N5A movement with hacking and hand winding functions and a power reserve of 40 hours with the indicator positioned on the dial. This watch is water-resistant up to 300 meters and is protected with a sapphire crystal glass.
9. Orient Flight Stainless Steel Watch
The Flight model is Orient's Stainless steel watch featuring a stainless steel case in round shape measuring 42 mm in diameter. This attractive watch is made with a minimal design with an attractive blue dial and a nicely contrasting brown calfskin band. The display is an analog-style with inner and outer dial numerals, attractive sword-shaped hands, a date window, a smooth bezel, and a fluted crown. It is equipped with an automatic winding mechanical type caliber 48743 in-house movement.
8. Orient Monarch Mechanical Hand Wind Watch
The Monarch Mechanical offers a vintage-inspired watch design and has long been a favorite of the brand. It offers a sophisticated aesthetic and an elegance that makes it suitable for dressy or casual wear. The detailing is exquisite. The diameter of the case is 40 mm and the dial is black with Arabic numbering and antique-style hands. This is a watch that must be wound by hand, in line with a traditional timepiece of vintage origin, except it's a modern rendition. The semi-domed crystal case is another noteworthy feature of the appearance.
7. Orient Star Mechanical Contemporary RE-DK0002L
This model is a limited edition that was produced in a 41 mm case size with a great deal of attention to detail. It's made of stainless steel and the strap is a textured hand-sewn crocodile leather band. This is a showcase watch with blue and green coloring to imitate a Scottish traditional black watch tartan theme. It offers a partial skeleton view to catch a glimpse of the inner workings of the mechanics inside covered with an anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal glass, giving the watch water-resistance up to 100 meters. The dial features luminescent hour markers along with a 60-second subdial and a power reserve subdial of 40 hours with rose gold colored hands. the case back is an exhibition-style crystal glass that gives a full view of the backside of the movement.
6. Orient model RA-AS0003S
This is one of the most stylish mechanical watches offered by teh brand. It is a part of the Sun & Moon semi-skeleton collection. It features teh Sun and Moon subdial located at the 6 o'clock position with the semi-skeleton view window placed at 9 o'clock. The dial is silver-colored and the watch is framed with a stainless steel case with a rose gold-tone. It is protected with a curved sapphire crystal glass with water resistance up to 50 meters.
5. Orient Star: Mechanical Classic Watch DXO2001C
This model features a 39 mm wide case crafted of stainless steel. This watch is a mechanical type with a champagne-colored case and lugs that gives it a lovely aesthetic that works well with the crocodile textured leather band. The dial features sub-dials and a power reserved indicator along with a seconds dial, in a skeleton-type display. The hands are a traditional black with a classic hand-wound crown. The chapter rings are champagne-colored with overlapping Roman numeral hour markers. It is covered with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass and is water-resistant up to 50 meters with a continuous running time of 50 hours in between winding.
4. Orient Bambino 2nd Gen Automatic Dress watch # AC00009N
This model is a part of the Orient Bambino second generation collection. It features a 40.5 mm wide case that measures 11.8 mm in thickness, crafted of stainless steel material with a brushed finish. The case back is a solid screw-in type. This watch has a cream-colored dial with Roman numerals applied in black for a classic look. The movement is a caliber F6722 in-house self-winding type with hand winds and hacking functions. It is protected with a hardened mineral crystal in a domed shape, water-resistant up to 30 meters and it comes with a brown leather strap and buckle closure.
3. Orient Bambino Small Seconds Automatic Dress Watch
This is a unique model wtih a clean and classic aesthetic. The dial is white with applied raised silver hour and minute markers with matching hands. A subdial for seconds is placed at the 6 o'clock position. The case is 40.5 mm wide and 12 mm thick, made of stainless steel material. The back is an exhibition window type that allows you to see the inner workings of the mechanics of the watch. The movement is an in-house Orient dF6T22 automatic with both self-winding and hand winding versions available. It is covered with a domed hardened mineral crystal and is water-resistant up to 30 meters. It comes with a brown leather strap and buckle closure.
2. Orient Neptune Dive Watch
This dive watch is water-resistant up to 200 meters. It features a stainless steel case measuring 43.4 mm in width and 13.6 mm in depth with a solid screw-in back style. The bracelet is made of stainless steel with a push-button deployant clasp. The movement is an in-house Orient caliber 40N5A with self-winding, hand-wind and hacking features. The watch is protected with a sapphire crystal glass treated with anti-reflective coating.
1. Orient Kamasu
The Kamasu is a diver watch that is notably the best diver watch created by the brand. It features a 41.8 mm stainless steel case that is 12.8 mm thick. It is water-resistant up to 200 meters. The crown is a screw-down type, and it features a unidirectional 120-click rotating bezel. The movement is an in-house Orient caliber F6922 automatic type with stop seconds, hand-winding, and a 40-hour power reserve beating at a frequency of 21,600 vph. Other functions include the date, day and time. The bracelet is also made of stainless steel with a fold-over double-button clasp for extra security.
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