And what does the clock do if it does not measure the time given to us to create ourselves, to discover within ourselves what we did not even suspect? Anne Rice, Song of the Seraphim.
Upon close examination, after all possible tests and even after prolonged use, you will have only one question for this Orient watch from the Power Reserve collection. Or maybe not to this model, but to many other models, and even entire brands. But more on that later.
The first thing you notice is the combination of two superb guilloches on the ivory dial. Immediately, a trained eye recognizes a retrograde 40-hour power reserve indicator - a very convenient device. Guilloche with a small pattern decorates just this indicator. The luminous hands of the Orient watch are distinguished by the elegance of lines and lightness. On the very edge of the dial there is a graduated scale for convenient use of the second and minute hands. At the 3 o'clock position there is a small window with the date.
Continuing your acquaintance, you will appreciate the durable yet soft leather strap with clip closure: a kind of hybrid of a strap and a bracelet. Genuine leather is finished on the outside with embossed "crocodile" and varnished.
The case of the watch brings new pleasant discoveries: the case back is transparent, and allows you to admire the wonderful automatic movement of the Orient caliber 46N40 (FD). You can't see through the lid, but you can read in reference books that this caliber has 21 jewels, a balance frequency of 21600 semi-oscillations per hour, a 40-hour power reserve, and an accuracy of at least +25/-15 seconds per day.
The case and glass are designed for confident operation: steel + sapphire crystal. Water protection WR-50 - swimming is quite allowed, you can even swim slowly in men's watches. By the way, the dimensions of the case are quite standard: 40mm, thickness 12,5mm.
So - before us is a classic watch with grace and great taste, with an excellent mechanism, well protected and comfortable. And the question that I'm sure you also have is simple: "Why, with such impeccable characteristics, is the price of the watch so low?" It's just that Orient makes watches for everyone! Of course, Swiss flair, traditions, history, technologies, developments are expensive. But Orient is looking for its buyer, offering quality at a very affordable price, and this policy allows Japanese watchmakers to sell much more of their products.
|Mechanism type:||mechanical self-winding|
|A bracelet:||leather belt|
|Water protection:||50 meters|
|Dimensions:||D 40mm, thickness 12,5mm|