Orient watches, first off, don't look Japanese to me. That might sound wrong, but what I mean is Seiko looks like what I expect a Japanese watch to look like, and Citizen, totally looks like I expect a Japanese watch to look like. It's not a bad thing. Seiko is one of my favorite watchmakers out there. Citizen, well, not so much. Never been a huge fan for Citizen.
But Orient looks like Swiss watches to me, and, even more, they are mechanical movement specialists, they excel a mechanical watches and they even make their own mechanical movements, and have done so for a very long time. They are much nicer than I every originally thought, and I believe them to be a great value on top of that. They continually astonish me, the amount of watch you can get for the price of some of these watches.
The Best Men's Orient Watches for Under...
The Best Men's Orient Watch for under 100 Dollars
The best Men's Orient Watch for under 200 Dollars
Case: 42 mm, Stainless steel
Band: 22mm Leather
Movement: Orient 48743 Automatic movement
Functions: HH, MM, SS
Water resistance: 100 M/325 ft
The Orient Flight is a pilot watch if I have ever seen one before. The tell tail triangle at the 12 o'clock marking and the minutes marked our in Arabic numerals at the 5 minute marks, are all for easy reading while occupied with operation of heavy machinery. The 42mm stainless steel case is fairly large without being overwhelming and the white face with black numbering gives great contrast for the wearer to easily determine the time.
It has a crown and a date window at the 3 o'clock position and the brown leather band is 22mm wide with a buckle style clasp.
The automatic movement is made in house, and is an Orient 48743 Automatic, it has a 40 hour power reserve and runs at 21,600 bph.
I love this watch for under 200 dollars. I loved it so much it appears on my 5 best men's watches for under 200 dollars list. I would own this one, there is no doubt in my mind.
The best Men's Orient Watch for under 500 DollarsOrient Star Classic
Case: 38.5mm Stainless steel
Band: 20mm, Leather
Movement: 40N52 Automatic
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Water resistance: 50M/165ft
The Orient Star line of watches is Orients top line. They are the flagship watches for the company. And this Classic really shines in the under 500 dollar price range. I am partial to the Orient watches in general, but I really like the looks of this watch, particularly.
The 38.5mm Stainless steel case is very reminiscent of vintage watches, not like the modern oversized behemoths we wear now a days. It looks like a dress watch straight out of the late sixties with the white face and polished and pointed, dash style hour markers. It also has stainless steel, polished hour, minute and second hands, and the face include a power reserve gauge, making it easy to make sure your watch doesn't randomly go dead on you. The date window is at the 3 o'clock position and the watch has sapphire lenses on both the front and back. The 20mm, Leather band has a buckle clasp, which is also stainless.
The movement is a automatic, mechanical movement, with second hacking and hand winding, has 22 jewels, and runs at 21,600 bph, and a power reserve indicator.
All this makes this watch a great buy at around 320 that I have been finding it for. Some sites even sell it for 270, so you will have to look around. It has been sold out around the holidays.
The best Men's Orient Watch for under 2000 Dollars
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