Your Newest Daily Wear Watch: The Orient Producer

September 18th, 2014 | No Comments

_DSC2458 - CopyYou don’t really see a lot of square watches these days, but Orient Watch USA just released the new Producer watch (FDBAD005W0) in white with slick blue hands. We love this watch because of its pure uniqueness: the open heart dial, the staggered case structure and the details on the dial. We see this as the type of “all day everyday watch” because it’s not exactly a dress watch (like the Cartier Tank could be) or a sporty watch (like the Tag Heuer Monaco is). It sits right in the center, what some may call an “executive” watch. The Producer is good to go in pretty much all business casual occasions.

Not considering the specs of the watch (45.5 x 35.5mm case), it retails at just $250. Paired with the code “summer2014″, it drops to $175. Plus you receive free shipping and a free watch (some of the choices are mechanical). A worthy pick up for those looking for a watch to slap on before you’re headed to the office. Not bad for an in house made mechanical watch.

 

Stay Classy: The Slim Orient Class (GW01) Collection now back in stock

September 11th, 2014 | 1 Comment

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One thing that is great about slim watches is that they fit under the cuff. Brands like Piaget and Frederique Constant offer svelte watches, however common people like you and I can’t afford them. Orient Watch USA has just stocked the Orient Class collection, a slim, quartz powered line that you wouldn’t know is quartz. But how? Quartz watches are known for two things: being battery powered, and the accentuated tick of the seconds hand. The Orient Class did away with the seconds, so looking at it, you wouldn’t know if it was a mechanical watch or not.  Our favorites are the blue handed models with roman or Arabic numerals. Classy indeed.

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Sports Chrono Goodness: The New Orient Endeavor Chronograph

September 4th, 2014 | No Comments

FTT0Y001B0 FTT0Y002B0 FTT0Y003W0 Endeavor.Still007The sports chronograph is something most collectors say you should have in your collection. Some would say its popularity was carved by the Speedmaster or the El Primero or the Monaco. And since then, its gained a great popularity like you wouldn’t believe. Orient Watch USA recently introduced the Endeavor Chronograph collection, and what’s truly unique about it is that it is a 1/20 second chronograph (which can measure/record time accurate to 1/20 of a second). The case is a behemoth: 48mm, but it does appear that the IP black bezel may size it down a bit on the wrist. The domed crystal gives the Endeavor a nice glean, and the wide date just proves it functionality. Available in three variations.

Specifications
Analogue Quartz Movement : caliber KFB00
Chronograph in 1/20 second
Chronograph hands (second & 1/20 second), Small second hand
Wide date indicator

Stainless steel case
Curved crystal glass
Screw caseback
Screwed-down crown
Genuine leather strap
Water resistant to 100m
Diameter 48.00mm
Thickness 11.60mm

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The Top Five Back to School Watches at Under $250

September 2nd, 2014 Posted in What to Wear and How to Wear It | No Comments

If you’re a student, you may or may not be back in school already. And you may or may not have considered getting trusty watch to let you know how much longer you’ll have to sit through the dull 3PM lecture or how long you had overslept that Monday morning for the 8AM lab. If you’re not a watch person, you may have assumed that owning a nice mechanical watch would cost you a grip. But it doesn’t have to. Presenting the five best Orient automatic watches for under $250. (Don’t forget to use the code summer2014 at check out to save 30%, get free shipping and a free watch).

AnchorThe Anchor – $180

If you’re looking for a simple stainless steel watch with a comfortable leather strap and bullet proof movement, look no further than the Anchor. With three hands and a date indicator, the watch will be your go-to day in and day out.
 

BrazenThe Brazen – $210

If you’re looking for a sport watch, the Brazen is a smart choice. It features a woven texture on the dial as well as a sharp color contrast that makes reading the time a cinch. Available currently in black/red and blue/yellow.

 

SymphonyThe Symphony – $215

The Symphony could be described as a pseudo-hybrid watch (if that makes sense): Its classic baton hour markers scream classic, but the size of the watch could make it appear more modern watch. It is nearly as versatile as the Mako and Ray. Available on a stainless steel bracelet or leather strap.

 

Mako rubberThe Mako on Rubber – $245

This is the iconic Orient diver watch that has been the gateway to watch collecting for most people. With a simple strap swap (usually leather), the Mako transforms from a sweet beach lounger to an essential desk diver. Offered in blue, black and of course, retro orange.

 

UnionThe Union – $250

At the very end of the spectrum is the Union. It features a unique wide calendar display and an exquisite guilloche-styled finish on the dial. A fine piece to wear for any kind of interview or office internship.

The Labor Day Sale at Orient Watch USA

August 27th, 2014 | No Comments

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With Labor Day weekend coming, the sales are sure popping up! Orient Watch USA has just announced its Labor Day sale. They’re offering the Orient Union for $112.50 shipped and $123.75 shipped for leather and stainless steel versions, respectively. The code is laborday2014. The sale ends September 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST server time. Here’s the full line up: http://orientwatchusa.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=ev0s