2B or not 2B: A choice between the Orient CFM00002B and the Orient CFM00001B

July 8th, 2010 | 1 Comment

“To be or not to be? That is the question…”

I’m no Shakespeare, but his famous line from Hamlet seems to have some relevance when choosing between these two Orient Racing watches:

  • Orient CFM00001B
  • Orient CFM00002B

Both watches are from the Planet Orient watch collection, and they both make great use of the color orange. They also feature all of the same functions. The real difference between the two is color.

If you’re looking for a small splash of color, go with the Orient CFM00001B, which has a hint of orange as the watch hands.


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But if you’re looking for a bigger splash, the Orient CFM00002B, with its orange inner bezel, is the watch for you.


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The awesome features of both of these watches include:

  • 40-hour Power Reserve Indicator
  • 46U4 Movement
  • Fold-over Clasp with Double Push Button and Safety
  • 100m Water Resistance
  • Unidirectional Bezel
  • Calendar Function

Both of these watches contain a tachymeter function, which is great to use when traveling or calculating a distance traveled. The power reserve indicator is located at the 12 o’clock position. The power reserve indicator works like a fuel gauge: it shows you how much power is left in the spring in both minutes and hours. As you wear your watch, the natural movement will move the power hand toward 40 hours.

Both watches also feature a date function located at the 6 o’clock position. The watches use a modern font for the number indexes.

The bands on these watches are untapered. You can see that there is a shiny finish on the inner links of the band, while the middle and outer links have a matte finish. There are also shoulders on the crown of the watches, which allow for more safety when keeping the crown in the right position.

A unique feature of these watches is the exhibition caseback, which allows the wearer to see directly the movement of the watch. There are 6 holes used to unscrew the screw caseback. This is superior to a snap-on back because it helps to keep the water out of the case.

So the question remains: 2B or not 2B? What’s your answer?

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  2. By Michael Wong on Jul 15, 2010

    CFM00001B is the choice for me. Just the right amount of flash.

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