A Guide to Travelers’ Timepieces, like the Orient CDH00002B

November 10th, 2010 | No Comments

There are a lot of reasons why people travel, and there are many different watches designed with traveling in mind. Depending on your reason for globe-trotting, there are certain features you should look for when selecting the right watch to take with you.

Read on to learn how to choose the perfect timepiece for the following activities:

  • Vacation
  • Business Trips


You work hard 50 weeks out of the year. Chances are, your 2 weeks of vacation time will be dedicated to one thing and one thing only—relaxation.

It’s time to take off your bulky, busy dress watch and opt for something simpler, something that will tell you the time but remind you that the time isn’t really that important when you’re on vacation.

Here’s what to look for:

  • Lightweight - You don’t want anything weighing you down, literally. For vacation, look for a watch with a case thickness of no more than 11mm and a case diameter of less than 45mm. Titanium watches, for example, have a lightweight feel while still maintaining their durability.
  • Simple Design – For once, you’re not busy. Your watch face shouldn’t be either. A minimalistic style will remind you that a little simplicity can go a long way when you’re on vacation.
  • Water Resistant - Your watch should be water resistant up to at least 50 meters, especially if your destination involves a beach. Unless you plan on doing scuba diving, a complicated diver watch isn’t necessary. A simple model, like the minimalistic Orient Politician FGW0100AW, will do.

However, if you are a little more adventurous and want your vacation to be full of activities like scuba diving, you’ll want to look for a diver watch, like the Orient Mako CEM65001B, which is water resistant up to 200 meters.

  • Color – Have a little fun with your vacation watch. Since you most likely won’t be donning a power suit, there’s no need for a boring black and white model. Go for color that you wouldn’t dare sport at the office. A bright color will boost your mood every time you glance at it.

Ready for a really crazy idea?
If you’re serious about unwinding on your vacation, free your wrists and go without a watch! Luckily, there are pocket watches like the Orient CDD00001W that will let you cheat a little if you can’t bear the thought of not knowing the time.

Business Traveling

If you’re traveling for business, two things are probably true. 1) You’ll have a lot of meetings and functions that you’ll need to be at on time, and 2) you’ll want to impress people while you’re at them.

If you’re traveling back and forth between different time-zones, you’ll need a watch that can keep up with your jet-setting lifestyle. Your watch should be an elegant complement to your business wardrobe.

Here’s what to look for:

  • Dual-Time – Many watches have design features that allow you to see the time in 2 different time zones, an essential feature for those who travel often. If you’re abroad for a business meeting, calling an important executive back in the U.S. at 4 a.m. because you forgot the time difference probably isn’t the best business move.

The Orient CDH00002B is one super sleek model that has this feature. The durable sapphire crystal has an anti-reflective coating, which allows for easy readability.

Another option is the Orient Worldtime CEY04003W. It has features similar to the CDH00002B but has a white dial.

  • The right metal - With the exception of class rings, fraternal rings, and wedding bands, all of your accessories should be the same metal. So if your cuff links are silver, your watch should match. This shows that you have style and refinement.
  • Size - Your dress watch should be larger than a watch you would wear on vacation. You want people to notice it and be impressed by its elegance. While the size should be dependant on how big your wrist is, you should be looking for something with a case diameter of at least 40 mm.

    The Orient 2010 Worldtime CFA05001B, for example, has a 43 mm case diameter and a case thickness of 12.5 mm. It’s big enough to make a statement of elegance and professionalism without looking too bulky.

  • Color – While you want people to notice your watch, you don’t want it to send the wrong message. To keep a professional look, opt for watches with simple dial colors, like black, white, and brown.

Whether you’re going abroad for work or play, there are plenty of traveling timepieces to choose from such as the CDH00002B and CFA05001B.

So tell us, which watch do you travel with?

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