Wouldn’t it be great if we could have everything we wanted? Well now you can. Sort of.
If you’ve been eyeing an Omega Planet Ocean but find the cost a bit overwhelming, Orient has a solution. Not only does Orient have a great diver watch but it’s a great diver watch at a great price. It’s the Orient Mako, of course.
Omega Planet Ocean
Omega is undoubtedly one of the strongest players in the world of diver watches. This Swiss watch company has been producing top-of-the-line timepieces since the mid-1800s. It’s no wonder these watches are desirable, but the cost of them can be quite high and uninspiring (even used).
The Omega Planet Ocean boasts essential diver features such as 600m water resistance, and a screwed-down crown. Additionally, the Planet Ocean features a helium escape valve. This ultimate diver is certainly suitable for saturation diving and intense water sports.
The Orient Mako is perhaps Orient’s bestselling watch, diver or otherwise, and for good reason. The Mako contains all the necessary features of a diver watch: 200m water resistance, lume, screwed-down crown, unidirectional bezel, and solid materials. Plus the Mako just has a cool, diver aesthetic. Available in a bunch of styles, the Mako includes either a durable urethane band or a solid stainless steel band. Orient’s in-house mechanical movement, caliber 46943, completes this watch.
Which isn’t to say the Mako doesn’t stand out. It certainly does, and for $215, it stands way out from the diver watch price point. It may not be a Planet Ocean, but the Orient Mako is no less a great and an affordable diver watch.
Which watch would you choose? Do you already wear one of these diver watches? Leave us a comment below!