CDBAA001B: Traditional Automatic with a Modern Twist

May 4th, 2010 | 4 Comments

If you want an automatic watch, but you’re tired of the same old look, take a minute to check out Orient’s CDBAA001B “Metro.” This watch has everything a traditional automatic has but with a fresh aesthetic.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at:

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What watch features are on the CDBAA001B “Metro?”

The Orient CDBAA001B “Metro” offers a unique approach to an automatic watch. It’s square-shaped with bold numerals and a bright yellow accent color, which make it quite different from an ordinary circular watch.

The styling of this watch is similar to Orient’s “Car Concept” Orient Star, but the “Metro” is available in a wider range of dial and band colors.

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Check out some additional features on the “Metro”:
  • 40-hour Power Reserve
  • Stainless steel case
  • Genuine leather band
  • Semi skeleton case back and dial
  • 50m water resistance
  • Mineral crystal
  • Screwdown crown

Read on to learn more about this cool automatic watch.

What’s good about the CDBAA001B?

As on all Orient automatic mechanical watches, the CDBAA001B has an in-house movement. This means that the movement is not outsourced; instead, it’s produced exclusively by Orient for Orient.

This also means that these watches don’t need a battery, but they continue ticking based on the movement of your wrist and arm.

Furthermore, the “Metro” watches come in a wide variety of styles, so you can choose the best look for you.

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In addition to the CDBAA001B, “Metro” is also available with:
  • Black case, dial and band with red accent
  • Black case and band, red dial with blue accent
  • Silver case, brown band, white dial with blue accent

Be sure to check them all out at Orient Watch USA.

What have people said about the CDBAA001B?

Now for the exciting part: recent customer reviews.

Nice details- “I like the yellow seconds hand, and the signed crown and clasp are nice details.”


Impressive workmanship- “The workmanship is impressive. [The CDBAA001B] performs up to expectations of an automatic.”


Excellent strap- “The genuine leather strap feels nice, stiff but soft… I like the white stitch on black leather.”


Do you have the CDBAA001B? If so, send your review to Orient Watch USA.

Until then, tell us what you think about the CDBAA001B by commenting below.

  1. 4 Comments | Tell us what you think!

  2. By Stacey Lowe on May 5, 2010

    My husband loves this watch and sent me the link to check it out. I told him I have to pay the bills before he can think of getting another one. I would love to surprise him with this handsom watch.

  3. By Scott on May 6, 2010

    The metro does not have a screwdown crown. The hands have a thin luminescent stripe on them allow the wearer to tell the time in the dark.
    I have the Red Metro with the gun metal case. The leather band has a complimentary red stripe which really makes the watch pop. The skeleton dial only shows the escapement and balance wheel, the heart of the watch, and the stem. The stem window seems like it was just added to visually balance the escapement window.
    The blue second hand against the read dial provides an interesting contrast.
    The band is extremely stiff and uncomfortable, but should soften up with wear.

  4. By Larry on Jul 10, 2010

    The CDBAA001B is the one I’d like to get. I love the yellow hands against the black face. With the standard stainless finish, this watch still has the kind of pizazz I like. And, I like that there are three little windows through which you can see parts of the movement. Really nice!

  5. By Clyde Fogh on Feb 7, 2011

    I am really liking this watch more and more every time I see it. I have to get on.

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