CET05001B: The Essential Executive Watch

April 22nd, 2010 | 1 Comment

Sleek watches are a staple for successful professionals. When you need to know the time, don’t look at your cell phone like a teenager. Instead, slide up the sleeve of your suit to reveal an elegant timepiece like the Orient CET05001B.

Checking your watch gives off an authoritative vibe that just might convince leads to becomes clients or contacts to become partners.

The 3 attributes of the CET05001B that make it the essential executive watch are:

Savvy Features

When you check the CET05001B on your wrist, you’ll see more than the time.

The watch face has 3 subdials:

  • Day
  • Date
  • 24 hour clock

The day indicator, located on the right of the watch, helps the busy businessperson keep track of where they need to be. The date indicator at 6 o’clock helps you remember if your Wednesday lunch meeting was this Wednesday or the next.

The 24-hour subdial, a rare feature, helps when communicating with international clients—doing the math with a 24-hour clock is less confusing than the 12-hour system. Tucked between 10 and 11 o’clock, the 24-hour subdial doesn’t take over the watch face. Instead, it stays out of the way until you need it.

In addition to the brilliant features on the CET05001B’s watch face, the watch is water resistant to 50m. This means that not only will your watch be protected in the case of spills, you can also leave it on during your afternoon swim to keep track of when it’s time to get out of the pool and head home.

The CET05001B is water resistant in part because of its quality materials.

Sleek Materials

Stainless steel is notoriously stain-, rust- and corrosion-resistant. The CET05001B’s case, band, and bezel are all stainless steel. Furthermore, the band has a double push button fold-over clasp to keep it secured to your arm from meeting to lunch to swim.


The watch’s face is covered with a mineral watch crystal to protect it from scratches and bumps.

In addition to being construction from high quality, durable materials, the Orient CET05001B also looks great.

Superior Style

The CT05001B’s superior style comes not only from its materials, but also from a sharp color choice and an excellent fit.

The watch’s black dial is a classic choice for the modern executive. Or, if you’re looking for something unique, the CET05001W is the same watch with a brilliant white watch face.

Located inside a 42mm diameter case, the dial sits perfectly on all wrist shapes and sizes. Unlike many watch cases that are either overbearing or underwhelming, the 42mm size is a compromise that looks both bold and unassuming.

A two-tone stainless steel band holds the watch case and dial on your wrist. With a 20mm width, the band easily joins the watch case in the category of great feel and unassuming fit. This width is particularly good if you don’t like to feel encumbered by a large, heavy watch band.


Since you’re a smart, successful professional, you don’t want to pay too much for your timepiece either. Check out the Orient Deal of the Day to make sure you get your essential executive watch for the lowest price out there.

Cassie Wallace

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  2. By Mike Bernier on Apr 24, 2010

    There’s always something about a wristwatch that seems to complete a professional look, and this watch would fit in nicely. Very sleek and professional in itself, it would serve an executive or executive-in-waiting very well as they move up in the business world.

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