CEZ05003B, an Orient Sporty Automatic with Automotive Style

March 1st, 2010 | 9 Comments

Those who spend their days moving from the boardroom to the airport and back again can be compared to drivers in an automobile race, living life in the fast lane. They can enjoy the sleek style and impeccable quality of a race car by sporting a sporty Orient automatic.

Read on to learn about automobile racing, both past and present, and how you can harness the spirit of racing by choosing the right sporty automatic timepiece.


Early Firsts in Racing

Automobile racing began soon after the first gasoline automobile was introduced. The first auto race occurred in 1887 with only one competitor, who helped build his own car.

Automobile Racing

The first multi-competitor race happened in 1894 in France, which dominated auto construction and racing in the early days. Both of the “first” races occured in the country, and the French automobile club ACF staged major international races to or from Paris.

However, 9 fatalities during this time period led the French government to ban open-road racing. This led to the advent of track racing. The oldest motor racing track in the world is the Milwaukee Mile, located in Wisconsin. Although the track has held races since 1903, the early races involved horses instead of cars!

The first venue built specifically for motor racing was Brooklands in England, which opened its baked 3-mile track in 1907. Now, over 100 years later, things have changed.


Modern Auto Racing

Currently, stock car racing is the most popular form in the United States. Races occur on oval tracks, with stock cars that resemble everyday cars but are actually stringently built racing machines.

The largest and most popular racing organization is NASCAR, which generates around 500 million dollars a year—a distinctly larger sum than the purse for the first French race, which was less than 200 USD. Their immensely popular races are famous for the intensity of the drivers and the superior quality of the cars.


Intense Quality Automatic Watches

Sporty automatic watches manifest this intensity and quality in their design.


Choosing a Racing Watch

When searching for a racing-inspired watch or one to wear while you race, look for the following features:

  • Proven Durability. Your life is like a high-speed race, and you never know what could happen. Your watch should be prepared to meet the rigors of any situation you find yourself in.
  • Slick Design. A watch, like a racecar, should look as good as it performs.
  • Superior Quality. You wouldn’t take an inferior car around a track at 200 mph, so don’t rely on an inferior watch to get you to the airport with time to spare.




Orient USA’s CEZ05003B boasts a solid bracelet, 100m water resistance, and a sapphire crystal dial window to keep it intact and scratch-free in the face of daily activities. Its unified colors, stainless steel case, and black dial represent magnificent style and design.

Additionally, the CEZ05003B features an in-house movement and a 42 hour power reserve indicator, combining to meet high standards of quality that are ensured by a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.


Cassie Wallace


  1. 9 Comments | Tell us what you think!

  2. By Steve Poorman on Mar 1, 2010

    Great looking watch, love the fact that its got a Sapphire crystal and screw down crown. I really like the power reserve indicator, looks like a fuel level gauge, nicely done.

  3. By Chris on Mar 1, 2010

    I love this watch its great looking, if I have the money for one I’d have it for sure. It has some great features and looks great as well.

  4. By Gavin on Mar 1, 2010

    Very clean look to this watch. It has the look of F1, while at the same time maintaining a very classy/sophisticated appearance

  5. By matt on Mar 7, 2010

    Nice looking watch!

  6. By Norman Plotkin on Mar 12, 2010

    I’m a chemical engineer and I’m getting interested in horology. Watches, particularly automatics, in my opinion are magnificent miniature machines. I’m very impressed with your web site which I came about accidently while searching the internet. Your ability to control all aspects of watch manufacturing, even creating your own watch movements is very impressive. CFT00004B is very impressive, particularly the slide rule complication. However, I’m into oversized watches and would prefer 48 mm or larger. Further a day/date complication is nice but not absolutely necessary. The open heart window is a very nice touch. I keep going back to your site in the hope of seeing a larger diameter watch.

    On the matter of watch winders I agree and disagree with your position. I’ve bought two inexpensive rotating winders and admit they aren’t very good. However, I bought a more expensive pendulum type winder recently and am very pleased with it.

  7. By Erick on Mar 16, 2010

    great watch, i like the black watch with orange markings and silver hands for contrast, and the power indicator is a nice little feature as well

  8. By Aaron Bennett on Jun 16, 2010

    Auto racing is the name of my game. I like to watch auto racing and i’m a muscle car fanatic.~*,

  9. By ku chun kiong on Jul 18, 2010

    I like this watch very much.I have been survey all over Kuala Lumpur but unfortunately the price is above my budget.I am trying my best to save money to purchase this watch.

  10. By ku chun kiong on Sep 12, 2010

    yes,i have this watch now.very beautiful i like very much !!

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