Unadan, on 23 October 2011 - 03:20 PM, said:
I'm new to Orient Watches but am very interested in the "Star" series of watches. Can you guys post some links to the latest Orient Star watches? Do these typically end in an "EL" model number? I've been looking at the orient usa and other sites and do not even see mention of any Star series watches. I'm looking for the Orients that have an auto movement that is comparable to a Seiko SARB/6R15. Also which is the best USA based retailer to look at the Orient Stars?
The Orient Star line is mostly JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) only, with the exception of the Air Diver (or "Revolver", as it's now known) and the Retro Future line of concept watches. Thus you need to buy grey market or from a Japanese dealer. As I can attest, Higuchi is excellent.
Here's a link to their site:
Orient USA is not Orient themselves, they are an AD (authorized dealer). There are a few in the US, Long Island Watch being another. You will find they have similar models and pricing.
Orient also makes watches in Brazil, where there are models only available there. I don't know of any international dealers in Brazilian Orients, you need to use a third party buyer.
show us some pics, please!
Sorry, my camera is currently broken, and there has been a delay while I take my sweet time fixing it (or replacing, should it sadly come to that). In the meantime, I will say the watch is beautiful. The red shines nicely in sunlight. The watch is very comfortable, light and relatively thin. I love it.