Give Quartz a Try with the Orient LUG15001B

May 3rd, 2010 | 7 Comments

The Orient LUG15001B is a part of the sporty quartz collections. This watch exhibits all of the appearances of a high-end automatic dive watch but with more precise timekeeping at a fraction of the cost.

Read on to learn more about quartz, automatic and the Orient LUG15001B.

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What’s good about quartz watches?

The 2 best things about quartz watches are precision and weight.

Because a quartz movement is dependent on a battery, you won’t run the risk of losing or gaining seconds or minutes as with an automatic. Furthermore, a quartz doesn’t depend on how much you wear it; quartz watches continue running, worn or not, for as long as the battery lasts (or if you manually stop the watch, of course).

Quartz watches tend to weigh less than automatic watches because they don’t use a heavy, bulky movement. In addition to weighing less, quartz watches also tend to be thinner than automatics.

For these 2 big reasons, many people prefer a quartz like the LUG15001B to an automatic. If you are adamant about accuracy and light-weight comfort, a quartz is probably the better choice for you as well.

However, there is one thing to be weary about when it comes to quartz watches: the issue of batteries and battery disposal. If you choose quartz, you should also choose a rechargeable battery, or be sure to check out light-powered watches.


What’s good about automatic watches?

Automatic watches are battery-free and considered works of watchmaking art.

Automatic movements depend on the wearer’s wrist and arm movement, not a battery. This doesn’t mean that when you stop wearing your watch, it stops ticking. Instead, automatics are equipped with power reserve, so they keep ticking for an average of 40 hours or more unworn. This is ideal for someone who doesn’t wear the same watch everyday.

Many people prefer automatic watches because of their traditional function that recalls the early art of watchmaking. Many watch companies, including Orient, continue to produce and use in-house movements. This feature often proves the dedication that a company invests in its product.


For these reasons, many people prefer automatics even though they may be less accurate or heavier than a quartz watch like the LUG15001B.

If you’re interested in learning more about automatic watches, check out Orient’s wide selection of styles.

What’s good about the LUG15001B quartz watch?

Now that you know a bit more about quartz, automatic and what makes them different, let’s look at the Orient LUG15001B quartz watch.


Watch features include:

  • Stainless steel case and band
  • 200m water resistance
  • Date/day calendar
  • Screwed-down crown
  • Mineral crystal
  • $135 price tag

In addition, the LUG15001B also uses large, luminous hands and hour markers that are reminiscent of traditional, automatic dive watches. So, if you like the look of Orient’s divers like the CEM65004M, but want something lighter, more precise and with a smaller price tag, give quartz a try with the LUG15001B.

Lastly, if you wear the LUG15001B, be sure to send Orient your watch review.

But if not, which do you prefer automatic or quartz? Comment below.

  1. 7 Comments | Tell us what you think!

  2. By Samanth May Quinn on May 3, 2010


  3. By Neeraj on May 4, 2010

    Really an awesome luxurious treat for mankind !!

  4. By Mike Bernier on May 4, 2010

    I like both automatic and quartz watches. As an engineer by trade, I appreciate the workmanship that goes into a quality automatic watch such as Orient (my almost-daily watch is a blue Mako). And, when I’m in a hurry, I like the “grab it and go” convenience of a quartz. If I win one here, I’ll be more than happy to write up a review of the LUG15001B (or maybe a blue version of the watch if it exists?).

  5. By Michael Walters on May 28, 2010

    The LUG15001B is a nicely styled watch. It would be a great graduation gift for a High School or College student. Because it’s a Quartz and not an Automatic, it would be a good choice for almost anyone looking to buy their first watch. I still have the first watch I bought for myself over 30 years ago, a Quartz, and it served me well.
    the LUG15001B also looks great, much like the Mako I just purchased.

  6. By Ike Stone on May 31, 2010

    Looks like a fantastic daily wearer as well as being extremely versatile. Classic styling in a grab-and-go watch at a very nice price point. Well done.

  7. By Bill Robertson on Jul 16, 2010

    Well, I recently “discovered” Orient watches and have seen a few in person. They are beautiful pieces, especially when the cost is considered. I have seen nothing but good reviews regarding the movements. I had been wanting to get a Blue Mako. I signed up for the mailing list, got my first-timer discount code and much to my dismay, the Blue Mako was out of stock. :( This was to be my first automatic watch, and my first nice watch. I like the look of the Orange Mako, but I’m really set on the Blue being my first. I am not sure about having too many autos to keep wound so I’m holding out for the Blue for my first auto. Luckily I found the LUG15001B before my code expired. It looks great in the pictures and will help give me an Orient fix until the expected arrival of more Blue Makos. The quartz is nice that I don’t need to keep it wound and it should be very accurate. It looks like I got the last LUG15001B as after I ordered it now shows out of stock. I’m really looking forward to the arrival. I live in SoCal so hopefully it won’t be long. I’m eager to join the Orient club.

  8. By Chris Emory on Nov 29, 2010

    I have both the Yellow mako and the orange Mako and love them both. They are extremely accurate for an automatic (+5 seconds or so a week). I would love to win this beautiful quartz Diver for my son. He loves the looks of my Mako’s, but is still not sure about owning an automatic. This quartz version would be perfect for him. I would buy one for him but everytime I check the website they are sold out. I quess that is what happens when you make well made and beautiful watches and offer them at very reasonable prices.


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