Going on a Cruise? Bring the 2ER00002D

April 14th, 2010 | 1 Comment

Not all dive watches are made equal—some are ready to take a quarter-mile plunge, while others are best suited for water sports.

The Orient 2ER00002d is one of those watches. In addition to water sports, the 2ER00002D is also perfect for swimming and snorkeling, common cruise activities.

So if you’re an avid cruise-taker, read on to find out why the 2ER00002D is the timepiece for you.

The 2ER00001D is:


The 2ER00002D is water resistant up to 100m. This means that you can go snorkeling, swimming, jetskiing, or even shallow scuba diving while wearing the watch. So how do watchmakers makes their watches water resistant?

Here are 2 of their tricks:

  • By using stainless steel. The 2ER00002D’s solid stainless steel band and thick case will not stain, corrode or rust as easily as other metals, meaning that water won’t affect the polish and sheen of the metal.
  • Special mechanisms. Orient divers have screwed-down crowns, which are much better at keeping water out than the typical snap down crown.

Additionally, the watch crystal helps protect against scratches and water leaking into the watch.



The stainless steel is more than sturdy—it is also a sleek statement material that has been used in everything from the United States Air Force Memorial to high end pots and pans. Stainless steel is the perfect frame for the 2ER00002D’s beautiful faded blue watch face.

Amazon customers have described this watch as “beautiful, keeps great time, stands up to wear and tear very well,” “a great-looking well-made watch, and the picture really does not do it justice. So far it’s keeping great time, which can be a problem even with far more expensive self-winding watches,” and “love the look, love the weight, love the compliments.”

These reviewers agree—this Orient watch is a beautiful, quality timepiece.

The combined blue and stainless steel makes for an aesthetic that bridges corporate and casual—this watch can easily be worn with jeans and a t-shirt in the play room, or with your best suit in the conference room.


But what use is a product’s durability and stylishness if it doesn’t make your life better? The 2ER0002D is worth wearing for more reasons than its impeccable timekeeping.

The watch’s face has a date indicator so that on your next cruise, when the days start to run together, you will still know whether you can hang out at the bar or if you need to be deboarding for a snorkeling expedition (with your Orient watch diver, of course.) Additionally, the mineral watch crystal has a magnifier so you can easily read the date while you’re on the go.

Finally, the watch’s unidirectional rotating bezel (also stainless steel) helps you time things—like your run on the boat deck, or how long you’ve been underwater.


With cruise season fast approaching, many people are thinking about their wardrobes. Don’t forget that a wristwatch is essential for keeping track of where you need to be, and is also a classy style statement.

Cassie Wallace

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  2. By Eric A. Johnston on Apr 14, 2010

    Gorgeous watches. I’d love to own one (or two or three) someday!

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