History: Orient Watch

October 13th, 2011 | 8 Comments

“Our watches are powered by human movement, one of the cleanest forms of energy.” – Jiro Miyagawa, President and CEO of Orient Watch

As Japan’s largest producer of mechanical watches, Orient remains one of few companies that create their own in-house movements. So what’s the story behind Orient?

Shogoro Yoshida founded Orient in 1901 and over 100 years later, Orient has stayed true to its original founding principle: making high-quality and affordable mechanical watches.

For more than 100 years, Orient has continued to be one of the best watch companies in the world.  Even though their specialty is the mechanical watch, they also manufacture automatic and quartz watches.

Check out OrientWatchUSA.com to view the many different styles of today’s Orient watches!

  1. 8 Comments | Tell us what you think!

  2. By Peter on Oct 14, 2011

    It’s sad that not many people know about Orient. My last two watches from Orient: the orange Motorcycle Retro and the yellow Mako are the best watches that I’ve ever had; both in term of value, quality, and style. Will definitely get another Orient when I save up enough cash.

  3. By Peter Marks on Oct 14, 2011

    Orient watches are definitely a great niche in the world of timepieces. The quality of their movements bring so much value to their watches that it makes others in the same price range pale in comparison. Orients are well-known to run much better than even the finer Swiss movements out-of-the-box. I am glad to own three Orients, my favorite of the three being the Racing Skeleton (a.k.a. the Rally). Anyone on the fence about an Orient need not worry…it’s worth every penny!

  4. By Christian Mack on Oct 15, 2011

    I’ve been following the company since being introduce and I like the way Orient makes its mechanical movements better and more reliable. There designs and styles are surpassing most watch companies today. Japans Orient Watches are on the rise, watch out for them. I’m looking to get one in the near future when the extra cash is available.

  5. By Dawn Peck on Oct 19, 2011

    I love the beauty of the Orient watches for women. My favorite three are 1) Crescent Moon in white; 2) Romance in black or the white w/ copper face; and 3) Temptation in red tones. I love the style and am impressed by the reputation of the dependability of your watches and how you stand behind them. Please enter me to win so that I may have one for myself. I would be so honored to wear one.

  6. By Juan Díaz on Dec 8, 2011

    I recently bought the beautiful Orient “Pepsi” Mako; I believe that a man’s watch is a statement of his personality and thoughts, this is way I changed my old Swiss made watch for this one: accurate, smart and most important of all, reliable and friendly with the environment. I also have a quite old Orient Titanium quartz that has being perfectly working since 1997, that is why I purchased this model, I truly believe they are created to last.

  7. By Dirk Joubert on Dec 16, 2011

    Many years ago I received an Orient Watch as a Birthday Gift, it was a beautiful Timepiece and the best there is, today I want to buy myself an Orient again.

  8. By Daniel Montbans on Mar 30, 2012

    Where have I been living? I only learned of Orient watches last year. I now own 4 and couldn’t be happier. My friends brag about how much it costs them to have their Rolex and Movado watches serviced. I brag about how little it costs to keep my Orient watches running. No batteries, just normal movement during the day.

  9. By Antonio R. Amorado on May 10, 2014

    Japanese watches, such as Orient, use NO lesser physics than their Swiss counterparts. Honest in pricing, with comparable elegance and durability, all “in-house parts” with much more service centers around the globe–what else can we ask for?

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