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The school of Horology (yes, THE school of horology) has made a video available to the public that talks about the superiority of the ORIENT in-house movement found in the Mako CEM65001B to that of the popular ETA movement that is found in a lot of Swiss watches.
Here are the key points to their video:
- They compared the winding mechanisms of the Orient movement 46943 (found in the CEM65002D) to the Swiss ETA movement 2892.a2
- There are ball bearings in the Orient and it takes very little movement to produce winding motion.
- It’s less fancy, thus making it more efficient
- It uses fewer parts and ball bearings for a higher conversion of kinetic energy.
What are commenters our saying:
I am sorry but I must whole heartedly … agree. I have two very nice very popular Swiss made watches, one with the greatest innovation in watch making in the last hundred years. And I have an Orient #2ER00002D, it is within one second every week and my other two gain five and seven seconds each per week.
I like them all equally but the cost and accuracy of the Orient compared to the other watches means it is a better value.
My Orient watch is 35 years old and it looks as if I bought it yesterday. The otherday someone offered me 1000 pounds for the watch. I gently refused. It is dearer than my wife to me. The model gives date, day,calender and world time.
My observation seems to back up this video. I have several automatics/mechanicals: one Swiss ETA, and several branded Miyota movements, several Chinese mushroom brands, two Seiko, and two Orients. In the my 3 years of watch collecting, cleaning and fixing usually runs me about $80 to $100 per watch at the jeweler, whereas I’ve never had to do spend any money on maintenance on the Orients. The simplicity of design directly translates into savings.
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