I’m with the band: CEV09002b or CEV09001B?

June 23rd, 2010 | 2 Comments

So, we’ve compared watches before. Not too long ago, you sided with either Black or Blue when choosing which Mako you preferred.

Now, we’re going to take a look at the CEV09002B and the CEV09001B. Both watches are similar. But as the title of this article suggests, it’s all about your band preference.

Before we get into the differences, let’s see what both models have in common:

The emphasis of this watch collection is its classic look. Like all Orient watches, both have a mechanical self driving mechanism to drive the watch’s movement. The watches require no batteries, which makes it a green choice. Also, Orient uses it’s own in-house movement, a quality that is revered within the watch-making industry.

The time, date and day are all clearly visible on the watches. These are the three most important things you can get from a watch. The wide calendar movement is a unique feature of this line. The pattern of the crown creates a desirable, classic look.

This is one of Orient’s most successful lines because it captures the true essence of Orient. It’s a truly classic piece, but what band would you prefer to wear it on?

Which would you prefer?

  • The CEV09002B
  • The CEV09001B


The CEV09002B Orient Classic


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This light brown band is made of genuine leather. It is adorned with white stitching.

A leather band allows the watch to fit more tightly and comfortably on your wrist. Another advantage of leather over stainless steel is its appearance. It allows the watch face to stand out more against the beautiful brown leather band.


The CEV09001B Orient Classic


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The stainless steel band features a non-tapered combination of finished and non-finished links. To release the clasp, there is a double button function. In order to lock the clasp, the wearer simply has to lock it, fold it, and you’re done.

The advantage of a steel band in comparison to the leather band is the true water resistance. Both watches are water resistant, however you won’t have to worry about water ruining your stainless steel band. Stainless steel is more durable than leather. And that’s just a fact.

Which band are you with?

Comment below with your band preference, and tell us why you prefer it!

  1. 2 Comments | Tell us what you think!

  2. By David on Jun 30, 2010

    The leather band is nice, but I usually prefer to get a SS band option on a watch so that I always have a fitted, matched SS (or two-tone) band for the watch for resale, diving, sailing, active wear, etc. A leather band, or for that matter a NATO band, can always be added later, and there are a universe of choices.

    Since you are calling this the Classic line, why not sell it in a class-y “de luxe” package with both stainless band with deployant buckle, included leather band with signed buckle, spring bar tool, and presentation case? ;) It would make a terrific gift case for birthdays, Christmas, or (just passed) Father’s day.

  3. By Bill Robertson on Jul 16, 2010

    I prefer the durability of stainless. Leather bands just don’t seem to stay looking nice with me. I’m also a little more oriented towards sporty looking watches. If I want a tighter fit than a steel bracelet I prefer a NATO or ZULU.

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