Looking For a New Watch? Check Out the Orient Black Mako

March 25th, 2010 | 6 Comments



Did your old watch kick the bucket? Just in the market for a new watch? Want to know what the Orient Mako collection is all about?

Well, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, we’ll take a good, long look at Orient and the Black Mako.

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What’s special about Orient?

Orient is known for affordability by delivering luxury watches at 1/3 the price of comparable watch brands.

Here are some other special things about Orient Watches:

  • 100% in-house movement: Orient creates simple and unique movements for their watches. Like many major, luxury watch brands (e.g. Rolex, Citizen, Zenith), they don’t use ETA, or outsourced, movements.
  • Fully-automatic: Orient’s automatics rely solely on the movement of your wrist, no batteries or winding needed.
  • Power Reserve: Orient mechanical watches have about a 40-hour Power Reserve (i.e. they keep ticking for up to 40 hours on one charge). Some watches have a PR Indicator so you know when to charge your watch.

Plus, Orient offers a wide-range of uniquely designed automatic collections from Diver to Executive. They also have quartz and ladies styles, so it’s easy to find the watch that best suits you and your lifestyle.

Now for the exciting part, one of Orient’s classics: the Black Mako.

What features are on the Black Mako?

The Orient Black Mako is part of the Diver series. Though it’s probably not the best choice for a serious saturation diver, it has 200m water resistance, which makes it safe for swimming, snorkeling, recreational diving or other water sports.

Makos have become Orient’s bestselling watches because of their versatility; they’re sporty and classic, casual and dressy.

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According to Mako wearers, the watches are quite accurate for automatics (+/- 5 seconds/day), and they also earn a lot of compliments.

Check out some other Mako features:

  • 40-hr Power Reserve and Indicator
  • Stainless steel case
  • Luminous hands, hour markers
  • Screwed-down crown
  • Unidirectional bezel
  • Day/date, Spanish/English calendar
  • $190 price tag

Mako wearers have also said that, for all of these features, there is no better deal for a good quality timepiece.

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What are the other Mako styles?

If you’re not big on black, then don’t worry because Orient Mako has a color for you.

The Makos are available in:

  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • “Pepsi” (blue dial with a blue and red bezel)


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You can also choose a stainless steel or urethane (rubbery) band. Stainless steel is always classic, but the urethane band has the signature “Mako” symbol.

With so many choices, my only warning is that you may not be able to settle on just one color. But keep in mind that black is usually a good, solid and classic place to start.

What do you think about the Orient Mako? Comment below.





  1. 6 Comments | Tell us what you think!

  2. By morton gorden on Mar 26, 2010

    I love orient watches because I love getting the best for less.

  3. By Jim Williams on Mar 26, 2010

    I am waiting for my Black Mako to arrive and I am really excited. I know that this will not be my last Orient watch, but if you make a white face Mako, I promise you that will be my next purchase.

  4. By Ross on Mar 27, 2010

    The Orient Mako lineup is one of the very best values in automatic watches. At only $190 the value you receive is that of a much more expensive watch. Orient’s fit and finish are superb as well as their unique diver design make the Mako series stand out from its competition. The Mako compliments any wardrobe from jeans to a suit and will last you a lifetime. **I’m not associated with Orient in any way, I’m just a very satisfied customer and I want others not to hesitate with this great watch and established company**

  5. By John Zurawski on Mar 30, 2010

    Quite acceptably accurate, I’ve adjusted to the correct time only once in one month of wearing my new Mako(it was ‘off’ by no more than two minutes slow).
    Previous watch was a Rolex submariner. I’m over that now and simply enjoy the function and economy of Orient.
    Very satisfied!

  6. By Kevin Conn on Mar 30, 2010

    Love the orange and the yellow dials!

  7. By Adil OYKAN on Apr 6, 2010

    Obviously we all believe in ‘love at first sight’. As I was wandering through one of the watch malls in Ankara/TURKEY, my eyes caught the most vibrant shade of blue dialed wrist watches on one of the stands in a local watch dealer’s shop. It was surely ORIENT’s BLUE MAKO w/stainless steel bracelet. I was mesmerized by the look, feel, beauty, workmanship and the price of such a piece-of-art. Now I have become one of the proud owners of highly accurate and versatile CEM65002D. I am a retired civilian employee (Turkish-English Translator) at an age of 57. Cheers from Ankara!

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