Need Diving Watches?

December 28th, 2009 | 4 Comments

The diving watch is a symbolic piece—the classic look of a watch coupled with limitless functionality.

Orient Watch Company even adds fashion to the mix.

Orient’s line of diving watches (both automatic divers and quartz) meets all of the standards and provides options for every watch aficionado. If you need watches, read on for more information about Orient’s diving watches.

This article discusses 5 noteworthy Orient diving watches:

Orient 2ER00001B ($180.00 at

The watch 2ER00001B automatic diver may look slightly familiar. In fact, you may notice that it is an almost identical to the Rolex Submariner.

Talk about bargain watches.

Some may say that this a knock-off, but in what respect? The watch itself is still constructed with the same high-quality Orient craftsmanship and materials. As for the movement, only quartz would be more accurate (within .5 seconds per day). Therefore, the customer is not robbed on watch movement or accuracy because the in-house automatic movement of Orient is on par with that of a Swiss ETA.

If anything, Orient is paying homage to one of the most famous Rolex watches by adopting the style.

Some of the great features of this watch include:

  • Crystal magnifying bubble over the date
  • Ball shaped hour hand—able to identify the time when the hands are in the same position
  • Round shaped index markers—remains consistent with the motif of the watch

Depth resistance aside, this may make you wonder how Swiss companies can charge so much?

Orient CEM65004B ($160 at

The Mako. The flagship automatic diving watch of Orient is the middleman between functionality and practicality.

Some highlights include:

  • Number markers at the 12, 6 and 9 positions—a great aspect that is not present in most diving watches.
  • Day pusher at the 2 o’ clock index.
  • Red-tipped second hand—Because an automatic movement powers the Mako, the second hand moves in a sweeping fashion. The red tip really adds to the aesthetic appeal of the watch and is a favorite among owners.
  • An amazing luminescent face (seen in the video below).

Orient LUG15002B ($130 at

The 200M Quartz ‘Double Dolphins’ Diver

Look Familiar?

At first glance this does resemble the Mako (and the Citizen Promaster Analog Quartz for that matter) but it is actually quite different from both.

  • Is an Orient quartz movement—Remember that a quartz watch is battery powered whereas an automatic does not contain a battery but instead is powered by the movement of the wearer.
  • Hands (including the second hand) are shaped differently and larger than that of the Mako.
  • More of a cross between the Rolex circular theme and the Seiko wide arrow type. Nonetheless, they fit with the watch.
  • Red markings at each of the indices coordinate with the red text of the day window.
  • Does not have the push button to change the contents of the day window.

This really highlights the creativity and lack of boundaries that Orient exhibits. They are willing to mix and match styles while remaining functional. Although the push button is not present, the option to change the day/date is still available through use of the crown.

Orient CEM75001B ($250 at

Although this watch is in the same line as the Mako, I don’t view it as an upgraded/updated version. There are a lot of characteristics that have been changed—enough to constitute the watch being a stand-alone and not an upgrade.

This is an amazing diving watch that makes a statement as to where Orient is heading with their diving collection.

What’s new and exciting about this diver?

  • A bigger watch than any of the divers mentioned so far (46mm).
  • Larger arrowed hands and indices with ball tipped second hand.
  • 60 position on the bezel is marked. A marker rather than a number usually highlights this index.
  • Day/date windows are bordered.

Orient CFD0C001B ($1800 at

Move over James Bond

…your Omega Seamaster has some competition.

Ariel Adams over at posted a one of a kind in-depth review on the saturation diver complete with video. Make it a point to check it out.

One thing I would like to point out though is the use of the power reserve on this watch. This is a unique feature to have on an automatic saturation diver yet it is very much needed.

The debate between quartz diving watches and automatic diving watches deals with reliability and functionality. This watch tackles both.

If you need watches, consider diving watches—symbolic pieces—and Orient is good at making them.

What’s Your Favorite Diving Watch? Comment Below.


  1. 4 Comments | Tell us what you think!

  2. By Daniel Phan on Dec 2, 2009

    Nice introduction to various Orient’s diving watches!

    However, which one of them are ISO rated for diving?

  3. By Ethan on Dec 29, 2009

    I very much like the looks of these watches.

    I’m thinking a CEM75001B may be a nice addition to my watch arsenal.

  4. By Frederick Baal on Dec 29, 2009

    I am a big guy so I like a big watch. The Orient cem75001b lookks like it would be a fine compliment on my wrist.

    thank you

  5. By joseph v. tortona on Jan 5, 2011

    would like to have a cfd0c001b but it’s toooooo expensive for me, again my sweat is soooo salty (saltier than the dead sea i think) i have to wash my watch everytime i get home, i think i am the best challenge for any watch maker

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