Not Just Black and White, like the Orient CEM65004M

November 18th, 2010 | 1 Comment

When it comes to fashion, sometimes it’s hard to find exactly what you’re looking for. So when you do, it’s always a good idea to take advantage of it.

After hours of searching, you finally find something you love. Maybe it’s a pair of shoes, a really great pair of jeans, or an awesome diver watch like the Orient Mako CEM65004M. So you buy it.

Then you buy it in a different color. Then it goes on sale, so you figure getting a few more colors can’t hurt. They might be sold out soon, so you want to get it while you still can, right?

Absolutely right. We think it’s perfectly acceptable to own the same pair of jeans in 6 different washes, and there’s no shame in wearing a different color of the same t-shirt every day.

Color is a defining characteristic in any fashion accessory, wristwatches included. But, just like you probably wouldn’t wear your light-wash destroyed denim to the office (unless your job is really, really cool), you probably wouldn’t wear a bright orange diver watch with a rubber band to a formal event, like a nice dinner at a fancy restaurant.

Everyone knows that black and white watches are timeless, classic, and perfect for any occasion. But sometimes you want to stand out, and switching to a watch with a colored dial is a great way to do that.

If you don’t know where to start, read on for an explanation of the following colors, and why they’re popular:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Blue
  • Yellow


Perfect for: an urban, trendy watch.


The color red is synonymous with contemporary style. If you’re fashion forward and want your watch to draw attention, then red is the color you need.

Color behaves differently in relation to other colors. Red appears most vibrant against the color black, so a model like the Orient CTD0D007H is sure to stand out on your wrist.


Perfect for: a diver watch.


The answer is surprisingly practical. Due to its longer wavelength, orange is one of the last colors to disappear underwater. This color began dominating the faces of diver watches in the 1960’s, with brands like Doxa and Seiko producing watches with orange dials to allow for easy legibility in low light.

The orange dial of the Orient Mako CEM65004M diver watch pops against a black bezel, and luminescent hands and large numbers make it even more legible, no matter how dim the lighting is.


Perfect for: a sophisticated dress watch.


Dress watches are often worn with business suits to create a professional, refined look. All colors have connotations. Blue is associated with depth, stability, wisdom, confidence, and intelligence.

Chances are, if you’re wearing a fancy suit, those are all qualities with which you want to be associated. I’m not saying that wearing blue watch is going to give you infinite wisdom, but it will give you a confident, put-together look.


Perfect for: a sporty, everyday watch.


Yellow is fun, and you want your everyday accessories to be as fun as possible. It’s also bright, and sure to make you stand out. Further, it’s practical for the same reasons the Orient Mako CEM65004M is; bright colors allow for easy legibility.

If you’re going to opt for a bold yellow watch, the color alone will draw attention, but your watch should have other features to keep that attention, like the Orient CFT00007Y. This model has a sapphire crystal, solid stainless steel bracelet, and is water resistant up to 100 meters. It makes sense. If you’re going to use it as a casual, everyday watch, it needs to be build to last.

So, tell us. What’s your favorite color of watch to wear?

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  2. By lorentz lindemann on Feb 7, 2014

    nice watch

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