Orange You Ready To Buy an Automatic Watch? Try Orient’s CEM65001M

April 8th, 2010 | 7 Comments

Last time, we discussed why you shouldn’t buy an Orient watch; but you’re still here, so it looks like you chose quality and value over high prices and wasted time.

Now, it’s time to decide which Orient automatic to choose.

Why not the CEM65001M? It’s bright and fun, but like any bubbly exterior, there’s more than meets the eye; the CEM65001M is a durable, feature-rich timepiece.

The top 2 features of the CEM65001M are:

Tough Materials

No matter what your lifestyle, you want your watch to be able to withstand its daily rigors. The CEM65001M is designed to go underwater; so it’s more than equipped for spills and bumps.

The watch’s solid stainless steel band has been described by Amazon customers as “solid, and so well-made, you won’t believe how little you paid for it,” hefty and well-finished, and “bombproof, running reliably for a long time without batteries and without service.” Talk about rave reviews—and that’s just the band.

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The 41mm case and the bezel are also made from stainless steel, which is utilized in watchmaking mainly because of its sturdy, scratch- and rust-resistant nature.

Because it is a dive watch, the CEM65001M is highly water resistant; it can endure water pressure up to 200m, meaning it will be fine for swimming, water sports, snorkeling, or even scuba diving. Its screwed-down crown is superior to the typical snap-down crown used on many mechanical watches because it helps keep water out of the case more efficiently.

In addition to being a hardy timepiece, the CEM65001B also has handy functions.

Timing and Date Functions

If you frequently need to time things (like dives or travel time) or forget the date (don’t we all?), the timing and date functions of the Orient CEM65001M will be helpful.

The watch features a unidirectional rotating bezel that allows you to calculate the length of a dive or any other activity.

To use the bezel to time a dive:

  1. Turn it to begin the start time just before you get into the water.
  2. Assess the depth gauge and the watch when you reach the lowest point of the dive. Check the depth and timing readings each time you move to another stage of the dive.
  3. Check the watch when you look at the gauge to see how much air remains in your tank.
  4. Open the helium release valve on your final ascent to prevent gas expansion in the watch.

Other situations where the bezel might come in handy for timing:

Have you ever encountered a situation in which your watch bezel was useful, or you wished you had a watch with a rotating bezel? Comment below and let us know.


The CEM65001M is a durable, useful watch for a number of lifestyles. And did I mention that it’s bright, eye-catching and fun?

Cassie Wallace

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  2. By Matt on Apr 8, 2010

    I like to put canned drinks in the freezer for 10 minutes, so I set the bezel to 0 when I put it in the freezer and take it out @ 10

  3. By Chad Haas on Apr 8, 2010

    I agree completely. I was looking at Seiko automatics, and stumbled on the Orient USA site. I started watching the videos and did some internet searching and realized the “undiscovered gem” that is Orient. Wow my Mako is amazing, the fit and finish is amazing. It is a much more consistent timepiece than any of my dad’s Seiko 5s. If I didn’t know any better I’d say my Orient had been regulated.

  4. By Joe on Apr 8, 2010

    I time 5 minute teas with the bezel.

    BTW: Which helium release valve? The Mako has none!

  5. By Joe on Apr 9, 2010

    I use the bezel to time the steaks on the BBQ.

  6. By Keith on Apr 13, 2010

    I work in a hospital with the mentally ill most of whom have murdered or seriously injured another person. When someone acts up and it gets to a point where they become a danger to them self or others. I have to give forced medications to deescalate the situation. I use my bezel to time medication effectiveness. I also use it when cooking a steak.

  7. By ORIENT Cassie on Apr 13, 2010

    Thanks for the great ideas for using the bezel – keep ‘em coming!

  8. By men's cufflinks on Apr 15, 2010

    Orient watches are great Father’s Day gifts. It is also a good groom’s wedding gift idea. The mere fact the it’s rust proof and bomb proof is enough evidence that it’s worth every cent you’ll pay for it.

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