Orient 2ER00002D: Japanese Movement Meets Swiss Look

April 23rd, 2010 | 8 Comments

If you think the Orient 2ER00002D looks familiar, then you’re right. The watch is modeled after the look of Rolex’s traditional Submariner.

That said, the watches couldn’t be more different. For starters, Orient’s 2ER00002D “Submariner” uses an Orient Japanese Automatic in-house movement, which is much different from Rolex’s movement or outsourced ETA movements.


Read on to find out more about the Orient 2ER00002D.

2ER00002D watch features

In addition to an in-house movement, let’s see what other special features the 2ER00002D offers.

40-hour Power Reserve
This is a useful feature found on Orient Automatic Watches that allows a watch to continue running for approximately 40 hours while unworn. As you may know, an automatic watch is wound based on the wearer’s arm and wrist movement. So this feature can be especially nice for watch wearers who don’t wear the same watch every day or who don’t have a watch winder.

100m water resistance
Though this watch is less than ideal for a serious diver, the 2ER00002D can withstand swimming, snorkeling, recreational diving, most water sports and, of course, minor splashes and spills.

Keep in mind, however, that you should never wear a watch in the shower because shampoo and soap can cause corrosion and internal watch damage.


Solid stainless steel case and band
The stainless steel case and band are important features on the Orient 2ER00002D because they keep the watch sturdy, durable and resilient.

Stainless steel is also specifically known for its resistance to corrosive materials.

Other important features on the 2ER00002D include:

  • Unidirectional bezel used for accurate timing
  • Screwed-down crown keeps dirt and water from getting inside the watch
  • Mineral crystal protects the watch dial


What else is good about the 2ER00002D?

The Orient 2ER00002D uses a simple, clean design that remains eye-catching with its bright blue dial.

This watch also uses a fair amount of lume, which is an important feature on any diver watch whether or not you actually dive with it. The hands and hour markers are large, and they make the watch easy to read.

In addition to the hands being large, the hour and seconds hands are “moon” style, which adds a classic touch to the watch face.


Customers have also noted the 2ER00002D’s accuracy for being an inexpensive automatic watch. And speaking of inexpensive automatic watches, the 2ER00002D retails for $180, yet it remains a quality, luxury timepiece.

But don’t take my word for it, read on to learn what some Orient customers had to say about this watch.

Recent 2ER00002D reviews

Keeps great time- “This is a great-looking well-made watch, and the picture really does not do it justice. So far it’s keeping great time, which can be a problem even with far more expensive self-winding watches.”

Love it- “I’ve had mine for 11 months and love the look, love the weight, love the compliments.”

Beautiful and resilient-
“The watch is beautiful, keeps great time, stands up to wear and tear very well.”

Solid watch- “This is a solid watch that holds up well to hard wear.”


What do you think about the 2ER00002D? Comment below.

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  2. By Steve Poorman on Apr 23, 2010

    So I am seeing this more and more it seems (not just with Orient watches). Where the watch is labeled a “diver watch” yet has a 100m or less water resistance. My thoughts are unless the watch is at a 200m level it should not be called a divers watch. Maybe a “diver style watch”

  3. By Scott on Apr 23, 2010

    I agree with the “diver style” comment. However at less the $200 this is a great watch, and with Orient’s frequent coupon codes this is an even better deal. I don’t personally like the Rolex Cyclops, and probably wouldn’t buy this watch because of it. I do love the moon hands and would love to see that on the Mako.

  4. By Brad on Apr 23, 2010

    Interesting you guys are promoting this. I was told by Joey it was discontinued when I inquired about bezel insert.

    I enjoy my 2ER regardless.

  5. By Fernando on May 14, 2010

    I do not know where you get your info Marlee, but Rolex┬┤s are in-house movements. The submariner from them has had their own movement which is very very precise. The only thing going for the 2ER is the price. It is not, with the 100m, possible to call it a diving watch.

  6. By Roberto on May 17, 2010

    How many of you dive deeper than 100 meters anyway? If you are, then you should be aware of helium saturation diving, which disqualifies 99% of the dive watches as suitable for those rigors.

    So why quibble about the 100m (328.08 ft.) capability of any dive watch. For most divers, the only time they will ever go deeper than 100m is when their dead body sinks to bottom!

  7. By Gil on May 21, 2010

    “Diver Styled” would be better, but out of the majority of people who would wear this watch, how many people are going to really go dive in the ocean with it?

  8. By Dan Leuw on May 22, 2010

    I recently purchased a 2ER0002D and it is a great watch for the money. The watch looks good and for an automatic at that price an incredibal movement that has a much longer power reserve than most of the automatics I own. My ownly complaint is the band, it just feels cheaply made and I will replace it in the near future. For the money I would rate the watch an 8.5 out of ten. A really very good value.

  9. By Michael Walters on May 28, 2010

    Nice Sub Homage. Looks like a great “tool” watch (the only kind I wear). The 100m rating is overkill for me as I rarely go deeper than 15 feet, but would give me confidence when I was messing around in the creek with my kids.

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