ORIENT CEY04002B Automatic Watch

October 17th, 2009 Posted in Previous DOD's | 18 Comments

“The combination of style and mechanical ingenuity embodies the nature of this timepiece.” Orient’s World Time is the best value Orient offers. The value of watches is typically judged by the complexity of the movement (mechanism inside the watch) along with the offered market price. You can tell just from the look of the dial (face) that the watch has many functions and it is perfect for the world traveler, international businessman, or for those who demand more from their timepiece.

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This watch is called the World Time watch, because the wearer is able to determine what time it is in every time zone. You will notice there is an array of city names on the outer rim of the watch in a circular form, which is called the outer bezel. The inner bezel, which is located just within the outer bezel, indicates military time (1 through 24.) The inner bezel can be adjusted by using the crown near the 2 O’clock position.

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For example, let’s assume that Los Angeles is at 12:00 pm noon. Using the 2 o’clock crown, which adjusts the position of the inner bezel, we just line up 12 (noon in military time) with Los Angeles. Please note that this adjustment is only necessary for the first time you wear the watch. The inner bezel rotates naturally with time, so after one hour, the inner bezel will show 13 at Los Angeles. Now that we have set the watch, all of the times on the inner bezel relate to the cities on the outer bezel. For example at 1 pm in Los Angeles, the watch shows that Bangkok is at 4 am, Sydney is at 7am and Caracas is at 17:00 or 5 pm, etc.

Now that you understand the world time function, let’s re-explore the dial or
the face of the watch. The elegant dial design captures all the information
clearly, which is important for complicated watches. The hands for the time and
hour indicators are luminescent, so you may read this watch in the evening
without any problems. You will notice 3 other indicators by the 12 o’clock
position, 6 o’clock position, & 9 o’clock position. These indicators
respectively are: power reserve, second hand, and date indicators


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Automatic watches are powered by motion, which means that it runs and stores energy in a spring as it is worn. When the watch is still, it will consume the stored power in the spring. The power reserve indicator lets you know how much power you have left in your spring in units of hours. Just like a gas gauge, you can expect to see the power reserve indicator to go upwards as you are wearing it and decrease if the watch is stationary. At full charge, Orient Watch will run 40 hours without motion.

The solid stainless steel case construction uses two crowns with a diameter of 42mm and withstands water depths up to 100m. The crown by the 4 o’clock position is screwed down to make sure water does not enter the case.

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The case size is large enough to get attention, while not sacrificing any comfort during wear. Typical clothing worn with this type of watch would be anything from formal wear to business casual.

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The glass used to cover the case is Sapphire Crystal. Sapphire crystal is more scratch resistant than mineral crystal & plastics, which is always an advantage. The crowns are located at the 2 o’clock & 4 o’clock positions. The crown on the 2 o’clock position pivots the time and date indicator. The other crown, as I mentioned before, adjusts the inner rotating bezel.


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The exhibition case back, which is located on the rear of the watch, lets the wearer examine the complication (movement) that is powering the timepiece. You will notice that there is no use of electronics or battery capacitors.
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Orient is a “real” watch manufacturer because they only use their own mechanical movements for their production. Movements are simply the mechanism that allows a mechanical watch to function. This model uses 23 jewels in the movement design: gemstones are used in some of the moving parts of mechanical watches. They are used in sensitive parts of the machinery because they are durable and smooth, enabling for higher accuracy in timing.

The metal band uses a combination of matte and polished finishes, which gives a nice flow to the watch. A matte finish simply means a non-shiny surface, and a polished finish in a shiny surface.


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The clasp has a double locking, push-deployment buckle, which ensures that the watch buckle does not release unintentionally. The band uses a solid stainless steel construction and was left un-tapered, meaning the band’s width is consistent in size.

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This is the gift box that comes along with this Orient CEY04002B watch, notice the aluminum finish with ORIENT logo engraved in it.

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Product Features

  • Mechanical Movement : ORIENT caliber 46H51 Made in Japan
  • 23 jewels
  • 21600/hour vibrations
  • Power Reserve Indicator
  • Screwed-Down Crown
  • Dial Window Material Type – Sapphire Crystal
  • Case material – Stainless Steel
  • Case diameter – 43 millimeters
  • Case thickness – 12.8 millimeters
  • Band Material – Two-tone Stainless Steel
  • Band Width – 20 millimeters
  • Dial Color – Black & White
  • Bezel Material – Stainless Steel
  • Bezel Function – 24 Hour Time Display
  • Calendar – Date
  • Water Resistant Depth – 100m (330 feet)
  • Warranty – 1 Year



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Shipping and Returns

Everything is shipped from Los Angeles, via UPS Ground. We only ship to the USA. Shipping is free and you can expect to receive your item within 2 – 4 business days. All orders go out the same business day. Everything is returnable/refundable*. No questions asked. We pride ourselves on live support, 24/7.

If you have any questions, just Comment, and we’ll respond LIVE, or email joey@orientwatchusa.com.

* There is a 10% restocking fee for all returned merchandise.
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*** All returns are subject to our Return Policy
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  1. 18 Comments | Tell us what you think!

  2. By Greg on Aug 27, 2009

    Absolutely stunning watch. I’ve seen some wrist shots and it looks even better in the flesh!

  3. By George Peck on Aug 27, 2009

    $310 at amazon
    $286 at neweggmall

    give me a break.

    p.s. – i hope i win

  4. By George Peck on Aug 27, 2009

    p.p.s. – traveling with my blue mako so it’s gotten plenty of wrist time this week. i love it!

  5. By Frank In Miami on Aug 27, 2009

    Much prefer the newer and better looking CFA05001B World Timer watch. The CEY series have been discontinued in favor of the new CFA world time watches.

    Oh and I got my CFA much cheaper too.

  6. By Eric on Aug 27, 2009

    Cool watch. Sounds like a rip off at this price. Boo. I wish I could bring myself to stop watching this site, no pun intended. As much as I like Orient watches, they aren’t worth the retail price. They are absolutely worth the discount price – every penny, but not unless the discount is at least 50%. I have skipped the past few VIP coupons with the mindset that I may scoop up a few more watches at above 50%. No hope I guess. I should have picked up the remaining models I still desired when I had the chance. Here’s to hoping. RIP DOD.

  7. By Douglas on Aug 27, 2009

    @Eric Agreed. DOD discounts should be better than those 50% VIP discounts. I too am ready to give up visiting this site for lack of a true deal.

  8. By Dan on Aug 27, 2009

    I can’t justify paying this much this particular watch. It just doesn’t have the same value factor if it were $100 less.

  9. By JR on Aug 27, 2009

    Hey Frank In Miami, where did you get the CFA05001B World Timer from? This site?

  10. By disORIENTed on Aug 27, 2009

    $357?

    Where’s the deal?

  11. By BaiBai on Aug 27, 2009

    I purchased a World Time watch from another Japanese company before I discovered Orient. I like the watch, but I like this one far better.

    Specifically, this is what I like better compared to mine: The hour markers, the size of the numbers in relation to the letters, the radii of the sub-dials, using “GMT” instead of “London,” and the automatically rotating inner bezel.

    I prefer the aesthetics of the solid color Orients over mine. The Orients are incredible. The white dial reminds me of a nautical chart, and the black dial reminds me of the celestial sphere.

    The Orients kick my solar powered watch’s buttocks, so it’s going to be someone’s X-mas present.

    Live and learn.

  12. By Chris on Aug 27, 2009

    The comments presented are certainly warranted.
    The deals on the site are not as good as they used to be.

    I don’t even hop on the fence to even consider a purchase unless there is something thrown in because it just doesn’t seem worth it at the lower discount rates.

    However, I think it’s unfair to blame Orient. All watches, in my opinion, are sold at an inflated price and it’s up you to create a perceived value deemed appropriate.

    I personally think that some watches in the Orient line are well within range, others seem a bit too expensive. It really depends on the watch.

  13. By Neal on Aug 27, 2009

    I was sick for a month after I lost my orange faced Orient dive watch back in the early ’70′s skiing. I’ve never been into bling, and that watch was a birthday gift after getting NAUI certified. Functionality is much more important to me. I can’t wait to get my blue Mako in the mail, and could care less if anyone else notices I have it on…but I know they will !

  14. By RobG on Aug 27, 2009

    Nice watch…but prefer Frank’s CFA’s here too.

  15. By Todd on Aug 27, 2009

    I really like this watch because of the lighter sub dials and bezel. If it was all black, the watch would be too busy and hard to read. The offseting colors make it much more catchy and useful.

  16. By Joyce Renata on Oct 17, 2009

    Would love to win this watch. I’m always looking for the best watch and have not found it yet. Maybe now I have the opportunity.

  17. By Kevin on Oct 17, 2009

    Wow. What a great looking watch. I really like the contrasting white sub dials on the darker face. I also appreciate the description of the world time function!

  18. By Syed Fazli on Oct 17, 2009

    I love this watch. I’m wearing it now. The crystal is not just sapphire but anti-reflective, like my IWC Aquatimer. Great value. The world-time feature is much better and easier to read than my Rolex GMT Master II. Get it any any price!

  19. By Thomas Wood on Oct 26, 2009

    Sirs,

    Just learned of Orient watches and will keep an eye — love your design and will pick one soon. D you have a model named “The Oient Expess”? If not you need one – that is a great name for what appears to be a great watch — very mysterious. Take the Orient Express for a ride!

    Regards,
    Thomas

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