ORIENT CFD0C001M Automatic Watch

October 8th, 2009 | 51 Comments

There are many different types of diving, including skin diving such as
snorkeling, diving with equipment such as scuba diving, and specialized diving
for deep-sea salvage or drilling underwater oilfields. This product is aimed
primarily at the specialized diving used for deep-sea salvage and oilfield
drilling. It is a watch for professionals that is compatible with saturation

Product Features

  • Mechanical Movement : ORIENT caliber 46N4A Made in Japan
  • Self-winding movement
  • Enhanced shock proof
  • 21 jewels
  • 211800/hour vibrations
  • Power reserve indicator
  • Stainless steel case and bracelet
  • One-way rotating bezel
  • Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating
  • Screw case back, screwed-down crown
  • Special extensible buckle for metal bracelet
  • Water resistant to 300m
  • Diameter 45.7mm
  • Thickness 16.6mm

MSRP: $1800| Today’s price: $1260 | Comments

This watch has a special case design that prevents the penetration of helium
gas. This means that the internal pressure hardly rises at all, eliminating the
need for an escape valve. The diver no longer has to use a valve to adjust the
pressure inside the case when diving or surfacing.

MSRP: $1800| Today’s price: $1260 | Comments

The watch has a water resistant design that is effective up to a depth of 300
meters (984 feet), with a strong exterior made from “SUS316L” material, which
has excellent corrosion resistance. Other models of this watch include the CFD0C001B.

The watch has a large crown and rotating bezel, which makes it easy to
operate even when wearing gloves.

MSRP: $1800| Today’s price: $1260 | Comments

This model features a screw
case back with the traditional lion emblem, which cannot be opened without
special case back opener

MSRP: $1800| Today’s price: $1260 | Comments

The band is comprised of solid two tone steel.


MSRP: $1800| Today’s price: $1260 | Comments

The band also comes with a new type of buckle that allows the watch to be put on
in a one-touch operation. As well as when worn directly on the wrist, it also
fits well over a wide variety of diving wear.

MSRP: $1800| Today’s price: $1260 | Comments

Shipping and Returns

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

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*There is a 10% restocking fee for any returned merchandise

  1. 51 Comments | Tell us what you think!

  2. By Stephen Santoro on Aug 18, 2009

    I love this watch, I just wish I could afford it. :(

  3. By go blue on Aug 18, 2009

    Ah yes, the flagship Orient. Their ultimate watch. Not really much of a DoD with only about 30% off, but then again saving $600 is nothing to sneeze at.

  4. By mw on Aug 18, 2009

    I second that. How I wish I could afford it too. It looks beautiful. Definitely not some beater.

  5. By Bert on Aug 18, 2009

    Nice watch. But on the expensive side for me.

  6. By Jonathan on Aug 18, 2009

    I have never owned an Orient, but this would be a great one to start off the collection.

  7. By rayray on Aug 18, 2009

    It’s a fine watch with function written all over it. It’s just too bad I’m on the thin side and I hear this is a pretty big watch! I really love the band on this watch too.

    There are video reviews on Youtube, one particularly showing how the band functions… It’s a really neat feature for those who haven’t seen it in action.

  8. By Rick on Aug 18, 2009

    I have been waiting for this watch to come on DOD at 50-60% off. I no longer get excited about any deals. It is ashame because I love orient watches.

  9. By Vladimir on Aug 18, 2009

    This is probably the most expensive ORIENT watch. Not a good candidate for a DOD.

  10. By Tokei on Aug 18, 2009

    Amazing what a typo can do!
    211800 vib/hour movement!!!!!!!!
    Man….that’s almost quartz

  11. By Emilio Sanchez on Aug 18, 2009

    Makes the Seiko Sumo look like a dress watch!

  12. By Frank In Miami on Aug 18, 2009

    Seiya, Chino or Higuchi will sell you the Japan market version of this watch (Orient Star) for the same money, shipping included, and you can get it with a yellow dial, unavailable on the international versions of this timepiece.

    Please Orient USA…. Make your DODs at least 40% off or people are simply going to stop looking here.

  13. By Mike Bentley on Aug 18, 2009

    I really like the look and the orange face. The specs are awesome. This is clearly a top-end watch.

  14. By Frank In Miami on Aug 18, 2009

    By the way, the People Magazine 40% off Orient coupon code is still good until 8/24/2009. It sure beats the DOD prices!

  15. By Ryan on Aug 18, 2009

    Honestly since it seems the days of the 50% DOD here is gone I will probably stop checking in on a daily basis. There are way to many DOD sights with excellent watches to bother if I am simply getting prices that mirror other sources out there.

  16. By Frank In Miami on Aug 18, 2009

    For anyone interested in this watch, according to Orient-Watch.com which is their international site, the 300m saturation diver watch can only be serviced directly by Orient Japan as it requires a special case back opener to access the movement.

  17. By Eric on Aug 18, 2009

    I wish Orient had a diver with a power reserve at a price point closer to their less expensive models. A Mako power reserve would be killer!

  18. By Howard on Aug 18, 2009

    I agree with Eric 100%. That’s exactly what I am looking for.

  19. By Frank In Miami on Aug 18, 2009

    Eric, they do have it in the Japanese domestic market. Google “Orient Star 200m diver”. Unfortunately, Orient does not offer that model for the international market. You have to order from the usual Tokyo based suspects (Seiya Japan, Chino Watch, Higuchi) to get your hands on one.

    You also raise a very important point of discussion. Orient lacks a mid-priced higher end diver (Equivalent to the JDM US$500 Seiko “Sumo”) to fill the gap between the entry level divers (Mako, Dolphin, Hogrider) and the flagship 300m Saturation diver featured here.

  20. By Frank In Miami on Aug 18, 2009

    Howard & Eric, check this link….


    [img] http://c-watch.co.jp/ww/photo/tuika0505/wz0391fd5001.jpg/img

    These retail for US$645. Remember that the US Dollar continues to decline against the Japanese Yen, hence the higher prices.

    Orient Star 200m diver with power reserve. It is a beautiful watch!

  21. By RobG on Aug 18, 2009

    Wow…expensive…but worth every penny from what I’ve been told.
    This watch or my mortgage…tough call. :)

  22. By Chris on Aug 18, 2009

    Don’t get me wrong, I love the watch, but I can’t afford it.

    That aside, I’m curious as to what specs this watch adheres to. More specifically, I’m curious if it adheres to the ISO 6425 spec. I can’t seem to find any information on it.

    So I went to the Japanese site to find the model this watch is based off of. As far as I know Orient Star and Orient are the same and are just branding differences between the JP and International markets. So I compared this watch to the WZ0251FD/61D/71D series and it states the Japanese varient of the watch adheres to the JIS2 spec. That spec states “Dripping water at an angle up to 15 degrees from vertical shall have no harmful effect.”

    I was wondering if someone had insight to answer the following:
    1) Are the Japanese and International variants of the watch the same?
    2) Does either watch adhere to the ISO 6425 standard

    This is more of a curiosity issue than anything else. Marketing is tricky and a consumer can always be fooled.

  23. By BaiBai on Aug 18, 2009

    I would like to thank all the regulars who comment on this site, especially the ones who provide links to watch reviews. I’ve purchased 4 Orients in the last 30 days and your inputs have been sensational. My Racing Inspired CFT00004B arrived today and it is a thrill to wear it. MINIdriver, you are right on. It’s closer to a charcoal grey and matches my business suit perfectly. My other Orient purchases were based on reviews some of you have made and the comments on the watches here reinforce my decisions.

    Again, thanks guys. You have been a tremendous help.

  24. By Todd on Aug 18, 2009

    wow, this watch has it all. the big size appeals to me, the power reserve and band are neat touches, i like the orange. now, if only i could win the lottery to buy all the orient watches i want…

  25. By Frank In Miami on Aug 18, 2009

    Baibai, very glad to hear you are enjoying you new Orient CFT00004B. What a beautiful timepiece, isn’t it?

    Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming depth review of that wonderful Orient masterpiece.

  26. By Chris on Oct 8, 2009

    Yeah, I’ll definitely say they need to do better pricing for a “Deal of the Day” website when a majority of Authorized Dealers and Gray Market Dealers charge substantially less.

    That aside, I do like this one, but if I was spending that kinda money, I’d definitely go for the yellow JDM Version WZ0271FD.

    I also realized I made a typo from my previous post from about 1.5 months ago =/

  27. By Nick on Oct 8, 2009

    This is a fantastic watch, and Amazon has it for $794. This “Deal of the Day” site has become pretty pointless, unfortunately.
    BTW, I do admire the fact that no one deletes the less-than-laudatory Comments at this site.

    A shame that Orient USA doesn’t carry the great 200M Japan Domestic diver.

    Owns Six Orients And I Love ‘Em ALL!!

  28. By Dan on Oct 8, 2009

    $1200 for a orient?! Its nice and all, but I’ll pass…

  29. By MFB on Oct 8, 2009

    Classy, that would look good on me

  30. By Rhonda on Oct 8, 2009

    Awesome watch ridiculous price.

  31. By Bill on Oct 8, 2009

    Stunning watch!

    Way cool! I too would love to own one, but just can’t afford it now…

  32. By Bill on Oct 8, 2009

    Nice watch! I like the power reserve feature.

  33. By QURESHI on Oct 8, 2009

    I love Orient I bought the watches from Dubai and they have lifetime guarantee. But you dont need the guarantee because it would never break etc. I have had orient watches and I give orient 10/10.

  34. By Travis Price on Oct 8, 2009

    I’ve always wanted a Rolex, but those things are to exspensive and are too much bling for me. This Orient watch has got value plus it looks like a watch I would buy and wear everyday.

  35. By VANDEIR on Oct 8, 2009

    muito bom o relogio, de otima qualidade

  36. By Michael Y on Oct 8, 2009

    A bit pricey, but nice watch. I wonder if it is similar to the orient star 300 M which gets great reviews.

  37. By Brian on Oct 8, 2009

    really need a 28800 bph movement at this price

  38. By Theresia on Oct 8, 2009

    What an Orient Watch!

  39. By Frank In Miami on Oct 8, 2009

    Nick, I could not agree more with you. I currently own 5 Orients and love them all to bits. But this so called “DOD” has become a joke of sorts. You can source the same exact pieces from online ADs for far greater discounts than a lousy 30% off.

    The 200m diver you are referring to (Orient Star 200m) has no Orient Automatic label int’l market equivalent like the 300m saturation diver featured here.

    Never understood why Orient doesn’t have a “Sumo” like equivalent for markets outside of Japan.

  40. By Lucas on Oct 9, 2009

    Gorgeous watch. Particularly love the Power Reserve subdial. Among the Japanese watch brands, this has to be among the finest “halo” models!

  41. By equazcion on Oct 9, 2009

    I don’t understand why this watch is so expensive. It has an easily-adjustable band, but otherwise its features seem pretty in-line with the 100-$300 Orients. That is, unless the 211,800 vibrations/hour thing isn’t a typo. That would be one incredibly smooth movement, and I could see that raising the price to this level.

  42. By Chris on Oct 9, 2009

    I agree Frank

    There is no middle-ground diving watch to cover the market in the US Orient lineup.

  43. By The G on Oct 9, 2009

    Don’t get me wrong. I think it is a very nice watch and I like it with nice features and quality. However at $1800 retail an this high DOD $ it is a bit stuff IMO. I would rather get a numbered LE Benarus Moray (500m) or Sea Devil with all it’s included accessories for 400-500$ and keep the difference to buy more watches:) I would even take my Orsa Sea Angler ETA 2824-2 I bought for $420. But just my opinion. This DOD must be muh cheaper IMO. Cheers to Orient and it’s fine watches though. I like mike my Blue Mako an will buy more Orient but not at that price. G

  44. By David Gallardo on Oct 14, 2009

    Now that’s a great looking watch!

  45. By Ben Meadows on Dec 1, 2009

    Best looking Orient watch I have yet seen. Would like to see one in person.

  46. By peter hernandez on Mar 14, 2010

    exquisite craftsmanship and superb materialsare the hallmark of seiko orient japan.an extraodinary watch first on may wish list

  47. By peter hernandez on Mar 14, 2010

    exquisite craftsmanship and superp material are the hallmark of seiko orient japan,an extraordinary watch, first on my wish list

  48. By peter hernandez on Mar 14, 2010

    exquisite craftmanship

  49. By bjbadger on Apr 8, 2010

    Couldn’t orient japan just send orient USA an opener tool? Am I missing something?

  50. By Mark on Jun 19, 2011

    Go to http://www.orientwatchusa.com
    use coupon code: youtube50 for a 50% discount on any watch:) Unfortunately, this particular model is sold out at the moment.
    Happy shopping!

  51. By Ed on Sep 11, 2011

    This one is on my xmas list! Hopefully there will be another deal of the day closer to the end of the year featuring this watch (or the black dial version).

  52. By Don on Apr 15, 2012

    its a cool watch 3oom thts a wow but since i am not a diver i will go with orient cal 469 the black one thts a love at first sight

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