Orient Meets Subaru in the Commuter Automatic

June 11th, 2012 Posted in Orient Watch Reviews | 2 Comments

You couldn’t ask for a more accurately named racer watch than the Orient Commuter, a perfectly tuned collaboration of Orient watchmaking and Subaru Technica International (STI) racing. Here are some highlights of this truly one-of-a-kind 3 piece watch series.


Orient’s automatic, in-house movement is an essential piece of the Commuter watches. This particular watch features the caliber 46A40 movement.

What’s wonderful about the combination of Orient’s movement and the watch itself is the dual semi-skeleton trait on both the dial and case back. This special feature allows you to view the balance wheel, and, essentially, the intricacy and efficiency of Orient’s movement.

The semi-skeleton also adds to the Commuter’s unique look that captures the current skeleton watch trend while remaining true to Orient’s classic look. Read on for more on this watch’s style.


As mentioned, the semi-skeleton is currently a popular fashion but the look has been admired by watchmakers and wearers for years. This subtle, yet intricate, touch takes an ordinary watch face and makes it special.

The rest of the watch is quite toned down, which lends to the versatility of the watch. While designated as a racer watch, and rightfully so, this watch also goes business or casual. With a variety of colors to choose from (black, white, or blue), it’s easy to find the perfect style for you.

Featuring an industrially-inspired touch around the crown, the Orient Commuter series looks great and wears well. Read on to learn about the quality materials used to build these timepieces.


The Commuter watches have a solid foundation with Orient’s in-house, automatic movement. But that’s not all these watches are made of. Check out these other watch features.

  • Stainless steel case, bezel, and band
  • 50m water resistance
  • 4-screw case back
  • 41mm case diameter, 11.2mm thickness
  • Mineral crystal

A favorite feature on all Orient watches, though, is the 1-year international guarantee. Get all this and lots of compliments for less than $500.

What’s your favorite part of the Orient Commuter STI series? Comment below!

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  2. By Janet Brown on Jun 11, 2012


  3. By Mark on Jun 11, 2012

    I particularly like the white dial model.

    My first Orient watch arrived last week… the CFT00002M. Very happy… these watches are beautiful.

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