Poor Man’s Watch Forums’ Top 10 Watches of 2012: 2 Orient Models Make the Cut

August 20th, 2012 Posted in Orient Watch Reviews | 6 Comments

Making a top 10 list is always nice, but making the same list twice is pretty remarkable. Orient has been known to do some pretty remarkable things, and making the Poor Man’s Watch Forums’ Top 10 Watches of 2012, with 2 different models, is just the latest thing.

So, which models made the cut? Check them both out here.

First up…

Orient Vintage Power Reserve

Number 2 on Poor Man’s Top 10 is Orient’s bestselling power reserve, often referred to as the Vintage. This classic ode to mid-century watches defines the Orient brand with its timeless look, easy-to-read face, and excellent in-house automatic movement with power reserve complication.

Simply put, people love this watch because it’s beautiful, well-constructed, and accurate. Besides that, a watch featuring an Orient 46N45 movement, sapphire crystal, and an exhibition caseback for under $500 makes for one truly special find. Best of all, you don’t have to hunt through a thrift store to find this Vintage gem.

Want to learn more about this watch? Visit Orient Watch USA to check out all of the Orient Vintage features and customer reviews.

Next up…

Orient Automatic Calendar

A bit sportier than the Vintage, number 6 on Poor Man’s Top 10 is the Orient automatic calendar, FEU07008DX. This unique timepiece most notably features a full 20-year calendar, including month, day, and date, on the watch face. This complication is quite special, and while some may find the dial a bit too busy, its symmetrical design and colorful accents help to organize and simplify the look.

The FEU07008DX is a desirable watch for sport or recreation because it offers solid construction that complements its automatic, in-house movement. Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal completes this watch, which retails for under $200, making it another truly special find.

Which Orient Watch makes the cut on your Top 10 list? Leave a comment below!

  1. 6 Comments | Tell us what you think!

  2. By Rob on Aug 22, 2012

    Congratulations!!! I love the look of both of these watches!!

  3. By Karey on Aug 23, 2012

    Hard to believe the Ray didn’t make the list. It’s truly a comfortable every day watch and looks great. Even the luminous hands hold a glow until morning. I get comments all the time on it. It was a gift on my birthday in June of this year and I rarely take it off. I highly recommend Orient watches to anyone who asks about it.

  4. By Fabian on Aug 24, 2012

    There are at least two Orients on my top 10
    Orient Defender ET0N002K and a
    Orient EM7F002B – Anniversary for it’s 70′s groovyness and inner rotating bezel

  5. By Keith Markbreiter on Sep 1, 2012

    I like your review of the two Orient World timers. I would get teh older cleaner watch but my older eyes needs to larger numbers – That is why I am leaning toward a larger dial face, even though I don’t like the exta weight on my wrist. I am also lookin gat the Hamilton and Ball versions although the Orient is lighter than the Ball.

  6. By Caxton on Sep 7, 2012

    I now, as of yesterday, have six Orient automatic watches, FA, EY, FM, EU, EV and EM. all, in their different ways, are special. The FA and EY are both large, spectacular watches, my FA is a 05002B, big and black, and my EY is a 04003W, big and white. The two most accurate are the EU and the FM, both of which are accurate to under 5secs a day. The two “cheapies”, the EV and the EM, are reasonably accurate. All the watches are robust, especially the EU; the EU I got was the BX, which doesn’t have the sapphire crystal but is otherwise pretty identical to the DX. Pound for pound, that, which was my first Orient, was the best value, but I just love the variety between all six.

    If you love watches, you can’t go past Orient automatics!

  7. By Nathan on Nov 24, 2012

    A friend recommended I look at Orient after he made the purchase of an Elegant model before our undergrad commencement. I looked the watch over on graduation day, held it and admired the quality. The sweeping second hand and quality rival that of more expensive time pieces and present very well.

    Keep up the good work Orient.

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