The Orient CEVAD003W is Easy on the Eyes

March 8th, 2011 | 3 Comments

Sometimes, you just want things to be convenient and easy.

There’s nothing more frustrating than encountering something that’s difficult to read. Certain things, like Web blogs and road signs, should be easy to read.

Likewise, a watch that’s hard to read defeats the entire purpose of a wristwatch. Whether you have less-than-perfect eyesight, or you just want to be able to quickly know the time, easy readability is a vital feature for a watch to have.

The Orient CEVAD003W is the perfect example of a watch that’s both stylish and very easy to read for many reasons. Here are a few of them:

  • Design
  • Case Size
  • Numbers
  • Colors
  • Lens


Some watches are so packed with features that you lose sight of the fact that, under all the complications, its chief purpose is telling time. The Orient CEVAD003W isn’t one of those watches. It has a sleek, simple design with just a few features on the dial, like the Orient logo and a day and date indicator.

This simple design does more than give the watch an elegant look. With no distractions, it makes it easy to read.

Case size

While you don’t want your watch to be so big that it weighs you down, you want it to be large enough to read it without problems. That’s why case size is so important in determining the readability of a watch.

The CEVAD003W has a trendy rectangular face with a case diameter of 37mm x 40mm, a happy medium between being too bulky and not large enough.


No matter how big a watch is, though, it doesn’t matter if the numbers are so minuscule that you need a magnifying glass just to read them. Many watches don’t even have numbers, relying on hour markers, which makes it harder to tell the time at a quick glance.

The CEVAD003W has 3 large numbers on the dial, at the 12, 3, and 9 o’clock positions, along with large hour markers. Their dark outline makes them pop against a white dial, making it convenient to read while also creating a bold and contemporary design.


If you want to find a watch with easy readability, the colors on the dial are very important. It’s easier to read contrasting colors. Reading black text on a white background, for example, is easier than reading yellow text against the same background.

For this reason, the blue hands are very easy to read against the white dial of the CEVAD003W. If you want easy readability but don’t like the look of a white dial, the Orient CEVAD001B has white large white numbers and hands against a black dial.

Magnifying Lens

The time isn’t the only thing that’s easy to read on this model. Thanks to a special magnifying lens, the day and date indicators at the bottom of the dial are easily visible at a quick glance.

How important is readability to you when selecting a new watch? Comment below. We’d love to hear your thoughts.

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  2. By John on Mar 27, 2011

    I really like the magnification used in the different area of the face, usually at the centre right. This look very eloquent. Well done!

  3. By Theodore on May 13, 2011

    Readability is critical. I want to be able to have a quick glance at my watch and know the time. This is especially so if I have back-to-back meetings, yet need to build close working relationships. You don’t want to cut off people while they’re talking because you need to leave, so with a quick glance at the watch at an inconspicuous angle, I’d be able to round up a good conversation or discussion smoothly with enough time to thank and arrange for future meetings. This ability becomes even more important when I do my international partnership meetings; establishing rapport with new partners while on a tight travel timeline. So a large enough watch with a high contrast face and hands becomes indispensable.

  4. By lee k on May 26, 2011

    I think the square shape of the case is accentuated by the black leather strap.

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