Make no mistake – we here at WWR do like what Orient have been producing. We’ve just not covered them much, because, well, we’re slackers. So many folks had covered the popular watches, we didn’t just want to pile on. Well, that’s changing with some of the new stuff coming out. We’ve got a review coming out later this month on the new Orient Bambino SS, and now we want to let you know about the new Orient Bambino Open Heart.
Now, if you know Orient, you know the Bambino. This new Orient Bambino Open Heart mixes up the formula a bit. Gone is the date display (in favor of the open heart portion). Past that, it pulls a variety of it’s design cues from other models that have come before (hour markers and hands from v4, crown from the v2 edition).
It’s also rocking the F6T22 movement, which brings things up a notch in the movement department. Unlike prior Bambino models, you’re getting hacking and hand winding in the mix, and just an overall very nice mix (more on that in the upcoming Bambino SS review).
All of this is in the vintage-style look, complete with a domed mineral crystal topping the 40.5mm case. If you like vintage looks, I don’t think you can go wrong with the Orient Bambino lineup, particularly with the new movement they have in the mix. Open hearts aren’t for everyone, but if you want to see things in motion on your wrist, the new Orient Bambino Open Heart starts at just $310. orientwatchusa.com
Tech Specs from Orient
- Orient Caliber F6T22 (Made in Japan)
- Self-Winding, hand-winding, seconds hand-halt mechanism (hacking)
- Vibrations: 21,600 VPH
- Jewels: 22 Jewels
- Power Reserve: 40+ Hours
- Case Diameter: 40.5mm without crown
- Case Thickness: 12mm
- Water Resistance: 30m
- Domed Mineral Crystal
- Black, brown or blue leather strap
- MSRP: Starting at $310