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Orient Opens Up


At least, they have with a few of their automatic models showing an open dial.  For today, we’ll take a closer look at their Esteem (FDB08005W) model.  While I’ve not experienced an Orient watch first hand, they seem to have a good reputation – and as such, worth taking a closer look.

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In and of itself, the design isn’t anything earth-shattering.  You do get a small window to peer in on the semi-skeltonized automatic movement, which is something I’m drawn to.  Past that, you’ve got some fairly standard watch specs:

  • 42.5mm steel case (12 mm thick)
  • In house automatic movement with 40 hour power reserve
  • 50m water resistance

For me, I was drawn to the steel case + brown strap combo (though I’d be tempted to replace the embossed strap regardless).  They do also offer it on a black strap (same case), on  a black strap with a black case / gold tone markers, or a gold-tone case on the brown leather strap.

Regardless of the model you choose, you’re not going to be paying more than $300 for the watch.  And that’s just at MSRP.  Orient often has discount codes available (their page currently lists a 30% off code).  You can at times receive a 50% off code as well; for those, you’ll need to sign up for their mailing list.

If you’ve not given the Orient brand any attention in the past, now may be a good time for you to do so – especially if you’ve been drawn into the dress and / or open-hearted watch categories, like I have been lately.

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  1. I can vouch for Orient’s quality. I have a titanium slide-rule automatic that keeps great time (about as well as my Seiko Orange Monster). The construction feels a little flimsy, but you can’t get much better at the price.

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