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I think you will be very pleased. I, and many others have been very happy with Orient movements. Of course, as with most automatics, there is some luck of the draw involved, but they can be regulated. I don't think there will be glitches, and I can't imagine there will be changes or redesigns in the near future either.
Thanks for sharing your experience and views on Orient movements. My experience is limited to the most affordable end of Orient (a Defender II and a couple of my wife's watches).

I've just become a bit cautious about new movements in more expensive watches after reading of the issues with the Oris calibre 400 and some of the new Tudor movements. Eran's article showing Orient's experience with skeleton movements and your comments are helping me get over my caution.
 

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Discussion Starter · #204 ·
Some more Orient curiosities today... the new story reviewing Orient's funky double (and even triple) movement watches.


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Interesting post. I've seen a few of the model pictured above, sort of a technolog style. The 3 auto is nuts, imagine keeping all three in sync.
 

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Well, I promised a review of the new World Map (the re-issue of the old World Diver)... and here it is. It has its pros, it has its cons, it's an Orient alright.

Enjoy! --- Orient "World Map" Hands-On Review

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Very well written and complete review as usual. Always interesting to read you.

I am totally in line with you that watches are meant to be fun and, like you, I believe this one really is.
 

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I have completed another watch review. This time it was the Orient Star "Layered Skeleton" - and I have to say it was a much harder call here. It's got the OS quality, and the specs are there, but I'm not sure about some of the design choices.

Anyway - here are all the details...

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Great review of the layered skeleton. I like the look of the case and bracelet, as well as the hands and hour markers, but I'm not so sure about the dial and open heart.
 

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Love the embossed dials, an Orient hallmark. Too bad they chose not to add pearlage, striping or polishing to the visible front movement parts.
 

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Nice watch buy orient make it worst with the open heart and it takes away the beauty texture of dial.


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I do like the look of the Olympia, clean and classic. I'll wager that Orient could use a Bambino to re-create that look. Again, your working model demonstrates the durability & reliability of Orient movements.
 

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More Orient history - recent and "ancient" - on the new blog post discussing those funky mechanical models with a battery inside :)


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I've seen the 'flash' model before in the used market, never quite tickled my fancy. Were there other manufacturers producing illuminated watches using 'grain-of-wheat' bulbs?
 
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