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I'm eyeing this watch. I've seen ones that say "Japan" on the dial and "made in Japan" on the back, then saw ones that say "Japan movement" only on the dial. So my first question, am I right to assume that the model used to be made in Japan then production moved abroad but still with Japanese made movements? Not that it matters, but just to gain knowledge.

My second and main question, what do you think of this watch in terms of build quality, accuracy, and overall longevity? Also how good is the strap, and will it serve me well or would I need to upgrade the strap?

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Mine was purchased from DutyFreeIsland in June this year. It has just 'Japan' on the face and 'Made In Japan' on the back.
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Build quality and accuracy are good, and longevity should be fine as most Orients are fairly robust (I have some from 60s/70s which run fine). I replaced the strap mainly because I only have a 6.5" wrist (nearly all watches are supplied with long rather than medium straps) and I hate a long 'tail', so it now has a medium with a deployment clasp.
 

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Thanks for the reply. The one in my photo says "Japan Movt", and I don't think there is "Made in Japan" on the back. Another example here showing the back

Pictorial Review: Orient Classic Automatic – EZ09003B | Yeoman's Watch Review

I wonder if yours is old stock?
I apologise, mine is actually a EZ09006W the rose gold model. I just checked on DutyFreeIsland and some models show 'Japan Movt' whilst others like the EZ09002S show just 'Japan'. :-s

Here is the back of mine showing 'Made In Japan':
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Thanks a lot. The link I posted is of a EZ09003B, so there seems to be a difference in the last two characters of the model. Hopefully someone can shed the light on why some have made in Japan and some are just Japanese movement.
 
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