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Anyone here frequent any Japan watch forums that may have real life pics up????

I would be happy to see a photo where you compare the GMT with a Mako. I think that the GMT will be too big with its 42 dial.
Well on the GMT there is no functioning bezel. While it is all dial and will seem large I dont think it will be too big.

For me its all about the l2l when it comes to wearable size.
 

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Hi Michael:

I have a couple of question for this watch:

1. Howdoes the ORIENT GMT mechanism work?
a. Does it work like SEIKO SBGM027, which means the "Hour" hand canbe independently adjusted without moving the "GMT" hand?
b. Or it works like ETA 2893, which means the "Hour" hand can NOTbe independently adjusted, whenever you move the "Hour" hand the "GMT" handwill also move?
2. Howmany pieces of WZ0081DJ have been made by ORIENT, since it was stated as aLimited Edition?

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interesting.
that color scheme isnt on the orient japan website.
it only shows black and blue dials, both with red gmt hand.
That's right. Some days ago they removed it from the Orient GMT site.
They still have it in their news section.







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Hi Michael:

I have a couple of question for this watch:

1. Howdoes the ORIENT GMT mechanism work?
a. Does it work like SEIKO SBGM027, which means the "Hour" hand canbe independently adjusted without moving the "GMT" hand?
b. Or it works like ETA 2893, which means the "Hour" hand can NOTbe independently adjusted, whenever you move the "Hour" hand the "GMT" handwill also move?
2. Howmany pieces of WZ0081DJ have been made by ORIENT, since it was stated as aLimited Edition?

Thanks!


Jim
I think it's 1. b. When I set the time two days ago I think the GMT followed. Then I set the GMT hand (counterclockwise turn in the first crown position).

I'm sorry, I don't know the exact number of these. According to Katsu Higuchi it must be pretty rare:

"Dear Sir, Thank you! Im really sorry that I ordered to orient japan now, but It already all sold, only few shop can be carry more pieces…"

I'm glad Seiya-san found one for me... ;-)

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I went down to Yodobashi Umeda (Osaka) a couple of days ago to look at these. Yodobashi had no limited gray dial models. The black and blue dials are fairly glossy if you look closely and this seems more apparent on the black model. Definitely liked them, but wanted to find a limited before making a decision although I had been leaning towards the blue as I've been looking around for a good blue daily wearer.

So I looked up what Orient prestige shops (Yodobashi isn't one of them) were in the area, there are about 5 in walking distance from Umeda station. I went to two of them, no dice on the gray, so I decided the chances of finding one were slim and I only really wanted to look. I really liked the gray, but I also really liked the blue, as it seemed like it would be suitable for what I had in mind for a blue watch.

I then marched back to Yodobashi, picked up a blue on and hopefully this picture explains what I've been thinking about for a blue watch.

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If one looks closely, the dial glossiness is apparent in a bit of reflection from tip of the second had.
 

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Very nice, thanks for sharing. How do I go about purchasing these online? Can't seem to see it in Seiya or even rakuten. Anyone know?
 

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I then marched back to Yodobashi, picked up a blue on and hopefully this picture explains what I've been thinking about for a blue watch.

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If one looks closely, the dial glossiness is apparent in a bit of reflection from tip of the second had.
Congratulations Robatsu,

that blue dial is gorgeous! What kind of strap is that? I really like that brown! |>

Wear it in good health
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I got mine personally from japan yodobashi as well

for online shops you might have to wait awhile before it's available...

the leather strap looks good but I will wear it with its metal for awhile before changing its looks...

the blue is just awesome if you love blue!!!

Very nice, thanks for sharing. How do I go about purchasing these online? Can't seem to see it in Seiya or even rakuten. Anyone know?
 

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Congratulations Robatsu,

that blue dial is gorgeous! What kind of strap is that? I really like that brown! |>
I picked it up at Yodobashi as well, a brand called Mie. It is very well made, cost about 7000 yen. Seems to be a Japanese brand, although I haven't found a whole lot on the web.

Note: the lugs on this are 21mm, but i just squeezed in a 22/20 mm strap. Seems ok so far.
 

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Solid or folded end links?
 
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