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Hi,I do not want to buy Orient watches made in countries other than Japan.Which models are made in Japan?If we share the photos or models of Orients made in Japan,that would be great.As far as I can see the watches made in Japan are better quality and that's why I do not want to buy Orient watches made in other countries.thanks.
 

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Hm, i have two Orients and they were both absolutely spotless. I know movements are all made in Japan, but i don't know where all they assemble them. It's a bit different with Orient than with lets say Seiko which makes many JDM only models.
 

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If you don't know which Orient watches are made in Japan, how can you tell that Orient watches made in Japan are better quality?

(It's unlikely that any are, by the way. Perhaps Royal Orient models? But even then I'd doubt it.)
 

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I have a flock of Orients and the quality of them all is first class so even if some are made in another country I wouldn't worry about it as there's a very good chance that the QC standards will be set by the parent company.
 

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I have a flock of Orients and the quality of them all is first class so even if some are made in another country I wouldn't worry about it as there's a very good chance that the QC standards will be set by the parent company.
Thanks a lot for your input.
 

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The ones that have 'Made in Japan' on them, usually on the caseback.

If you check out some of the guts that sell JDM watches online, you can see it on the pictures.

One well known site has some M-Force divers and Orient Star models that the 'Made in Japan' is clearly visible in the pictures.
 

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It says Made in japan on the caseback of my M-Force. Doesn't say anything on the Mako...
 

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Note that "Made in Japan" means about as much as "Swiss Made" -- not much, really. You can safely assume that any of Orient's low-to-mid-tier watches has significant non-Japanese contributions.
 

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You are mistaken there. Japan has different usage of "Made in" than Swiss do. If it says Made in japan, it's usually really made there entirely. Maybe they get certain parts from elsewhere, but waaaay less than Swiss use for theirs. They however use "Japan Mvt" or "Japan movement" when movement is sourced from Japan, but the rest of the watch isn't. As far as i've heard, all Japanese movement makers make them in Japan and then ship them to assembly plants outside Japan. That's why watches Made in japan are much more praised because, well they are made there entirely. Japanese people are kinda very patriotic in this regard, similar to people in my country.
 

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You are mistaken there. Japan has different usage of "Made in" than Swiss do. If it says Made in japan, it's usually really made there entirely. Maybe they get certain parts from elsewhere, but waaaay less than Swiss use for theirs. They however use "Japan Mvt" or "Japan movement" when movement is sourced from Japan, but the rest of the watch isn't. As far as i've heard, all Japanese movement makers make them in Japan and then ship them to assembly plants outside Japan. That's why watches Made in japan are much more praised because, well they are made there entirely. Japanese people are kinda very patriotic in this regard, similar to people in my country.
Well it is making sense, but Swiss people are also very very patriotic, and ETA and lots of others do produce in China and stamp Swiss Made (not all, of course)... Time changes and the world is becoming more global.
There was a post regarding the country-of origin issue over at seiko/citizen:
https://www.watchuseek.com/f21/seiko-malaysia-seiko-japan-1039489.html
 

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If it says Made in japan, it's usually really made there entirely. Maybe they get certain parts from elsewhere, but waaaay less than Swiss use for theirs.
Which was largely my point. People think "made in Japan" means they're getting a watch that doesn't involve factories or parts from other places, and for at least Orient's low and mid-tier stuff that's just not the case. Yes, there are other labels as well, but the bottom line is that "made in Japan" does not mean that no other countries are involved in the production of the watch. While the Swiss definition is indeed notoriously loose, the Japanese definition also allows much more international involvement than your "waaaay less" suggests. It's actually possible for a "made in Japan" watch to be partly assembled elsewhere, and frankly that's probably what most people are thinking about when they ask about where a watch is "made."
 
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