Review: Orient CET05001D
A friend of mine have been an
inspiration for me to try out this brand for the first time. I never
thought I was in for a surprise.
I went to Hour Glass at MegaMall to check if I can find something
that will pull me over. The plan was to look for a chronograph as I
like them. However, all Orient chronograph models available are
quartz. I've always prefered Citizen's Eco-drive technology should I
buy a quartz watch.
A second pass on the available watches, a certain model caught my
attention. Despite not being a chrono, it shares a few
characteristic of my other Swiss watch which is interesting. There
is a 24-hour indicator, and the bezel is brushed steel.
While I took photos of the watch, I was amazed at how good the
quality was, for a watch in this price range (less than P5,000). The
craftsmanship is very good indeed. There is 24-hour indicator, at
the 11 o'clock position. The sub-dial for the day of the week is at
3 o'clock, and the date window is at 6 o'clock. I also liked the
two-toned bracelet of alternating brushed and shiny stainless steel.
The glass is mineral crystal and not sapphire crystal, as in their
quartz models. Duh!
Due to the lack of a manual, I had to check the Orient website
to find the following information:
Case diameter (excl.crown): 38
Lug to Lug: 44
Lug width: 20
Bracelet tapered: 20-18
Weight: 130 grams
Max Wrist Size: 7.8"
Crown type: NOT screw down
Crystal Material: mineral
Water Resistance 50 m
The watch even came in a nice box. It's simple and uses faux
material but looks good indeed. Aside from the international
warranty card, nothing else came with it.
Finish and Quality
As I scrutinize the watch, I was amazed with the level of detail and
the build quality that went into it.
Here are some macro shots of the dials.
Window and Orient Logo
|Day of the
Fit and Feel
The watch is not that big, though a little bit heavy for its size. I
still think it has a nice balance between weight and size. Here are
some wrist shots, showing the dial with a shade of black.
Over all, I'm pretty pleased with this watch. Definitely will not be
my last Orient.