Orient Neo Classic Has That 70s Thing Going On

Orient, which is part of the Seiko family, has three new Neo Classic models, which tap into that 70s Worldtimer vibe very nicely indeeds. Prices? Orient aren’t saying but let’s take a guess at about £280 plus VAT from German/EU sources. Here’s the word; Orient will launch three Neo Classic Sports models to its sports…

Orient M-Force is A Trio of Supernature Styling

Orient is launching three new dial colours to mark the 3rd release of its M-FORCE series. Revived in 2020 to celebrate Orient’s 70th anniversary, M-FORCE is the new flagship of the Orient Sports collection, features the tough structure of an outdoor watch and powerful styling that reflects the latest industrial design, says the Japanese brand….

Orient Star 1964 Second Edition. Yep, Green is Cool

Always got time for a retro dive watch from Orient, which is of course part of the Seiko group. Love the power reserve indicator and that green fume dial colour too. Here’s the word; Orient Star will introduce two new Diver 1964 2nd edition models to its Sports Collection. Created in 1951, Orient Star has…

Orient Launches New Vintage Diver Duo

The word from Orient today, who have two dive models available, with a vintage feel. They also have a limited edition Star Diver 1964, with 200m resistance and a 40mm case width, pictured here; The two dive watches announced today have more colourful dials and one is limited to 2800 pieces. The blue dial L…

Orient Revives Multi-Year Model, Now 43mm Case

The latest from Orient, who have a late entry to the Christmas selling season; ORIENT introduces six new Multi Year Calendar models to its Contemporary Collection. Featuring a one-of-a-kind display incorporating year, month, date, and day, this model epitomises the creative watchmaking style of ORIENT, combining the functionality of mechanical watches with original designs that…

Orient Star 70th Anniversary Editions

News from Orient, who continue to mark their 70th annivarsary with some new models. To celebrate its 70th anniversary, ORIENT STAR (I know, the constant use of capitals by brands is deeply annoying – Ed) is releasing four limited-edition models: a Mechanical Moon Phase, a Modern Skeleton and a Classic Semi Skeleton. The Classic Semi…

Orient Star His `n’ Hers Set

Seiko owned Orient has launched a His & Hers matched pair of watches, which some people like. Makes a nice wedding anniversary gift and all that jazz. Branded as STAR models, they feature a little skeleton – or open heart – type window in the dial. Here’s the press info; ORIENT STAR is launching three…

Who Can Build Your Next MOD Watch?

That is a very good question, because not everyone wants to build their own watch or invest in a nicely kitted out workbench to accomplish the task. Fact is, some Bergeon tools, case press, blower, head loupe, cleaning ether, screwdrivers,  vice, clamps, tweezers, polishing cloths etc can easily add up to over £1000 worth. Yes,…

ICYMI: Orient Flags Up Bezel Issue With Star Models

We missed this update from Orient Watches – one worth checking if you recently bought a Star model. Unfortunately we have to inform you of a malfunctioning in the bezel of our ORIENT STAR Diver Watches. The bezel is a feature that can be used if a customer wants to measure time for a certain…

Orient Star 70th Anniversary Edition

Orient is a sub-brand of mighty Seiko and sadly, they don’t seem to get the investment that the brand deserves, given its heritage. The latest Skeleton Star model, a tribute to the Star from 70s years ago is a case in point. It actually looks like a Chinese clone, nothing like the original Star. Here’s…