Orient is a Japanese watch manufacturer since 1951, when it was reborn by Tama Keiki Company in 1950, who then changed their name to Orient Watch Company Limited in 1951, becoming fully integrated into Seiko in 2017. Its long heritage of in house movements sits perfectly within the Seiko family. The 3 Star or Tristar stands for Quality, Design, and Price. An all Stainless Steel case with a stylish fluted bezel. Mineral crystal protects a silver dial, that shimmers in the light, with broad trapezoid hour indexes and chamfered steel hands. The Orient shield with its splash of red sits proudly at 12 A day window at 9 o’clock, a date window at the 3 o'clock, quickset function .3 stars sit above the 6 o’clock position. Giving the watch a sophisticated appearance, hitting above its price. Inside we have the inhouse Automatic Cal.1942 25 jewels beating at 21600 beats per hour. A true workhorse providing peace of mind in accuracy and reliability. Fitted 20mm original bracelet with Orient signed clasp.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only and therefore comes with no original box or paperwork, the watch does come paired on its original bracelet with folding clasp. The bracelet is in good condition for its age but does show signs of wear. The watch is in all original unpolished condition. The watch has an unknown service history but is running well for its age.
When this incredible watch came up for sale I had to take it, once in the hand I realised it was completely unpolished and had its original bracelet on too! Absolute gems like this do not come around too often, that is why I am excited to bring this for sale. On the wrist, the watch wears like an oversized Datejust with a far more interesting bracelet and unusual dial layout, very enjoyable and incredibly affordable.
Reference : 904511
Movement : Automatic Orient Caliber 1942
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : Circa. 1971
Case Size : 37.5mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug : 46mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : Unknown Service History