If you’ve ever wanted a sleek, classy looking watch for special occasions, we’ve got you covered. How about a brawny, well-built watch that can take a hit? We’ve got that too. But how about a simple, easy to read watch that you can just take on the go? The new Commuter series is just that watch; a watch that’s legible, contemporary, and reliable.
Was the Commuter collection borne out of necessity? Not necessarily—the Orient lineup is deep and there are many great options to choose from. Where the Commuter truly shines is in its simplicity and, more importantly, its approach-ability. There are two dial variations of the Commuter. The version that comes mounted on a stainless steel bracelet features polished markers and fence post hands. The minute markers run parallel to the hour makers. The other variant with a leather strap features prominent twelve and six o’clock numerals. The fence post hands are tad bit thicker, and the minute markers run along the flange. It’s important to note that all hour markers (and two hands) are lumed here, while the other version has lume only on the flange and the minute and hour hands. Both are distinguished by a fairly utilitarian look that make time-telling easy, and that is versatile enough to be worn with nearly everything.
The Commuter collection measures in at less than 42mm (41.9mm). The case is fully polished, and features a stylistic indent that lifts the bezel. The case supports 50m of water resistance, which is more than enough even if you find yourself in a bit of autumn rain. The exhibition case back reveals the Orient caliber F6922 movement which is automatic, hand-winding, and hacking.
The Commuter is available in six colorways: three on bracelet and three on leather.