To follow-up on last week’s article, today let’s check out some of Orient Watch USA’s perfect gifts for under $200.
It may not sound like much, but you can get a lot of watch for this price. In fact, this includes some of Orient’s bestselling favorites. Read on!
That’s right, perhaps Orient’s most beloved mechanical watch, Mako, is available with a urethane (or rubber) band for just $180. For a little more ($215), you can get Mako with a classic stainless steel band. Let’s see what else is perfect about this watch.
People love Mako for both its great look and functionality. Mako is a fantastic choice for a sporty, casual watch that, depending on the dial color, can easily translate to professional attire. Speaking of dial color, Mako Rubber is available with a black, navy, orange, or navy and red dial. The navy and black styles are a bit more subtle whereas the orange and navy/red combination speak more to Mako’s diver style.
Diver style? Yes, Mako is a diver watch, which means it also offers great water resistance (200m) as well as a screw-down crown, push button, and case back to further prevent water from entering the case. Additionally, the urethane band is also water resistant. Mako’s luminescence is another sign of its diver roots. All of the indices as well as the hour and minute hands are equipped with lume.
As noted, Mako has both a crown and push button, so what’s the difference? Mako’s crown is used to set the time as well as the date. The push button sets the day and language (all Orient watches, when applicable, are bilingual (English and Spanish)).
Want to learn more about this watch? Head on over to Orient Watch USA to check out all the specs!
Brazen & Chicane
If you’re looking for gifts that are a little less sporty but still superb timepieces, check out Brazen and Chicane. Both are available for $190, and offer many of the same essential features.
Both watches have Orient mechanical movements with date and 40-hour power reserve features, 50m water resistance, 38mm case diameter, and exhibition case backs. So what’s different about these watches?
Brazen offers a few more artistic design features such as two-toned and textured dials on each of the model’s 3 styles. In general, Brazen is a bit sportier than Chicane with its larger watch hands and boxy indices. Definitely better suited for casual wear.
Chicane maintains a more classic watch look with a sleeker frame and significantly sleeker watch hands. Chicane is available in 6 unique styles. This watch also features arabic indices at the 12, 6, and 9 rather than just simple bars as depicted on Brazen. Chicane pairs much better with business and/or professional attire than either Brazen or Mako.
Want more watches for under $200? Check out all the specs of these watches and lots more using Orient’s Watch Finder.
Which watch is your favorite: Mako, Brazen, or Chicane? Tell us why in the comments!