Orient Watch has been in existence for over 65 years and has since developed a rich history as a manufacturer and developer of the mechanical movement. Every week on our blog we will be re-releasing vintage watches from our past. Some were released just two years ago, and others in excess of twenty. Regardless, they’re going to be available in extremely low quantities, and once they’re gone, there is a high chance that they may be gone forever. While some of the watches may feature a few minor scratches (they may be over ten years old, after all) all of the watches will be in brand new, unworn condition. Additionally, select pieces may come with their original gift box (while supplies last) and warranty. View last week’s lot here.
Please note that while these models are vintage we were unable to provide solid dates as to when they were released. However, we’re confident that they were released between 2000 and 2005.
This Tri-Star model features a classic fluted bezel, with CZ crystal hour markers and a stainless steel bracelet. Please note that while the movement of the piece is quartz, it does feature a sapphire crystal.
This Tri-Star model also features a fluted bezel, CZ crystal hour markers and a rich mustard dial. Please note that there are a few scratches on the dial between the eight and nine o’clock hour markers.
This rare two-toned piece features a fluted bezel, CZ crystal hour markers and a gold sunburst dial. The dial is adorned with lume, with pips above each hour marker and on both hands. It is powered by the revered 46943 automatic movement.
This is also a rare two-toned watch with a fluted bezel, CZ crystal hour markers and an elegant blue sunburst dial. The dial is also features small lume pips above each hour marker and thin lume stripes on the hands. It is powered by the revered 46943 automatic movement.
This quartz diver has vintage written all over it, from its old-school “Orient” logo to the retro “water resist” font. There’s also a subtle sunburst effect on the dial, which complements the gold trim around the hour markers and the bold orange accents.
This is an early lady’s Tri-Star model with a fluted bezel and a truly unique concentric dial. Please note that while the movement of the piece is quartz, it does feature a sapphire crystal.
This is also a lady’s Tri-Star piece with a fluted bezel and a deep blue dial. The dial features CZ crystal hour markers along with a day and date window.
Missed our previous lots? Here’s what’s still available:
This collection was released around 2001. Although it may sport the standard power reserve and date combo, its stylistic nuances make it far from pedestrian. The dial features a guilloche-styled pattern, while the bezel is embellished with a contrasting finish of brushed and polished stainless steel.
This collection was released around 2001. It features a thick, polished bezel which is very reminiscent of watches from the 70’s and late 80’s. It sports a power reserve indicator and a stylized date window, which is square but within a circular frame.
This collection was released around 2002. The dial features a sun burst pattern at center, a concentric design around the hour markers, and a guilloche-styled print at the power reserve indicator.
This tonneau-shaped piece was first made available around 2003 and is one of most interesting pieces we’ve ever released. Along with a power reserve indicator and date, it features a small-seconds register. It is available in both black and white dial variations.
The Prince in black is a watch that has been around since 2004, but have you seen it in blue? Orient Watch has been known for its vibrant blue dials, and the model in dark navy is as rare as they come. The Prince comes equipped with a unique bracelet as well, a stainless steel band with a mesh-like accent.
Power Reserve IV (CEX05003D0)
This collection was released around 2004. Although it may sport the standard power reserve and date combo, its stylistic nuances make it far from pedestrian. The dial features a guilloche-styled pattern along the outer portions of the dial, while the inner portion is a contrasting sunburst print.
This M-Force model was released around 2007, and was later bestowed the “Lion” nickname by the community. It features a date and power reserve display as well as an eye-popping orange seconds hand for improved legibility. It also comes equipped with Orient’s four-piece shock reducing casing system.
Retro-Future Motorcycle (WZ0251FH)
In the mid-2000s, the Retro-Future Collection was introduced under the Orient Star umbrella. It sought to personify everyday mechanical objects in wristwatch form. This model was released around 2007, and takes design cues from classic motorcycles.
Sea King Sport Watch (CEM5H001BJ)
While much of the Sea King collection watches were built to be worn in and near the water, this model was intended to adventure on land. The Sea King line debuted in the early ‘80s, and was in continuous production through the 2000s. This model we believe was introduced in the late 2000s. It is one of the few models in our history that is equipped with a compass bezel and housed in a cushion case.
Sightseer World Time (CEY04004B0)
The Sightseer World Time was amongst the first in our collection to incorporate several sub-registers-- in this case, a power reserve indicator, date, and small seconds. This model sports a classic black and white colorway and a deployant leather strap. It was first released in 2008.
This model was introduced around 2009 and takes design inspiration from classic airplanes. You’ll notice that the power reserve indicator is shown in the form of a fuel gauge, while the broad-shaped hands mimic its front propellers.