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. We’re incredibly excited to share some of that history over the coming weeks—starting today, and reoccurring every week 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. So check this page every Thursday for a fresh selection of vintage Orient watches. We’ll talk about the history and background of each piece if we can, and provide links to the product page of each piece.
The M-Force (short for “Mechanical Force”) was first developed to be a hefty, rugged sport watch that was built to take a hit. This model was the second original design from the collection, and was released in 1997, the same year that the M-Force was introduced. It features a power reserve indicator, date, and a full month calendar along the flange. We love this version because of its eye-catching color! Learn more here.
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 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.
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.
Power Reserve Sport Watch (CEX0J004D0)
Introduced around 2009, this modest-sized sport watch packs a big punch stylistically. It features a power reserve indicator, date, a domed crystal as well as knurled crowns. The navy blue dial is offset with white markers and a splash of yellow for a little bit of pop.