New Orient Seatech 469TI002 500m Diver

New Orient Seatech 469TI002 500m Diver

Postby conjurer » February 17th 2016, 11:14pm

From the land of Zita virus and the Olympics nobody is going to go to, because of the Zita virus, the first Orient diver rated to 500 meters:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6038LlXcQh0[/youtube]

Made of titanium, automatic, HEV, with a new name (Seatech.) The downsides:

--50mm case size
--Uses the ancient 469 movement (no hack or handwind)
--Comes in Nvicter-style yellow dive box
--Only available in Brazil

Street price appears to be around $1500, which means you can buy 1.75 OS300s.
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Re: New Orient Seatech 469TI002 500m Diver

Postby biglove » February 18th 2016, 6:00am

At 50mm I won't even watch the video. Meh.
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Re: New Orient Seatech 469TI002 500m Diver

Postby codguy » February 18th 2016, 7:09am

Is this in the Puppy Edition line? Wasn't clear in the video.
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Re: New Orient Seatech 469TI002 500m Diver

Postby Wasp » February 18th 2016, 7:18am

Orient testing the waters? Guilty by association.
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Re: New Orient Seatech 469TI002 500m Diver

Postby Tzimisces » February 18th 2016, 10:43am

They're made in Brazil for the Brazilian market. Brazilian men like big watches. The usual 3 star is 38mm. Orient Brazil makes them at 44mm.

They may be big, but Orient ain't Invicta. The hands will stay attached, as will lume pips and indices. An Orient built 500m diver will not fog if someone showers in the next room. In the unlikely event that the warranty needs to be invoked, the matter will be handled professionally with an eye to customer satisfaction and retention.
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Re: New Orient Seatech 469TI002 500m Diver

Postby conjurer » February 18th 2016, 10:56am

Tzimisces wrote:They're made in Brazil for the Brazilian market. Brazilian men like big watches. The usual 3 star is 38mm. Orient Brazil makes them at 44mm.

They may be big, but Orient ain't Invicta. The hands will stay attached, as will lume pips and indices. An Orient built 500m diver will not fog if someone showers in the next room. In the unlikely event that the warranty needs to be invoked, the matter will be handled professionally with an eye to customer satisfaction and retention.
Unlike Nvicter.


Yup. When you get a chance (and you're in the least interested), take a look at the Orient Brazilian market stuff. Most of it, frankly, I wouldn't want to be found dead in a ditch wearing, but interesting nonetheless.
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Re: New Orient Seatech 469TI002 500m Diver

Postby codguy » February 18th 2016, 10:57am

Tzimisces wrote:but Orient ain't Invicta


If responding to my post, I was commenting on the general look/appearance of the watch and not the build quality.
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Re: New Orient Seatech 469TI002 500m Diver

Postby foghorn » February 18th 2016, 12:03pm

Looks cheap.
Plus I didn't understand a word the reviewer said.
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Re: New Orient Seatech 469TI002 500m Diver

Postby TemerityB » February 18th 2016, 12:40pm

The Brazilian market:

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Re: New Orient Seatech 469TI002 500m Diver

Postby SaoGage » February 18th 2016, 2:22pm

I'm still holding out for a model refresh on the Saturation diver. That would get me excited. This thing is pretty ugly, but intended for a market that likes watches like that so it is what it is.
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Re: New Orient Seatech 469TI002 500m Diver

Postby hcharles » February 18th 2016, 4:25pm

Re: Temerity's post, I am liking the Brazilian market. Nice photo of some beautiful women. :Thumbsup: :xcx:
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Re: New Orient Seatech 469TI002 500m Diver

Postby Tzimisces » February 18th 2016, 4:43pm

TemerityB wrote:The Brazilian market:


If that watch is for them? I'll buy two.

Nope. The watch is for this guy.

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Re: New Orient Seatech 469TI002 500m Diver

Postby hcharles » February 18th 2016, 8:19pm

Oh, the horror!
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