New Orient Divers

New Orient Divers

Postby conjurer » January 16th 2018, 4:48pm

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Model #s: RA-EL0001B, black (shown, pics stolen from Orient's website), RA-EL0002B, black with gold accents, and RA-EL0002L, blue.

I like these because they're smaller than the M-Force divers (these are supposed to be around 43.5mm), they've gone back to the 4 o'clock crown, the cases look like a mini OS300, sapphire glass, hand-wind and hack movement, simple oyster bracelet. Watches88 out of KL has 'em priced around $440, so they're about in the M-Force range without having the stupid M-Force logo on the dial.
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Re: New Orient Divers

Postby bedlam » January 16th 2018, 4:50pm

Finally a mini OS300! Could do with less flourish in the power reserve indicator, but otherwise it looks good. Nice case and bezel.
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Re: New Orient Divers

Postby Racer-X » January 16th 2018, 4:50pm

Probably in the minority, but I like the PR.
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Re: New Orient Divers

Postby TemerityB » January 16th 2018, 8:53pm

Racer-X wrote:Probably in the minority, but I like the PR.


Me, too.
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Re: New Orient Divers

Postby conjurer » January 16th 2018, 9:03pm

It's taken me a bit of restraint (being sober helps) not to order the blue dial version from Watches88; I still have some debt from Christmas on my credit card I want to pay off.

From the price point, this might be the great mid-priced diver that Orient's not been able to make since they discontinued the Revolver at least ten years ago. They went with the M-Force lines, which were pretty good, but they never got it quite right with them; either the bracelets were shit (literally, one I had fell apart on my wrist) or they were too big, or they just looked dumb. The only thing that bothers me slightly is that this one looks a tad generic, like the 007, maybe. I agree that the power reserve helps set it apart, and it's an Orient. The PR is their thing.
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Re: New Orient Divers

Postby biglove » January 16th 2018, 9:25pm

Racer-X wrote:Probably in the minority, but I like the PR.



I like the watch, the size and the PR. Interesting find.
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Re: New Orient Divers

Postby conjurer » January 16th 2018, 10:43pm

Now that my erection has subsided somewhat, the minutes hand is a little short.
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Re: New Orient Divers

Postby 3Flushes » January 17th 2018, 1:14am

If the bracelet holds up these are sharp, stand-out divers for a decent price that can only come down after they've been out for a while. I'd buy onea these babies.
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Re: New Orient Divers

Postby relaxer7 » January 17th 2018, 4:24am

Decent watches and under rated imo. Quite like the power indicator too but I'm easily pleased :lol:
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