Orange Watch company - still viable?

Orange Watch company - still viable?

Postby koimaster » January 10th 2017, 10:30am

The website is up but I have not heard about them in years.



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Re: Orange Watch company - still viable?

Postby eddiea » January 10th 2017, 10:57am

Shame really , a very good product that always had issues with deliver delays ....
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Re: Orange Watch company - still viable?

Postby koimaster » January 10th 2017, 11:02am

eddiea wrote:Shame really , a very good product that always had issues with deliver delays ....


I just wrote them a note to see what was going on. Their website commented that they had to find another source of movements as their previous supplier raised the prices too high.
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Re: Orange Watch company - still viable?

Postby eddiea » January 10th 2017, 11:29am

koimaster wrote:
eddiea wrote:Shame really , a very good product that always had issues with deliver delays ....


I just wrote them a note to see what was going on. Their website commented that they had to find another source of movements as their previous supplier raised the prices too high.

Mine have an excellent Soprod!
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Re: Orange Watch company - still viable?

Postby conjurer » January 10th 2017, 11:51am

I've honestly heard nothing but great things about OWC, which is located in New Zealand or Sumatra or some fucking place down there.

Unlike most micros, the guy who runs it (his name escapes me, but it probably starts with Bruce) is said to be very upfront about how long it takes to get one of his watches--and as Eddie states above, it can take a long time indeed--but OWC won't take payment until the watch is ready to ship.
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Re: Orange Watch company - still viable?

Postby bedlam » January 10th 2017, 6:30pm

eddiea wrote:
koimaster wrote:
eddiea wrote:Shame really , a very good product that always had issues with deliver delays ....


I just wrote them a note to see what was going on. Their website commented that they had to find another source of movements as their previous supplier raised the prices too high.

Mine have an excellent Soprod!

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Re: Orange Watch company - still viable?

Postby jason_recliner » January 10th 2017, 6:40pm

conjurer wrote:I've honestly heard nothing but great things about OWC, which is located in New Zealand or Sumatra or some fucking place down there.

Unlike most micros, the guy who runs it (his name escapes me, but it probably starts with Bruce) is said to be very upfront about how long it takes to get one of his watches--and as Eddie states above, it can take a long time indeed--but OWC won't take payment until the watch is ready to ship.


Dan has a slightly different business model to every other stinking micro. He has already made his money, so he isn't trying to get a bunch of WUS / WF / DWC simps to bankroll a shitty catalog watch. Rather, he is making the watch he wants to make, and selling to whomever shares his vision. Unfortunately for Dan (and prospective customers) he is very fussy and so there are many delays while he finds the right suppliers, tweaks the designs based on prototypes he receives, etc, etc.

He makes a great watch, but it's probably a lot less stressful to pick some parts out of a catalogue, hash together a piss-poor web page, and upload it to kickstarter.
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Re: Orange Watch company - still viable?

Postby svaglic » January 10th 2017, 7:06pm

A 40.5mm with a Soprod. I would love that movement and that size would be a great fit for me. I think this just made my list.
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Re: Orange Watch company - still viable?

Postby koimaster » January 11th 2017, 11:46am

I reached out to Dan at OWC and received this response-

Hi Alain


Yes mate I am very much alive, well and selling our 6th MilSub release and soon to have a new model in the market.

2016 was a little quiet as I suffered concussion from an ice staking incident and spent some time in the hospital. Aside from the sore head and some sinus complications, all is good.

2017 will see the continuation of the 6th version of the MilSub. I will introduce a non-crown guard ISO-MS-6538. ISO is my "In the Spirit Of" line that takes it inspiration from past classics.

I did revamp my website, but there is never enough re-vamping and I am not good with websites.... http://www.orangewatchcompany.com

Australia is currently rolling out what most countries would consider so-so and very average internet speeds. But slightly better than before and more expensive and probably less reliable. I am now on the super internet, but suffered most days with no connection. Perhaps they should have just stuck with the old tin and string.


Thank you for touching base.



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