My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

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My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby abduksion » October 9th 2016, 3:16pm

Haven't done a review in a while so please forgive me if this isn't up to par.
First I'll start with the specs like I did when I received it.
Specs from Orientusa's website
41.5mm case
Sapphire Crystal
100m=330ft
screw down case back
13.75mm thick
Non screw down time setting crown
Screwed down 24 hr chapter ring
Independent GMT hand
Lume markers/hands
Power Reserve of 40hrs
Date
Hand Winding and Hackable.

Ok now the review I'll try making this as unbias as I can.

The OS Seeker was one of those mini grail's I've lusted over the past couple of yrs I would see them on
WUS, Youtube and even on Conjures wrist and thought man that is a really nice looking OS. The one thing
that was stopping me from buying was the price which I'll get back to that later. Next the pics I'm no Tim
Temple so you planks are gonna have to like em :D

The case has a brushed and polished look to it. Polished bezel, polished and brushed lugs.
The bracelet to has both polished and brushed links, which I was surprised to find out each one
is separate from one another.

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The dial comes in two colors black with sliver hands and markers and a white dial with silver hands
and markers. You can clearly see Orient took their time applying the markers and Power Reserve
which stectches from the 10' O'clock to the 12 O'clock position if you tilt the watch you can see a
thin polished strip on the PR same with the markers which are also brushed. The Red GMT hand is very
noticeable and features a lume arrow tip the lume on the watch is Ok not Seiko lumebright but it does
the job.

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The watch features two crowns the one at the 2 is the main crown that sets the time, date, & GMT hand
speaking of the GMT some will call it a non true GMT? Now what exactly is a true GMT? Glad you asked.
A true GMT like the Rolex GMT Master II uses a GMT hand that moves with the main hr and minute hand
while this one can be offset to ones desire time. In a Rolex GMT you keep the GMT hand at the same time
with the main hands. So lets say you went to London and you live in NYC the time is 10:30PM. You get to London
and know your 5 hrs ahead (3:30AM) of NY you simple pull the crown out to the second position (Smellody please
correct me here if I'm wrong)? And move the main hr hand in one hr increments while the GMT hand shows NY time.
This GMT works like the (ETA 2893-2) which is the opposite way but the gmt hand clicks in one hr increments which
you can hear and feel. You read the third timezone by unscrewing the crown at the 4 O'clock and turn it in either
direction. The main crown in non Screwed down hence its 100m wr.

Now I'll give you may pros and cons of the watch. First the cons. I'll start with the bracelet which is good for the
price but I believe this is where Orient cheapened it a little the first thing is they went with standard pins instead
of screws and second it feels to light and has a little tinny feel. The end links are actually separated from the bracelet
so if you get one make sure not to lose them. My second con is the lume yes it works but I'd like to see Seiko Lumbrite
or some super luminova. I don't believe Orient is using any of these? If they are they need to apply more. Now the pros
The watch has a great sporty/dress look to it and will go with just about anything like a business suite, t-shirt and jeans
or even just wearing your underwear eating Cheetos while looking at Ryan Johnson (If that's your cup of tea). The Sapphire
crystal is amazing so clear and clean and the GMT does its Job. If there's one thing I would love to see Orient do and its probably won't
happen even though Seiko Owns 50% of the company, Is a OS or even a Royal Orient with a Spring Drive movement of course
it would be out of my price range but still would look cool. Oh Price the watch retails at $1,100
but can be had for less I was fortune enough to find a Ebay seller willing to take my second offer.

Now would I recommend this watch yes if you wanted an Automatic GMT, in house movement, sapphire crystal
and didn't want to spend $7k on a Rolex however if you wanted something more upscale with a true GMT movement
then yes I would suggest the Rolex Explorer II or GMT Master II. The Orient Star Star Seeker is a Poor Mans Rolex Explorer II
without the Rolex price. Thanks for reading and looking. Bonus Pic

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Re: My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby Racer-X » October 9th 2016, 3:24pm

Nice review Kev - may add this one to my list. Need a nice Orient in the collection.
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Re: My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby abduksion » October 9th 2016, 3:27pm

Racer-X wrote:Nice review Kev - may add this one to my list. Need a nice Orient in the collection.

Thanks If you can find one for a good price pick it up try Ebay and look for sellers that have a Make an offer
option the worse they can do is say no at first.
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Re: My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby biglove » October 9th 2016, 6:09pm

Nice review. Bracelets is where Orient and Seiko have repeatedly disappointed me.
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Re: My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby eddiea » October 9th 2016, 6:50pm

Good review Kev, nice Orient too ..love those OS!!
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Re: My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby Tzimisces » October 9th 2016, 7:19pm

biglove wrote:Nice review. Bracelets is where Orient and Seiko have repeatedly disappointed me.

Yeah, and they simply don't give a fuck.


Nice pick up, Kevin. It's a lot of watch for the money. Nice review as well.
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Re: My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby Lost » October 9th 2016, 8:04pm

When I bought my Polaris a few weeks ago i may have jumped the gun. I want the lume! This watch can be had for about 100 bucks over the Polaris. I have a job where the phone can ring at 3am, and it would be cool to know the time to get a bearing. (It is actually an office with a bed). I also know that at 3am the lume may be dead anyway. I do like the leather band over the metal one on this one.
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Re: My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby hcharles » October 9th 2016, 8:25pm

Definitely prefer a strap over a bracelet any day.
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Re: My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby svaglic » October 9th 2016, 8:49pm

Good write up Kevin, you covered it well.
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Re: My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby abduksion » October 9th 2016, 9:05pm

Thanks everyone my next watch down the road (hopefully before Xmas) is either
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Or a Seiko Sumo or Sarb.
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Re: My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby abduksion » October 9th 2016, 9:17pm

biglove wrote:Nice review. Bracelets is where Orient and Seiko have repeatedly disappointed me.


I couldn't agree more if they added more heft and screws it would be killer timepiece but the price
would probably have to be at $1,800 instead of $1,100. Quick question if you own one are the Seiko
Sarb bracelets like this too?
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Re: My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby conjurer » October 9th 2016, 11:07pm

Great job, Kev! A great review of a great watch. Well done.
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Re: My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby abduksion » October 9th 2016, 11:20pm

conjurer wrote:Great job, Kev! A great review of a great watch. Well done.

Thanks John and that Pacer Guy avatar creeps me out :lol:
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Re: My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby jason_recliner » October 10th 2016, 2:17am

Cool review Kevin. Informative and amusing.

I often sit in my underwear eating Cheetos when I travel overseas, and I've been looking for a watch which can handle such activities. Looks like you've found it.
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Re: My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby biglove » October 10th 2016, 5:46am

abduksion wrote:
biglove wrote:Nice review. Bracelets is where Orient and Seiko have repeatedly disappointed me.


I couldn't agree more if they added more heft and screws it would be killer timepiece but the price
would probably have to be at $1,800 instead of $1,100. Quick question if you own one are the Seiko
Sarb bracelets like this too?


Have owned three Sumos and a couple of SAR series. Hollow end pieces, bracelets all are the weak points on them all. In the SARBs, poor fit to the case. The clasp on the SARs is pitiful.
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Re: My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby abduksion » October 10th 2016, 7:47am

jason_recliner wrote:Cool review Kevin. Informative and amusing.

I often sit in my underwear eating Cheetos when I travel overseas, and I've been looking for a watch which can handle such activities. Looks like you've found it.

Hey what you do in private is your business :shock:
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Re: My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby abduksion » October 10th 2016, 7:50am

biglove wrote:
abduksion wrote:
biglove wrote:Nice review. Bracelets is where Orient and Seiko have repeatedly disappointed me.


I couldn't agree more if they added more heft and screws it would be killer timepiece but the price
would probably have to be at $1,800 instead of $1,100. Quick question if you own one are the Seiko
Sarb bracelets like this too?


Have owned three Sumos and a couple of SAR series. Hollow end pieces, bracelets all are the weak points on them all. In the SARBs, poor fit to the case. The clasp on the SARs is pitiful.


Very surprised to hear that since so many call the SAR series a poor mans GS. Well at least I can
always buy leather or a rubber strap for the Sumo and SAR.
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Re: My mini review on the Orient Star Star Seeker.

Postby Lost » October 10th 2016, 11:30am

jason_recliner wrote:Cool review Kevin. Informative and amusing.

I often sit in my underwear eating Cheetos when I travel overseas, and I've been looking for a watch which can handle such activities. Looks like you've found it.


Reminds me of the joke about the mother who brought her teenager to the doctor for his orange penis...
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