ORIENT STAR Automatic 300M Diver WZ0251FD - Seiko & Citizen Watch Forum – Japanese Watch Reviews, Discussion & Trading
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-03-2010, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
Librarian6
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default ORIENT STAR Automatic 300M Diver WZ0251FD

Authored by tmt
This is a watch I looked long and hard at before buying.
For me the rather avantgarde look with power reserve and datewindow at 9 oīclock took a lot of getting used to.
When the chance came for buying one I didnīt hesitate though.
I bought it from the original owner LNIB and judging from the serial no itīs from august 2006. Iīve never looked back.

It comes in a doublebox with a nice satin feel to it.

Inside the box there is:
-the watch itself
-springbar tool
-rubberstrap
-manual
-guarantee
-instructions for changing bracelet

All that was a bonus as I like such stuff [img]




The watch is massive and at first I was considering if Iīd made a mistake.
Some selfmeasured specs:
-226 grams minus 2 links
-45,7 mm diameter (without the crown)
-17,1 mm thick
-22 mm lugs

But after awhile I got used to the size, but sadly not without some accidents.
So itīs a good thing the crystal is sapphire, and thick too boot, 5,5 mm, according to sources on different forums.
As I mentioned earlier it took a while before I really liked the dial. Now I canīt imagine it any other way.



It is very easy reading the time, which for me is most important. Iīm also addicted to the power reserve complication. Itīs a great way of to see how much time there is left.
And it looks cool
The date window could be a bit larger but thatīs minor stuff.

The lume is great on the Orient. The best part is that it lasts all night. And believe me, wintertime is really dark in Sweden…



The bezel is 60 clicks. Really large and surprisingly stiff to turn. It doesnīt look to have an insert. I use it all the time for timing cooking, running or whatever. So for me, all clicks need to be there. How it works under water I donīt know īcause I donīt dive…
In the future Iīve promised myself to get a diving license now that I have two diver watches.

The casework is nice, even though my Omega Seamaster has a tiny bit better finish.
Itīs cool with the lugholes. Gives it a “tooly” look.

The crown is located at 4 oīclock and is supernice! I just love the look of it. Itīs large and very grippy. The best thing is that the action is very smooth. A lot better than my SMP!



The case back is really nicely done, very intricate. Attention to detail comes to mind.



The original bracelet is pretty good, but somewhat thin. Itīs not really on par with the watch.
It also has the divers extension with a ratcheting system. Kind of cool but it releases very easily when putting on the watch. My SMP has a better bracelet/clasp.
In the future Iīll probably buy a watchadoo as pictures of the pairing really looks neat (and heavy).
For me itīs best on Nato as it really hugs the wrist.
I have only had it on the supplied rubberstrap and that was ok.
Iīm about to buy a leatherstrap next and weīll see how that fits. Updated with a Hirsch Grand Duke.
It seems pretty nice so far.

And if you wonder, my wrist is about 7,8 inches.








The calibre is non-hack/wind. To be fair, this is the only thing this calibre is lacking. I donīt really miss winding since it winds up superfast. And I mean fast! Someone said a good brush of your teeth will do and your ready to go. Had to try that one! After a couple of minutes the PR was on 25 hours, pretty neat, huh?
But non-hacking really sux. I know you can put pressure on it, and I do so if I need to. But it still sux. The only real improvement needed with this watch would be hacking.
Accuracy-wise this is right on the money. When I first bought it it went like this:
- Crown down, one week with constant use except for 9-10 hours off at night, + 66 s.
- Crown up, one week with constant use except for 9-10 hours off at night, + 68 s.
- Dial up, one week with constant use except for 9-10 hours off at night, + 127 s.
Now Iīve started anew and this is the result so far:
- Crown down, one week with constant use except for 9-10 hours off at night, + 33 s.
- Crown up, one week with constant use except for 9-10 hours off at night, - 15 s. UPDATE
- Dial up, one week with constant use except for 9-10 hours off at night, + 55 s. UPDATE

Iīve worn the watch for four weeks now, and itīs still pretty accurate.
I have on the nightstand alternating crown down and crown up every other night.

As before itīs off 9-10 hours at night, -78 s. Thatīs accurate enough for me UPDATE

If you leave it resting in different positions youīll probably have really great accuracy in the long run.
Itīs probably safe to say the watch is consistently inconsistent. Much like my SMP after a while it can suddenly run slow.
But it really keeps good time so in this respect Iīm really pleased.

The conclusion is that for me this is a great watch, with great looks and allows for great accuracy, which for me is really important.
I know many people think it costs way too much money for an Orient with a non-hack/wind calibre.
If you can look past those hindrances itīs a fabulous watch with great presence on the wrist.
The OS 300 really rocks and is for me the perfect beater. And itīs a real plus that it goes so well with all kinds of bracelets/straps.
I want to thank Alphonse for giving me courage buying one and also thank Hans for giving me the opportunity in buying it.
Jan
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-17-2018, 04:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 17
Points: 0 (+)
Default

Interesting, a review I did of my watch I did a long time ago on WUS.
Who the hell is Librarian6??
namkrad is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-22-2018, 05:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 6
Points: 0 (+)
Default

Wow nice diver, I like it
Cowboylol is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-21-2019, 10:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
melcruz66@hotmail.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 17
Points: 0 (+)
Default

Its not so accurate to me
melcruz66@hotmail.com is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2019, 12:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 28
Points: 0 (+)
Default

Thanks for the review. Very informative


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Striper05 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2019, 01:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Reflex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Cape Town
Posts: 3,703
Points: 37 (+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by namkrad View Post
Interesting, a review I did of my watch I did a long time ago on WUS.
Who the hell is Librarian6??
A guest
Reflex is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Seiko & Citizen Watch Forum – Japanese Watch Reviews, Discussion & Trading forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seiko SBDX001 Marine Master vs. Orient Star WZ0251FD 300m Review! Librarian6 Orient Reviews 18 01-05-2019 06:47 PM
WTB: Orient Star Diver 300m Jaganata SEIKO & CITIZEN TRADING POST 0 01-16-2012 06:28 AM
WTB Orient Star 300m Professional Diver falke01 SEIKO & CITIZEN TRADING POST 0 08-13-2011 10:37 AM
WTB - Orient Star 300m Diver Jim71 SEIKO & CITIZEN TRADING POST 0 05-15-2010 02:32 PM
Seiko SBDX001 Marine Master vs. Orient Star WZ0251FD 300m Review! Librarian6 Seiko Reviews 0 03-18-2010 09:24 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:47 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.