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Old 03-02-2018, 02:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been wanting to add an Orient to my collection and finally bought one. It's a 469DB3-70 that is on it's way. I'm not sure if it has a model name or nickname, but what can you fellas tell me about this one? It is suppose to run good and accurate and functional date set. It does need work on the worn bezel insert, but aside from that it's suppose to be in good condition.
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I got the 4694DB3 in a few days ago. I really couldn't find anything about this model on the internet other than the movement is suppose to be a good one. I must say I'm very pleased with it. It's running pretty good, lost less than a minute over last 4 days. I got rid of the cheap plastic strap and put a stainless Seiko bracelet on it, it feels a lot better now. The bezel insert was shot so I figured no harm in customizing it with obsolete Kanji numerals.
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The 469 movement is based on the Seiko 7005, and uses an auto wind frame similar to the Seiko 6 series.
I had an Orient 2ER sub homage which ive since sold, (but am hoping to get back) it has the 46943 21j movement in it, which had a dislodged pallet jewel. I discovered that a pallet from a 7S26A dropped straight in.

Seiko owned over 50% of orient in the 70's and eventually bought them out completely, so theirs a lot of Seiko genes in Orient movements
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The 469 movement is based on the Seiko 7005, and uses an auto wind frame similar to the Seiko 6 series.
I had an Orient 2ER sub homage which ive since sold, (but am hoping to get back) it has the 46943 21j movement in it, which had a dislodged pallet jewel. I discovered that a pallet from a 7S26A dropped straight in.

Seiko owned over 50% of orient in the 70's and eventually bought them out completely, so theirs a lot of Seiko genes in Orient movements
Thanks for the tip, I knew these were related to Seiko and was wondering which Seiko movement would be the sister.
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When I moved to Japan in 2003, I found this nice midsized Orient used for $80. Apparently the font is the older style. Watch has a presentation back.
Orientlargedialtop by toypoodleKimi, on Flickr
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