|08-28-2018, 03:04 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: North Pole, Alaska
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Orient Crystal-4964 hexagonal
Here's a sweet vintage piece I got for a song.
it's an Orient Crystal.
As you can see it's got a unique hexagonal shape. I find it a bit tall at 12mm thick, but it wears well.
It's got the original bracelet, but at 18mm I am thinking of trying out a few other straps.
The date wheel is in arabic and english. So my guess is this was a middle eastern model only.
The dial is what got me. I've seen a lot of green sunburst dials (*kof*kof* my Alpinist) and flat green dials (Evant diver) but never seen a light green to dark green fade like this.
The Orient logo is applied, as is the border of the date wheel.
I took the movement out to see the dial without the crystal and it's pristine.
Now to find a way to replace, or polish out, the gouges in the crystal.
(Any ideas there?)
it's in great shape, running about -20 sec/day. It may need a service soon, but I only wear it once every few weeks.
Now to figure out when it was made and find a crystal.
For a vintage piece I love it. It's got style and a very different look.
What do you all think?
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