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FrancoThai 08-03-2019 04:44 AM

2019 : More JDM...
 
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Continuing my Vintage Japanese Brands Collection with Orient, I have based it on my taste for Vintage Divers. In the 60s it started with the Swimmer ( not Diver yet ) and I choose this Orient Weekly Auto Swimmer 21 jewels for its WABI SABI Two Tone looks and the "swimmer" blue print on the dial.
https://www.thewatchsite.com/attachm...1&d=1564818186

Vette Enthusiast 08-03-2019 09:46 AM

Nice looking piece. Love the details on the dial.

FrancoThai 08-04-2019 01:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Vette Enthusiast (Post 2804019)
Nice looking piece. Love the details on the dial.

Thank you. More to come...

FrancoThai 08-10-2019 11:39 PM

Vintage Orient Weekly Auto Swimmer 25 jewels
 
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After the beast, now the beauty with an other Vintage Orient Weekly Auto Swimmer 25 jewels with lumed hands and markers.
https://www.thewatchsite.com/attachm...1&d=1565491152

mwadner 08-10-2019 11:53 PM

wow. nice looking Orients. beautiful, often overlooked watches.

EDBOner 08-11-2019 12:18 AM

Pristine looking Orients you have there...very nice!

squamish5 08-11-2019 03:28 PM

That is a strange looking daywheel! It seems as though it alternates from Japanese to Chinese, is that right?

FrancoThai 08-11-2019 11:49 PM

Thank you guys for the nice words. Vintage Orient are increasing in popularity among JDM collectors but you have to select carefully the right models. The fact that after 2000 there are many production from Orient ( Seiko ) for the market creates confusion. The right spot is 60s and early 70s. For the day wheel, from memory it is only japanese on this model.

FrancoThai 08-17-2019 11:39 PM

Orient Calendar Auto Swimmer
 
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This time with the Vintage Orient Calendar Auto Swimmer. Compared to the Weekly Auto Swimmer ( 40m ), this one has a screw down crown therefore a better water resistance of 100m in blue print on the dial.
https://www.thewatchsite.com/attachm...1&d=1566095905

Steve O. 08-21-2019 01:16 AM

I'm also a fan of early vintage Orients, especially divers.

1962 Calendar Auto Orient 40m...


https://imageshack.com/a/img922/1978/ngvGds.jpg

FrancoThai 09-08-2019 12:31 AM

Orient Grand Prix Triostat 100 Jewels
 
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Back to Vintage Orient with the Top of the Line, Orient Grand Prix Triostat 100 jewels. Citizen / Orient / Ricoh in the competition of who will have the most Jewels. This is already a preview of my next collection after Orient which is Ricoh.
https://www.thewatchsite.com/attachm...1&d=1567913471
https://www.thewatchsite.com/attachm...1&d=1567913471

FrancoThai 09-08-2019 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Steve O. (Post 2812791)
I'm also a fan of early vintage Orients, especially divers.

1962 Calendar Auto Orient 40m...


https://imageshack.com/a/img922/1978/ngvGds.jpg

Hi Steve O. I recognise you from WUS :grin: Nice Orient you have. Those vintage JDM are true jem.

huangcjz 09-08-2019 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by squamish5 (Post 2808465)
That is a strange looking daywheel! It seems as though it alternates from Japanese to Chinese, is that right?

Japanese uses Kanji, which are Chinese characters. You might be used to just seeing the first character for the day, which is like when we have "Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun" in English on watches. These just have the name of the same written out in full, so like "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday" - the second two characters are the same for every day, like us having "day" at the end of the name of every day in English (although actually only the last character of the 3 means "day", the second character that's used every day means "dawn" or "morning", but it applies to the name of the whole day, not just the dawn or morning of that day).

FrancoThai 09-08-2019 11:32 PM

Thank you for all the comments and input. More to come...

FrancoThai 09-22-2019 12:14 AM

Orient King Diver 21 Jewels
 
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Coming to the BIG BOYS with the famous Orient King Diver 21 Jewels ( No KD ) and the 1942 movement. Mine is a quite rare configuration with a Non Fluted Bezel and a Brown Inner Ring on its original Snake Bracelet.
https://www.thewatchsite.com/attachm...1&d=1569122048

3366carlos 09-22-2019 10:34 AM

Nice watch.

FrancoThai 09-22-2019 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by 3366carlos (Post 2826361)
Nice watch.

Thanks :grin:

FrancoThai 09-28-2019 11:31 PM

Orient King Diver 23 Jewels
 
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An other Orient King Diver, this time it is 23 Jewels with the 4950 movement and a slimmer case.
https://www.thewatchsite.com/attachm...1&d=1569724266

FrancoThai 10-05-2019 11:52 PM

Orient King Diver Chronoace
 
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A different Orient King Diver design with the Chronoace and its Patented Bracelet.
https://www.thewatchsite.com/attachm...1&d=1570330328

Nordlys 10-07-2019 04:46 AM

Also a big fan of the vintage orient divers, especially the King Diver. Always wanted to pick one up.

FrancoThai 10-12-2019 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by TreeScientist (Post 2833829)
Also a big fan of the vintage orient divers, especially the King Diver. Always wanted to pick one up.

Do it when the price is still affordable. Just recommend to go for the King Diver with 1942 movement and classic look more than KD which came later if you prefer more 70s design.

FrancoThai 10-12-2019 11:23 PM

Orient KD 21 Jewels
 
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Jumping into the 70s with an other generation of Orient King Diver. This time the "King Diver" as been replaced by "KD" due to diving regulation. More colorful with a Rainbow bezel. Movement ref. 46941 inside.
https://www.thewatchsite.com/attachm...1&d=1570933374

FrancoThai 10-20-2019 01:02 AM

Orient King Master 21 Jewels
 
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The last Orient King Diver was reissued in 2000 as the King Master 21 Jewels. This is the Silver Face version.
https://www.thewatchsite.com/attachm...1&d=1571544048

FrancoThai 10-26-2019 11:24 PM

Orient World Diver 21 Jewels
 
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Not easy to find a vintage Orient World Diver with the 1942 movement in mint condition. This one is all original in good condition. Aside with the Orient King Diver with the same movement.
https://www.thewatchsite.com/attachm...1&d=1572142999
https://www.thewatchsite.com/attachm...1&d=1572142999

henry t 10-28-2019 11:49 PM

I like the King Divers. :)


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