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Old 08-03-2019, 04:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice looking piece. Love the details on the dial.
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Nice looking piece. Love the details on the dial.
Thank you. More to come...
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Vintage Orient Weekly Auto Swimmer 25 jewels

After the beast, now the beauty with an other Vintage Orient Weekly Auto Swimmer 25 jewels with lumed hands and markers.
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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wow. nice looking Orients. beautiful, often overlooked watches.
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Pristine looking Orients you have there...very nice!
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That is a strange looking daywheel! It seems as though it alternates from Japanese to Chinese, is that right?
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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.
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Default Orient Calendar Auto Swimmer

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.
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:16 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm also a fan of early vintage Orients, especially divers.

1962 Calendar Auto Orient 40m...


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Default Orient Grand Prix Triostat 100 Jewels

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

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Hi Steve O. I recognise you from WUS Nice Orient you have. Those vintage JDM are true jem.
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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).
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Thank you for all the comments and input. More to come...
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Old 09-22-2019, 12:14 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Default Orient King Diver 21 Jewels

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.
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Nice watch.
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Default Orient King Diver 23 Jewels

An other Orient King Diver, this time it is 23 Jewels with the 4950 movement and a slimmer case.
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Default Orient King Diver Chronoace

A different Orient King Diver design with the Chronoace and its Patented Bracelet.
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Also a big fan of the vintage orient divers, especially the King Diver. Always wanted to pick one up.
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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.
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Default Orient KD 21 Jewels

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.
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Default Orient King Master 21 Jewels

The last Orient King Diver was reissued in 2000 as the King Master 21 Jewels. This is the Silver Face version.
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Old 10-26-2019, 11:24 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Default Orient World Diver 21 Jewels

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.
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:49 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I like the King Divers.
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