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

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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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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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