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So after a 10 year run in my collection my well tested Orange Monster went to another nephew. While this was good it left me thinking about the watch that will be my weekend go to all a rouder (if there is such a thing), AKA GoTo or Beater. Here is my solution:




While some may cringe I think this is the logical next step for a mature collection of close to 30 years now. My Japanese collection has moved to a few high end pieces so I guess it was time for my Goto to follow this path also. I will say I was a doubter to the value of this watch for a long time. Orient's retail price kept me away for many years. Had I not been able to acquire one of these new at less than 50% of the retail price I would not be having this conversation. Once I realized I like it much better on a strap I was all set. So to kick off the next decade here is the watch that will be run through the wringer. It is as accurate as all the claims have stated which is a plus over the monster. It is also several mm larger than the Monster in almost ever dimension. Now is the time to see if it is really as tough as everyone says it is. The Orient will be taken diving, white water rafting, used during weekend projects (Isthmus can attest to what my weekend projects are like), possible banged against many hard surfaces and subjected to many unintentional tests. It will be interesting to see if it is as capable as the one it replaces.
 

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If you consider this helluva watch a beater, I wish I could see what else you have in your diver's collection and regard as your high end pieces..... ;)

Anyways, congratulations on your new watch! I acquired 2 of this myself - black and orange. I consider them 2 of my high end pieces, by the way.
 

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A watch is only good on the wrist; what's the point in having a wrist watch that you can't use? For me at least watches are not about just having them, they have to be worn. So if in your watch gathering this is the beater, WEAR IT! You won't take it with you in the afterlife, so it's wise to enjoy it in this life ;).
 

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Hey Mike:

As I see it, your collection is very impressive in the quality of pieces it contains. by comparison, if it could be called that, the OS 300m would qualify as a solid daily watch (don't know if I'd call it a beater though). I'm happy to hear that it will be used as its design intended. However, as a personal favor, please draw the line at gardening and landscaping. I cringe at the thought of the stuff from the bottom of a fish pond getting lodged under your bezel.
 

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LUW said:
A watch is only good on the wrist; what's the point in having a wrist watch that you can't use? For me at least watches are not about just having them, they have to be worn. So if in your watch gathering this is the beater, WEAR IT! You won't take it with you in the afterlife, so it's wise to enjoy it in this life ;) .
:)) :)) Yeah! What he said!

Cheers!
Mike
 

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Wear what you like, and enjoy that bad boy. I like to enjoy all my expensive and rare watches whenever.
Just not when i'm renovating or doing something that can damage it.


Sweet OS300, wear it in good health.
Dave.
 

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I think it is wrong. :D
The OS300 can be a daily wearer, but I would not wear it as a beater.
It all depends what you do with a beater of course, but If you are going to be banging it around doing all kinds of chores... I'd just wear another, perhaps less valuable watch.
SKX007's make great beaters :-\
 

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Its your watch, if you don't think it is wrong, then it isn't wrong for you. I guess one mans treasure really is another mans junk..
 

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After having collected watches for so many years, You sure deserve to use this great watch as Your go-to-watch 8)

It really looks good on that strap ! To be honest, like You, I have also just pulled the trigger on an Orient 300m :) Now, I just look forward to receiving my deep orange "brother" of Your watch ;)

Please, check in to give us an update on how the Orient is doing in it´s "week-end jobs" on Your wrist ^-^
 

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Isthmus said:
Hey Mike:

As I see it, your collection is very impressive in the quality of pieces it contains. by comparison, if it could be called that, the OS 300m would qualify as a solid daily watch (don't know if I'd call it a beater though). I'm happy to hear that it will be used as its design intended. However, as a personal favor, please draw the line at gardening and landscaping. I cringe at the thought of the stuff from the bottom of a fish pond getting lodged under your bezel.
You may be right! I have yet to figure out how to get the bezel off and I'm generally pretty good at that so it would be hard to clean out. I looked at those cut away pics, but I dont see anything that would even hold the bezel on. The bezel action is the one thing that could use some tuning since since it is a way too heavy to turn IMO. They did a much better job of on the revolver's action.
 
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