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For a while I've been semi-actively looking for one of these. This is apparently the first automatic watch from Orient, started in '61. A neat feature is that it has a winding system exactly looking like the "pellaton" system from iwc!

http://www.timezone.com/2002/09/17/review-the-iwc-pellaton-automatic-winding-system-51-model-2000/


(Comparing the system from Seiko with the one stamped metal part, this one looks very over complicated)

Back cover with a lot of text.

The movement with "pellaton" like system.



It works perfecly, very large heavy rotor, you can "feel" it moving when you hold the watch.
Nice dial.


I like the scrolling typeface :) Not saying "Orient" is apparently normal. Some versions have "showerproof" on the dial ;)

The dial has a pattern of concentric lines on it, nice effect, but difficult to photograph.



Thick case.


Reading material, comparing an IWC caliber with the Orient etc.
http://vintagewatchforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=26694

http://www.philippinewatchclub.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=15869

http://seikoholics.yuku.com/topic/850/Orient-connected-to-IWC#.U_nLeR9BrZ8

Very happy with my IW.. ehhh Orient :)

 

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Very nice!, it does look very much like a modified 854 - but no great surprise, as Seiko and Citizen also seemed to have bought the rights to use Swiss designed movements in their early years.
I believe it's fairly common knowledge that Seiko went to Switzerland to acquire machines, movement rights and to study the Swiss watchmaking industry/processes, in the early years.
 

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Posts like this one is why I love this forum ... And indeed a lovely watch!
 

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Thanks all :) I just need a nicer strap, this one is cheap and doesn't fit very good. I forgot to mention that this caliber is based on the "Royal" caliber from Orient. (well I read it in one of the linked stories above)

(one of these I think)
 
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