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I am being offered by a local seller this Orient, it is being sold a bit more than the average 469 movement at a used cost, and was wondering if it was worth it. Is it a rare/collectible watch worth getting and does it look fake?




 

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There are much better examples out there if you just have a little patience.
This is not a rare watch.
The only thing to watch out for is fakes as this model was faked quite a bit.
Definitely check with the forum before buying one.
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Indeed, patience is a watch collector's most important virtue!


Lovely Orient you have!!
 

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What I have always wondered is if the color visibility depth markings system can actually work at all. Nothing I would use to mark decompression stops...
 

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The problem you run into with these is that someone in Thailand came into possession of a metric crap-ton of parts for these and has been assembling them into watches and flooding the market with them. Because they’re made entirely of Orient parts (purportedly) it’s nearly impossible to say whether any particular one is genuine or a parts watch.

The one pictured *appears* to have some age/wear to it, so it might be legit.


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What I have always wondered is if the color visibility depth markings system can actually work at all. Nothing I would use to mark decompression stops...
Those may not be depth markers but rather distance markers that show how far you can see on 4/20 at 4:20 :57:
 
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