Usually speaking, Orient watches are a few of the best watches you'll find for the money available on the market today. The Orient Power Reserve Watch, mannequin number CEX05003D, is the second Orient watch that I've reviewed. And like the primary, I am impressed with what it offers given the price. Nevertheless, there were a few issues I discovered myself wishing it had, which may be the results of private preference more than anything.
Some of the product evaluations I've learn on the CEX05003D labeled it as "cool" and "mysterious." I do not know if I might go as far as to call it mysterious (I have a tendency to seek out individuals mysterious who call watches "mysterious"), however it is very cool and appealing. The dial of the Orient is midnight blue (navy blue, really) with the periphery, beneath the hour markers, having a patterned design. It's a bit tough to see this with out having a light to shine on it just so, but I appreciate the intricate work that embellishes the dial's "cool" appeal. The dial also has a power reserve indicator (extra on this later) and date show, which could be simply advertjusted with the push button just above the push-pull crown.
The case and bracelet are both stainless-steel, best for durability and ensuring they will by no means grow to be rusted.
The clasp of the watch is a superb function as well. The clasps on watches I've beforehand owned have not held together nicely because of their insufficient locking mechanism (i.e. friction locked fold-over clasp design). The clasp on the Orient CEX05003D has a fold over clasp as properly, but with push buttons, making for a sturdier, extra long lasting clasp.
In true Orient type, the interior workings of the watch are made with top quality material. Should there be any defects, nevertheless, I can always cash in on the manufacturer's one year warranty.
Now for the bad news: the hands. I really like the second hand feature as its sweeping model is virtually identical to that of the Rolex. However, its "luminous" hour and minute arms are lower than brilliant.
Usually, this wouldn't be an issue; I'm normally in an space the place at the least partial light enables me to see the time on my watch. But when I was driving alongside a rural New England street at evening just lately, in a automobile that is fer2700aw0
sans dome lights and with out a working clock, the Orient's "luminous" palms prevented me from seeing what time it was.
As a substitute of the push button for the date, I wish that was replaced by a button I might press to light up the dial. Once more, this isn't really an indictment on Orient as it's a assertion of my very own personal preference on the subject of watches. Nonetheless, I do think a watch ought to be able to harness light longer and more efficiently, especially when it's pressed up against a light bulb for a number of seconds (So I suppose it is an indictment).
The watch wears comfortably. I did not discover it to be too cumbersome nor did I find it to be too light, weighing in at approximately 4.8 ounces. I haven't yet figured out what's too light or too heavy. After I discover out I'll tell you.
Another nice characteristic is its water resistance, a hundred meters. The fashion of the watch appears to be like like one you'd put on for special occasions only, however the fact that its water resistant provides the wearer the kind of usability that ought to come back with all watches.
I probably should have mentioned this earlier, however this is an automatic watch, which means it needs to be worn usually to ensure that the watch to maintain time correctly (the wearer's arm movement winds the watch if worn repeatedly). Considered one of my favorite features is the power reserve indicator, something you do not find on most automatics. With out this function, automatic watch wearers are armed with nothing but hypothesis on how a lot energy is left on their watch before putting it on their evening table earlier than bed. This feature rectifies that issue.