Men's Watches

Watch of the Week #24- Orient Bambino Small Seconds 41 mm

INTRODUCTION

 

Welcome back to our another episode of watch of the week. Today, we will explore the category of a dress watch, starting with the Orient Bambino 41 mm. If you missed out on our previous episode, we also explored the Orient dive watch. If you are looking for a dive watch and are curious about the Orient dive watch, click here to read all about it. Therefore if you are ready, then let’s dive straight into this week’s topic, the Orient Bambino 41mm.

 

Orient Dive Watch (Source: Drmenstyle.com)

 

MATERIAL/ DIMENSION

Firstly, let’s talk about the material of this watch. On first glance, it is easy to identify the 2 main materials of this watch, which is stainless steel and leather strap. Stainless steel is the material for the 40.5/ 41 mm round case. On top of that, the leather strap has a width of 20 mm as well.

WOCCI Leather strap for replacement option (Source: Amazon.com)

The other not so noticeable material is the mineral glass crystal. However, unlike most other dress watches which uses a flat crystal, the Orient Bambino utilizes a domed shape crystal. If you do not believe me, try to tilt the watch to the sides. From this angle, you can see the curvature of the crystal.

Mineral glass crystal (Source: Ebay.com.my)

MOVEMENT/ ENGINE

Ass like most Orient watches, the Bambino uses a Japanese automatic caliber, cal F6222. And similar to mos Orient watches, most of them uses in-house Orient movement. As we do not have much information about the cal F6222, we will try our best to explain about it. The automatic cal F6222 is an automatic movement, which you can see the rotor through the case back.

Orient Bambino Instruction Manual (Source: Orient-watch.com)

With the rotor, you do not need to hand-winded the movement all the time whenever you want to wear the watch. However, you can also choose to do that if you would like. On top of that, this is a 24 jewel pieces, 2- hand movement. Furthermore, the movement beats at 21,600 beats per hour. Also, it comes with a date function at 3 o’clock position, together with a sub-dial for monitoring the second hand.

 

SURFACE APPEARANCE

 

The first thing which caught our attention about this watch is the light gold color of the dials. You can see that the silver color hands and indexes really matches with the light gold color dials. Overall, the combination of gold dial and silver to goldish hands gives it a classic appearance, like those old vintage watches.

Front view (Source: Zalora.com)

On top of that, we can also see the extra detailing that goes on the crown when you view it on the side of the watch. The Orient logo, which resembles two lions on an insignia is carved on the crown as well. As previously mentioned, you can also see the domed mineral glass crystal from the side view.

Side View (Source: Solartime.com)

Lastly, the skeletonized case-back gives it a wonderful touch as you can see every little bit of details about the watch movement. As for the fastening of the watch and its movement, Orient decided to use a regular tri-fold clasp in stainless steel. Oh, we also want to mention how Orient nicely picked a distressed leather strap, giving the watch an even more classic and vintage looking watch.

Back View (Source: Orient-watch.com)

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