Men's Watches

Watch of the Week #9- Orient STAR

INTRODUCTION

Welcome back to week #9 of our series, watch of the week. Today, we will learn more about the Orient STAR mechanical watch which just became available. Click this link to grab yours now as we explore every detail about this beautiful watch. If you are ready, then let’s dive in!!!

 

MATERIAL

Stainless steel sheets (Source: freewebstore.org)

Firstly, stainless steel is the main material used for the 39mm dial. Furthermore, this watch features a skeleton movement, so you can see the movement on the front and back casing also. Then, a sapphire crystal glass is used for the front and back to protect the movement. As for the strap, this watch comes with a genuine crocodile leather in black.

Sapphire crystal vs Mineral crystal (Source: momentumwatch.com)

SURFACE APPEARANCE

 

Now that we have covered the material, let’s talk about the first impressions of this watch. To be honest, this watch really looks stunning. In fact, it reminds me of one the skeleton movement watch from Stuhrling which we covered here. Let’s break each detail of this watch one by one.

Stuhrling (Source: Amazon.com)

First off, the skeleton silver dial does a great job of showing the mechanism. In fact, if you look properly into the dial, it houses a basket weave pattern vertically downwards. Next, surrounding the dial is the silver index markers with the roman 12 and 6 located at the top and bottom.

Orient Star (Source: Zalora.com.my)

To match the silver color of the dial, blue color dauphine hands are used for the hour and minutes. On top of that, there are rings with markers for power reserve on the 12 o’clock and also the second-hand indicator on the 6 o’clock. Lastly, blue baton style hands are used for both these features.

Side view (Source: Zalora.com.my)

Other honorable mentions include the Orient-Star logo at the 3 o’clock position as well as the Orient symbol on the crown itself. If you turn to the back, you can see the anti-reflective sapphire crystal placed on the case back. Not to mention, you can also see the words and inscriptions on the case back as well like Japan, EPSON, and etc.

Back view (Source: Zalora.com.my)

Not to mention, the watch also features a butterfly clasp locking mechanism. For your information, it is made out of stainless steel as well.

The symbol on the crown (Source: Zalora.com.my)

DIMENSIONS

Clasp (Source: Orient-watch.com)

This watch has a dimension of 39mm across 3H:9H and 6H:12H. As for the thickness, it is 10.9mm thick from the case back to the top of the crystal. In order to match the watch, a 20mm width strap is used to secure the watch to your wrists. Lastly, it weighs a total of 69g which if light considering it is a mechanical movement watch.

 

MOVEMENT/ ENGINE

 

A Japanese movement, Caliber 48E52 mechanical engine is placed inside the watch’s skeleton frame. Some of the features of the watch include 50Hour power reserve, as seen at 12 o’clock. Other than that, it also features a second-hand halt mechanism by pulling the crown. When you pull the crown, it will stop the second hand which is common for watches to set the time.

Gold dial variation (Source: Solartime.com)

Furthermore, it also features a 23 jewel movement, which you can see from the back as well. Other features include anti-magnetic properties, 21,600 beats per hour vibration, and a 5 ATM (50m) water resistance features.

 

 

 

 

 

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