aBlogtoWatch sends its sincere congratulations to Sean S. of Bozeman, Montana, USA, the winner of the February Orient Star Contemporary Semi-Skeleton watch giveaway. Thanks for taking part, Sean! We hope you truly enjoy it. To the rest of our readers, there’s still plenty of time to enter our March giveaway, where one winner will take away a pair of Delta Hydra dive watches. Many thanks to Orient Watch Europe for making this giveaway possible; be sure to check out the brand’s Instagram page for more information!
HomeTBT#TBT Full Auto Orient King Diver TBTOrient#TBT Full Auto Orient King Diver A Stunning 1960s Diver from Japan by Michael StocktonFebruary 13, 2020 MIN READ#TBT Full Auto Orient King DiverWe take a look at an unusually large watch from the 1960s — the Full Auto Orient King Diver.
We’ve delivered a fair amount of Orient coverage here on Fratello related to both new and old watches. Today, we’ll head down the latter path as we feast our eyes on what I think is a true classic. It may be a bit derivative, but the Full Auto Orient King Diver has real character. So what if it looks a lot several other twin-crown Super Compressors from the same era? I still find it highly attractive, and I figure there’s a good chance you will too.
The First Simple King DiverYou’ll likely recall our recent article on the 70th Anniversary King Diver that’s due to hit shelves within the next couple of months in Japan and Europe. That watch took its direct inspiration from the 1965 original that I’m fortun..
HomeHot TakeHot Take: Orient King Diver 70th Anniversary Hot TakeOrientHot Take: Orient King Diver 70th Anniversary An Exciting Reissue Comes from Japan by Michael StocktonFebruary 06, 2020 MIN READHot Take: Orient King Diver 70th AnniversaryWe take a glimpse at the newly announced Orient King Diver 70th Anniversary models.
We’ve been doing our best to review a healthy mix of both new and vintage Orient models here on Fratello. As we’ve mentioned, we find the brand’s watches worthy of consideration if you’re in search of value and a lengthy spec sheet. We’ve also detailed the company’s somewhat confusing marketing strategy and the fact that there’s not yet a truly global product offering. But today’s subjects are exciting as the new Orient King Diver 70th Anniversary pieces will be sold globally. Of course, there will be JDM and “rest of world” offerings.
The Original Weekly Auto Orient King DiverLet’s bring you back to a #TBT article published back in August 2018 about a 1960s Weekly..
A new month has begun, and as always that means the beginning of a new giveaway here on aBlogtoWatch. For February 2020, we’re offering up an Orient Star Contemporary Semi Skeleton watch. Part of Orient’s premium Orient Star line, the Contemporary Semi Skeleton combines classically handsome design with an in-house movement and specifications that punch far above its price range.
The simple, masculine lines of the 39.3mm stainless steel case offer a clean backdrop to the artisanship within. A sapphire crystal and 100 meters of water resistance ensure a solidly modern level of performance, while a broad display window showcases the manufacture automatic movement at work.
A deep navy blue sunburst dial provides the backdrop for a blend of classical dress watch elements with tasteful complications. The tapering 50-hour power-reserve indicator at 12 o’clock shows the current state of the mainspring at a glance, while at 9 o’clock, an open heart window allows the wearer to observe the movi..