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A little review on my new watch

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Anonymous User
June 28, 2009 09:37PM
I received email from Orient that the flagship store was finally open on June 20 after twice delay and 2 disappointing visits.
I went to the store at 11. I was the first visitor to the store and was the first buyer. The new Mako wasn't on display and I had to ask around before it was brought out from the drawer. All dial colors were available, but when i saw the blue dial everything else seemed dull. I bought the blue dial from the store and exited quietly before the grand opening ceremony which was scheduled at noon. And I received a bag pack as gift laughing

Hmm, would removing the hologram reduced the value of the watch? sorry, can't resist....

It just so happen that I was planning for a vacation to Bali. I was thinking of wearing my Orange Monster along as it is my official travel watch, but then I thought it might be interesting to wear the Orient instead. After all, it is a diver watch!
Off to Bali on the 22nd. After 3 hour flight delay, I arrived at the hotel.

Off to the beach

The next day I went to Tanjung Benoa for some water sports. Here's a shot from the boat

I went snorkeling, jet skiing, and para sailing.
The watch performed flawlessly, although I was having a hard time cleaning the watch from the sun lotion afterward especially around the bezel insert and the bezel. The bezel insert doesn't completely filled the space on the bezel, thus lotion and sand can easily enters the gap. The bezel itself is tightly fitted to the case so that no sand got stuck in between.
One thing that really annoys me about this watch is that the lume is so bad that I can hardly see it glow. I'd say it is non existence.
All in all, it is a nicely made watch. The bracelet doesn't feel cheap and it performed well. The clasp didn't gave in with all the jerks and vibrations from para sailing. There is no diver extension but I wasn't wearing wet suit so no problem there.
The lume is a real disappointment, especially for a divers watch. It's definitely not luminova. Heck, it's even perform much worse than tritium.
Well there you go, a little story about my trip with my new Orient. I hope you enjoy my (bad) writing.


A little review on my new watch Jpeg Attachments

Anonymous User817June 28, 2009 09:37PM

nice watch. looks like a great trip! Thumbs up! (n/t)

jay_m370June 30, 2009 12:21AM

Very nice ! (n/t)

IF233June 29, 2009 01:15PM

Thank you! for sharing Jpeg Attachments

Sfnewguy233June 29, 2009 01:15AM

It's a great watch nonetheless, do post once you received it (n/t)

Anonymous User253June 29, 2009 02:08AM

Sweet Orient. Enjoy it. (n/t)

BA1970239June 28, 2009 11:39PM

thanks, Brandon (n/t)

Anonymous User243June 29, 2009 02:09AM

Thumbs up! Thanks for sharing! (n/t)

Jake B261June 28, 2009 11:32PM

no problemo, sir (n/t)

Anonymous User193June 29, 2009 02:12AM

Great trip and a great watch. Thanks! (n/t)

jgiedt237June 28, 2009 11:08PM

thank you (n/t)

Anonymous User243June 29, 2009 02:12AM

It's darned good looking - maybe you could have it re-lumed? (n/t)

TakesALickin213June 28, 2009 11:02PM

Your Mako could use a companion, Jeff. (n/t)

Anonymous User220June 29, 2009 02:14AM

awesome... looks like a good time! (n/t)

anjizkit244June 28, 2009 10:54PM

Great time, although my skin still red and still painful (n/t)

Anonymous User227June 29, 2009 02:16AM

Thanks for the great photo's & sharing the Orient travel experience!!!

Riddim Driven251June 28, 2009 10:48PM

I'm not a picky person, but this watch (at least mine) is very stingy in the lume department (n/t)

Anonymous User242June 29, 2009 02:18AM

Looks great, that one is on my hit list! Clapping! (n/t)

MCV233June 28, 2009 10:33PM

Pull the trigger. Great price for a solidly build watch in my opinion (n/t)

Anonymous User246June 29, 2009 02:25AM

Nice! Thumbs up! (n/t)

Micha244June 28, 2009 10:13PM

thanks, Micha (n/t)

Anonymous User207June 29, 2009 02:10AM

Nice review and very cool vacation photos!

Chris L233June 28, 2009 10:07PM

Realistically, what's the cost differential to the maker when using good lume versus the other stuff? (n/t)

Flex259June 29, 2009 01:21AM

True. Even cheaper Casio and Alba watches has better lume (n/t)

Anonymous User566June 29, 2009 02:04AM


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