Watch for Sale: Orient Quartz ca. 1985 Silver - RARE early Quartz MOVEMENT!
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There are some really minor hairlines on the larger front parts of the watch, but the watch is "Like New"!

A board with a very nice layout, real quality work from Orient. On the right of the green movement tag, you will find 3J for 3 Jewels, later you will see that those are the gear train jewels. Also typical early quartz movements, a big and easy to adjust regulator capacitor (two headed arrow). A nicely packed chip and a similarly nicely wrapped and screw mounted coil, at least that is what it looked like. But those screws are actually holding the circuit board. The other two screws are the ones of the battery cover. A very clean design of the board and components.

Quartz watches do unfortunately not look as beautiful as this anymore - this is from a time when the manufacturers still took a lot of pride creating their watches, even they were Quartz "only"

And this is the underlying mechanical movement of this "transitional early quartz movement". The engineers during those early quartz years were still thinking "mechanical" and that quartz module was basically popped on top of a mechanical watch. The design structure of this watch are a very good sample for an early quartz movement.

Dimensions mm:

Case diameter ( 36
Height: 10.5
Lug to Lug: 41
Lug width: 18
Bracelet tapered 20 to 16

Why I think this watch is interesting:
For ORIENT collectors a temptingly priced chance to add a nice Quartz watch with typical 80ies styling to their collection. This is a typical early "transitional Quartz Movement" at a time when the engineers still thought of watches in mechanical terms.

Details about this Watch

Price: Is firm, my margins are very small, no additional discounts sorry. See the ORIENT overview table for the price please.
Watchbox and Papers
No box and no papers
Watch Description and Condition
: Watch is new, very small handling hairlines from being in the shop too long. Time this rare beauty finds a collector's home. This is a very rare quartz movement from the first generation of quartz watches and extremely nicely built. You will not find such quartz movements today anymore, they would be too expensive to produce.
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