Orient Star Handwind – WZ0011DD

Managed to get hold of the Orient Star handwind model, WZ0011DD and took some real life pictures. This is a classic style watch that is designed for those who like simple looking watches. The case, dial and hands are very nicely finished as you would expect of an Orient Star watch. The watch comes with power reserve indicator which I feel very useful. It tells you when you need to wind the watch and when you can stop winding.

Below are pictures showing the watch from various angles.
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Pictorial Review: Orient Star WZ0031JC

Another Orient Star that I handled recently is the WZ0031JC. This is a Japan domestic model that is made available at Big Time (Sims Ave). This watch comes with an inner rotating world time bezel as well as Orient’s trademark power reserve feature.

Before going to the pictures, here is the crown operation as observed by me.

When you pull the crown to its first click position, you can set the date by turning it towards you (anti-clockwise). You can also set the inner world time bezel by turning it in the opposite direction (clockwise). Crown at the second click position lets you set the time. Note that as you set the time, the inner world time bezel will rotate accordingly. Crown at pushed in position allows you to handwind the watch.

Here are some pictures that show the salient features of the watch.
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Orient Star Retrograde Differences

Recently, I had the opportunity to handle several JDM Orient Star models because Big Time started carrying them. Apart from those I already own, the Retrograde model is one that I am most interested in.
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SOMES X Orient Star Semi-skeleton – DK02002F

This time round, I had the opportunity to handle the international edition Orient Star SOMES (DK02002F). There are three colour variants of this model available in the Japanese market but only two were made available in the international market. The other variant besides the green one shown above would be the black dialled (DK02001B)
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Pictorial Review: Orient Classic Automatic – EZ09003B

For those who like elegant looking watches with sub-dials, Seiko has the SARC/SARW models and Orient has the Orient Star Retrograde models. For something more affordable, there are a number of Orient Classic Automatic models to consider and here is a recent model. It comes with power reserve, date and second hand sub-dials, and is fitted with Sapphire crystal. This model also appears on the Orient 2014 calendar (December page).

Here’s a quick photo review.
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Orient Star Vintage Skeleton – WZ0021DX

This time round I had the opportunity to handle the Orient Star Vintage Skeleton model WZ0021DX. This model is powered by the 48E51 handwind movement which is made in Japan. It is limited to 500 pieces, available in Japan as well as other parts of the world through international distributors.
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