The Orient M-Force diver finally hit the Singapore market and I had the opportunity to handle them this weekend.
This is a 200m diver’s watch that is ISO compliant and comes with features like hack and handwind movement, sapphire crystal and power reserve. The watch comes in three colour variants namely black (EL03001B), blue (EL03001D) and orange which is featured in this post.
Here’s a quick look at the watch.
The orange dial is very legible due to the use of black contrasting outline on the hour markers and even on the hands. There are basically three colours on the dial – orange, black and the greenish lume.
One area that could be improved is the date window. It is on the small side and could make it difficult for some to read the date.
The bezel is three dimensional as mentioned on Orient’s website. It uses the same concept as the traditional bezel where the black insert is enclosed within a stainless steel structure.
Some non-traditional bezels tend to be overly designed. This one looks reasonable to me.
The screw in crown is located at the 4 o’clock position and is signed with the Orient logo. Below is a close up shot of the crown.
The M-force diver has a nice case design that incorporats brushed and polished finishing on both sides as well as unique lug shape that looks like those of the Seiko Ananta .
The pictures below show you the case from various angles.
The caseback as you can see below is rather simple. I was expecting a nice and big Orient logo like the Orient 300m diver or even a newly designed M-force logo.
The watch comes with a solid oyster style bracelet with folding clasp with puch button lock and catch. It doesn’t have solid end links but does come with a pair of fat spring bars.
Diameter: 46mm excluding crown
Lug width: 23mm
Orient EL03002M featured in this post is provided by
Official Orient Distributor in Singapore
483 Sims Avenue,
Tel: 6273 3355 Fax: 6278 8929