The Orient Cal 469 40th Anniversary commemorative models are finally released in the Singapore market. There are two models, one in black case (EM7F001B) and the other in stainless steel case (EM7F002B). Both models are based on the design of the King Diver series from the 70’s.
The stainless steel model is limited to 2000 pieces while the black coated model is limited to 1000 pieces.
The watch is water resistant to 200m and comes with an inner rotating bezel that is controlled by the crown at the 4 o’clock position. The bezel rotates in both directions and you can screw in crown to prevent the bezel from rotating.
The crown at the 3 o’clock position is used to set the date and time. This is also a screw in crown.
The screw in pusher at the 2 o’clock position is used to set the day. You need to unscrew the pusher first in order to set the day.
You can choose to display the day in the standard English language format (“MON”, “TUE”, “WED” etc) or an alternative format found on vintage Orient watches (“MON1”, “TUE2″…”SAT6” and “SUN*”, etc).
Below is a dial shot showing the shape of the hour markers.
Both models are basically the same watch except for the colour difference. Here are a couple of side profile shots of the two watches.
Here’s the caseback showing the “Cal. 469 40th Anniversary” inscription and the unique serial number of the watch.
The bracelet has a simple design that is reminiscent of the 1970’s. It comes with a folding clasp with push button lock and catch.
Diameter: 45mm excluding crown
Lug width: 24mm
lug to lug: 51mm
Orient Cal 469 40th Anniversary commemorative watches
featured in this post is provided by
Authorized Orient distributor in Singapore
483 Sims Avenue,
Tel: 6273 3355 Fax: 6278 8929