I have not posted for more than a month. During this period, I managed to pick up two Orient M-Force divers. One of them is the orange dial EL03002M which I have posted when it was released in 2011. The other one is the 2012 model known as “The Beast”.
Here’s a quick look at the Beast.
I chose the black dial variant because it is easier to get straps for the watch since black goes well with a variety of colours.
The dial is pretty legible because of the big hour markers as well as the hour and minute hands. Especially like the big 12 o’clock marker.
A very well made case with crown at the nine o’clock position protected by a pair big crown guards. The other side of the case is also thickened to create a more balanced case.
The bezel rotates in anti-clockwise direction, making 120 clicks per round. This is an improvement over the 2011 model which makes 60 clicks per round.
Screw in crown signed with Orient’s logo. Overall, it does it job of providing good grip when handwinding the watch. Picture below shows the crown at second click position.
The caseback is similar to that of the previous model. As a diver watch, I thought it would be nice to have a symbol such as a dolphin,tsunami or something related to diving on it.
The watch comes with a nice bracelet and it is worth mentioning that it has thick spring bars and solid end links. Please refer to the pictures below.
Lug width: 24mm