In this last post of 2012, I would like to share with you my collection of classic style watches from Seiko and Orient.
Shown above is a classic style Grand Seiko GMT (SBGM003) that was purchased in 2005 IIRC. It is the watch that started this collection.
Next, I have the Orient Star classic EL05004W. The model number of this watch is WZ0251EL in Japan. Mine is the international version with model number EL05004W. This watch was purchased in 2012.
The main difference between the two models is the rotor. Compare the rotor in the picture below with the one shown in this WZ0251EL post.
Orient celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2010 and released a pair of classic style handwind watches to commemorate the occasion. Here is my DT00002W.
Here’s the Orient Star classic and the 60th Anniversary commemorative watch.
This Seiko mechanical model nicknamed “the little Grand Seiko” is one of my favorite. I have three of these – SARB031, SARB027 and SARB043. This model is very sought after by Seiko collectors.
Here’s the off white SARB031 purchased in 2007.
The silver SARB027 purchased in 2009.
The Roman dialed SARB043 purchased in 2008.
The next watch is a 2012 release from Orient known as Bambino. I have two of these and the ER24002W happens to be the first rose gold watch in this collection.
Here’s my pair of Orient Bambinos ER24005W(left) and ER24002W(right).
In June 2013, I acquired this classic looking Orient Star WZ0081FD in NOS condition. I believe this watch was released in the mid 2000s.
A new variant of Orient Bambino came out in October 2013. I bought the ER2400BW.
Acquired the Orient Star WZ0271EL in November 2013. This is a Japan Domestic Model. Here it is next to the EL05004W. WZ0271EL is on the left.
Orient 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch – DT00002W
Orient Star WZ0081FD