Here’s an Orient Star that I picked up recently. I had the opportunity to see and consider a wide range of Orient Stars at Big Time and this is the one that I picked up eventually. The watch comes with a stainless steel bracelet but I’m wearing it on a leather strap.
What I like about the watch:
– white dial with simple dial design
– black lines on hands and hour markers, making it more legible
– ideal 39mm diameter
– sapphire crystal with non-reflective coating
– classic case shape
On the side of the watch, you can see a brush finished stripe running from lug to lug with the crown sitting right in the middle of it. This creates an “thin watch” illusion when you look at it from the side. Below is a shot that shows what I mean.
Personally, I prefer the watch to have a thinner side profile. Here’s an example of a watch that looks thicker from the side.
Here are a few more shots that show the case and lug design of the WZ0021DV.
Here is a caseback shot. This Orient Star is a Japan domestic model which is not available in most retail shops here in Singapore. I got mine at the Big Time showroom.
Very Nice. Thank you for your post.
You are welcome.
Would you be able to tell us what strap you are using?
The strap in the pictures is a Hirsch Duke. I have an Orient Star strap on order and will change over once it arrives.
Can you advise where I can get/order the leather strap for Orient Star?
Can order through Big Time if you are located in Singapore.
If you had to choose between this and SARB035 / SARB023, which one one would you pick?
035 has a more classic look. 035 for me.
Thanks for reply. Quality wise, do you think that one of this three watches stand upon others? (have better case finish etc.)
I think they are similar in terms of quality and finishing.
I’m in seriously about 2 watch of Orient. One is
Orient Retrgrade De0002W vs Orient Standard date Wz00021AC.
Which one movement better. AC or DE?