Orient GMT with Hack and Handwind – DJ05003W


This time round I had the opportunity to handle this international model Orient GMT – DJ05003W. This watch has a very good built quality and I believe it is one of the top models (excluding Orient Star of course) among the models that are being offered in the international market. The watch comes with a hack and handwind movement and the GMT hand can be set independently. This is the second Orient GMT model under the DJ series. First model was the DJ02003W from 2011.

Here’s a quick look:

The movement is quite simple to use. Crown at second click position allows you to set the time. As you turn the crown, the hour and minute hands will move, so does the GMT hand. Crown at first click position allows you to set the date when turned in clockwise direction.

Once you have set the time and date correctly on the watch, put the crown to its first click position and turn it in anti-clockwise direction to set the GMT hand. This allows you to set the GMT hand without affecting the hour and minute hands.


The watch come with a nice textured dial. It has blue hands as well as three dimensional shaped hour markers. The watch comes with power reserve feature and is fitted with a flat Sapphire crystal.


Side profile:







The caseback indicates that the watch is Made in Japan.


The DJ05003W comes with genuine leather strap fitted with Orient deployant buckle.



Additional pictures:



Diameter: 42mm excluding crown
Thickness: 12.5mm
Lug width: 22mm
Lug to lug: 48mm
Water resistance: 50m

Here is the first GMT model in the DJ series – DJ02003W:

Orient GMT DJ05003W featured in this post is provided by

1 Commonwealth Lane
One Commonwealth #03-24
Singapore 149544
Tel: 6273 3355 Fax: 6278 8929

9 thoughts on “Orient GMT with Hack and Handwind – DJ05003W

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  3. Just bought one here in Manila, came out around USD268. I expect the new Orient Star GMT to cost alot so I decided to get this. Thanks for the review.


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