Generally speaking, Orient watches are some of the finest watches you could find for the money available on the market today. The Orient Power Reserve Watch, model number CEX05003D, is the second orient set0t004d0 (Keep Reading
) watch that I have reviewed. And like the primary, I'm impressed with what it affords given the price. However, there were a number of issues I found myself wishing it had, which can be the results of personal choice greater than anything.
Some of the product reviews I've learn on the CEX05003D labeled it as "cool" and "mysterious." I do not know if I'd go so far as to call it mysterious (I have a tendency to find people mysterious who call watches "mysterious"), but it is extremely cool and appealing. The dial of the Orient is midnight blue (navy blue, really) with the periphery, beneath the hour markers, having a patterned design. It's a bit difficult to see this with out having a light to shine on it just so, however I respect the intricate work that ornaments the dial's "cool" appeal. The dial additionally has a power reserve indicator (more on this later) and date show, which might be simply advertjusted with the push button just above the push-pull crown.
The case and bracelet are each chrome steel, perfect for sturdiness and guaranteeing they will by no means develop into rusted.
The clasp of the watch is a superb feature as well. The clasps on watches I've beforehand owned haven't held together properly because of their insufficient locking mechanism (i.e. friction locked fold-over clasp design). The clasp on the Orient CEX05003D has a fold over clasp as effectively, but with push buttons, making for a sturdier, extra long lasting clasp.
In true Orient style, the inside workings of the watch are made with top quality material. Should there be any defects, nonetheless, I can all the time cash in on the manufacturer's one yr warranty.
Now for the bad news: the hands. I like the second hand feature as its sweeping fashion is nearly equivalent to that of the Rolex. Nevertheless, its "luminous" hour and minute hands are lower than brilliant.
Normally, this wouldn't be a problem; I am normally in an area the place at the least partial light enables me to see the time on my watch. But after I was driving along a rural New England avenue at night time lately, in a automotive that is sans dome lights and without a working clock, the Orient's "luminous" palms prevented me from seeing what time it was.
As a substitute of the push button for the date, I want that was replaced by a button I may press to light up the dial. Once more, this isn't really an indictment on Orient as it is a statement of my own private desire with regards to watches. Nonetheless, I do suppose a watch ought to be able to harness light longer and more efficiently, particularly when it's pressed up towards a light bulb for a number of seconds (So I guess it's an indictment).
The watch wears comfortably. I didn't find it to be too cumbersome nor did I discover it to be too light, weighing in at roughly 4.8 ounces. I haven't yet figured out what's too light or too heavy. Once I discover out I am going to tell you.
One other good feature is its water resistance, one hundred meters. The type of the watch seems like one you'd wear for special occasions only, however the truth that its water resistant gives the wearer the kind of usability that ought to come back with all watches.
I most likely ought to have talked about this earlier, but this is an computerized watch, meaning it has to be worn recurrently to ensure that the watch to keep time correctly (the wearer's arm movement winds the watch if worn commonly). Certainly one of my favourite features is the power reserve indicator, one thing you don't discover on most automatics. With out this function, computerized watch wearers are armed with nothing but speculation on how a lot power is left on their watch before placing it on their evening table earlier than bed. This feature rectifies that issue.