Orient watches was founded back in 1950 in Tokyo. And the founder started off by selling pocket watches in 1901 and then the company evolved to include further collections. The company had been originally founded before 1950, and that was back in 1901 as we said , but its date is said to be 1950 as that’s when it actually became official and made its real name, and also introduced its ever-renowned Orient star collection.
In the 1970’s Orient became more focused on mechanical watches. This went on to include, automatic Calibre 46940. And then Orient still nowadays also focuses on its automatic watches.
Later down the road in 2001, Seiko bought a lot of shares of Orient and became a very big part of the ownership, and then by 2009, Seiko went on to completely own Orient, and now Orient goes on to function as an independent owned subsidiary of Seiko.
Furthermore, Orient don’t only mostly make their own movement but they are also quite durable especially when compared with watch brands like fossil watches of the same price point.
Moreover, they have better customer reviews then brands like Fossil. Moreover, Orient watches have some very unique analogue watches’ designs to offer to its customer base that are quite unique to the brand itself.
Furthermore, The overall quality of these watches is often compared to reputed brands like Citizen and Seiko watches despite it being quite cheaper when it comes to its price point! And though, Orient watches itself is not nearly anyway as popular as citizen or Rolex watches, but it is still becoming more and more popular due to the provision of value at the price it targets, and it wouldn’t be wrong to call this brand a great affordable brand.
Value Retention Of Orient Watches!
Despite being comparatively cheaper, Orient watches do surprisingly well at holding value, this is because of the overall durability of these watches and a further representor of the fact that how much this watch brand is appreciated by watch experts. And though there might be some Orient watches that don’t end up holding their value, they still don’t fall much below their price point
Where Are Orient Watches Made?
Orient watches are made in Japan and Hong Kong, moreover, another surprising and great thing about this affordable watch brand is that it makes its own movement (This is something that advocates to the quality of this watch brand and a major reasons of its high praise by watch experts).
Its main focus as of now is on producing mechanical movements. Moreover, Orient’s watches usually cost a few 100 usd, but they also offer some watches for under $100 usd, which is absolutely amazing.
Price Of Orient Watches!
An Orient watch usually comes for a few hundred USD. A majority of their collection falls under the price range of $100-$500, but there are some collections that are more expensive and then there are also collectiosn that fall even under $100 like mentioned above.
One of the most expensive orient watches are its Orient star models that are completely made in Japan, and start from a price point of $500 and go to an upwards of $3000 USD
Orient Watches’ Warranty
Orient watches come with a 2 year warranty with them which is a very reasonable warranty time and the most common one found in the watch- universe.
But this does mean that the customer needs to have the warranty certificate with them when they come to claim for repair through the warranty. So, if you are planning on buying a orient watch, make sure to place the warranty card, somewhere safe, so you would be able to get your watch reparied if need be, or get it checked without having to worrying about incurring a cost
Orient’s Optimized Online Store
Orient online store or in other words, their website is quite well organized and optimized for potential customer use. Moreover, they offer quite a few differently options for payment like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Maestro and PayPal. Moreover, the payment process reviews are mostly appreciative and clean as can be expected from Orient.
How Much Do Orient Watches Last?
There are two domains to this question as Orient also makes quite a lot Orient watches as well. And we’ll be answering both of these variants. So, without further ado, let’s get right into it!
- How long does the Orient watch last before it needs winding (mechanical watches)
- How long do Orient watches actually last (how durable are these watches actually)
Answering on the first variant, mechanical Orient watches usually last for around 40 hours before they need actual winding and this is 40 hours without being worn that is. If you keep on wearing them for atleast 8 hours a day, they won’t need to be wound, and would go on to function the right way.
Moving on to the second variant, and that is about how long Orient watches actually last. Well, on that note: Orient watches are highly durable and are made of non-corrosive stainless steel, and the bands that Orient watches come with are usually leather, rubber or even metals.
Moreover, the level of durability of Orient watches also does depend on which Orient watch you are referring to. As there are Orient star models also that are even more durable then their regular models, and likewise also cost a bit more.
But regardless, most Orient watches are build to last decades, and even go on to last a liftetime or more, so there is no doubt as the quality and durability of these watches whatsoever.
That’s about it for this blog, if you have any further clock/watches-related questions, feel free to use the comment section below. And if you want to read an interesting article on why clocks don’t appear in dreams, we have a great article on just that so do give it a click if you are interested “Why don’t clocks appear in dreams? Clocks and dreams!“. Here is also a link about the history of clocks if you want to give that a look “History of timekeeping devices“