Oh, and modern business is not easy! Here is an example: there is a diversified holding giant Seiko Group in Japan. It includes a group of Epson, also rather big. It, in turn, includes a holding corporation Seiko Epson. A daughter of this corporation is the watch company Orient. Nested dolls, and only … However, it doesn’t matter for the consumer to stay on the lower floor of this pyramid: the Orient brand remains respectable (leads a story from 1901) and powerful, and its products (about 2 million copies per year) all quality standards. And not some standards, but Japanese!
Orient operates in the middle price segment, but it must be borne in mind that during the “quartz crisis” (1970s) the company did not switch to the mass production of quartz watches, but concentrated on the improvement of mechanical ones. It is also important that Orient manufactures precision mechanical parts and electronic components for Seiko. So as an Orient watch there is no doubt. However, judge for yourself.
Orient AG00003W features
|Specifications||Orient AG00003W||Orient DB0A005W|
|Type of mechanism||Mechanical self-winding||Mechanical self-winding|
|Bracelet||leather belt||leather belt|
|Dimensions||D 43mm, thickness 11,5mm||D 36mm|
Heartbeat to the beat
But in terms of endurance It is not inferior to Him (as happens in humans): the power reserve of both mechanisms is the same – 40 hours. And both self-winding. True, He (Caliber F6T22) has 22 stones, and her (Caliber 46A40) is one less, but these are details, this also happens in people … But the functions are absolutely identical – hours, minutes and seconds. And here we come (and are about to come) to the most interesting – the mechanisms operate at the same frequency, their balances perform at 21,600 vibrations per hour. Hearts beating in unison …
They came to the most interesting: both She and He have this very heart, i.e. Balance-spiral system, which determines the movement of the watch, is visible from the side of the dial! At the 9 o’clock position, there is a round window on the dial, and the owner (or owner) can enjoy the fascinating picture of fast and perfectly uniform vibrations of the open heart of the watch. You can look at your watch, and you can, as it were, on brotherhood! This brings together … By the way, the operation of the mechanism, in particular, the self-winding rotor, is also visible from the side of the back cover, which, as noted above, is transparent.
The “faces” of the male and female models, i.e. their dials, are similar in other respects, although there are differences (which is natural, because they are not twins, but He and She). The surfaces are silvery, the figures are Roman, of elegant outlines; only He has these numbers – printed and there are 12 of them, and for Her there are overhead and two of them, XII and VI, and she also has overlaid hour marks, and even silver hands … In general, Her has a more flowing, and quieter. True, his arrows are blued, of which the minute is with an “apple”. In general, and here is parity and agreement. You can say, advice and love.
The strap of both models is made of leather that is artfully textured so that the pattern is typical of alligator skin. At the proper level and stitching. That men’s watch that women felt on the wrist, as a family, in the literal sense.