I am about to buy a new watch and my two top candidates are the following
1. Seiko Alpinist SARB017
2. Orient Star WZ0131FD
They are both Japan only models.
The problem is that i like them both, actually I like the Orient a bit more, but I don't know anything about the Orient's movement besides the fact that it is a 21 jewel Japan made movement that beats at 21600 bph! I don't know if it is hackable or if I can hand wind it! Also I don't know if it has a screwing crown.
As for the Seiko I know everything there is to know so I don't have any questions there.
So my questions to you are,
does anyone know something more about the Orient's movement and crown?
Which one do you think has the better movement?
Which one do you think is the best watch overal?
If you were in my place which one would you choose?
Thanks in advance,
greetings to all from Greece,
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To answer your question-
The movement in the Orient Star is just as high quality as what Seiko uses, they even share the same Magic Lever winding system. The movement in the Alpinist, however, is a newer and more refined movement; it is hand windable, and hacks as well. The Orient Star can not be hand wound, and does not hack. The crown does not screw down either. The latest Orient Star that I bought has a newer movement that does hand wind and hack-
So your question is impossible to answer; it is personal taste. And if you are like most of us here, you will eventually end up with both anyway! :lol:
Keep us posted on what you decide (they are both great watches), and take lots of pictures! Welcome once again, and good luck! :thumbup:
Buy the Orient. Love the detail on that face...You guys are killing me with those black faced watches. That's about the only thing I don't have in my collection right now. SS case, black face & bezel. I'm about to buy an Alpha to kill the desire.....but I know better...kinda.