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Whats up everyone, so I finally broke down with the saint pattys promo at orientwatchusa for 50% off and ordered the world timer. I cant wait!! I have read everything ive been able to find on it and still want more. :) If anyone that owns one feels like sharing first impressions, stories, pics or anything else PLEASE DO :)! Thanks!
 

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Did you check out my Youtube.com video review I made on it?


I still love mine after 8 months of ownership. As a matter of fact, I used to have 5 Orients and sold them all with the exception of this one. It's a keeper!

It is a beautiful watch and no one else does world timers like Orient!.

Also you'll be happy to know that the caliber 46K40 movement used in this watch is factory regulated to -15/+10 secs a day! The 46K40 is also used in the JDM version of the Orient Star World Timer so this movement is higher grade than usual for an Orient watch.

My daily average accuracy has been around +1-2 secs per day!

This is a fantastic piece and the best $300 spent on an Orient watch.

Enjoy.
 

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Indeed I have seen your reviews and again thanks for all the great info. I also have the "planet orient" (great review on that one too) and love it. Your reviews are very complete and straight forward and I fully appreciate you taking the time to put them together. And +1-2 a day thats great :) cant wait! And you said the lume is pretty good on this one thats a plus! Got any close ups of the clasp? Thanks again Mini!
 

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Well, in order for me to get the Ananta Spring Drive I had to prune a few watches from my collection:scared:

Nothing wrong with any of my Orients and I still highly recommend them:001_smile:

At first it was a difficult decision as I loved each one of them. I miss the CFT skeleton from time to time but every time I slip the Ananta on my wrist and gaze at the ultra smooth gliding seconds hand, I know that letting go of some of these watches was well worth the effort. The "sacrifices" one have to make to get your grails:T:lol:

At least I got to keep the CFA World Timer:w00t:

Perhaps one day you'll find yourself in the same predicament.:biggrin:
 

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Well, in order for me to get the Ananta Spring Drive I had to prune a few watches from my collection:scared:

Nothing wrong with any of my Orients and I still highly recommend them:001_smile:

At first it was a difficult decision as I loved each one of them. I miss the CFT skeleton from time to time but every time I slip the Ananta on my wrist and gaze at the ultra smooth gliding seconds hand, I know that letting go of some of these watches was well worth the effort. The "sacrifices" one have to make to get your grails:T:lol:

At least I got to keep the CFA World Timer:w00t:

Perhaps one day you'll find yourself in the same predicament.:biggrin:
I hear what your saying MD. actually, i came the other way, starting my watch collecting with mid-high end swiss watches thinking they were the be all and end all of horological world but after 7 of them i started visiting watch forums to learn more and an interesting thing happened. i found my gratification for new watches could be achieved without spending a few k every time by seeing the japanese for what they really are [unbelievable value high quality watches] and not what i thought they were [cheap and universal quartz watches]. man, i didnt even know the japanese made mechanical watches till early last year!:blushing::blush::eek:hmy: my back pocket thanks me as well!

i like your reasoning of justification for the ananta, cause the spring drive movement is so inspired it has no equal in the horological world and that my friend is worth sacrificing for:thumbup1: no doubt, ill end up with a spring drive, just not sure if i will flip to shorten the ride or wait longer, i just like all my watches too much to let any go:confused1: i spose this is the fun thing about being WIS, its not the destination but the journey right?
 

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Absolutely! Its been a crazy ride for me as well. When you take into consideration the quality, finish, detail and technology/innovation that the Ananta Spring Drive brings to the table and you compare its asking price vs anything Swiss in its immediate price range, the Seiko still comes out ahead in every front:001_tt2:

As a WIS I can appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of most Swiss watches. I just can't bring myself to pay their admission prices when Japan more than nicely covers all the bases for me.
 

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Indeed I have seen your reviews and again thanks for all the great info. I also have the "planet orient" (great review on that one too) and love it. Your reviews are very complete and straight forward and I fully appreciate you taking the time to put them together. And +1-2 a day thats great :) cant wait! And you said the lume is pretty good on this one thats a plus! Got any close ups of the clasp? Thanks again Mini!
I'll get some closeups of the clasp for you my friend, no problem:thumbup:

The clasp assembly is all polished steel (reminds me of a Breitling) and it has the more expensive "Scissor" type of deployant clasp that doesn't cut into your wrist. The push button clasp itself has 4-5 micro-adjustment holes and has the Orient name and logo machined onto it.

You are going to drool over this watch. It is simply beautiful, unique and a terrific value for each penny paid.
 

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Im back. Ok, so I got the watch and the verdict is great. Orient sent it with some watch working tools for free which was awsome. The watch itself came in one of the bigger Orient boxes and its alot nicer than the one I got the Planet Orient in.

The feel of the watch is class and quality. The case feel is perfect, everything from the brushed/ polished areas to the weight. Actually its pretty light in comparison with the planet orient and slimmer all around which would be better while wearing a suit. The clasp is very nice, its slim yet feels solid and gives a good click when locking it. The bracelet is slimmer and lighter than the P.O. so chunky bracelet lovers might consider leather perhaps. But because of the watches weight its extremely comfortable. It dosent shift around very much and you kinda forget its there.

The movement is very smooth and I do like the 24hr subdial alot. It winds up quick (got 5hrs just adjusting the bracelet) and so far its looking like I may never take it to get regulated :). The crowns are pretty small but im fine with that since I wont be constantly playing with them and the screw down crown is very smooth. Its shiny/ blingy and looks way more expensive than it is, the markers and hands are chromed so in low light situations they reflect any light around making it eye catching and easy to read. Oh, and the lume seems to be good too.

Having saphire on the front and the back is a big plus because I dont feel like I need to baby it for it not to get scratched. This is especially good with this watch since the saphire on the dial is slightly raised higher than the bezel, which is a nice touch. Also, its always nice to be able to see the movement.

Well, I am very impressed with Orient (again) the quality of this watch is worth way more than what you pay. Orient has given me a new perspective on what a fine watch is. If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask. :) http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y310/sunsun33/Orient World Timer CFA05001b/DSC00040.jpg http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y310/sunsun33/Orient World Timer CFA05001b/DSC00043.jpg
 

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Absolutely! Its been a crazy ride for me as well. When you take into consideration the quality, finish, detail and technology/innovation that the Ananta Spring Drive brings to the table and you compare its asking price vs anything Swiss in its immediate price range, the Seiko still comes out ahead in every front:001_tt2:

As a WIS I can appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of most Swiss watches. I just can't bring myself to pay their admission prices when Japan more than nicely covers all the bases for me.
hi,

I know exactly what yoyu mean by this,

Yesterday i compared my breitling to the ananta and i must say that the seiko really feels he is at the same level qua built quality.
The movement of the ananta wins handsdown thats for sure!, with his whopping 50 jewels and complications.This watch is really a quite revolution.

Bryan
 

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Im back. Ok, so I got the watch and the verdict is great. Orient sent it with some watch working tools for free which was awsome. The watch itself came in one of the bigger Orient boxes and its alot nicer than the one I got the Planet Orient in.

The feel of the watch is class and quality. The case feel is perfect, everything from the brushed/ polished areas to the weight. Actually its pretty light in comparison with the planet orient and slimmer all around which would be better while wearing a suit. The clasp is very nice, its slim yet feels solid and gives a good click when locking it. The bracelet is slimmer and lighter than the P.O. so chunky bracelet lovers might consider leather perhaps. But because of the watches weight its extremely comfortable. It dosent shift around very much and you kinda forget its there.

The movement is very smooth and I do like the 24hr subdial alot. It winds up quick (got 5hrs just adjusting the bracelet) and so far its looking like I may never take it to get regulated :). The crowns are pretty small but im fine with that since I wont be constantly playing with them and the screw down crown is very smooth. Its shiny/ blingy and looks way more expensive than it is, the markers and hands are chromed so in low light situations they reflect any light around making it eye catching and easy to read. Oh, and the lume seems to be good too.

Having saphire on the front and the back is a big plus because I dont feel like I need to baby it for it not to get scratched. This is especially good with this watch since the saphire on the dial is slightly raised higher than the bezel, which is a nice touch. Also, its always nice to be able to see the movement.

Well, I am very impressed with Orient (again) the quality of this watch is worth way more than what you pay. Orient has given me a new perspective on what a fine watch is. If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask. :) http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y310/sunsun33/Orient World Timer CFA05001b/DSC00040.jpg http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y310/sunsun33/Orient World Timer CFA05001b/DSC00043.jpg
Hi,

Congrats on the watch, thats a really nice timepiece you have there.
I really like the bracelet off it:cool1:.
Wear it in good health.

Bryan
 
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