Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Go for GOLD !!

ORIENT Automatic New Multi-Year Calendar (NOS)
Caliber 46D 21 Jewels
Massive 44mm case in 10-micron gold plating
This old stock Orient is an exceptional big watch for her era. The perpetual calendar can be read by depressing the pusher at 2 o'clock position. The beauty in this Orient is in her matt gold finish, not too much bling and not so eye-catching. This form of gold plating seemed to be very popular during the 80's. The color of the dial is of a dark charcoal grey shade with gold indices and a gold-rimmed date window.



I bought two of these NOS and sold one to a buyer from Switzerland. Definitely a keeper for me for now! There is still one more left in the watchshop (if it is still there!) but that dial is blue, which seems a little off color coordinated imo.

2 comments:

fungus said...

Nice one!

I had recently bought the CEU05001B model. Need good eyes to read the calendar but a very nice piece indeed. Quite an eye catcher as people would wonder why there are so many numbers on the dial!

Is the calendar perpetual? I read from some blogs that its relevant till 2024.

kohym said...

glad you like yours! but not too sure if the calendar is perpetual though...