ORIENT "Blue Mako" 200M
Caliber 469 Twenty one jewels
The Black Mako was my first Orient watch. The Mako series comes in 3 colors - Matt Black, Electric Blue and Screaming Orange. The Mako is a well-built watch and my black one took a lot of daily "abuse" and still ran strong when I sold it. Having missed the Mako so much, I recently purchased the Blue Mako which was highly praised and sought after by the Orient community. It is a robust watch fitted with heavy solid stainless steel double lock bracelet. The blue dial takes a little getting used to (I have not fully warmed up to it yet) and is an acquired taste. The blue bezel on the contrary, is easier to accept.
I remember when I was wearing the Black Mako while drinking at a pub. A lady aproached me to take a closer look (at the watch). She commented that she has never seen this brand before yet the presence of the large arabic numerals is outstanding! In fact, compliments on my watch are more frequent when I wear Japanese brands. Puzzling indeed!