Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Vintage Orient Automatic (Green and Gold Dial)

Today I'm wearing my other vintage Orient automatic. It's similar in many ways to my blue-dialed vintage Orient as they are both from the late 1970s or early 1980s, both contain the 469 movement, both have silver day and date wheels and both have funky stainless steel cases. I also don't know any more about this one than the other. This Orient has a neat faceted crystal that is hard to capture in photographs. The outside of the crystal is flat, but the inside has facets that creat a tic-tac-toe pattern which is pretty neat looking. I also really like the green and gold sunburst dial with the textured gold ring around the outside. That combined with the gold Orient crest and hour markers gives it a very nice look. I receieved this on a Citizen bracelet from the same time period that works well with the watch and I see no reason to change it.








4 comments:

Naeem Bhojani said...

Do you still have this vintage orient watch?

Jason said...

Yes, I do still have it.

Naeem Bhojani said...

Great. I have the same watch. Except the green part is a black/brown on mine. I got it as a gift from my father-in-law.
I also don't have any information on the watch. The only thing I know is that It was purchased in the early 70's.
Do you have anymore info on the watch?

Jason said...

Nope, I have no info on it at all. I think I got it via eBay years ago. Still pretty neat, though!