On The Way: Green Orient King Diver JDM LE Version

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Re: On The Way: Green Orient King Diver JDM LE Version

Post by WISenheimer » May 21st 2024, 5:23pm

conjurer wrote:
May 21st 2024, 8:29am
That's fucking nice. I look forward to your impressions.
My first impression is that I was surprised to find an unused green JDM LE version at all, they are defintelty the scarcest and most most spendy by a large margin and the auction price was only 50-60 percent of what I estimated.

So yay on that.

It will be a while before I get it. Has to be sent to auction proxy for repacking and transshipment
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Re: On The Way: Green Orient King Diver JDM LE Version

Post by WISenheimer » May 21st 2024, 5:28pm

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May 21st 2024, 1:33pm
Solid end links is my only complaint
Yeah, and the solid link bracelet overall, 200m vs 40,m depth rating, and movement details. But otherwise pretty faithful rendition of original other than color, original was like Model T, you could get it in any color so long as it was black
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Re: On The Way: Green Orient King Diver JDM LE Version

Post by WISenheimer » May 21st 2024, 7:11pm

jason_recliner wrote:
May 21st 2024, 5:53pm
Congratulations! Didn't realise these have become very hard to find until I started looking thanks to your posts. Will look great on rubber. Enjoy!
Dark teal might look good. And Orient did equip one of the models with a leather strap, so leather on these is maybe kosher.

Saffiano leather is supposedly water resistant, so maybe something like this could work: Rubber with same look like a tropic as well

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Re: On The Way: Green Orient King Diver JDM LE Version

Post by jason_recliner » May 21st 2024, 7:15pm

WISenheimer wrote:
May 21st 2024, 7:11pm
jason_recliner wrote:
May 21st 2024, 5:53pm
Congratulations! Didn't realise these have become very hard to find until I started looking thanks to your posts. Will look great on rubber. Enjoy!
Dark teal might look good. And Orient did equip one of the models with a leather strap, so leather okn these maybe be kosher.

Saffiano leather is supposedly water resistant, so maybe something like this could work:


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I'm pretty basic mate. I reckon a straight up black or charcoal rubber, vented or flat, maybe Orient or Bonetto Cinturini.
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Re: On The Way: Green Orient King Diver JDM LE Version

Post by WISenheimer » May 21st 2024, 8:16pm

jason_recliner wrote:
May 21st 2024, 7:15pm
WISenheimer wrote:
May 21st 2024, 7:11pm
jason_recliner wrote:
May 21st 2024, 5:53pm
Congratulations! Didn't realise these have become very hard to find until I started looking thanks to your posts. Will look great on rubber. Enjoy!
Dark teal might look good. And Orient did equip one of the models with a leather strap, so leather okn these maybe be kosher.

Saffiano leather is supposedly water resistant, so maybe something like this could work:


IMG_3291.jpeg
I'm pretty basic mate. I reckon a straight up black or charcoal rubber, vented or flat, maybe Orient or Bonetto Cinturini.
I get that. Actually, there is a strong case to be made for keeping it on bracelet if it is comfy. It is a reissue and the bracelet is true to original in styling and distinctive, not just another oyster on a dive watch

We will see
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Re: On The Way: Green Orient King Diver JDM LE Version

Post by WISenheimer » May 23rd 2024, 9:03pm

Good chance I may flip this immediately.

I have recently decided no watches over 41mm for me. Really 40mm is the limit but waiveravle to 41mm with some good reason.

In this case 43.8mm I went on reviewers saying it wears small , coolness, and unobtainiumness, so I put in a bid that I expected to lose and I would think about it in interim. But it slipped thrugh the cracks.

So I dunno, maybe vault it or immediately flip. Or maybe it does wear small enough.

It is pretty cool looking that is for sure and kind of hard to find green JDM LE ones esp in unused condition. Have to wait for my watchmakers inspection and opinion on that point.
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