The Collector’s View: Review of the Orient Bambino

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Re: The Collector’s View: Review of the Orient Bambino

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » March 1st 2017, 3:51pm

Guess it could be a bit smaller, 38-39mm would be enough, methinks...

Not quite sure about the crystal, but a domed mineral one isn't a good idea, IMO... Will gather a lot of scratches, only unlike with hesalite, Polywatch won't help.

Otherwise, a beautiful watch.
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Post by bedlam » March 1st 2017, 4:39pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:Guess it could be a bit smaller, 38-39mm would be enough, methinks...

Not quite sure about the crystal, but a domed mineral one isn't a good idea, IMO... Will gather a lot of scratches, only unlike with hesalite, Polywatch won't help.

Otherwise, a beautiful watch.

It's wasn't purchased as a daily wearer, so the scratch issue wouldn't loom large.

I just can't like gold on a watch anyway, but a cheap gold watch seems like an even worse idea.
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Post by biglove » March 1st 2017, 5:24pm

bedlam wrote:
MKTheVintageBloke wrote:Guess it could be a bit smaller, 38-39mm would be enough, methinks...

Not quite sure about the crystal, but a domed mineral one isn't a good idea, IMO... Will gather a lot of scratches, only unlike with hesalite, Polywatch won't help.

Otherwise, a beautiful watch.

It's wasn't purchased as a daily wearer, so the scratch issue wouldn't loom large.

I just can't like gold on a watch anyway, but a cheap gold watch seems like an even worse idea.


Now, if the watch is solid gold, that is another story for me. Few things are sexier than a gold Rolex. Gold plate/fusion/coating/filled is another story entirely. Never looks right.
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Re: The Collector’s View: Review of the Orient Bambino

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » March 1st 2017, 5:32pm

Well, if we're talking about gold... I tend to get a gold-plated watch when a) it's a bargain b) it's collectible. I don't think I would ever buy a contemporary gold plated watch... The Orient certainly looks nice, as I've already said, but durability-wise, I'd prefer the steel version.
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