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Orient Bambino Review

Post by koimaster » May 1st 2019, 9:14am

If you spend enough time around entry level mechanical timepieces, chances are that you are familiar with the Orient Bambino. Prior to this review, I was vaguely aware of the watch. They show up on my Instagram feed and frequently make Top “X” lists in their price range.

There isn’t much middle ground on the Orient Bambino – people either love it or they hate it. I was very eager to see for myself what side of that love/hate fence I would land on after spending time with one.

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The case is 40.5mm, but it wears a bit smaller. Smooth bezels can often play visual tricks on the eye. The shape and amount of convex curvature on a smooth stainless steel bezel determines how light and objects

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Re: Orient Bambino Review

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » May 1st 2019, 4:47pm

Racer-X wrote:
There isn’t much middle ground on the Orient Bambino – people either love it or they hate it.


Really? I guess you could say that about anything, but nearly universal praise for this one in my travels.

Not everyone likes the size of it. Still, this year they introduced a 36mm version, so I suppose that even the size is no longer a problem.
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Re: Orient Bambino Review

Post by koimaster » May 1st 2019, 4:54pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
Racer-X wrote:
There isn’t much middle ground on the Orient Bambino – people either love it or they hate it.


Really? I guess you could say that about anything, but nearly universal praise for this one in my travels.

Not everyone likes the size of it. Still, this year they introduced a 36mm version, so I suppose that even the size is no longer a problem.



That is not what she said.


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Post by bedlam » May 1st 2019, 5:04pm

The Bambino is classic Orient. It does exactly as intended and does it well at a ridiculously good price.

The armchair pundits always find a problem, though if they are down to personal preferences like case size the watch must be doing very well.
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Post by tiktok » May 1st 2019, 7:04pm

I have the Bambino's Orient Star upgrade in white and black, the Heritage Gothic model. The fit and finish are better than Presage at half the price. Amazing build and comfort, eventually will change faux exotic strap, threw one on generic leather, bracelet available for BL, otherwise a perfect WATCH. 5.5 out of 5.

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Post by biglove » May 2nd 2019, 1:51pm

May pickup a Bambino IV on bracelet later this year. Maybe.
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Re: Orient Bambino Review

Post by bedlam » May 2nd 2019, 4:57pm

Racer-X wrote:21mm lugs would be my only complaint. Somehow found a used HIrsch Duke.

I've not met a strap that doesn't compress 0.5mm on either side...so not found it to be an issue :scratch:
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