Orient Star Diver 1964 Second Edition, Green RE-AU0602E00B

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Orient Star Diver 1964 Second Edition, Green RE-AU0602E00B

Post by robatsu » November 25th 2022, 10:08am

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Starting a thread dedicated to Orient Star Second Edition such as the green one that is presumably on its way to me from a dealer.

This is the first new watch I’ve purchased in years as well as there being little owner experience on the net as it is a new model released just several months ago
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Re: Orient Star 1964 Diver Second Edition, Green RE-AU0602E00B

Post by robatsu » November 25th 2022, 10:32am

The inspiration for this is the Calendar Auto Orient released in 1964
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Post by robatsu » November 25th 2022, 10:48am

The color scheme on the green variant is inspired by the Ryusendo limestone caverns of Iwate, Japan

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Post by robatsu » November 25th 2022, 2:08pm

Some glam shots

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Post by robatsu » November 25th 2022, 3:31pm

Basic parameters

40.2 case with 41.0 bezel. The overhang is for better grip with gloves. The less than massive case was a big draw for me. But not so fast there, Sport, the case thickness is 14.5mm

49.6 lug to lug

20mm lugs

In house F6N47 movement. 21600 bph, 50 hour power reserve. Same movement as current OS200

Double domed crystal, AR coating on inside I believe

Alumite, whatever that is, bezel insert

-15/+25 seconds per day stated accuracy. Anecdotal reports of rather better accuracy than spec.
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Post by robatsu » November 25th 2022, 6:34pm

bbattle wrote:
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Awesome! I love that green dial.
I think Green Lantern would be a potential moniker. It definitely captures the soft focus of light filtering through water.

Superhero symmetry to Rolex Hulk is extra credit.

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Post by robatsu » November 25th 2022, 8:42pm

jason_recliner wrote:
November 25th 2022, 5:49pm
Looking forward to your review. I've had quite a few Orients in my time.
Thanks, It’s shaping up to be a stemwinder, feels like .

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Re: Orient Star Diver 1964 Second Edition, Green RE-AU0602E00B

Post by robatsu » November 26th 2022, 12:10pm

Ok, so this is the OS Diver 1964 Second Edition.

What’s up with the First Edition?
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Pretty coolio as well. Limited edition of 500. Not too hard to find on secondary market.

Based on the OS Olympia Calendar Auto from 1964.
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I went for Second Edition because I generally don’t favor stainless bezels or baton hands but after seeing this dudes wrist shots, especially on rubber, again not one of my faves, I could make an exception for this one

It is listed as 40.2mm width vs 41mm for 2d edition. They both share the same case at 40.2mm but the first edition has a flush bezel whereas the 2d has a slightly protruding 41mm bezel
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Post by robatsu » November 26th 2022, 2:23pm

My thought is that on the first edition, the bracelet and head are perfect complements, on the second edition, it is a perfectly fine and attractive bracelet but not an awesome, imo, stylistic match for the head.

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My thought is despite its origins, first looks modern whereas the second has a mildly retro vibe with the smaller indices perhaps combined with the hand style

So then combine that with the otherworldly underwater glow of the green dial and, I dunno, Captain Nemo could be wearing one

But not with that bracelet , No retro cues

So this could be the watch that a beads of rice really works on for me. I’ve tried them on a couple other watches but never integrated well enough for me, like it could have been OEM

But it could work here leaning into retro vibe or possibly a jubilee.
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Post by robatsu » November 26th 2022, 4:39pm

Considering the classic vibe of 2d Edition, mystic chords of memory reminded me that the Heuer amd Tag Heuer Professional followed the same motif on face hands etc

unsurprising, it is a common motif

For me it is a bit personal. As the Tag was my exclusive watch during my Navy years

Went through three of them, life on a naval vessel can be tough on a watch

Anyhow I’ve undoubtedly spent more time looking at a Tag 1k Pro than any other watch and by a long shot and may be part of the draw of this OS for me.

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