Incoming: 1997 Orient Star Power Reserve WZ0051EW

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Incoming: 1997 Orient Star Power Reserve WZ0051EW

Post by Anonymous-3027 » November 28th 2022, 11:25am

The Cool Man’s SARB037
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Re: Incoming: 1997 Orient Star Power Reserve

Post by Anonymous-3027 » November 28th 2022, 11:52am

These are very cool pieces from the beginning of the mechanical renaissance.

Came in a variety of colors and two dial designs. This is the rather minimalist option, the other version is rather more baroque
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Re: Incoming: 1997 Orient Star Power Reserve

Post by Anonymous-3027 » November 28th 2022, 1:22pm

smellody wrote:
November 28th 2022, 1:09pm
I like the power reserve placement!
This model may be the genesis of the OS power reserve complication. I don’t recall seeing it in any earlier models and this one they actually printed it on the dial

Non hacking or handwinding.

And it falls within the 36-38mm dress watch sweet spot for a Watches Are Too Damn Big Party member
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Re: Incoming: 1997 Orient Star Power Reserve

Post by Anonymous-3027 » November 28th 2022, 2:19pm

This is the other style. Had one in pink like this but wasn’t a fan of the guilloche and the seemingly heavier black text
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Re: Incoming: 1997 Orient Star Power Reserve

Post by Anonymous-3027 » November 28th 2022, 2:47pm

Turns out these were the first Orients to have a power reserve complication. The calibre 46F was first produced in 1996.

The first run was the EW00 series, with guilloche dial and such then the more minimal EW01 design in 1997

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Lots more detail here

http://orientplace.blogspot.com/2021/0 ... r.html?m=1
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Re: Incoming: 1997 Orient Star Power Reserve

Post by Anonymous-3027 » November 28th 2022, 3:51pm

I figure they must have sold a boatload of these

Even now a quarter century on,they are pretty common on secondary market and pretty cheap,

And considering what a thing power reserve complication has become for Orient, they must have gotten great feedback on their initial run
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Re: Incoming: 1997 Orient Star Power Reserve

Post by Anonymous-3027 » November 28th 2022, 4:36pm

smellody wrote:
November 28th 2022, 4:25pm
robatsu wrote:
November 28th 2022, 2:19pm
This is the other style. Had one in pink like this but wasn’t a fan of the guilloche and the seemingly heavier black text

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That is amazing dial work!
It is. They did it up on these, the bracelet is quite nice for the time, spiffy solid wood box etc

Mine seemed a little busy compared to EWO1. So I sold it it, some years ago but I’d buy another if I run across one
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