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A relative newcomer, Orion has produced a handful of well-received watches that struck a balance between field and dressy designs, but the Calamity is their first go at making a dive watch. Offered only in steel with a trio of dial colors (black, green, and the navy blue shown here), the Calamity is 40mm wide, 11.3mm thick, and 48mm lug to lug. Thickness is measured at the top of the domed sapphire crystal, with the case flank being closer to 10.5mm thick.
The proportions are great for a legible and very wearable dive watch that manages to feel both solid and svelte on wrist. From the moment I sized the steel bracelet, I was surprised by how much the Calamity felt like my old Omega 2254 Seamaster. It's not quite as flat, but it does sit low, the bracelet isn't especially thick, and the lug shape ensured a nice fit on my 7-inch wrist. One note of fair warning on the bracelet, it's hard to size. While I might have had a prototype example, the design uses pin and collar fittings and required not only a pin pusher (duh) but also a pair of pliers and roughly the force I might attribute to a field wisdom tooth removal. Your results may vary and once sized it certainly doesn't matter, but those pins put up a fight.
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/orion ... r-hands-on
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