First I'll start with the specs like I did when I received it.
Specs from Orientusa's website
screw down case back
Non screw down time setting crown
Screwed down 24 hr chapter ring
Independent GMT hand
Power Reserve of 40hrs
Hand Winding and Hackable.
Ok now the review I'll try making this as unbias as I can.
The OS Seeker was one of those mini grail's I've lusted over the past couple of yrs I would see them on
WUS, Youtube and even on Conjures wrist and thought man that is a really nice looking OS. The one thing
that was stopping me from buying was the price which I'll get back to that later. Next the pics I'm no Tim
Temple so you planks are gonna have to like em
The case has a brushed and polished look to it. Polished bezel, polished and brushed lugs.
The bracelet to has both polished and brushed links, which I was surprised to find out each one
is separate from one another.
The dial comes in two colors black with sliver hands and markers and a white dial with silver hands
and markers. You can clearly see Orient took their time applying the markers and Power Reserve
which stectches from the 10' O'clock to the 12 O'clock position if you tilt the watch you can see a
thin polished strip on the PR same with the markers which are also brushed. The Red GMT hand is very
noticeable and features a lume arrow tip the lume on the watch is Ok not Seiko lumebright but it does
The watch features two crowns the one at the 2 is the main crown that sets the time, date, & GMT hand
speaking of the GMT some will call it a non true GMT? Now what exactly is a true GMT? Glad you asked.
A true GMT like the Rolex GMT Master II uses a GMT hand that moves with the main hr and minute hand
while this one can be offset to ones desire time. In a Rolex GMT you keep the GMT hand at the same time
with the main hands. So lets say you went to London and you live in NYC the time is 10:30PM. You get to London
and know your 5 hrs ahead (3:30AM) of NY you simple pull the crown out to the second position (Smellody please
correct me here if I'm wrong)? And move the main hr hand in one hr increments while the GMT hand shows NY time.
This GMT works like the (ETA 2893-2) which is the opposite way but the gmt hand clicks in one hr increments which
you can hear and feel. You read the third timezone by unscrewing the crown at the 4 O'clock and turn it in either
direction. The main crown in non Screwed down hence its 100m wr.
Now I'll give you may pros and cons of the watch. First the cons. I'll start with the bracelet which is good for the
price but I believe this is where Orient cheapened it a little the first thing is they went with standard pins instead
of screws and second it feels to light and has a little tinny feel. The end links are actually separated from the bracelet
so if you get one make sure not to lose them. My second con is the lume yes it works but I'd like to see Seiko Lumbrite
or some super luminova. I don't believe Orient is using any of these? If they are they need to apply more. Now the pros
The watch has a great sporty/dress look to it and will go with just about anything like a business suite, t-shirt and jeans
or even just wearing your underwear eating Cheetos while looking at Ryan Johnson (If that's your cup of tea). The Sapphire
crystal is amazing so clear and clean and the GMT does its Job. If there's one thing I would love to see Orient do and its probably won't
happen even though Seiko Owns 50% of the company, Is a OS or even a Royal Orient with a Spring Drive movement of course
it would be out of my price range but still would look cool. Oh Price the watch retails at $1,100
but can be had for less I was fortune enough to find a Ebay seller willing to take my second offer.
Now would I recommend this watch yes if you wanted an Automatic GMT, in house movement, sapphire crystal
and didn't want to spend $7k on a Rolex however if you wanted something more upscale with a true GMT movement
then yes I would suggest the Rolex Explorer II or GMT Master II. The Orient Star Star Seeker is a Poor Mans Rolex Explorer II
without the Rolex price. Thanks for reading and looking. Bonus Pic