Reviews and Problems with ORIENT Men's CEM65001YW Mako Yellow Dial Automatic Dive Watch
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Great Value, Great Looks, Unique, Automatic, and great for SCUBA
29 December 2011
Summary: I bought this watch looking for an automatic movement under $200 that I could use for SCUBA, yet wear it around and not have it scream that this watch is strictly a diver's watch. It isn't, but still works great as one. But anyway, starting off with the looks, fantastic. This is a very unique looking watch in the fact of the font of the numbers, color of the dial, and even the brand itself Orient.
Summary: Hard to beat an Orient for the price / quality. I was looking for a yellow face dial automatic and while there are a few to choose from, this particular watch was subtle and not in your face. It has a classic look that I like. The quality of the watch is apparent after opening the box. It's hefty but not overly big on the wrist. The bezel is hard to turn but it will begin to loosen and after a couple of weeks, not a problem.
Summary: The Orient Mako "bumblebee" is another great buy from Orient. It features an spectacular yellow dial and black bezel. I'm going to focus more on the usability of the watch rather than specs. From the box, it looks well built. The top of the case and bracelet are brushed, while side of the case is polished. Bracelet: I had to remove 2 links from the bracelet to fit my wrist. The link pins came out surprisingly easy... it was actually a little alarming.
Summary: This watch was purchased as a gift for a friend. He loved it and indicated that it is comfortable and performs perfectly. The watch was shipped quickly and arrived on time. Perfect all around!
Summary: I like it. The finish is nice, the bracelet has a brushed surface, and polished edges, the catch is solid and the lock is firm. The single direction bezel rotates easily enough to position, but is tight enough to resist accidental movement. The face indicators are raised, and the 28k BPM second hand is nice and smooth. It seems to be a direct drive second hand, watching it in my winder, I'm not seeing any skips. It is non-hacking.
Summary: I really, really wanted to like this watch. It's certainly attractive, solid, and when it worked, it worked well. However, after about a month or so, the "frame" around the day/date opening fell off, entangling the hands as they became trapped in the newly liberated part. I tried to contact Orient customer service for an RMA, so I could return the watch for warranty service. I sent them all the information they requested; the invoice and receipt from Amazon.
Summary: I bought this a year ago for my S.O. on Christmas. If you look around, Orient is a new company but watch snobs seem to be giving them praise about their automatics. The bottom line, as I understood it, was these are probably the best watches you can buy at this price point. I also liked that their models weren't complete rip offs of other better-known company's watches. Someone who knows a thing or two about divers wouldn't ever mistake your Mako for a Rolex or Seiko.
As good as a Honda, but is yellow worth such a premium?
C. Kelleher "cmkelleher", amazon.com
3 April 2010
Summary: The Orient Mako has a great reputation among watch fans and it deserves to be a more widely known brand to the public at large. This watch, the "entry level" Orient, does many things well and is a wonderful introduction to the brand. Orient is a small Japanese company that is partially owned by Seiko. They've been around for more than 50 years, and their claim to fame is that they are a mechanical watch producer that designs and makes 100% of their movements in-house.
Summary: Bought this in Jan 2010 for me and my friend and shipped it back to Singapore. Recieved it in good condition and everything is working fine. The best yellow dial diver watch at this price. If you looking for a yellow dial automatic watch, you must own this one. Loaded some wrist picture so you can have a better idea.
Summary: I purchased this watch on 12/2/2009 and I love the look. Being older I like the larger face with easy to read numbers and I can actually see the day and date. The only down side is the hands could use a little more contrast. This is the first automatic that I have purchased in 30 years and I just love the way it keeps time. It only lost 30 seconds in the two and half weeks I have been wearing it. I just got feed up with replacing batteries in my Seiko.