WIN: Orient Watch Giveaway.

September 11, 2009
Years back, I bought a Japanese watch on eBay. It was a horrid Casio orange, tomato red and metal monstrosity that set me back around €15 and kept my time for about a year until I realised how shockingly ugly it really was. Not offbeat, not eccentric, just plain minging…
So, to avoid such traumatic experiences with Japanese timepieces win yourself the below-pictured mechanical lovely!

c3c67 orientwatch

^ Simply leave a comment, saying what you think of the Orient Watch range, in order to win this!

Orient Watches was originally founded in Tokyo in 1950 but its roots reach way back to the beginning of the 20th century. Over time it’s garnered a reputation for championing the mechanical watch and is revered for its men’s watches which combine ecological-awareness with a sleek, yet exciting aesthetic (see the cdbaa003a, a model from the semi-skeleton (fashion forward gothic designs…WANT) range). Its design philosophy deems high-quality craftsmanship of crucial importance and the overall look is sophisticated but not in that staid, fuddy-duddy sense so often associated with time-honoured watch-manufacturers…

TO WIN THE WATCH: Simply leave a comment (being sure to state your name) on this post, in which you give a statement regarding the Orient Watch range. Anything at all. I’m not the fussy type. EDIT: Please send an email including your full name to cillian[at] with Orient Watch as the subject.

Note: Competition closes September 26th! Winner will be selected using

  • Mat September 11, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Can't complain, i was after a new watch, i do like this one: cdbaa003aMatthew Pike

  • Paul Diether September 11, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Orient Watch range seems to be the perfect watch to stylize every simple look.

  • Aaron September 11, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. I really do like the Orient Collection of mechanical watches.

  • Justin Coy September 11, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Looks like an awesome watch!Justin Coy

  • Jordan September 11, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    this watch seems to be the perfect combination of class and simplicity!

  • Cassie September 11, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Orient Watches are perfect for girls AND boys!

  • milanocookie222 September 11, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    This watch is hot. I would love for my boyfriend to style it. 🙂

  • Frankie September 11, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    This watch is sweet. Really like this one too – CEM65001YThanks for the giveaway.

  • wilhitetyler September 11, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Axiologically stimulating, to say the least.Tyler Wilhite

  • Rafael September 11, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    I like the look of the Orient. Classy, yet not too sophisticated or bulky.

  • Divya September 11, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    simple and fashionable.. what more can you ask for?

  • Anonymous September 11, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Well…I've need a new Watch!Janis [email protected]

  • chetlandin September 11, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    They seem pretty nice. Clean and simple, but more or less similar to other watch offeringsTim Sestrich

  • OvernightGhost September 11, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Sleek silver. I want it!

  • OvernightGhost September 11, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Sleek silver. This is honestly the watch of my dreams.

  • TD C. September 12, 2009 at 2:43 am

    Not bad lookin' at all! Classy enough for a dinner date, but casual enough for a regular day. What's the significance of the 3 stars on the faceplate?

  • Nutrient Agar September 12, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Regarding this watch; have no idea how it could tell the time, but I want it. I would also like the watch offered in this competition, therefore I am commenting,yours faithfully,Aidan Wall

  • David Gormley September 13, 2009 at 11:37 am

    As a student of Japanese culture and language, I frequently get to speak with exchange students from Japan and I always notice how positively fetching their wrist-wear is. I want to fit in when I'm in Japan next year so I'd love this slick watch! 🙂

  • JaviJavi Air September 13, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    what an incredible watch. i do envy the japanese.javier dominguez

  • Mandy September 13, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    This watch is great! Simple, yet classy. Love the look of it! I feel like it could be worn for almost any occassion.

  • Stephen September 13, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    The watch looks amazing. I love semi-skeleton Orients. Good mix of style and practicality.Stephen

  • andrew September 14, 2009 at 2:09 am

    A great looking watch says alot about the person. I want this one to speak for me.

  • Meg September 15, 2009 at 1:48 am

    That's a fancy watch, It would make a great gift

  • David September 15, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    I've never really looked at Orient watches before, so I don't know much about them. But that watch is beautiful! Can I still win it?

  • Stephanie September 15, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    minimal and modern. i love the look!

  • maria September 15, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    i always hear great things about orient watches. It looks stylish and sophisticated.

  • Jordan September 15, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    I'd love to get away from the japanese watches. Gimme this one

  • Nick September 23, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Such a sleek stylized range. If I have to I might need to buy myself a birthday present. Nicholas Werrett

  • Eric September 24, 2009 at 5:23 am

    looks like a great watch. i would like to own a japanese movement watch.Eric Yang