Orient 'Mako' Diver

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shrink wrote:which is the current one? left or right

much prefer the left one.. has a bit of longines hydroconquest about it, the one on the right looks like another rolex/seiko knock off
Both designs are current/ sold along side each other - Right version is newer. Agree with you on the dial front.
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Lovely looking watch and from what I have seen they represent great value for money. I think the yellow and orange versions go for a bit more (Which is a pity as they were the ones I was interested in just for something a bit different) After looking at those pictures though I am very tempted especially as the black Orient divers are cheaper than any other I have seen out there.
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robert75 wrote:Lovely looking watch and from what I have seen they represent great value for money. I think the yellow and orange versions go for a bit more (Which is a pity as they were the ones I was interested in just for something a bit different) After looking at those pictures though I am very tempted especially as the black Orient divers are cheaper than any other I have seen out there.
I think the black is a probably the dullest of the bunch - classic but not special. I have the yellow too - the dial has a nice satin finish. I think the blue dial (blue and pepsi) is the best; a lovely shiny midnight blue.
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Loddonite wrote:
robert75 wrote:Lovely looking watch and from what I have seen they represent great value for money. I think the yellow and orange versions go for a bit more (Which is a pity as they were the ones I was interested in just for something a bit different) After looking at those pictures though I am very tempted especially as the black Orient divers are cheaper than any other I have seen out there.
I think the black is a probably the dullest of the bunch - classic but not special. I have the yellow too - the dial has a nice satin finish. I think the blue dial (blue and pepsi) is the best; a lovely shiny midnight blue.
I had the blue version but the dial was so shiny as was the crystal that i found reading it a tad annoying and it eventually put me off the watch. Yellow version used to sell at a higher price than the other colours but these days i've noticed they go for the same amount.
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Loddonite wrote:
robert75 wrote:Lovely looking watch and from what I have seen they represent great value for money. I think the yellow and orange versions go for a bit more (Which is a pity as they were the ones I was interested in just for something a bit different) After looking at those pictures though I am very tempted especially as the black Orient divers are cheaper than any other I have seen out there.
I think the black is a probably the dullest of the bunch - classic but not special. I have the yellow too - the dial has a nice satin finish. I think the blue dial (blue and pepsi) is the best; a lovely shiny midnight blue.

Well dont just tell us post a couple of photos! Would love to see how the yellow dial one looks in the flesh instead of the usual stock photos.
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I love the Mako. Ive had the blue version for about 3 months and the time keeping has been great. I never thought id love such a low priced watch and never expected such quality from a watch in this price region.
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robert75 wrote:Well dont just tell us post a couple of photos! Would love to see how the yellow dial one looks in the flesh instead of the usual stock photos.
I really must get the camera out again - this photo is getting a bit over-used now...
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Just wanted to say thanks for posting this. Have been looking for a decent everyday watch that I could wear without worrying when gardening or bathing the kids. Ordered one that night so will be here soon. Thanks again.
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Cheers Rooster, hope you enjoy it!
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Slight hiccup. My Mako arrived but didn't work! I couldn't believe it, the rotor made a sick wobbly sound and no amount of rotating or gentle 'shaking' could get the watch to work. I was gutted as it looked fantastic. Fear not, it has been returned and a replacement is winging its was west. Delayed gratification is a good skill to learn I guess.
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Well the replacement arrived and it works! Thanks again Tor, it is exactly what I wanted and fantastic value. I no longer have to feel guilty nor change watches all the time (unless I want to of course!) just to go for a run or do the dishes. Plus I like the look of it, it is definitely getting me prepared for the 2012 FLE.

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Loddonite wrote:
robert75 wrote:Well dont just tell us post a couple of photos! Would love to see how the yellow dial one looks in the flesh instead of the usual stock photos.
I really must get the camera out again - this photo is getting a bit over-used now...
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Rooster wrote:Well the replacement arrived and it works! Thanks again Tor, it is exactly what I wanted and fantastic value. I no longer have to feel guilty nor change watches all the time (unless I want to of course!) just to go for a run or do the dishes. Plus I like the look of it, it is definitely getting me prepared for the 2012 FLE.

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Excellent ! Hope it gives years of great service. I really like mine as an everyday choice, but with plenty of class and quality.
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Love the yellow Orient watch. Does have that retro divers look about it. Wonder if anyone has an Orange one they want to put on show?
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I just got a Blue Mako XL and really like it. I would be wearing it today on a brown strap but the deployment clasp I got isn't working very well. So far I really like the watch. My only two comlaints on the XL are lack of lume and the bezel only having numerals on it, no marker at the 60 mark.