Orient M-Force Air Diver – $392.00 w/ dappered30 ($565)
That code is good for 30% off, and also gets you the Orient “freebie” package, which includes a quartz watch of Orient’s choosing and a lanyard. Thanks to Orient for providing a new code.
Think of it as a less toothy version of Seiko’s Monster, with a power reserve indicator… and much, much more expensive.
This is most definitely a dive watch. 200 m water resistance, luminescent markings on the dial (even the power-reserve indicator has lume to it) and an easy to grip 120-click bezel. Case measures 46mm but it sure wears a bit smaller. It’s no dainty thing, but it sits on the wrist comfortably, and doesn’t feel like you’ve got a brick wrapped around your arm. Maybe it’s the super-soft urethane strap. Unlike some rubber or synthetic straps, this one doesn’t fight against your skin. But for almost $400, it better not.
120 click rotating bezel, easy to read dial, and a full tank of tough.
So what do you get for all that extra cash if you’re considering this instead of a Monster? The power reserve indicator is the most obvious addition, and instead of Seiko’s Hardlex, the crystal on the Orient is Sapphire. No day on this one, just a date window, and the bezel is black instead of matching silver stainless steel. Movement is one of Orient’s in-house hackable & hand-windable automatics. Shock and magnetic resistant.
There are many automatic dive watches out there with similar attributes that go for a much lower price. Again, just look at Seiko (which Orient happens to be a subsidiary of), and despite the M-Force Air Diver looking great, feeling great, and working mighty well… so does it’s cousin The Monster. All for $200 less.
Enter here to win This Orient Black Dial M-Force Air Diver. One entry per person. Deadline for entry is 11:59 pm ET 1/16/14. Thanks once again to Orient for providing the watch. Good luck!
Update: Congrats to Ty P. who won the Orient M-Force Air Diver!