NOTE: Some color combos of the new Kamasu were going for $180 during a recent Massdrop sale, but not all colors (like the dark green featured in this post) were available. Also, Massdrop was oddly mixing in another model (the Kano) with that drop.
It is sleek, a little mean looking, and there’s some toothiness there. All put into a medium sized package and swimming at a price that’s nowhere near whale territory.
It’s a great addition to their school of dive watches. Available in multiple colors and holding more than a passing resemblance to the hugely popular Mako USA, it’s got an in-house automatic movement (of course), a sapphire crystal, and 200 meters of water resistance. Movement hacks and hand winds too.
The bezel has a nice, intricate feel to its rotation, the extra dots between the Arabic numerals help for easy ready accuracy, and the variety of colors is appreciated. Shown in this post is the dark green. It’s subtle. In a good way.
Sizing is a welcome by many medium diameter at 41.8mm. More of a classic, and less of a 21st century dinner plate. Lugs are 22mm. End links are hollow, not solid, which is one of the hallmarks of its big brother, the Mako USA.
Orient continues, somehow, to reinvent without getting silly. And along with the tough but not over the top aesthetics of their barracuda, you continue to get an oddly affordable, automatic movement beating away inside its (wait for it)… heart.
Enter here to win the Orient Kamasu in dark green shown in the post above. Deadline for entry is 11:59 PM ET on 4/10/19. One entry per person. Big thanks to Orient for sending along one of their newest models for review and giveaway!
UPDATE: Congrats to J. Glovsky who won the drawing for this new Orient Kamasu!