Oct 30, 20174014 views
I picked up a second example of the quirky Orient Star early 21st century Retro Future collection. The first one I got was their camera edition; this was is the roughly 42-mm "bike" edition, i.e. motorcycle. The face is supposed to be vaguely evocative of a motorcycle, a chrome guage or headlight and I suppose the gas tank, although it reminds me more of the Honda cubs used by Japan Post mail delivery employees. There is also a "road bike" version, Harleys or Gold Wings, I guess, a rarish, squarish car version, and, weirdly, an SUV version. They put out versions for various enthusiasts, including a vinyl turntable version with a tone arm and a guitar version that looks a lot like the bike version. (They never put out a watch enthusiast version ...)

The crown is screw down and it's rated for 100 meters; the crown is shaped like a hex bolt (get it?). Unfortunately the movement is not hand windable and without a hacking second hand, unlike the camera version. It's my first movement like this, and I don't mind the winding as much as the lack of hacking. The bracelet was fairly nice, but I replaced it rather than fool with the links. The hour numbers, as well as a portion of the second complication meter, are printed on the inside of the domed crystal. The lug shape is quite sensuous.


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Wow. Refreshingly different. Thanks for sharing. Can you share the Camera version too? Thanks.
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You can search for my post below about a week or two ago ("Orient Star Retro Future Camera Model") -- you even commented on it ;-)
These watches are relatively common on Yahoo Japan Auctions. I' m just leery about buying without really clear photos or a trustworthy description that mentions the crystal condition. Generally anything put up by a pawn shop is described in detail and can be trusted.