More pics of the Orient Star and G

More pics of the Orient Star and G

Joined: April 8th, 2007, 11:50 pm

August 2nd, 2010, 4:24 am #1

I'm really enamoured with my two latest so I thought I'd take a few more pics.
Crazy thing is now I have about 4 watches that I really like, and this is
a problem for me as I like to have maybe 2 different watches (dress, sporty) that
I really love and wear exclusively.
Now I have to spread the love and for some reason I find it irritating.
I guess we all have our own little neurosis.
So this Orient star is just that...a star. I can't get over the quality
of this watch. Very comfortable to wear...you hardly notice it's on, unlike
it's big brother the OS300M which is about 5 times as heavy. I love the 300M
more than any of the watches I've ever owned though. The Orient Star (dress)
is smaller, around 38-39mm diametre, but I don't seem to mind, and I guess the
extra 2 or 3 mm and it's design make it seem just that much bigger than the SARB031
I had but which I found to be just a tad too small.
Anyway, just love the thing and took a few more pics.

The G is just incredible. I still marvel at how much these watches can do.
When I look at these G Shock, it makes me think that these are the epitome
of timepieces. I know that some people don't even consider them watches...
that they have "no soul" etc., but really, aren't they what these other watches
have strived to become? More efficient, more accurate. I mean, that's the
principal purpose of a watch...to measure time as accurately as possible.
The technology of these mech watches we love so much is so outdated...not even
last century, but the one before!!!
It's funny really when you hear people (myself included) go on about the accuracy
of their mech watches, the service required, which position is best to keep the
watch in at night etc...when you can pick up a digital, and it will give you superb
timekeeping, handle almost any abuse you can throw at it, and will in a lot of cases,
once set, work for the next 20yrs without any interference on our part.
For me at least, my other watches are more of a hobby, and pieces of jewellery than
timepieces.
I love 'em all though!
Here are the pics




<img src="http://i179<span class="link">http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w317 ... G_0014.jpg" alt="[linked image]"></span>
















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Joined: November 24th, 2007, 4:36 am

August 2nd, 2010, 6:08 pm #2

etc.?

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August 2nd, 2010, 7:57 pm #3

I'm really enamoured with my two latest so I thought I'd take a few more pics.
Crazy thing is now I have about 4 watches that I really like, and this is
a problem for me as I like to have maybe 2 different watches (dress, sporty) that
I really love and wear exclusively.
Now I have to spread the love and for some reason I find it irritating.
I guess we all have our own little neurosis.
So this Orient star is just that...a star. I can't get over the quality
of this watch. Very comfortable to wear...you hardly notice it's on, unlike
it's big brother the OS300M which is about 5 times as heavy. I love the 300M
more than any of the watches I've ever owned though. The Orient Star (dress)
is smaller, around 38-39mm diametre, but I don't seem to mind, and I guess the
extra 2 or 3 mm and it's design make it seem just that much bigger than the SARB031
I had but which I found to be just a tad too small.
Anyway, just love the thing and took a few more pics.

The G is just incredible. I still marvel at how much these watches can do.
When I look at these G Shock, it makes me think that these are the epitome
of timepieces. I know that some people don't even consider them watches...
that they have "no soul" etc., but really, aren't they what these other watches
have strived to become? More efficient, more accurate. I mean, that's the
principal purpose of a watch...to measure time as accurately as possible.
The technology of these mech watches we love so much is so outdated...not even
last century, but the one before!!!
It's funny really when you hear people (myself included) go on about the accuracy
of their mech watches, the service required, which position is best to keep the
watch in at night etc...when you can pick up a digital, and it will give you superb
timekeeping, handle almost any abuse you can throw at it, and will in a lot of cases,
once set, work for the next 20yrs without any interference on our part.
For me at least, my other watches are more of a hobby, and pieces of jewellery than
timepieces.
I love 'em all though!
Here are the pics




<img src="http://i179<span class="link">http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w317 ... G_0014.jpg" alt="[linked image]"></span>















.........BOTH OF THEM! Completly different ends of today`s tehnology yet both have their own beauty. The wrist pics you took, don`t show the Orient being smaller than the Casio. I know Casio G Shock is bigger in diameter but doesn`t look like it.



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Joined: April 8th, 2007, 11:50 pm

August 2nd, 2010, 11:12 pm #4

etc.?

Boomtown

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Casio Gulfman

Technical Specs
Multi-Band Atomic Timekeeping (US, UK, Germany, Japan)
Receives time calibration radio signals which keep the displayed time accurate
Auto receive function (6 times per day)
Manual receive function
Signal: US WWVB, UK MSF, Germany DCF77, Japan JJY40/JJY60
Frequency: US 60kHz, UK 60kHz, Germany 77.5kHz, Japan 40/60kHz
Tough Solar Power
Shock Resistant
Rust Resistant
200M Water Resistant
Auto EL Backlight with Afterglow
World Time
29 times zones (48 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off
5 Daily Alarms (1 with snooze)
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1/10 second
Countdown range: 1 minute to 60 minutes
1/100 second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 999:59'59.99"
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
Hourly Time Signal
Button Tone Operation On/Off
Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
12/24 Hour Formats
Accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month (with no signal calibration)
Storage Battery: CTL1616
Battery Power Indicator
Power Saving Function
Approx. battery life: 9 months on full charge (without further exposure to light)
Module 3089
Size of case/total weight
51.0 x 46.0 x 16.4mm / 57g

The specs make it sound huge, but when you have it on your wrist it doesn't seem that big, also
because it's titanium, it's feather lite.

The Orient star, is only 39mm diam.

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Joined: April 13th, 2008, 10:31 pm

August 2nd, 2010, 11:34 pm #5

I'm really enamoured with my two latest so I thought I'd take a few more pics.
Crazy thing is now I have about 4 watches that I really like, and this is
a problem for me as I like to have maybe 2 different watches (dress, sporty) that
I really love and wear exclusively.
Now I have to spread the love and for some reason I find it irritating.
I guess we all have our own little neurosis.
So this Orient star is just that...a star. I can't get over the quality
of this watch. Very comfortable to wear...you hardly notice it's on, unlike
it's big brother the OS300M which is about 5 times as heavy. I love the 300M
more than any of the watches I've ever owned though. The Orient Star (dress)
is smaller, around 38-39mm diametre, but I don't seem to mind, and I guess the
extra 2 or 3 mm and it's design make it seem just that much bigger than the SARB031
I had but which I found to be just a tad too small.
Anyway, just love the thing and took a few more pics.

The G is just incredible. I still marvel at how much these watches can do.
When I look at these G Shock, it makes me think that these are the epitome
of timepieces. I know that some people don't even consider them watches...
that they have "no soul" etc., but really, aren't they what these other watches
have strived to become? More efficient, more accurate. I mean, that's the
principal purpose of a watch...to measure time as accurately as possible.
The technology of these mech watches we love so much is so outdated...not even
last century, but the one before!!!
It's funny really when you hear people (myself included) go on about the accuracy
of their mech watches, the service required, which position is best to keep the
watch in at night etc...when you can pick up a digital, and it will give you superb
timekeeping, handle almost any abuse you can throw at it, and will in a lot of cases,
once set, work for the next 20yrs without any interference on our part.
For me at least, my other watches are more of a hobby, and pieces of jewellery than
timepieces.
I love 'em all though!
Here are the pics




<img src="http://i179<span class="link">http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w317 ... G_0014.jpg" alt="[linked image]"></span>















I just sent my Atomic Gulfman away to a new home in Europe. The Ti bezel ring was a very nice detail for a G Shock.

As for the OS Classic...if i could buy them all I would. Even those funky red and turquoise ones.

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August 3rd, 2010, 1:01 am #6



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August 3rd, 2010, 2:20 am #7

G Shocks seem to measure larger than they wear....except for that one SharkFin had.

Wore about the same size as a Monster. Maybe a smidge larger, but not as large as the Citizen Skyhawk I now have. Sorry, that's my best reference.

Check out your mall stores you might be able to find either this model or the non-atomic version as both are the same size. Also the Mudman is of similar size.

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August 3rd, 2010, 2:49 am #8



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August 3rd, 2010, 2:09 pm #9

Hey Poy. Get one from amazon. Good deal, only $15 more than what I sold mine for. Worth more than that but amazon's deals keeps the second hand prices down. I buy Casio from there first as they usually have the best prices. Still in stock and easy return policy. Mine was actually a gift through amazon and I didn't return it because I wanted the cash. Greedy me. Bwhahaha.

http://www.amazon.com/Casio-GW9100-1-G- ... 977&sr=8-1

Amazon also sometimes has killer deals on Citizens. Got my Skyhawk AT for 47% off with full 5 year warranty. They still have the 2100 chronograph and Nighthawk for 47% off too. I've also seen the Blue Angels AT for 47% off. Don't know why 47% is the magic number, but I'm not complaining.

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August 4th, 2010, 12:01 am #10

I'm really enamoured with my two latest so I thought I'd take a few more pics.
Crazy thing is now I have about 4 watches that I really like, and this is
a problem for me as I like to have maybe 2 different watches (dress, sporty) that
I really love and wear exclusively.
Now I have to spread the love and for some reason I find it irritating.
I guess we all have our own little neurosis.
So this Orient star is just that...a star. I can't get over the quality
of this watch. Very comfortable to wear...you hardly notice it's on, unlike
it's big brother the OS300M which is about 5 times as heavy. I love the 300M
more than any of the watches I've ever owned though. The Orient Star (dress)
is smaller, around 38-39mm diametre, but I don't seem to mind, and I guess the
extra 2 or 3 mm and it's design make it seem just that much bigger than the SARB031
I had but which I found to be just a tad too small.
Anyway, just love the thing and took a few more pics.

The G is just incredible. I still marvel at how much these watches can do.
When I look at these G Shock, it makes me think that these are the epitome
of timepieces. I know that some people don't even consider them watches...
that they have "no soul" etc., but really, aren't they what these other watches
have strived to become? More efficient, more accurate. I mean, that's the
principal purpose of a watch...to measure time as accurately as possible.
The technology of these mech watches we love so much is so outdated...not even
last century, but the one before!!!
It's funny really when you hear people (myself included) go on about the accuracy
of their mech watches, the service required, which position is best to keep the
watch in at night etc...when you can pick up a digital, and it will give you superb
timekeeping, handle almost any abuse you can throw at it, and will in a lot of cases,
once set, work for the next 20yrs without any interference on our part.
For me at least, my other watches are more of a hobby, and pieces of jewellery than
timepieces.
I love 'em all though!
Here are the pics




<img src="http://i179<span class="link">http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w317 ... G_0014.jpg" alt="[linked image]"></span>















I love that orient.
I saw it but hesitated. Good for ya Georges, wear it in good health. Looks stunning

*Never a waste of time to look at a watch*
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