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Orient 2nd Generation Bambino Automatic FAC00009W0 AC00009W Blue Hands/White Dial/Brown Strap Mens Watch £83 With Code @ Creation Watches
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Orient 2nd Generation Bambino Automatic FAC00009W0 AC00009W Blue Hands/White Dial/Brown Strap Mens Watch £83 With Code @ Creation Watches

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Posted 17th AugEdited by:"louiselouise"

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I last posted about this White Dial/Blue hands Bambino nearly two years ago when it was a bit more.

Code MANONTIME takes the FAC0009W0 to £83.
3280247.jpgBtw, my favourite of the V2 Bambinos (£4 more with code) is the Cream dial version. Creation's picture doesn't do it justice - better pic here. I just think it looks...perfect.

Like this V4 Bambino too (£93 with code).

Bambinos Low-High here

However, what has also changed since I posted way back when is that the Royal Mail option is now £13.55. There's also Free Registered Airmail (hit or miss) and Free DHL (a no-no if you want to avoid Customs).
3280247.jpgFrom the Orient website:
The new Bambino Version 2 sports the most antique-inspired look from the Bambino collection. Whereas the first and third versions drew inspiration from classic-contemporary and modern styling (respectively), the Version 2 pays homage to timepieces from the past.
It features modest Roman Numeral markers, thin hands, and a train track chapter ring. And since it is paired with an onion crown and a domed crystal it’s easy to forget that it is built in a modern size of 40.5mm.
The addition of a movement that can be hand-wound really drives the classic feeling of the watch.

Approximate Case Diameter: 40.50mm
Approximate Case Thickness: 11.80mm

Power Reserve:Approximately 40 hours

Crystal:Domed Mineral

Movement:(Though I see a few saying it's F6722 - 67 is the calibre number and 22 stands for the number of jewels: watchmandan.com/ori…htm )

Clasp:Buckle

Water Resistance:30m

Case Material:
Stainless Steel

Case Diameter:40.5mm without crown

Case Thickness:11.8mm

Dial Color:White

Bezel Material:

Calendar

Band Material

Lug Width:21mm

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Love this watch, stuck mine on a matte blue croc strap.
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Airmail hit or miss you mean for customs charges?
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Avoid the DHL option like the plague, numerous threads on this and I've not seen many that have got away with taxes when selecting DHL.

Watch itself is a steal for the price you pay. Would buy multiple, if only I had more wrists
Love this watch, stuck mine on a matte blue croc strap.
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That cream dial and blue hands...
TacticalTimbo17/08/2019 02:07

Love this watch, stuck mine on a matte blue croc strap.[Image]


Accurate time keeping? Looks nice
Blurigard17/08/2019 02:22

That cream dial and blue hands...



Actually, this watch is the one with the white dial. The cream one is FAC00009N0 and is currently listed at £93.
SharkSandwich17/08/2019 08:06

Actually, this watch is the one with the white dial. The cream one is …Actually, this watch is the one with the white dial. The cream one is FAC00009N0 and is currently listed at £93.


I know, I was referring to Louise Louise's reference to the cream dial, but I couldn't quote the comment, since it was in the original post.
Edited by: "Blurigard" 17th Aug
Lovely looking watch. Pretty sure I had to pay over 20 quid to royal mail when I ordered an 80 quid seiko though
currybum217/08/2019 10:15

Lovely looking watch. Pretty sure I had to pay over 20 quid to royal mail …Lovely looking watch. Pretty sure I had to pay over 20 quid to royal mail when I ordered an 80 quid seiko though


To royal mail or to DHL?
Royal mail as I had to collect from sorting office
Don't like roman numerals myself but that's a very nice watch for the money.
Heat added.
TacticalTimbo17/08/2019 02:07

Love this watch, stuck mine on a matte blue croc strap.[Image]


Looking nice, any chance you have a link for watch strap?
Not the blue croc strap but I have had good success with WatchGecko ebay's watch strap bundle listing(s). Got 10 straps for a kerazee £17 a few weeks ago. Though subsequent auctions have been more, you may be lucky. Only downside is, it's lucky dip.

Eg, ebay.co.uk/itm…908
want a 38mm for this
ajarnadam.sainy17/08/2019 02:49

Accurate time keeping? Looks nice



Thanks, time keeping very good for an auto, never going to outperform a £10 quartz though.
TacticalTimbo17/08/2019 15:13

Thanks, this is the …Thanks, this is the strap;https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F143330690601


Cheers!
I got a cheapo (electric blue, not royal blue) "genuine leather" (never sure at that price?) strap from ebay as well, for my SARB017 - though - comparing it to some of the Geckota bracelets and the Geckota strap bundle I bought, it's perhaps not the greatest. I'm going to swap it out for a bracelet.

forums.watchuseek.com/f21…tml

Probably too bright blue for some - and some people don't like deployant clasps, so... ebay.co.uk/itm…783

Surprised that listing's still going, actually, as it's a year after I posted on WUS.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 2nd Sep
louiselouise17/08/2019 15:30

I got a cheapo (electric blue, not royal blue) "genuine leather" (never …I got a cheapo (electric blue, not royal blue) "genuine leather" (never sure at that price?) strap from ebay as well, for my SARB017 - though - comparing it to some of the Geckota bracelets and the Geckota strap bundle I bought, it's perhaps not the greatest. I'm going to swap it out for a bracelet.https://forums.watchuseek.com/f21/***official-sarb017-seiko-alpinist-thread***-795726-330.html#post46896161Probably too bright blue for some - and some people don't like deployment clasps, so... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272513546783Surprised that listing's still going, actually, as it's a year after I posted on WUS.


Needs to be 21mm. Not a bad price, but looks to be that glossier finish.
TacticalTimbo17/08/2019 15:48

Needs to be 21mm. Not a bad price, but looks to be that glossier finish.


Just another blue option if anyone's looking. It's not glossy, though, definitely more matte (might be the way the sunlight's hitting it on the WUS thread photo).

But yeah, going 1mm out you can usually get away with it, but I'd rather buy the correct lug width (didn't notice this Bambino's lug width, actually). iqbal101 didn't mention which watch he was wanting a strap for.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 17th Aug
louiselouise17/08/2019 15:52

Just another blue option if anyone's looking. It's not glossy, though, …Just another blue option if anyone's looking. It's not glossy, though, definitely more matte (might be the way the sunlight's hitting it on the WUS thread photo).But yeah, going 1mm out you can usually get away with it, but I'd rather buy the correct lug width (didn't notice this Bambino's lug width, actually). iqbal101 didn't mention which watch he was wanting a strap for.


I got this one, was thinking blue strap will go with this better, sorry didn't think about the lug width before

creationwatches.com/pro…tml
currybum217/08/2019 10:37

Royal mail as I had to collect from sorting office


Damn, thought the whole point of Royal Mail was they were posting it to you from within the UK so no taxes
currybum217/08/2019 10:37

Royal mail as I had to collect from sorting office



currybum217/08/2019 11:01

Caved... Ordered this one using airmail option …Caved... Ordered this one using airmail option creationwatches.com/products/orient-watches-252/orient-bambino-version-4-classic-automatic-fac08003a0-ac08003a-mens-watch-9323.html



Did you pay extra for Royal Mail delivery from Creation, then got the Fee To Pay notification? It looks as though you're choosing Free Registered Airmail.

I had good luck with Free Registered Airmail but that's a gamble (my first Creation order - was the only post option available for that watch, for some reason).
Good ole Amazon Warehouse has a few Orient Automatics, actually, if you want to scratch the Orient itch and 100% avoid Customs.

*Obviously Warehouse is a bit of a gamble, but nearly all the watches I've bought from there have been excellent.

Orient Mens Analogue Automatic Watch with Stainless Steel Strap FER2700BB0 Used - Good £70.40amazon.co.uk/gp/…all
38285814-x84ul.jpg(A Bambino 2nd Generation!) Orient Analogue Automatic FAC00004B0 Used - Very Good £82.71amazon.co.uk/gp/…all
38285814-h7QHT.jpgBit Marmite, this one - Orient Mens Analogue Automatic Watch with Leather Strap RA-AC0003S10B Used - Good £86.90amazon.co.uk/gp/…all
38285814-eAkjt.jpgEven the Cream Dial/Blue Hands Bambino V2 I love so much from this Deal post is on Amazon Warehouse - bit pricey at £124.40, Used - Very Good, though amazon.co.uk/gp/…all

If Quartz is more your thing, this looks very like the Seiko Recraft line/Seiko 5 Speed Racers - Orient 50M WR Quartz SQC0U005F0 £58.08 (not Amazon Warehouse this time)
amazon.co.uk/ORI…PSM
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Edited by: "louiselouise" 17th Aug
louiselouise17/08/2019 15:30

I got a cheapo (electric blue, not royal blue) "genuine leather" (never …I got a cheapo (electric blue, not royal blue) "genuine leather" (never sure at that price?) strap from ebay as well, for my SARB017 - though - comparing it to some of the Geckota bracelets and the Geckota strap bundle I bought, it's perhaps not the greatest. I'm going to swap it out for a bracelet.https://forums.watchuseek.com/f21/***official-sarb017-seiko-alpinist-thread***-795726-330.html#post46896161Probably too bright blue for some - and some people don't like deployment clasps, so... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272513546783Surprised that listing's still going, actually, as it's a year after I posted on WUS.


Yeah, swap it out.
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thethinwhiteduke18/08/2019 01:50

Yeah, swap it out.[Image]



I have two - a (curved ends) Michel Herbelin two tone bracelet - which I'm not sure will be too blingy or will fit. (Looks a bit like this - not my image and not the exact bracelet, btw) 38286356-PMpIQ.jpgApparently the Geckotas with curved end links do, and I have one of those too - the Chamfered, iirc. Keep forgetting about it, will get onto it tomorrow.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 18th Aug
louiselouise18/08/2019 01:57

I have two - a Michel Herbelin two tone watch - which I'm not sure will be …I have two - a Michel Herbelin two tone watch - which I'm not sure will be too blingy or will fit. (Looks a bit like this - not my image and not the exact bracelet, btw) [Image] Apparently the Geckotas with curved end links do, and I have one of those too - the Chamfered, iirc. Keep forgetting about it, will get onto it tomorrow.


I heard there was an awful lot of trouble with many alternatives so played it safe with the Strapcode - couldn't be happier, great bracelet and perfect looking with the Alpinist, imo.
thethinwhiteduke18/08/2019 02:01

I heard there was an awful lot of trouble with many alternatives so played …I heard there was an awful lot of trouble with many alternatives so played it safe with the Strapcode - couldn't be happier, great bracelet and perfect looking with the Alpinist, imo.



Invicta bracelets fit too, apparently, though I'll edit this and add my WUS link about my search for Alpinist bracelets later.

Here's the link here

Edit: Got boyf to do it as I found it too cumbersome but managed to fit a Michel Herbelin bracelet to mine (cost £10, is very well made, has a good weight and was a bit of a wild card/gamble purchase).
Edited by: "louiselouise" 21st Aug
louiselouise18/08/2019 02:05

Invicta bracelets fit too, apparently, though I'll edit this and add my …Invicta bracelets fit too, apparently, though I'll edit this and add my WUS link about my search for Alpinist bracelets later.


An Invicta bracelet on a Sarb? Eww,
thethinwhiteduke18/08/2019 02:15

An Invicta bracelet on a Sarb? Eww,



Here's my "wild card" Michel Herbelin (originally for the 12239/BT) £10 purchase - not a perfect fit at the curved ends, and needs adjusted to fit my wrist (think the links are the dreaded pins and collars - no arrows on the underside of the links, weirdly). I let boyf do the bracelet fitting (the springbars the seller sent were incredibly thin, the ones I have are too thick and didn't go in the "holes", ooer). Fiddly but got there in the end.

Slight jiggle room/gap, but not that noticeable38299853-qBaPf.jpg38299853-FUf6A.jpgSlightly raised between the lugs38299853-G0JkH.jpgThe original ebay listing for this watch clearly shows solid end links, and it's nicely-made. Think I got a bargain!38299853-FsezO.jpg38299853-yeHzd.jpg
Edited by: "louiselouise" 22nd Aug
Had received customs fee card of £25.13 in order to obtain my watch. Grr.. 😡
currybum217/08/2019 11:01

Caved... Ordered this one using airmail option …Caved... Ordered this one using airmail option creationwatches.com/products/orient-watches-252/orient-bambino-version-4-classic-automatic-fac08003a0-ac08003a-mens-watch-9323.html


This is the one I'm interested in and for £93 it's a steal.
Did you receive yours ok? Any issues with customs?
Arrived but card royal mail card for customs. Last time I think I paid over £20. Not collected yet but expecting the same.

Amazon probably better bet in hindsight
Orient Men's Analogue Japanese-Automatic Watch with Leather Strap FAC00009W0 amazon.co.uk/dp/…AK4
Edited by: "currybum2" 31st Aug
Just to confirm
Had to pay royal mail £27 customs. This is the 2nd time with creation, so will use amazon in future where possible. Lovely watch though!
currybum203/09/2019 13:47

Just to confirmHad to pay royal mail £27 customs. This is the 2nd time …Just to confirmHad to pay royal mail £27 customs. This is the 2nd time with creation, so will use amazon in future where possible. Lovely watch though!



Urgh, such a pain! I'm tempted to ask boyf to try the (Cream Dial) Creation option/Free Registered Airmail but I bet it'll be my turn to get nabbed I keep sending him pictures of it but he's not biting.
currybum203/09/2019 13:47

Just to confirmHad to pay royal mail £27 customs. This is the 2nd time …Just to confirmHad to pay royal mail £27 customs. This is the 2nd time with creation, so will use amazon in future where possible. Lovely watch though!


Airmail next time
Mike_HUKD05/09/2019 09:54

Airmail next time


That's what I used, but they used royal mail anyway.
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