Orient Mako XL Men's Automatic Stainless Steel Watch (FEM75002DW) @ amazon (Global Store) - £119.89 inc. delivery
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Orient Mako XL Men's Automatic Stainless Steel Watch (FEM75002DW) @ amazon (Global Store) - £119.89 inc. delivery

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Found 20th Feb
If I hadn't just bought a Seiko, I'd have gone for this. Maybe I still will.

It's a decent price for a great automatic watch.

It's £239 at watch.co.uk (slightly different model no.), nearly £200 at chrono24.co.uk.

Blurb...

  • Round watch featuring unidirectional corrugated bezel and blue dial with day and date windows at 3 o'clock
  • 45 mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window
  • Automatic self-wind movement with analog display
  • Stainless steel link bracelet and foldover push-button clasp with safety closure
  • Water resistant to 200 m (660 ft)
  • Manufacturer warranty will not apply. Please check Amazon’s return policy, which usually offers free returns within 30 days of receipt.
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Geemac1 h, 30 m ago

Hi, are you saying it gains or loses 5 seconds a day?


To be certified as a Chronometer (COSC) an automatic watch must be accurate to within 4-6 seconds a day. That's the absolute pinnacle of automatic movements that 95% of Swiss automatics don't meet.
If you need greater accuracy than that then you have to either buy quartz/digital or re-evaluate the parts of your life that require you to be so punctual
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If you want an automatic watch that has an ETA movement similar to the Rolex Submariner then this is one to consider at a fraction of the cost of a rolex. The orient is a nice looking watch and a quality brand.

chronomaster.co.uk/ste…88/
Steinharts are nice
Have the mako xl and it keeps great time 5 seconds a day
I've got a Mako XL with green bezel, white face. Nice enough watch. Got it from Creationwatches a few years back for around £110 as I recall. Put a chunky leather Zulu strap on courtesy of Alex at yellowdogwatch straps and it looks nice. Might give it a spin out later.
trott3r1 h, 25 m ago

Have the mako xl and it keeps great time 5 seconds a day



Hi, are you saying it gains or loses 5 seconds a day?
Geemac37 m ago

Hi, are you saying it gains or loses 5 seconds a day?


That’s pretty good by auto standards.
Gains and that is great for an auto.

Miyota movement
Geemac1 h, 30 m ago

Hi, are you saying it gains or loses 5 seconds a day?


To be certified as a Chronometer (COSC) an automatic watch must be accurate to within 4-6 seconds a day. That's the absolute pinnacle of automatic movements that 95% of Swiss automatics don't meet.
If you need greater accuracy than that then you have to either buy quartz/digital or re-evaluate the parts of your life that require you to be so punctual
-4 +6 seconds a day. I have a Omega Seamaster which is accurate to within + or – 20 seconds a month, can’t remember which. I find that annoying.
Technoman23 h, 52 m ago

If you want an automatic watch that has an ETA movement similar to the …If you want an automatic watch that has an ETA movement similar to the Rolex Submariner then this is one to consider at a fraction of the cost of a rolex. The orient is a nice looking watch and a quality brand.http://www.chronomaster.co.uk/steinhart/watches/divers-watches/steinhart-ocean-one-39-black-ceramic/0688/


When you say an ETA movement similar to the submariner, are you saying that the Submariner uses an ETA movement, or simply that both these watches are automatic?
Either way both points are somewhat redundant. Rolex dont use ETA movements, they make their own much higher calibre movement for the submariner. Do not kid yourself in to trying to believe you have a Rolex in Makos clothing with this watch, you have a nice £100 watch, not a £5000 watch in disguise.

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ner
Have this in Black, quality watch
joeyjoejoe2061 h, 38 m ago

When you say an ETA movement similar to the submariner, are you saying …When you say an ETA movement similar to the submariner, are you saying that the Submariner uses an ETA movement, or simply that both these watches are automatic? Either way both points are somewhat redundant. Rolex dont use ETA movements, they make their own much higher calibre movement for the submariner.

Neither does Orient use ETA (a Swiss company) movements, instead Orient make their own (highly regarded) movements in house.

Orient is a good Japanese brand who make some very nice watches. I have several Orients including three Mako XLs in various colours but not this blue one. I am very,very, tempted at this price.
Just got one of these for £42 from Amazon to save wear and tear on my Omega.
I think you'd struggle to better for an everyday automatic watch.

amazon.co.uk/INV…cta
Edited by: "Besford" 20th Feb
Besford6 m ago

Just got one of these for £42 from Amazon to save wear and tear on my …Just got one of these for £42 from Amazon to save wear and tear on my Omega.I think you'd struggle to better for an everyday automatic watch.https://www.amazon.co.uk/INVICTA-DIVER-BRACELET-AUTOMATIC-24760/dp/B072C6P2GR/ref=sr_1_35?s=watch&ie=UTF8&qid=1519139475&sr=1-35&keywords=invicta


you could insure your watch for less..... then wear your pride and joy without fear. Just a thought.
Not of course encouraging this but I find that the real fakes you can get for around £100 are pretty good.
joeyjoejoe20642 m ago

you could insure your watch for less..... then wear your pride and joy …you could insure your watch for less..... then wear your pride and joy without fear. Just a thought.


Yeah, I do wear it most of the time, even when I shouldn't (DIY, gardening, etc.) but a £500 Omega service has made me a bit more cautious! It came back with most of it looking like new but it's starting to accumulate the knocks and scratches of everyday life again. Still, I don't want to hide it away as it's a (very good) functional tool and was a present from my wife for a big birthday (yes, I got her an Omega too!).

Maybe I just wanted an excuse to buy the Invicta at an astonishingly low price. I think it's really rather good.
Besford7 m ago

the knocks and scratches of everyday life


thats just character
joeyjoejoe20637 m ago

thats just character


I agree really - evidence of 15 years of living! I did consider asking Omega not to do the cosmetic stuff but the cost was the same and it does look nice!

Jeweller said it needs servicing every 2-3 years - no way at that price! After 15 years of daily use it was losing about a minute a day, now it's gaining very slightly which is fine. Maybe after a couple of years it'll be spot on for a while?
Edited by: "Besford" 20th Feb
Besford1 h, 3 m ago

Just got one of these for £42 from Amazon to save wear and tear on my …Just got one of these for £42 from Amazon to save wear and tear on my Omega.I think you'd struggle to better for an everyday automatic watch.https://www.amazon.co.uk/INVICTA-DIVER-BRACELET-AUTOMATIC-24760/dp/B072C6P2GR/ref=sr_1_35?s=watch&ie=UTF8&qid=1519139475&sr=1-35&keywords=invicta


That comes up at £77 for me and 40mm watch face? Too small for my manly wrists
yoshi6 m ago

is this the same watch for £102? …is this the same watch for £102? http://www.creationwatches.com/products/orient-watches-252/orient-mako-automatic-fem75002d-mens-watch-2704.html


It is, but you get no guarantee (at least Amazon handles returns in the first 30 days), the watch I got from Creation had a small scratch on it's face, but could not be bothered to return to the Far Easdy.

Oh and got hit for import tax of £20+ from DHL !
Joey, The point i was trying to make was that you can buy a quality watch (not a Rolex fake ) with a quality 2824-2 movement for a fraction of the price of Rolex, Tudor or Breitling.

The conclusion in this article sums it up for me but you may have a different view.

wornandwound.com/cal…le/
I have gone away from autos now, I just cant be bothered with the inaccuracy, cost to have serviced when they become unreliable and you have to be careful not to knock them or do any sort of activity that may give them a jolt. I used to love to see the sweeping second hand but now, who really cares. I would ware my Breitling or Omega to work and most people do not even know what these watches are. Been there and done it, a good quartz is far better in my opinion, more reliable and accurate.
Bendown20 m ago

I have gone away from autos now, I just cant be bothered with the …I have gone away from autos now, I just cant be bothered with the inaccuracy, cost to have serviced when they become unreliable and you have to be careful not to knock them or do any sort of activity that may give them a jolt. I used to love to see the sweeping second hand but now, who really cares. I would ware my Breitling or Omega to work and most people do not even know what these watches are. Been there and done it, a good quartz is far better in my opinion, more reliable and accurate.


You're not wrong but there's something very special about owning one of these watches. If it's just for the reaction you get from others then I think you (and probably many others) bought for the wrong reason!
Northerndave29 m ago

That comes up at £77 for me and 40mm watch face? Too small for my manly …That comes up at £77 for me and 40mm watch face? Too small for my manly wrists


Yeah, it was £42 last week and no doubt it will be again - they play crazy games with the price of these watches and at £37 (£5 Amazon credit for their earlier screw up) it would have been rude not to! Anyone looking should beware though: there's an identical looking quartz version too.

I don't like the trend to enormous watches but in reality this one is pretty chunky and substantial - I don't think it would challenge your masculinity too much and the weight of it may even exercise the biceps!
Phaedrix2 h, 17 m ago

Neither does Orient use ETA (a Swiss company) movements, instead Orient …Neither does Orient use ETA (a Swiss company) movements, instead Orient make their own (highly regarded) movements in house.Orient is a good Japanese brand who make some very nice watches. I have several Orients including three Mako XLs in various colours but not this blue one. I am very,very, tempted at this price.


I think the structure of their comment is the cause of confusion, in that they were not saying the Orient has an ETA movement, but the Steinhart in their hyperlink.
Rickardo5 m ago

I think the structure of their comment is the cause of confusion


You make a very good point, which I can, now, clearly see.
Besford58 m ago

You're not wrong but there's something very special about owning one of …You're not wrong but there's something very special about owning one of these watches. If it's just for the reaction you get from others then I think you (and probably many others) bought for the wrong reason!


Please tell me what is special, have they got a sapphire crystal, there is not even a service centre in the UK for this brand, does it have an eta movement. I actually purchased one of these a few years ago, not very accurate, the lume was not that good, no sapphire crystal. Please convince me?. I am not saying they are crap but at £100 i paid, I sold on as it was just what it was worth, concerning part for me was unlike seiko and citizen, where do you get it repaired?
This is a good buy from Amazon, sapphire coated crystal 3 year uk warranty and ronda quartz movement, same as used in Christopher ward watches that retail at £300 plus

amazon.co.uk/Wen…hes
Edited by: "Bendown" 20th Feb
Bendown14 m ago

Please tell me what is special, have they got a sapphire crystal, there is …Please tell me what is special, have they got a sapphire crystal, there is not even a service centre in the UK for this brand, does it have an eta movement. I actually purchased one of these a few years ago, not very accurate, the lume was not that good, no sapphire crystal. Please convince me?. I am not saying they are crap but at £100 i paid, I sold on as it was just what it was worth, concerning part for me was unlike seiko and citizen, where do you get it repaired?


I wasn't recommending this watch (don't know anything about it, not keen on the look of it either) I'm talking about automatic watches generally (and mostly much more expensive ones than this one) - they're just nice pieces of engineering. I have to agree that they are hard to justify on an entirely objective basis though!
Besford5 m ago

I wasn't recommending this watch (don't know anything about it, not keen …I wasn't recommending this watch (don't know anything about it, not keen on the look of it either) I'm talking about automatic watches generally (and mostly much more expensive ones than this one) - they're just nice pieces of engineering. I have to agree that they are hard to justify on an entirely objective basis though!


No probs, its good to talk about things, peoples input helps others decide. It does for me lol
Bendown4 h, 7 m ago

I have gone away from autos now, I just cant be bothered with the …I have gone away from autos now, I just cant be bothered with the inaccuracy, cost to have serviced when they become unreliable and you have to be careful not to knock them or do any sort of activity that may give them a jolt. I used to love to see the sweeping second hand but now, who really cares. I would ware my Breitling or Omega to work and most people do not even know what these watches are. Been there and done it, a good quartz is far better in my opinion, more reliable and accurate.


I love my automatics but I agree. I picked up a Bulova Accutron II for £58 last year and I've worn it nearly daily since. The smooth sweep second hand is mesmerising. All the convenience of a quartz but still something special inside. Makes me smile every time I look at it which I think is important.

"It's quartz Jim, but not as we know it."
rossysaurus20 m ago

I love my automatics but I agree. I picked up a Bulova Accutron II for £58 …I love my automatics but I agree. I picked up a Bulova Accutron II for £58 last year and I've worn it nearly daily since. The smooth sweep second hand is mesmerising. All the convenience of a quartz but still something special inside. Makes me smile every time I look at it which I think is important. "It's quartz Jim, but not as we know it."


I have a Bulova 262 with the smooth second hand, as you say looks great and so accurate. I wonder why this tech has not been adopted by more manufacturers. It would see the end of the mechanical I am sure. I understand my Bulova has 8 jewels
Bendown27 m ago

I have a Bulova 262 with the smooth second hand, as you say looks great …I have a Bulova 262 with the smooth second hand, as you say looks great and so accurate. I wonder why this tech has not been adopted by more manufacturers. It would see the end of the mechanical I am sure. I understand my Bulova has 8 jewels


Haven’t bulova protected it? My 262 is my everyday work watch
Petetobin16 h, 50 m ago

Not of course encouraging this but I find that the real fakes you can get …Not of course encouraging this but I find that the real fakes you can get for around £100 are pretty good.


£100 to look naff s £100 wasted. Get a quality dive-style or even an honest homage. Copies are for real saddoes.

Although, with the username of petetobin, unless it's your actual name, I'm pretty sure your judgement isn't that great tbh.

Also, for those that can't pull off a 45mm watch, the smaller 41.5mm is also available at a similar price:

amazon.co.uk/Ori…vtp
Edited by: "thekanester" 21st Feb
jimmyt1110 h, 52 m ago

Haven’t bulova protected it? My 262 is my everyday work watch


Not sure but it its the future of horology to me. smooth second hand and perfect time keeping as well as low maintenance. not forgetting how robust the movement is compared to a mechanical. it even has 8 jewels so should last many years and is servicable like a mechanical
thekanester9 h, 52 m ago

£100 to look naff s £100 wasted. Get a quality dive-style or even an h …£100 to look naff s £100 wasted. Get a quality dive-style or even an honest homage. Copies are for real saddoes.Although, with the username of petetobin, unless it's your actual name, I'm pretty sure your judgement isn't that great tbh.Also, for those that can't pull off a 45mm watch, the smaller 41.5mm is also available at a similar price:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Orient-Japanese-Automatic-Stainless-Diving/dp/B01AK5TQRM/ref=cts_wa_2_vtp


Equally, I am not sure how wise your judgement would be in picking an argument with someone who chose to use the name of a serial killer as his handle on a site like this! Luckily for you, it's my real name and I do not share any characteristics with my murdering name sake.
Like the look of that Wegner and the price is amazing. Personally I like the slightly more classical look on a watch such as this one:


amazon.co.uk/Hen…tch
Petetobin2 h, 15 m ago

Equally, I am not sure how wise your judgement would be in picking an …Equally, I am not sure how wise your judgement would be in picking an argument with someone who chose to use the name of a serial killer as his handle on a site like this! Luckily for you, it's my real name and I do not share any characteristics with my murdering name sake.


My condolences for your unfortunate name...

Best wishes

Zoë Diakkiller
Petetobin21st Feb

Like the look of that Wegner and the price is amazing. Personally I like …Like the look of that Wegner and the price is amazing. Personally I like the slightly more classical look on a watch such as this one:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Henry-London-Finchley-Chronograph-Display/dp/B014JRT51O/ref=sr_1_9?s=watch&ie=UTF8&qid=1519211747&sr=1-9&keywords=henry+london+mens+watch


Acrylic crystal, though
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