Orient Marks the 10th Anniversary of the Mako

July 14th, 2014 by

The watches produced by Orient have long been known among the watch community to be well built and affordable choices. They have been producing their models since 1950 and have had several hits throughout the years. A stand-out feature of the brand is they make movements in-house, in their Japanese facilities. One of the more popular watches they have released is their Mako divers watch. It has actually been the best selling Orient  of the past decade, since its release in 2004. Since it has been ten years since its release, Orient is celebrating the event with a new, special edition of the Mako.

Orient Mako Line

The Mako line is normally made up of three dial colors: black, blue and orange which are all available internationally (and a blue dial version with a splash of red on the bezel). The watch is kept to a comfortable, modern size at 41.5mm in diameter and 13mm in height. Seeing as it is considered a divers watch it has a unidirectional diver’s bezel and 200M of water resistance. The time is kept with sword style hands and a red arrow tipped seconds hand. The dial also features the day and date, and is  protected by a mineral crystal. The crown at 2 o’clock is to adjust the day wheel to the correct day or to change the language. The line is powered by the automatic Orient caliber 469 movement, made in-house by Orient since 1971. The 469 movement (originally the Seiko 7005 movement) is a 21 jewel movement beating at 21,600 vph and a 40 hour power reserve. The Mako line comes on either a metal bracelet or a rubber divers strap and has a lug width of 22mm.


The 10th year celebration of the Mako will be marked with the re-release of the limited edition Yellow Mako. There has been a US only edition of the yellow dial in the past which has always sold out quickly. The The Yellow Mako, (model FEM65001YW) is an US exclusive model that will be limited to only 90 pieces. Aside from the dial color, the Yellow Mako shares the same specs as the rest of the Mako line outlined above.


Starting today, July 14, 2014, the watch can be ordered exclusively from The MSRP for the Yellow Mako is $285 however for a limited time (July 14-31) you can snag one of these limited editions for $140 using the code “10years” at checkout.


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