Tuesday, June 16, 2015

SG50 - An Anniversary Piece

The Orient Watch Company released an anniversary piece marking 50 years of Independence of Singapore.

The Japanese watch maker designed a winner IMHO. Their SG50 watch is a modification of the Bambino series with a special dial. The watch, which is sold in a set, comes with a special leather case too.
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The vintage looking watch comes in a set of two - one in steel and one in rose gold plated.
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The timepiece comes with an automatic movement Caliber ER48743 which is a Japanese movement. The 40.5mm watch has a rather vintage feel about it and the additional printing on the dial gives the SG50 timepiece more meaning of 50 years of independence.
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The dial is a simple printed dial with rose gold coloured markers and hands.
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Now for the rose gold plated piece.
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A somewhat more warm piece than the steel.
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A close up of the dial and the printing.
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I find this Orient attractive and well priced. Water resistant to 30m and with a power reserve of about 40 hours, the timepiece comes with a closed case back. Limited to 500 numbered sets, I understand they are fully sold.