Orient Star Outdoor automatic review

I saw this watch in a YouTube video by a gentleman who normally makes motorcycle films, Stuart Fillingham.

I was unaware of the brand at that time though I knew of Orient. After taking a closer look at the watch on the site of the UK importer ( TUS watch's) I was most impressed with the spec and price. 

Now I am no way am expert in movement's and the finer points of watch construction but from the images and the review Stuart gave of this piece I was tempted to give it a closer look.

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So after a day or two of prevarication I hit the order button on the basket I had filled a couple days previously.

The guys at TUS were really helpful with my order and the delivery was very quick. It was very nicely packaged and wrapped up as a gift.

On first inspection the watch is really impressive beautifully finished and at 41 mm has a good wrist presence on my 6 3/4 inch wrist. It's at the top end of size but wears very nicely.

It comes on a leather strap with a deployant clasp which is nice, though I have currently got it on a brown leather strap with buckle closure. Though the lugs are 21mm the starp is a 22 mm and it fits just fine.

As I said I'm not really an expert about the movement which I believe is an in house item but do far after 3 months or so seems very accurate and quite.

I was just drawn to the asthetic of this piece and love it's simple layout and striking hand design.

It's lume is excellent and it's fast become a favourite of my rotation. The case is very nicely finished with a mix of polished surface's and brushed to give it a pop of brightness yet remaining practical and not to showy.

It's a very comfortable watch for my bony wrist too. 

One thing I wasn't really sure about at first was the power indicator on the dial, however I have found it more useful than I thought it was initially and actually find it's a great addition. The only piece I have with this complication but probably not the last. It also opened my eyes to other Orient products and I have a Bambino lined up for a first dress watch maybe next year.

Orient Star Outdoor automatic review

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  • Lovely build quality
  • Understated elegance
  • Excellent value
  • Under the radar of many people
  • The strap is 21mm
  • No drilled lugs

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Thanks, very good review, you are off to a good start! I appreciate the specifics of your likes and dislikes. Those are the kinds of things look for when judging a new watch to add to my collection. 

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its a masculine watch, not really fan of the power indicator though

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Robcollects

Thanks, very good review, you are off to a good start! I appreciate the specifics of your likes and dislikes. Those are the kinds of things look for when judging a new watch to add to my collection. 

Thank you , it's good to know. I feel like it's easy to research specs but it's also good to hear what enthusiasts who own and wear these pieces actually think.

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Unholy

its a masculine watch, not really fan of the power indicator though

Yes I know  what you mean. I wasn't a fan of it either, to start with. I find it quite useful though tbh.

Anyway it's the only watch I have with this feature and I'm glad I tried it out. I feel it works ok on this dial.

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A great review thanks! Always really useful to see a review from an owner who is not a you tuber or sponsored in some way?

I'm an Orient fan and have been eyeing this one for a while.I think the power reserve indicator is a great idea and is well executed on this watch.

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Guvnor64

A great review thanks! Always really useful to see a review from an owner who is not a you tuber or sponsored in some way?

I'm an Orient fan and have been eyeing this one for a while.I think the power reserve indicator is a great idea and is well executed on this watch.

I can only speak as I find and if you like the look I whole heartedly recommend this watch. Where are you located? 

I'm UK based and my supplier/ importer told me that this was their last black dial, though there was a blue dial and a black pvd version still available probably different situation in other territories.

Glad you liked the review, I'll do it with a couple of my other favourite watch's to now. They are all quite similar to be honest, I definitely have a type.😂 Sinn 556 A , Oris ProPilot and I just snagged an Islander RangeMaster ( which I am very excited about) still in transit at the moment. Also just contemplating a purchase of a Islander Manhasset for a present for my Dad's next ( 83rd birthday) but I can't decide on dial colour ATM. Might have to do a poll and see what folk think.

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Thanks for the review! I’ve been wanting to pick up an Orient Star since I love my Mako 2 so much. While I probably wouldn’t want a power reserve indicator on every watch I own, it would be super cool to have it on one.

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Got one 2 years ago , it’s a fantastic watch, the legibility is fantastic And it’s nicely finished.  

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Droptuned83

I can only speak as I find and if you like the look I whole heartedly recommend this watch. Where are you located? 

I'm UK based and my supplier/ importer told me that this was their last black dial, though there was a blue dial and a black pvd version still available probably different situation in other territories.

Glad you liked the review, I'll do it with a couple of my other favourite watch's to now. They are all quite similar to be honest, I definitely have a type.😂 Sinn 556 A , Oris ProPilot and I just snagged an Islander RangeMaster ( which I am very excited about) still in transit at the moment. Also just contemplating a purchase of a Islander Manhasset for a present for my Dad's next ( 83rd birthday) but I can't decide on dial colour ATM. Might have to do a poll and see what folk think.

I think our tastes are quite similar!

I'm in Theydon Bois which is Essex/ London borders. I live near Gareth @ gasworks from whom I buy vintage seikos! ( when he is not in Wales).

I started this hobby this time last year. One of my first purchases was a Kamasu I bought from TUS watches. I'm always looking at their site.

I love Sinn and don't know much yet about Oris.

You were lucky to get that Island Watch Gentry piece  i thought they had already sold out!?

I don't mind quartz as well. One of my main beaters is the Citizen Ray Mears which has a field watch vibe although its Titanium.

Are you going to the London meet up at the start of next month?

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Hadn't heard of this one till now. Love the fact that it has a screwdown crown. Thanks for the review!

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Guvnor64

I think our tastes are quite similar!

I'm in Theydon Bois which is Essex/ London borders. I live near Gareth @ gasworks from whom I buy vintage seikos! ( when he is not in Wales).

I started this hobby this time last year. One of my first purchases was a Kamasu I bought from TUS watches. I'm always looking at their site.

I love Sinn and don't know much yet about Oris.

You were lucky to get that Island Watch Gentry piece  i thought they had already sold out!?

I don't mind quartz as well. One of my main beaters is the Citizen Ray Mears which has a field watch vibe although its Titanium.

Are you going to the London meet up at the start of next month?

Well yes very similar taste, I have a Ray Mears too😆  Quartz are big part of my collection ,I would love a quartz GS one day.

I was super lucky to get the RangeMaster, just happened to be on you tube when TGVs video came up, before it had finished I has gone to the Island Watch's site and ordered one. A couple of hours later people were saying that it had sold out. Be interesting to see what number I get, if that is any indication of when I got my order in.

I haven't planned anything regarding the London meet up as I only saw it was on today. It's a little bit tricky for me to get around these days since I don't drive any more. Of course trains are an option , when they aren't on strike.

It would be nice to try and make it I will look into the possibility of making it down and the logistics involved.

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onecoolstrawberry

Hadn't heard of this one till now. Love the fact that it has a screwdown crown. Thanks for the review!

My pleasure, glad to be of service. It's a fantastic watch.

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Pmartin

Got one 2 years ago , it’s a fantastic watch, the legibility is fantastic And it’s nicely finished.  

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Yes it is great. Thanks for looking and that's a really cool strap.

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Woozle_Wuzzle

Thanks for the review! I’ve been wanting to pick up an Orient Star since I love my Mako 2 so much. While I probably wouldn’t want a power reserve indicator on every watch I own, it would be super cool to have it on one.

Glad you liked the review, as you will know from your Mako Orient are really nicely done and Orient Star are even more so! Definitely worth checking one out there are some very compelling pieces.

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Droptuned83

Well yes very similar taste, I have a Ray Mears too😆  Quartz are big part of my collection ,I would love a quartz GS one day.

I was super lucky to get the RangeMaster, just happened to be on you tube when TGVs video came up, before it had finished I has gone to the Island Watch's site and ordered one. A couple of hours later people were saying that it had sold out. Be interesting to see what number I get, if that is any indication of when I got my order in.

I haven't planned anything regarding the London meet up as I only saw it was on today. It's a little bit tricky for me to get around these days since I don't drive any more. Of course trains are an option , when they aren't on strike.

It would be nice to try and make it I will look into the possibility of making it down and the logistics involved.

I will be very interested to see how you find the Rangemaster? I did like the design in general and the thinness and movement seemed very good. I'm less sure about the tgv logo though? I'm an Islander fan though.

The London meet should be really good although it will be a trek from Sheffield unless you come down earlier to do some shopping as well? Or tour sone authorised dealers? Just don't expect good service in London!