Hi all, I have this Orient from my dad and I did try to search on the web for more info, and nothing is coming up, so if anyone can share some light on this model that would be appreciated.
The watch is working fine and I wear it only sparingly.
Orient Tri-Star, an older model with the pusher day adjustment and the 46 movement if I recall correctly (an old licensed Seiko movement before orient was owned by Seiko).
The tri star is a sturdy entry level watch first produced in the 70s and until today, sort of comparable to the Seiko 5 and from the same era.
I'm seeing the reference number os-469c335b but I'm frankly uncertain how correct that it.
It wont light the world on fire horologically but the most important thing is that has yours and your dad's stories. That, without a doubt, is the coolest part.
Quite a cool looking watch, and what's more important is that it has a story that you can add to.
Hi Edge thank for your input, I managed to get a picture of the back and the number is different.
Can you please explain why?
You are correct. I have a few watches with a story behind them, and yes sometimes it adds lots of value.
Orient has made hundreds of Tri Star models over the years, many of which are relatively small variations on each other. Also, like Seiko, they have historically tended to have Japan only product numbers and international ones.
So the honest answer is...I don't know, at least without seeing a picture. But generally speaking, documentation on that era of Orient watches is pretty limited at least in English so I am operating mostly at the edges of my own knowledge. I hope others might be able to weigh in here.
me bad... forgot to add the picture😉
Based on the similarity in the two item codes, my guess is the last 3 numbers are dial and color variations on a base model watch
Italian living down under😉