New diver choice? One or the other or both?

I'm the proud owner of a teal Kamasu. Still on its standard bracelet ( I know). Had it just on a year, wear it a lot and it keeps great time and attracts complements from both enthusiasts and non watch people who have mostly never heard of Orient.

Although rhe Kamasu is effectively the successor to both the Ray 2 and Mako 2 I find myself repeatedly looking at both to purchase. They seem to have a large fan base despite the mineral glass and inexpensive bracelets.

So I find myself unusually with a bit of spare cash.

I'm only looking at these two orient divers.

Which one to get?

The Ray 2 with its obvious leanings to the submariner yet retaining a distinctly Japanese feel?

Or the Mako 2 with its almost Explorer like dial ( I know numerals on a diver?) The less usual of the two and still uniquely Japanese?

In the UK they can be had for 130 to 140 quid which to my mind is a bargain!

I like them both best in black so they can go with anything.

So fellow Crunchers and particularly Orient enthusiasts...

Ray 2 , Mako 2....or both?

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greetings fellow orient owner. the kamasu is my first mechanical watch and im proud of it. it is tough too i take it anywhere both land or underwater. regarding the question i would prefer ray than the mako from the aesthetic point of view

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Thank you! I've worn my Kamasu in the sea frequently and also out to dinner! You really can't go wrong with an Orient diver? Annoying crown though!!

Yes I agree the Ray 2 looks more classic?

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Guvnor64

Thank you! I've worn my Kamasu in the sea frequently and also out to dinner! You really can't go wrong with an Orient diver? Annoying crown though!!

Yes I agree the Ray 2 looks more classic?

Absolutely, i changed the bracelet to miltat/ strapcode though as i didnt plan to purchase another diver so i think it is good to made it better. I want to change the insert too but its too expensive to import to my country. Its a shame, but it is a good watch

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I was going to upgrade the bracelet on my kamasu but I find it comfortable and OK looking except for the stamped clasp which is a bit tinny, but I can live with it!

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I've got both, put sapphire in um and a new bezel and insert for the Mako. Here's a few of the Orients 

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Guvnor64

I was going to upgrade the bracelet on my kamasu but I find it comfortable and OK looking except for the stamped clasp which is a bit tinny, but I can live with it!

yes, the aftermarket bracelet isnt perfect (edges is too sharp for my taste) but the solid endlink and the milled clasp is a killer.

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Buy ‘em both! Spoil yourself. 😃

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The Mako is incredibly handsome in the metal. I'd go with that one. The blue one is really something as well. 

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Go with the Mako, I'd say. 

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MinnKonaMike

I've got both, put sapphire in um and a new bezel and insert for the Mako. Here's a few of the Orients 

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Lovely! Sapphire would be the first upgrade defo!

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StevieC54

Buy ‘em both! Spoil yourself. 😃

Yep I'm thinking that! Probably the Mako first but I just don't know!

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erikswrist

The Mako is incredibly handsome in the metal. I'd go with that one. The blue one is really something as well. 

Yeah I do like the blue one actually. Relative Time did a good review on it.

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I have had my KAMASU RA-AA08 for a year. Wear it regularly. Changed bezel and applied a NATO strap. Splendid watch.

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Wearing it as we communicate.  

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Yes lovely! You have the version 2 with the Ray like face. You can't go wrong with any of these really! Will probably get the version 2 at some point as well!

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Rocky150

I have had my KAMASU RA-AA08 for a year. Wear it regularly. Changed bezel and applied a NATO strap. Splendid watch.

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Wearing it as we communicate.  

Different bezel though?