Orient Announces Their New Nami Diver Watch
By: Kaz Mirza
We usually get pretty excited about Orient Watch news around here, but we get especially excited about Orient Dive Watch news! Let me introduce you to the Orient Nami diver, a fun, modern expression of a classic vintage dive watch.
The Orient Nami diver was designed to balance the line between aesthetics and reliability. With features like 200m water resistance and a unique case design composed of crisp, clean lines, the Orient Nami continues the tradition of its Orient Diver predecessors by being extremely versatile. But in this Broke Watch Snob’s opinion, it seems like an absolutely wonderful vacation watch, or perhaps a solid summertime watch.
Unique for the brand, the Orient Nami features a flat bezel, which seems to work in tandem with its 46mm case to offer bold wrist presence. If 46mm sounds a bit too large, it’s important to note the dramatic slope in the lugs, which was implemented to promote maximum comfort across multiple wrist-types. Plus the Nami’s integrated strap should also help the watch “hug” your wrist.
The interior of the watch is haloed by the chapter ring decorated with Arabic numerals in increments of 10 as opposed to simple hashmarks. This is a design choice that promotes both a simple design and great dial legibility – a must for any diver. The applied markers are simple bars hugged by a thin, polished finish. You’ll also note that in conjunction with the markers, classic pencil hands and a sleek (but striking) spear-tipped seconds sweep offer a strong visual focal point for the Orient Nami.
There are currently two varieties of the Orient Nami being offered: (1) Carbon Black (ref. FAC09001B0) and (2) Midnight Blue (ref. FAC09004D0). The Carbon Black features a grid, waffle-like texture that comes off a touch more modern-sporty; and the Midnight Blue’s dial is a deep, rich ocean hue that features a sunburst finish for a very sporty, but refined flavor. Please note also that the Carbon Black comes with an integrated leather strap and the Midnight Blue comes with an integrated rubber strap.
What also catches my attention in the Orient Nami is that it’s powered by the Orient Caliber F6724, the latest in-house movement innovated by Orient that offers far more (IMO) than the sum of its parts. The F6724 hacks, manually winds, beats at approximately 21,600 VPH, and features an automatic winding rotor. Plus it has a date window and 40+ hours of power reserve.
The Orient Nami Carbon Black is priced at $445 and the Midnight Blue is available at $375 on OrientWatchUSA.com!
Personally, I love the blue – but I’m curious to know the #watchfam’s thoughts and opinions. Sound off in the comments below guys – this is a release that we’re pretty stoked to talk about!
- Screw-in Case Back
- Screwed-down Crown
- Water Resistance: 200m
- Case Diameter: 46mm (without crown)
- Case Thickness: 13mm
- Bezel: 120-click, Unidirectional
- Mineral Crystal
Kaz has been collecting watches since 2015, but he’s been fascinated by product design, the Collector’s psychology, and brand marketing his whole life. While sharing the same strong fondness for all things horologically-affordable as Mike (his TBWS partner in crime), Kaz’s collection niche is also focused on vintage Soviet watches as well as watches that feature a unique, but well-designed quirk or visual hook.