This new Diver 1964 release is based on the original Orient Olympia Calendar Diver, which was the first 40m dive watch with a bezel that Orient ever produced. When comparing the modern Orient Star Diver 1964 to the original Calendar Diver, we get a design ethos that’s true to it’s origin with some new technological features under the hood.
Fortis is a funny brand. Following their bankruptcy in 2017, signficant attempts have been made to undergo a facelift both in aesthetics and reputation–efforts spearheaded by dual Owner/CEO Jupp Phillip. He’s got his work cut out for him. Despite being the first company to produce the automatic wristwatch, Fortis always seems to be the proverbial last player picked on recess dodgeball teams. It may be difficult to find a reason to fault them for why, but we’re not really surprised either.