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Orient Mako Diver

Thursday May 3, 2012

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This is a cool one. You get all that historic James Bond, old school, true-prep coolness in a package of understated elegance for under $200.

Throw it on a NATO strap to get the full james bond effect. A NATO strap is a nylon strap with a simple buckle. Many of them have colorful stripes.

The Mako is a nice clean traditional diver not unlike a Rolex Sub. Its got a uni-directional bezel, a day/date complication and a decent stainless bracelet, although I would go for a NATO like I said. There are a number of different colors available on this watch as well a version with a urethane band. Orients are made in Japan.

It’s not a hacking watch so you can’t wind it–you just need to shake it up to get it going.

For a funkier look I saw some suede and leather NATO straps that would go with this watch perfectly. The ones in this pic are made from Horween Shell Cordovan. A type of horse leather that ages brilliantly.

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