Everyone likes to celebrate anniversaries! Orient
… and so do blogs :)
this blog exactly one year ago, on April 17, 2018, with the purpose of sharing
as much Orient-related information with the community of Orient watch owners
and fans of the brand: reviews, news, tales of the brand's history, and various
It turned out that the brand does indeed carry such a community of
people wanting to learn more, and that such a source of information providing
an insight into the brand's past and present (and as much as possible, future)
was badly sought after.
During the blog's first 12 months, we've had more than 25,000 visits, an
average of more than 2,000 per month. Thirty five stories were posted on the
blog, accompanied by around 80 original photos (and plenty of catalog ones…)
The most popular stories posted (based on direct entries, so not
counting people who viewed the story while it showed on the blog's main page)
Runner up with 884 direct
entries, Dress Watches and Orient
– not surprising,
considering Orient's dress watches (such as the Bambino) are among the brand's
most iconic and popular models…
And in the first place, the
most popular story
with 914 direct entries - The "Map Dial" Orient World Diver
! and no
wonder that it is, as who can resist the charm of this amazing vintage work of
We also had plenty of activity on our Facebook page
in case you haven't already, please follow the page! Besides being a very
convenient way of getting notified of new blog posts, we also occasionally post
additional content there, like photos, and links to interesting watches showing
up for sale.
Interestingly, the Facebook post that got the most engagement on our
page was the one referring to the list of modern RoyalOrient movements
, compiled and published by the blog. So yes, Orient
fans also seem to have saved a place in their heart for the now hibernating
And this here is our top liked Instagram
What's also quite exciting is that recently, Orient have learned about the blog
and have reached out to us.
This is great news for the blog, as we now have
a direct link to information right from the source. While the blog promises to
retain its neutrality, so for instance all product reviews we would post here
will always be 100% objective, there is no doubt that being acknowledged by the
brand is really cool – as well as likely to be very helpful in the future.
As part of this relationship, we have asked an Orient executive to share
with us some of their thoughts about the past, present and future of the brand.
Our request was kindly accepted, and tomorrow we will be sharing this with
– rest assured this will be interesting, as we got a scoop
the form of first details of new and upcoming models!
Okay, then. We paused to celebrate our anniversary, but now we must move
on. In coming weeks, you can expect some very interesting articles here on the
blog… we'd be talking about Orient's homage watches; we'll take a look at the
brand's mechanical chronographs; we'd be reviewing more watches, new and old, and
– stay tuned as we've got a very, very
, rare Orient heading our way!
As always – we're also listening to our readers and followers. Tell us
(here in comments, or on our Facebook page) what more topics would you like the
blog to cover and discuss?