Holiday season is here, and it's gifting time. And what better gift can we watch fans think of than a pair of watches for him (or you) and her? Luckily Orient has that healthy habit of producing some of its models in pairs, and today we'll be looking at some examples.
first obvious example is the always-in-fashion Bambino. This is one of Orient's
most successful watches, and commonly recognized as one of the best options on
the market for a low-cost automatic dress watch that delivers fine quality and
lots of charm and elegance.
Bambino comes in many versions – currently, there's the classic configuration,
as well as a
perfect match for this model is the 36mm Bambino.
Another decent option for pairing watches is the Sun and Moon. Orient has been producing variations on this theme for years now – you can read a little about the history of this concept.
Orient introduced some
If you're into open-heart watches, here is one more couple of models that could make a nice pair – this time, both belong in the Classic Semi-Skeleton line of the Orient Star sub-brand. The men's version is 40mm wide, while the women's model is a mere 30.5mm. These are available in a variety of other colors as well.
are gift options that are more difficult to find, and are intended for true
die-hard fans of the brand (or of vintage watches).
good example is this classic pair of Orient Stars that date back to the mid
2000s. while appearing nearly identical, reference WZ0291PF is the larger one
at 34mm (which would generally be considered small, and possibly better suited
for boys), and WZ0161NR is only 29mm wide. If you can't find these, you might
have better luck with other variants of the NR/PF line, which occasionally pop
up on eBay and other auction sites.
Some other examples for nicely paired quartz models were presented byin 2012. Watches of this sort were fairly cheap back then and should be quite inexpensive now, even in NOS or mint condition – that is, if you can source any.
Throughout the 2010s, Orient introduced numerous pair models as part of its "Stylish and Smart" line. Orient would often refer to these as "Duo" models. Here is one such example…
Duo models were also included in the "Disk" family of models, which was introduced in 2011. It should be fairly simple to find pairable models of this family, still.
Orient even released such a Duo, a pair of solar-powered quartz watches, under itsco-branded product line.
And, in 2015, a few watch-pairs were included in the World Stage collection – this time, powered by automatic movements.
All the above are but a few examples out of many pairing options that you can find in Orient's current and historical range of watches… You're welcome to let us know about more cool pairs you find, here in comments, or on our Facebook page!
top photo (Bambinos) is copyright of OrientPlace blog. Images of the NR/PF models were
taken from Watch Tanaka website. Other images were taken from Orient USA (where
noted) and Orient's official press releases and catalogs.