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Sunday 6 June 2021

We're Handing Out An Orient World Map Watch!

Hello to all blog followers and readers. Today we are giving you a chance to win the limited edition Orient World Map Diver, courtesy of Epson-Orient!

And here are all the details…


What You Can Win…

The prize we are giving is the limited edition World Map, reference RA-AA0E04Y, with the lovely multicolor map that so authentically resembles Orient's original 1969 model. This is one of just 900 export units produced by Orient (in addition to 300 units sold in Japan). Its list price is around 480 USD.

Note: the reward watch is the item that has been reviewed and photographed in our review article. It has not been resized or worn (I used the white-dial model for on-the-wrist testing). Other than posing for some photoshoots, it remained in the box and is new and practically un-used: a worthy prize, then!


What You Need To Do…

To participate, you will need to fill out this questionnaire, concerning the Orient Star brand, prepared by Epson-Orient Europe. It includes 15 survey questions, plus 3 more questions to help us get in touch with you in case you win!

In order to be eligible for winning, we ask that you complete at least 13 of the 15 survey questions – this is important for the brand, as the purpose of this survey is obviously to get to know you better, and to learn how you perceive Orient Star and its watches.

The form is in English, and we ask that answers are written in English as well (doesn't have to be mother-tongue level… just clear enough to be understood).

Needless to say, only one survey submission per person is allowed.

Note: you may submit your forms between now and June 20, 2021 at noon (CET). Forms submitted later will not be eligible to participate.

How The Draw Works…

It's very simple:

  1. On June 20, after the time for submitting answers has ended, we will take all the forms that have been submitted.
  2. We would exclude all forms with less than 13 survey questions answered.
  3. We would also exclude any forms that include gibberish or unclear answers, and any forms with missing contact information.
  4. One form will be randomly drawn.
  5. Then, we will contact the happy winner via the Email address provided, in order to arrange the shipment.


And that's all there is to it. Now go fill in that survey, and good luck!


  1. Hiya! Saw you at Watchuseek. Wondering if you'd be interested in a rare 60th anniversary Orient in gold, #2 out of 1500. Best, Gid


    1. Hi. I have one of those (https://orientplace.blogspot.com/2018/10/orients-60th-anniversary-models.html), it's a beautiful model. I'm sure you'd have no trouble selling it.

    2. Do you have any idea what it could fetch in excellent low worn condition, albeit without box?

    3. If it was really mint and as new, I'd say 600 USD easy - same if with very slight signs of wear but with the box. As it is I'd say 400-500 USD makes sense, though you may want to start a little higher.

    4. Thanks for the info, appreciate it. How would one sell it on WUS, as my account is relatively new I cannot add a WTS. I had an account there from 2009 on but it was deleted I reckon. Cheers.

    5. I'm not really a WUS expert, though I post there, I don't think I ever posted a sale there. Perhaps you could DM one of the admins there, and tell them you had an account prior, possibly they'll grant you right to WTS.

  2. Thanks for the reply! Cool you already have one! You seem like a true Orient enthusiast. Wish I could sell it on Watchuseek, instead of Ebay.