I was on a hiking trip with my cousins a couple of decades ago, enjoying the scenic beauty of the mountains and following the seemingly endless trail to the top of the mountain. My cousin Jeff sported an amazing looking wrist watch where he kept checking the time. Its sunburst blue dial and shiny crystal had me captivated. As a young lad all of 12 years, I was mightily impressed with its smooth, sleek good looks and asked Jeff for a closer look. It’s the Orient Mako he told me and that was when I thought, one day I’m going to get this one for myself.
The Orient Mako Series was introduced in the mid-2000s and has taken the watch market by storm. It is extremely popular among customers simply because of its affordability as compared to other mechanical dive watches available these days. And, like me, many are captivated by the bright blue dial and simple white hour markers. The original Orient Mako that had impressed me all those years ago had some downsides which have found improvement in the Orient Mako II Automatic.
The upgraded Orient Mako II Automatic 200M FAA02002D9 Men’s Watch takes the timepiece to a higher level in terms of functionality. The Orient Mako II Automatic is not a complicated timepiece – some would actually call it plain – but for a watch lover like myself it is one of the best buys for the reasonable price tag. https://www.citywatches.ca/ offers this sleek timepiece for just 179 Canadian dollars if you’re into building up your collection of accessories.
The Orient Mako II Automatic 200M FAA02002D9 Men’s Watch has a striking clarity with the bold white markers contrasting the dark blue dial. The sword-shaped hands have a well-proportioned sweep that makes it easy to read the time at a glance. The red coloured font on the day display along with the red tipped arrowhead seconds hand adds a dash of brightness to the overall appearance of the timepiece.
The movement has been upgraded from the Orient 46943 to the Orient F6922 caliber. The new Orient Mako II Automatic can be manually wound, which I find particularly convenient since I don’t use this piece regularly. When you want to wear it, simply pick up and wind it if it has exhausted its power reserve.
The Orient Mako II Automatic provides 200M water resistance which is good enough for me. Not to forget the luminous hands and markers, mineral crystal and solid stainless-steel bracelet which also add to the appeal of this classic timepiece.
In conclusion I would highly recommend this timepiece as a good addition to your collection. I’ve enjoyed wearing mine for a few years now. It keeps perfect time, is reliable and low maintenance and best of all, looks great on the wrist. For the reasonable price it is well worth checking out.