Savings Orient Men’s YFH04001M Star Retro-Future Orange Automatic Watch
In this collection, you will be fascinated with the exceptional designs that are inspired by the industrial age of the 1950’s. Just from looking at the face of this watch, you will notice the airplane motif of this watch and how it is cleverly put together to make a wonderful timepiece. This watch is perfect for you if you enjoy the limitless freedom of the skies or if you appreciate the inventive craft of an airplane.
The instruments of an airplane are well reflected in the dial (face) of the watch. The middle of the dial looks like a cross landing strip. When looking at the dial itself, you can imagine the exhilarating thrill of a pilot just before landing on a runway. Even the power reserve indicator embodies a fuel gauge of a plane.
What you are looking at is a mechanical watch. This means that there are no battery capacitors and that the watch is powered by motion. Pilots are able to identify how much power is left in their plane by their fuel gauge. Likewise, the power reserve indicator tells the owner how much power is left in the watch in units of hours.
Notice how the design integrates a second-hand indicator like an altitude meter. Furthermore, Orient designed this watch so that the stainless steel piece on the center of the dial comes out of the crystal glass to emphasize the nose of an airplane. As a result, the hour and minute indicator bear a resemblance to propellers. The hour and minute indicators, as well as the time indicator, are luminescent so that you are able view the time in the dark. Since the case is a semi-skeleton, the owner is able to look into the mechanics of the watch just as an engineer can view the engine of a plane. The font for this watch is very industrial to emphasize the thriving industrial era of the 1950’s.
On the side of the watch, you will see that the bezel (the grooved ring of the watch) is matte finished while the rest of the case comes in finished metal. What sets apart this watch from the rest of the watches is the turbine-engine look of the crown. The crown is basically the piece on the side of the watch that allows the owner to set the time. The exhibition caseback (glass piece located on the back of the case) also follows the turbine-engine look. Another interesting feature that you will notice about the dressing of the caseback followed by dot linings depicts the surface plating of a plane. There are a total of 3 variations to this collection. The only difference amongst the three is the color on the dials: orange, navy blue, and black.
The clasp of this watch is a deployment clasp, which guarantees that the watch will stay on and not come off unintentionally. The first two links of the stainless steel metal band are tapered followed by untapered links. This particular watch has a remarkable looking design on its band links. The watch has a blend of matte and finished metal links to symbolize the combination of steel plating used on a 1950’s airplane. Notice that the watch’s band is very intriguing in its design. This is intended to reflect that mechanical look of the pre-modern airplane model into the design of the watch. Not only does this look offer a creative side, but the combination of the blended links with the stainless steel construction gives a 3-dimensional effect.
Quality Japanese Automatic movement; functions without a battery; powers automatically with the movement of your arm Solid stainless-Steel Bracelet Scratch-Resistant Sapphire crystal Skeleton case-back Water-resistant to 330 feet (100 M)
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