I've decided to write my first review on WUS (i hope i do a good job). This watch is part of the FERAP series found here on OWUSA.com: FERAP001B | Orient Automatic Watches & Reviews | Orient Watch USA
So I'm reviewing an Orient FERAP005W aka Masquerade. Orient have a few of these types of watches, where they have decided to go with wheels instead of hands to indicate time. We normally see wheels for the day/date functionality - well for most analog watches - but this takes analog to a whole different level. This is why this watch is interesting, it's the way it tells time. The other parts of this watch, ie case, band, etc, will be in brief.
Notice by the 9pm index, there a box, which is where time is read. In fact, there's a red line that indicates where you should read the time. Take a look at the pictures, as it will clarify what my words can't explain.
One very smart design element is the shaded (or tinted) portion of the crystal. I noticed that it draws your eyes to the box. It may seem a difficult to read, but personally speaking, and it only took me a few hours to get used to it. FYI, I wasn't constantly staring at it, but every 20 mins or so, I would read the time.
Orient Caliber 46S50 is the movement. When it comes to accuracy, I have found all of my personal Orient's to be a little fast (+ 4 secs a day). I suppose -in almost all cases- it's better to be early than late. Movement functionality includes time & date.
The case is 34mm (w/o crown) x 47mm (in-house measurement). Case is curved so the Mineral crystal is curved also. It uses a simple snap case-back and is on a black leather strap with Black stitching. The overall casing is very elegant, a fits the overall look.
Here are the pictures:
Any questions? Please comment.