Hi everyone, and nice to be here.
Got my Black Mako yesterday from Orient watch USA, and overall it seems like a nice watch, accurate so far, and the exterior finishing is very nice especially for its $95 price. Really glad too that my XXL hand was barely able to squeeze through the factory max sized bracelet that fits my 8.25" wrist well. One big niggle however, is the underside of the crystal has a thin film/coating/haze of what looks like out-gassing or lube vapor, and actual streaking in some places.
Wish I could supply a nice glamor shot of my watch, but will have to instead demonstrate an issue it has that causes this:
Seems others have had this problem as well:
Orange Mako - smudges under crystal
And I'm torn between me correcting the situation, or having Orient fix it. Experience has taught me to usually deal with some cosmetic issues or remedy them yourself; as it seems upon return from "repair", the issue is worse, never dealt with, or is repaired but suffers damage from careless repair and becomes a MAJOR pain to deal with. Something must be done, as this defect really hinders viewing, and obviously looks terrible.
Would really appreciate feedback from folks who had this same issue and how you handled it (fixed it yourself), or if you went the factory route, how well Orient USA took care of it.
Thanks a lot for your help, and looking forward to your replies.