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    help the newbie

    i am purchasing a orient day date watch,but hate the strap, after looking up the strap size on the orient homepage it says its a 19mm-i want a nice strap with deployment clasp but on ebay all the nice straps with deployment are every size except 19mm as well as the deploments sold seperately? is the 19mm the end where you buckle it?? or 19mm between lugs?? what would you do? --is 19mm to be avoided because they are an odd size?? do you have any negative thoughts about the orient quality??
    thanks guys caddy

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    Member Tragic's Avatar
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    Feb 2006

    Re: help the newbie

    Hi caddy, welcome to WUS!
    19 mm is a bit of an odd size but not hopeless by any means.
    Just google for watch strap sellers and start hunting.
    Yes the measurement is between the lugs and usually the deployant is 2 mm smaller.
    A strap vendor should answer your questions.
    I've never owned an Orient but I've generally heard nothing but happy owners.
    Good luck and please visit and post often!
    "Time is the school in which we learn. Time is the fire in which we burn."

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    Member Mike Rivera's Avatar
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    Feb 2006
    Sacramento, CA

    Re: help the newbie

    Hi Caddy:

    Welcome! I've owned several Orients over the years and still own two.

    I've been very impressed with the quality for the price. I think if you stay with the normal line (not the entry-level 3-star line) and above, the quality if more than satisfactory.

    A nice step up for not much more money is the "Orient Star" line - very nice watches.

    Tragic is correct regarding the 19mm bands - there's a ton available. Google away!

    - Mike
    My little friends:

    Casio G-Shock GW-5000
    Casio G-Shock GD-350
    Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400
    Kienzle Chronograph
    Omega Speedmaster PRO
    Orient Star Classic
    Rolex Submariner
    Seiko 007 Diver
    Seiko Turtle Diver
    Seiko SARB 021

    Seiko 7A28 Chrono

    And a few other fun watches ...

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