Orient Marcus Gronholm Limited Edition CDB04001D0 Review

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    Orient Marcus Gronholm Limited Edition CDB04001D0 Review

    Here are the first pics of this new watch..






    It has a display caseback which is also signed...




    Specifications from the Orient Company site:

    Mechanical Movement: ORIENT caliber 46A41 Made in Japan
    Self winding movement
    21 jewels
    21600/hour vibrations
    Stainless steel case
    Crystal glass
    Screw see-through caseback (crystal glass), screwed-down crown
    Urethane strap
    Water resistant to 100m
    Diameter 43.0mm
    Thickness 12.7mm

    The urethane strap is patterned along the lines of the tread pattern for the tyres used in the 2007 rally season by Marcus Gronholm and BP-Ford World Rally Team. The dial has the number 3 and Gronholm inside an area representing the side window of the car. The colours are those used on his car.

    On the back of the watch is Marcus Gronholm's signature which is also on the urethane strap. The rotor is engraved with details of the 2007 World Rally win by Marcus Gronholm and the BP-Ford World Rally Team. On the side of the watch is the number in the series which is limited to 2007 watches worldwide.

    The small details have been looked after too. The pillow for the watch is signed as well and the box is in the team colours.

    This watch is really comfortable to wear.. Case is of the same design as the CFM00001B, but doesn't feel as bulky and heavy. Lume is much better than the CFM00001B as well.

    Currently averaging -2 secs per day.

    I am really pleased, because I didn't expect to get hold of one of these after I saw them advertised, and in fact missed out on my first attempt at purchase.

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    Tony Lewis
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    Re: Orient Marcus Gronholm Limited Edition CDB04001D0 Review

    Hi all,

    This watch is averaging -1.6 secs per day for the first 10 days I have been wearing it..



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    Tony Lewis
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    Re: Orient Marcus Gronholm Limited Edition CDB04001D0 Review

    I really like this watch. Does it wear big or small?
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    Re: Orient Marcus Gronholm Limited Edition CDB04001D0 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck P View Post
    I really like this watch. Does it wear big or small?
    It seems to be average to me as far as size, and yet it is a reasonably big watch.

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    Tony Lewis
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    Re: Orient Marcus Gronholm Limited Edition CDB04001D0 Review

    I have been wearing this watch continuously since it arrived at the beginning of the month. It has been running at +5/-3 secs per day during that time.

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    Tony Lewis
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    Re: Orient Marcus Gronholm Limited Edition CDB04001D0 Review

    And now the car model to go with the watch..



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    Tony Lewis
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    Re: Orient Marcus Gronholm Limited Edition CDB04001D0 Review

    Hi! I have the same watch and love it ! I have a minor problem, I have been wearing it daily for 2 years and my rubber band has broken. Do you know if a NATO strap will fit ? Thx

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    Re: Orient Marcus Gronholm Limited Edition CDB04001D0 Review

    It looks to me that case for this watch is the same as for Orient CFM00001B, comes on the metal bracelet:

    CFM00001B | Orient Automatic Watches & Reviews | Orient Watch USA

    Perhaps it would be easier to get bracelet for CFM00001B and use it on this watch?

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