Orient SpeedTech STI Automatic Watch

Orient SpeedTech STI Automatic Watch

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A collaboration between Orient and Subaru, the SpeedTech STI is based on the Subaru BRZ GT300 race car—and it has some really unique racing cues to show for it. The first one is the power reserve indicator at 10 Read More

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johnnylarue
507
Aug 16, 2019
Heinous.
ITSGuy
1
Aug 16, 2019
It's $129 at Jomashop.
a.assuras
3
Aug 16, 2019
It's literally not. The normal Speedtech is $129, but good luck finding the Speedtech STI for that price.
Gregnorman
25
Aug 16, 2019
I hate it
Blair338RUM
7
Aug 15, 2019
What lug width is the rubber strapped model. Blair Calvin
Bella221927
5
Aug 14, 2019
Speedtech model Stz00001D0 was a little better design.This speedtech model looks like they put a measuring cup right in the middle of the watch.
fishstickxxx
290
Aug 15, 2019
I like the Stz00001D0 too! If you are a foodie/cook/baker I think this current Speedtech would really satisfy.
MarPabl
1088
Aug 14, 2019
Big Subaru fan. This would make a lot more sense to Subaru heads if there was even one Subaru logo on it. The Pleiades star cluster or STI logos for instance. Calling this a Subara collab is kind of hilarious. Other missed opportunity. They could have imitated the boxer layout with the design quite easily.
RayF
26580
Aug 14, 2019
Calling this a Subaru collaboration is insulting to Subarus. I recall the BMW watch MD tried to pawn off on us--it was hideous too--made me want to sell my damn car!
Watchyoutalkingabout
Aug 14, 2019
There are a few Girard Peragueaux watches with the prancing horse that aren’t terrible...as long as you own a Ferrari.
Watchyoutalkingabout
Aug 14, 2019
Nice compressor style skeleton watch from Orient. I’ve got 3 orients now, sun & moon v3 (+3 spd), triton (+2spd) and the red Kamasu (+7spd). I’ve also dropped the sun & moon and the Kamasu face down off a desk about 1 meter. Weak points seem to be the bracelets which I’ve swapped and wobbly crowns which haven’t caused any actual issues yet. $320 is a decent deal. Nothing spectacular, but if this is your style of watch I’d say go for it. Orient has impressed me so far and have their own design language and quirks and seem like a more grown up version of Seiko.
Watchyoutalkingabout
Aug 14, 2019
I feel ya, I wear a different piece every day. Only one watch doesn’t have a date, my zx5 chrono from Zelos. I think it’s because I’m both constantly needing the date and I have the attention span of a goldfish but I need that date. Day preferably as well! i get the symmetry thing as well - I do tend to prefer a 6 o’clock date window.
Glen8
668
Aug 14, 2019
Speaking of a color matched date wheel, I just checked out the 1962 model at Dan Henry, the blue dial has a blue date wheel! That is one extremely nice watch, check it out if you get a minute
scosol
30
Jul 11, 2018
I really like this watch, but it needs to be about half the price it is.
Cloaca
1906
Jul 9, 2018
Orieint Star had a line of watches in Japan from about the mid aughts to the mid teens called "Retro Future," and this seems to be from that same general DNA. The watches all had a power reserve, and open heart, an open stem window, display backs, most had a seconds complication, and each watch in the series had some thematic design touches. Most of the movements used were non hackable, non windable, and the crystals were not sapphire. This was the car version:
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You can see it has the same angular power reserve/fake dashboard fuel guage complication. One of the members here has this watch in a different color. You can see that the open heart has a steering wheel overlay.
They had an SUV version (the only series release with center seconds) with a line of car with dashboard icons such as a feul pump.:
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There were a couple of motorcycle versions. I have the normal one, and there was a touring bike version. My favorite in the series were the camera lens models, of which I have two, one with a hackable, windable movement.
Retro Future watches have not been out of production that long, but they have a fan base in Japan and are quirky enough that they attract the attention of both non watch people and watch people. I don't know if these newer watches will develop in the same way, however.
As for the watch not being a "real racing watch," the Retro Future watches were likewise meant to be evocative of an interest or hobby, not tools for the hobby. The camera version has a bezel like a diver but made to look like a 1950s Zeiss lens with f-stops. But versions of the camera watch do not have screw-down crowns, because they were not meant to be used as dive watches.
Orient as a company no longer exists as of April 2017, and is now simply a brand of Seiko. I hope this watch is a sign that Seiko is continuing to use the weird design language of some of the old Orient watches, although this design just predate the complete merger of the companies.
jmcpherson
1
Jul 9, 2018
Word
Glen8
668
Aug 14, 2019
OMG, a lot of hair splitting, honestly who cares? The two companies operate independently, that's the important takeaway. Not referring you You Keth or anyone in particular, just wanted to throw my 2 cents into this silly irrelevant conversation as well for some reason, so sorry if it offends anyone!
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