The Orient Watch Company was founded in Japan in 1951 by Shogoro Yoshida, who already had 50 years of experience selling pocket watches in his shop called Yoshida Watch Shop. Over the last 65+ years, the Orient Watch Company has built an excellent reputation for producing high-quality timepieces with great designs and affordable prices. All of the brand’s movements are made in-house.
Five interesting facts about Orient
1 – A functional subsidiary of Epson
The Orient Watch Company is a functional subsidiary of Epson.
2 – sold in 70 countries worldwide
Orient timepieces are sold in over 70 countries worldwide.
3 – Multi-Year Calendar
One of the most popular Orient watches ever produced was the Multi-Year Calendar that was first unveiled in 1976.
4 – Orient Star
Orient Star is the brand’s high-end range of timepieces that are designed, developed and manufactured entirely at its in-house workshop in Akita, Japan.
5 – Bambino and Mako
The names associated with Orient watches, such as “Bambino” for its dress watches and “Mako” for its divers’ watches are actually nicknames that were created by its global fan base, rather than by the brand itself.