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Orient Watch Pairs – His and Hers

season is here, and it's gifting time. And what better gift can we watch fans
think of than a pair of watches for him (or you) and her? Luckily Orient has that
healthy habit of producing some of its models in pairs, and today we'll be
looking at some examples.



first obvious example is the always-in-fashion Bambino. This is one of Orient's
most successful watches, and commonly recognized as one of the best options on
the market for a low-cost automatic dress watch that delivers fine quality and
lots of charm and elegance.

Bambino comes in many versions – currently, there's the classic configuration,
as well as a small
versions and an open heart – all of which share a case
diameter of 40.5mm. While some consider this too large for a classic dress
watch, it is still a very wearable size for most wrists. Each version of course
has a variety of references with different dial colors, case finishes etc.

perfect match for this model is the 36mm Bambino. We
this model in 2019, and it is a really pretty thing!

decent option for pairing watches is the Sun and Moon. Orient has been
producing variations on this theme for years now – you can read a little about
the history of this concept here.

Orient introduced some new
of both the men's automatic Sun and Moon and the women's
quartz version, with cases sized 41.5mm and 34.3mm respectively. The green pair
featured here stands out but might be more difficult to acquire, both being
limited editions. However, other versions with black, silver, blue, or creme
dials, are just as nice.

you're into open-heart watches, here is one more couple of models that could
make a nice pair – this time, both belong in the Classic Semi-Skeleton line of
the Orient Star sub-brand. The men's version is 40mm wide, while the women's
model is a mere 30.5mm. These are available in a variety of other colors as



are gift options that are more difficult to find, and are intended for true
die-hard fans of the brand (or of vintage watches).

good example is this classic pair of Orient Stars that date back to the mid
2000s. while appearing nearly identical, reference WZ0291PF is the larger one
at 34mm (which would generally be considered small, and possibly better suited
for boys), and WZ0161NR is only 29mm wide. If you can't find these, you might
have better luck with other variants of the NR/PF line, which occasionally pop
up on eBay and other auction sites.

other examples for nicely paired quartz models were presented by OrientWatch USA in 2012. Watches of this sort were fairly cheap back then
and should be quite inexpensive now, even in NOS or mint condition – that is,
if you can source any.

the 2010s, Orient introduced numerous pair models as part of its "Stylish
and Smart" line. Orient would often refer to these as "Duo"
models. Here is one such example…

models were also included in the "Disk" family of models, which was
introduced in 2011. It should be fairly simple to find pairable models of this
family, still.

even released such a Duo, a pair of solar-powered quartz watches, under its Daks
co-branded product line.

in 2015, a few watch-pairs were included in the World Stage collection – this
time, powered by automatic movements.

the above are but a few examples out of many pairing options that you can find
in Orient's current and historical range of watches… You're welcome to let us
know about more cool pairs you find, here in comments, or on our Facebook page!


top photo (Bambinos) is copyright of OrientPlace blog. Images of the NR/PF models were
taken from Watch Tanaka website. Other images were taken from Orient USA (where
noted) and Orient's official press releases and catalogs.