I needed to get a watch to go with a black suit and the under $100 Orient Symphony checked off a lot of boxes. While I love the value the Seiko 5 line brings, Orient delivers a great entry-level automatic movement in a bigger 41mm case. I was very excited to get this watch over the weekend and hope to wear it alot in the upcoming weeks. I hope you enjoy my Orient Symphony Unboxing!
Orient Symphony Unboxing: Instagram Gallery
Orient Symphony Unboxing: The Packaging
Orient has the best packaging of any watch under $100 that I bought so far. The watch did come in a white cardboard box with the Orient logo stamped in silver. Inside the cardboard is a black watch box topped with a metal plate with the Orient logo in black. As you open the box, the inside is padded in all white with the Orient logo in silver on the underside of the box top. The watch itself is on a firm white pillow. In addition, the watch comes with an international guarantee booklet and a mechanical watch instruction manual.
Orient Symphony: The Strap
The Symphony comes on a 22mm black alligator leather strap with an Orient branded bucket. On the underside, the strap is beige with white stitching and has printed “OUDDYE / ORIENT WTCH CO., LTD.” on the buckle side and “GENUINE LEATHER” on the strap side. Black leather is probably the way to go with the black dial of this Symphony but is certainly replaceable if you don’t like the glossy alligator pattern.
The Symphony features a pretty classic minimalist watch face with a day complication at the 3 o’clock position. This particular version features a black dial with silver hour markers and silver minute markers along the bezel. It is contained in a round 41mm stainless steel case with standard lugs. It is noticeably thick at 12mms. Unlike its cousin, the Bambino, the Symphony has a flat mineral glass crystal and a display back.
This watch is going to see alot of wrist time in the upcoming weeks as I write up the full review. If you liked this, please check out my other affordable watch reviews!