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Nice vintage Royal there!June 26 2012 at 8:02 PM
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Response to Could easily be these two for me..
You probably know that "Royal" was Orient's highest quality movement @ time of it's introduction (1958) & it served as the base for both this calendar version & for the 1st Generation automatic wind watch from Orient...
my Super Auto "Perfect Self Winding" is written up here in an earlier post/thread so you can get a look (in & out).
Really quite nice watches from Orient that were designed to compete w/ such things as Seiko Cronos and Citizen Deluxe (also intro'd 1958). I had a chance recently to try for a Citizen Hi-Line Date [Hi-Line was successor to Citizen Deluxe] @ auction here [Philippines] but let it 'pass' due to questions over condition (movement was not shown also)... see auction report:
And, thanks to Sweephand's Citizen movement table AND his Orient movement table for that info!! You can find the Citizen table both on his blog & @ Dr. Seiko Database [Citizen section]. The Orient table is referenced out of Dr. Seiko [Orient database section], but I'm not sure if it's also found @ his Citizen blog.
Now, for me ... I'd have to say I go anywhere from a "standard" '40s/'50s era dress watch of about 34mm ... all the way to a Seiko 6138 Bullhead [Kuro Uma or Cha Uma] or 'Big/Small Eye' [Yachtman, UFO] 6138-001x. I can barely get away with the 6138s on my wrist
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