Reddit Reddit reviews Orient Men's CEM65001B "Silver Mako" Automatic Dive Watch

We found 51 Reddit comments about Orient Men's CEM65001B "Silver Mako" Automatic Dive Watch. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Orient Men's CEM65001B
Enjoy the classic appeal of an automatic timepiece with this Orient watch, constructed in polished stainless steel and designed with a sleek black dial.Powered automatically with the movement of the wearer's arm, this watch functions without a battery.Protective mineral crystal dial windowDate window at three o'clock positionWater resistant to 660 feet (200 M)
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51 Reddit comments about Orient Men's CEM65001B "Silver Mako" Automatic Dive Watch:

u/CARTERsauce · 33 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Let's try again. Hot day in Fort Lauderdale, getting as much free beer and food as possible at an art event. Whatever.

u/eclipse75 · 22 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Usually there are always debates about a Seiko and the Citizen Eco Drive watch. You can get a Seiko automatic mechanical watch for under $150 that uses the popular and reliable 7s26 movement. Another popular watch would be one of the Orient Mako dive watches. I already own a Seiko SNK807 watch and just ordered a Seiko Orange Monster online (both of which use the 7s26 movement).

The reason why I chose the Seiko over the Citizen is because I wanted mechanical watch with the sweeping second hand rather than a quartz jumping second hand. But, with the Citizen, it'll never stop (unless you live in a cave or the sun blows up). Automatic watches will stop after about 40 hours of no movement.

Orient Mako is a very popular dive watch. It comes in a wide variety of colors (with black and blue being most popular).

Here is the one I own. The SNK80* comes in various ways also. Black, blue, nylon strap, metal bracelet, green, rubber strap, etc

The odd looking orange monster I just ordered and can't wait to get it :D Comes in orange or black with a rubber strap or metal bracelet

Here is a simple filtered search I done on Amazon for mechanical watches:

Here is a filtered search for quartz watches:

Quartz is more accurate I believe, though mechanical watches are usually accurate to +/- 5 to 10 seconds a week (or was it day?). If the watch isn't solar powered then you'll need to replace the battery on the watch every so often. Also with the non-stop Invicta watches you see on Amazon, I've heard some people say some bad things. For sure brands though are Citizen, Orient, and Seiko in your price range. I don't know how BI4L they'll be though. Don't solar panels lose their effieciency over time? Also the 7s26 movement uses a few plastic gears. I don't know much about the insides of the Mako. They should all last 30 years easily though with some maintenance (taking for a tune up every 5-10 years).

u/CruiseBiscuits · 13 pointsr/PKA

MVMT watches are well known for being low quality "fashion" watches. These fashion brands are usually aimed at a younger audience so it makes sense they advertise on podcasts. In my eyes they aren't even worth the ~$100 price point. Sure they'll last a while, but so has my 10 year old Timex I got for 20 bucks, or some dollar store one I got as a kid.


If you are actually looking for a quality ~$100 watch, look at Seiko, Citizen or Orient. /r/watches is a very good place to learn, and you might find, like countless other beginners, that the Seiko SNK-809 is for you (my first "good" watch was the SNK-807), which is $50-$70 and a real mechanical automatic ("perpetual" for those of you across the pond) movement. Anything from Seiko 5 range is an incredible starter automatic watch.


Do some research if an automatic movement vs quartz movement is right for you (quartz is the basic battery operated watch that the "guts" can be found in watches ranging from $500 Movados to dollar store watches). I REALLY like seeing how things work so I really appreciate the mechanics behind an automatic watch. The downside to them is that they aren't as accurate as quartz (a normal range of inaccuracy is like +-10 seconds a day). But you'll never have to change a battery if that is any consolation. If that puts you off, keep in mind that a $10,000 Rolex has an automatic movement good for +- 5 seconds per day. And as a final PSA, stay away from Invicta. Their automatic movements, cheap pricing, and flashy looks may look enticing, but quality control is horrendous. Just as with any potential purchase, do some research on a watch you think looks promising. Give the model name a search on google or /r/watches and try to find a consensus.


For those of you who have been thinking they want a watch but haven't started exploring styles (which is the demographic companies like MVMT pander to with their styles) here is the classic "diver" style watch with the Rolex Submariner. A cheaper automatic dive watch I've been wanting for a LONG time is the Seiko SKX007, which obviously pays homage to the Sub, but is about $5800 cheaper. I'd replace the bracelet with something better than what is there though. Maybe I'll get it after college...

Another well loved cheap diver is from Orient, the Mako, though I prefer its big brother, the Ray, even though that is even closer looking to the Submariner.

The absolute best in budget vs quality in a dive watch is the ~$40 Casio MDV-106. You can get a decent 22 mm steel bracelet for almost the price of the watch and it will look fantastic if that is your preference. I've borrowed my brother's a few times and the thing feels like quality and has been put to the test plenty of times to prove itself as a real dive watch. He goes swimming, hiking, plays sports with it, drops it on concrete, etc. Rugged yet elegant looking. Good size too. Highly recommended first diver or first watch!

If you are looking for a real dress watch with "minimalist design" that doesn't look tacky like MVMT's (sorry, just my opinion), there are plenty in the Seiko 5 line like I said, or the lovely Orient Bambino.


Came back to say that if you don't really know if you want a watch, don't think you need to spend $100 on your first. Who knows, you might not like how it feels or looks on you or whatever. For the absolute cheapest of cheap, get yourself a Timex or Casio quartz watch. These brands are well renowned for their reliability. This way you'll end up spending only $15-20 on a watch that will last and work forever (obviously with battery changes along the way).

Edit: Some links

Edit: Also, they are purportedly just rebranded cheap Chinese watches.

u/wrongwayseppuku · 9 pointsr/Watches

unpopular opinion to follow:

Personally, I don't understand the G shock for every day wear. For going to the gym or sporting activities, sure - but i'd prefer something less...gaudy? for edw.

For a proper adults watch and a really reasonable price point look to Orient, specifically the bambino or mako to get you started.

I've seen men at nicer events wearing g-shocks and it always strikes me as what happens when you tell a child to 'wear whatever you want', you shouldn't be too surprised when they come out of their room wearing a spider man costume.


If you're into a 'chunkier' design, I would reccomend the Suunto Core It's a bit higher than your price range but it's got a more streamlined look, I have one and it's tremendously useful if you're active / outdoorsy.

u/adamscottama · 8 pointsr/Watches

Assuming you want a mechanical watch, here are my suggestions.

Desk Diver (a dive watch that looks a little more fashionable than utilitarian):

  • Orient Blue Ray

  • Orient Mako

    Utilitarian Divers:

  • Seiko Black Monster or Orange Monster

  • Seiko SKX007

  • Citizen Promaster

    These watches will have a lot of the same basic features: water resistant to 200m, screw down crown, time lapse bezel, mineral crystal etc. The Seiko's will arguably have the best lume and they also use their "Hardlex Mineral Cyrstal" which may have an advantage over the crystals of the Orients or Citizen. All of these use workhorse movements. The Citizen uses a Miyota movement that can also be hand wound.
u/tha_snazzle · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

It's actually on sale on Amazon right now.

It's supposed to be a good entry-level mechanical watch from a company that manufactures all their parts in-house. It's also a bit of a Submariner look-alike, but for a first watch, it's nice and affordable. Check out the reviews.

u/bayernownz1995 · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Mid Pilot Watch

Or the Orient Mako in Black or Blue. If you choose either of these, I think it would be worth buying a leather watch strap. Here's a decent option (its $40 once you sign in)

Also try asking /r/Watches

Edit: Here's a good thread on /r/watches about watches around your budget.

u/SkepTiKalKloWn · 5 pointsr/Watches

Casio and Timex both have decent digital watches in that range. For an analog, Vostoks are great looking if you don't mind that they can gain/lose alot of time in a day otherwise Timex and Seiko has some good basic stuff that you could put a metal or rubber band on if it doesn't come with it already. Outside of that if all you can spend is $100 most of what you'll find either gonna find are cool looking but flimsy pieces or decently made but basic watches. If you can up your budget even to $150 your options from Orient, Bulova, and Citizen open up a little bit.

u/mtd14 · 3 pointsr/Watches

Yeah, also right now the Black Orient Mako w/ bracelet is used on Amazon for $66 as an option. Quite a good watch, and this vendor cycles through which used watches are on super sale ~every 30 minutes. Just to consider.


u/twillstein · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Nearly all new watches go for significantly less than MSRP. For example you can easily find a 30% off coupon for buying from the Orient site.

A quick search of the Orient Mako (much loved by /r/watches) yields the following:

Orient website - $285 ($200 with 30% coupon)

Amazon - $145

Sky Watches - $120

u/blackice7 · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

That's actually a good budget to get a decent entry-level watch.

If you're into a sporty, yet classy look, I would check out dive watches. They're versatile, indestructible, and will look good with most outfits.

I was in the same situation as you, and was deciding between the Orient Mako or the classic Seiko SKX007 I ended up with the SKX007 because it was unique, and a long time favorite within the watch community.

You can get either one of those <$150 on eBay from trusted sellers. Can't get much more bang for your buck.

u/HectorTheOwl · 3 pointsr/Watches

The bezel is the (typically) metal or ceramic ring that surrounds the dial. On a lot of watches it is stationary, just part of the case. Most divers have a uni, or bidirectional rotating bezel that is historically used to time a dive. The bezels are usually pretty large on these so that they can be easily read, even underwater.

Orient makes some really affordable, automatic divers that are often recommended here. Is that the style you're looking for?

u/e39lemansm5 · 3 pointsr/Watches

I'd recommend one of Orient's divers:



There are several color options and they are great for the money. In house movements, decent bracelets and in my opinion, great looking. I have the ray raven and love it.

If you want to spend a little more, the Bernhardt Binnacle Diver is another great option. I also own one of these and I can tell you the biggest difference compared to the Orients is in the bracelet. It has to be one of the best ones on the market in that price range.

u/spmtr · 3 pointsr/Watches

It really depends on how dressy you want to go - unless you work in a super conservative industry, you can stray relatively far from the traditional "dress" watch. A few options that are more casual/versatile but would still easily work with a suit in most settings:

u/csulildude · 3 pointsr/Watches

I don't think this is what you wanted exactly but… I would recommend all 4. Seiko and citizen are two great watch companies for the price point. My one other recommendation is for the orient mako Black, Blue, Amazon search for other colors. That said to help make a decision you should ask yourself a few questions.

Do you want an automatic or quartz?

What size watch do you want? (How big are your wrists?)

Which one do you like the best?

u/Uncle_Paul_Hargis · 3 pointsr/Watchexchange

Amazon Black Mako

I have a Blue Mako - beautiful sturdy watch. For the money, it doesn't get any better. I get lots of compliments on mine. Casual, or dressed up. Looks great.

u/brendanvista · 2 pointsr/EDC

You should do a bit of reading to find out more about what you might want/need in a watch. Mechanical or quartz? Date window? Alarms? Waterproof?

That Invicta has treated me very well, and thus far has given me no reason to doubt it. It keeps great time too for a mechanical (look at the bonus album I posted; you can see into the back). However, I bought it against the recommendation of a lot of the watch community. Invicta has a hit and miss reputation, though the 8926ob is one of their best regarded models. If you're looking for a "Rolex Sub clone" there are some other options out there in a slightly higher price range that are from more respected brands. /r/watches might have some recommendations for you. I would personally look at this watch:

That all being said, the reviews for the 8926ob model are pretty positive, and Invictas may have just done it all right this time. Look at my other reply about the watch too. The movement (gears and springs) are made by a very reputable Japanese manufacturer, Seiko. Just be warned that it might not be a watch that will last long enough to be passed down to your grandkids like a real Rolex or something.

u/Neon_Orange_ · 2 pointsr/Watches

I have returned watches before, there is no reason they shouldn't take it back. The sellers switch off on what they have in stock so just try to find a different seller on there. Here's one

u/edddyyy21 · 2 pointsr/Watchexchange
u/iinT3nT21 · 2 pointsr/Watches

Seiko looks a lot classier IMO. I'm not a huge fan of the Citizen diver design. Have you checked out the Orient Mako? Definitely worth a look.



u/rystansberry · 2 pointsr/Watches
u/scouser916 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/ehsu · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

For about the same price, I'd rather have a Seiko or Orient. I don't know much about watches, but I get the sense that Invicta has a somewhat negative reputation among those who do (i.e., the folks on /r/watches).

u/Arcs_Of_A_Jar · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

There's a disconnect in overall style to have a rotating bezel and thin watch hands.

The Orient Mako is the closest watch I can think of that has all of your characteristics, including a price that only slightly exceeds your $100 limit.

u/HALF-turtles-SHELL · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm not a fan of either. Budget watches that I would consider:

u/nautimike · 2 pointsr/Watches

Invicta 'resurrected' an old Swiss brand name(they have nothing to do with the original company), they tend to copy other companies designs or style cues, often using stock Japanese or Swiss movements with Chinese made cases & assembly, and the have insanely high MSRP but the watches are perpetually on sale for 70~80% off. If the Invicta MSRP is $315, but, the watch is always 'marked down' 73% to $85...then the watch is only worth about $85.

This lack of legitimate heritage, questionable marketing practices, along with quality issues and poor customer service have given the brand a bad reputation.

That said, I used to own the Invicta 8926. It was my daily/work watch for about a decade before I gave it to my brother. It got beat to hell and was worn nonstop for about 12 years, without any service, before it started keeping poor time. Not bad for $79.

If you like the watch and don't spend to much on it, it should will probably be fine. On the plus side, it likely has a Citizen/Miyota auto movement and may even be all stainless steel, so, it would be hard to beat for under $100.

Good, entry level brands to look at are Seiko, Citizen, & Orient. Possible alternatives;

The Seiko Monster is one of the best made watches out there under $200.

The Orient Mako is really well regarded.

Or the Seiko SNZH55 is a nice, affordable Blancpain Fifty Fathom inspired watch.

u/thumpas · 2 pointsr/Watches

Sorry if I'm hijacking this thread but I have a question for an orient diver owner. I want to get this and I was wondering if it would look good on a nato leather strap. Also how big is the case, I have slightly smaller than average wrists and I was wondering if a 40mm watch would look too big.

u/NOSWAGIN2006 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Orient Mako, i'm still sad that mine broke. It is one of the best affordable watches that I have ever had.

u/Chiefesoteric · 2 pointsr/Watches
u/BossTortuga · 2 pointsr/Watches

The price points are not comparable...the ocean one costs more than twice as much as a mako or a ray.

u/akkyle23 · 2 pointsr/Watchexchange

I have an Orient Mako black as pictured on the link below I'll sell for 100$ plus shipping. It's on their rubber band. I can provide time stamped photos. It's a great watch, near mint but my SKX gets more wear now a days.

u/veeswayrp · 2 pointsr/Watches

I'm not super into watches/horology so my opinion is gonna be a lot different than most. For $80, get what you like. Yah it is basically a Rolex rip off but honestly no one is gonna give a shit. I would personally save a little more and get a Orient Ray and swap bracelets. Looks very similar but distinguishes its self as its own. They usually go on sale for under $150. I picked up the Orient Mako back in Dec for $65 but they rarely go that low.

u/jonnyp11 · 1 pointr/Watches

So you're saying the orient version of the snzg15? It is one of my top choices, but here's my current list (Silver bezel is sold out there and Amazon, there's also a tan face version) (just looks cool, not sure about it but it's stuck in my head too) (Idk what to say about it, just a nice watch)

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Watches

I like the look of this Orient, but I'm afraid the larger diameter face might look a bit massive on my wrists. I'll have to go to a mall or something and see what diameter I'd be most comfortable with.

u/shortcake_minus_cake · 1 pointr/Watches
u/Iceman531 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

LL Bean Camp Mocs in dark brown

Orient Mako in black, I wanted to add a nice diver to my collection to swim in and just wear

J. Crew slub cotton sweater

2 J. Crew slim fit shirts

J. Crew oxford shorts in red

3 Mossimo crew neck tees - dark grey, white, mint green (took beacons rec on slim fit white crews and I really like them. Originally went for the white and picked up a couple more)

u/Innerpiece · 1 pointr/Watches

Mine is an Orient Mako

u/jimigalahad · 1 pointr/minimalism

If you are looking for a nice, versatile watch I highly recommend Orient's Mako with a black or blue face.

Very easy to read, even at night. I wear mine everyday. It is built like a tank. It looks nice with my business suits, at the gym after work, in the pool, or at a weekend bbq. It is even an automatic if you are into that kind of thing.

It may not be a minimalist lifestyle to have a watch and we can argue whether the Mako is a minimalist design, but I've chosen it b/c I like wearing a watch and it is the only watch I may ever need.

u/vroomery · 1 pointr/Watches

I would suggest looking through the buying guide on the sidebar. There are a bunch if watches listed in that price range.

My short list would be:
seiko 5 snk
seiko 5 snzg
orient mako

For a little more

seiko skx007

u/slip81 · 1 pointr/Watches

Citizen, Seiko, and Orient would probably be your best best in that price range, here are some examples you might like, all on the smaller side

the biggest one is 43mm, which would probably look fine, I wear a 42mm and have small writs as well and it looks good. good luck

u/FightGar · 1 pointr/beermoney

Funny. I've been doing swagbucks, amazon turk and paidveiwpoint for a few weeks and planned on getting either an Orient Mako or a Seiko Diver soon. I haven't cashed out in either but I figure I have roughly $120 from doing both with little effort.

That is a very nice watch, hope you enjoy it.

Edit: Here's a look at my earnings so far from mTurk and SwagBucks(Still gotta spend them bucks)

Here's a ref to Swagbucks, nonref

and to PaidViewPoint, nonref

u/WolfAtYourDoor · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Here's a Mako

I've got a Ray, similar, kind of a re-work of the Mako, seen here

I honestly couldn't be happier with it. Exactly what I wanted at the price point.

u/satanicwaffles · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

The Seiko 5 SNK809 and the SNZG13 would be my recommendations for that price range. Also, take a peek at the Orient Mako.

u/Sharkbite0592 · 1 pointr/Watches

The 7K2 would be better in my opinion, it is 3mm bigger than your Invicta so it should fit fine, and the reviews on the 7K2 are better than the reviews on the 9K2 as well.
Also, for $10 more you can get an Orient Black Mako diver watch which has better reviews than both of them, just throwing it out there for you in case you're interested!

u/kappuru · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Get this instead. 100 bucks, great quality, nice movement, and you won't cry when you scrape it against a rock. (you are going diving with this thing, right?)

u/CopyrightedThought · 1 pointr/Watches

So do you want a diver or a business casual dress watch? The two watches you posted are VERY different in terms of where they work. Regardless, I would shy away from the Invicta. Here
is a higher quality diver, the Orient Mako, that is virtually the same. Same dimensions and everything.

It's hard to tell by your post but it seems you want this for the purpose of being able to dress it up more than dress it down. If you are willing to save another hundred dollars I think you could do well with the Hamilton Khaki Field. Can be either dressed up or down quite easily and goes well on a NATO.

Otherwise, dress watches like a Rodina or Orient Bambino might be more up your alley. Good luck!

u/hurricanefalcon · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

You won't find a good skeleton watch in that price range. If you do find one it may look nice, but more than likely it'll be very cheaply made and won't be built to last. For around 150 you have a ton of options. I'd recommend the

Seikon SKX007

or various Seiko 5's 1 2

Orient Mako, it comes in a variety of colors

Deep Blue makes a nice dive watch, this is the quartz version, the mechanical version is a little more expensive.

You can also look into homage watches like Alpha but these are lesser quality than the ones listed above. I'd stay away from brands like Invicta, Stuhrling, and even something like Skagen. If you're going to shell out $150 might as well get your money's worth.

u/klew3 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

There are lots of watches linked to there but they all seem pretty good. And I'll throw in that I got this Orient black Mako on watchyouseek for about $70 used and in perfect condition though it took about a month for the right watch to pop up.

u/Cortez_thekiller · 1 pointr/Watches

Orient Mako perhaps?

u/whatisthis147 · 0 pointsr/malefashionadvice

No, that's not what you're looking for. The only reason you'd get a Timex is because you want to save money, right? If you're willing to put in extra money for a watch band, you should just get a better watch altogether. There is no point in upgrading a Timex; it's like getting getting a new paint job for your busted pickup instead of getting a nice sedan. These are some great alternatives. 1 2 3 This site is pretty good for cheap straps.