Functional, practical, and inexpensive dress watches are hard to come by nowadays.
A lot of the time, dress watches are either ridiculously expensive or if they aren’t they don’t have the best quality.
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However, Orient found a great balance with their Bambino watches and improved on that even more with the second version of the Bambino.
From its stunning dial to design, to the tiny details that make this watch great, we take a look at all of these and more in this Orient FAC00008W0 review.
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This watch uses a Japanese Automatic movement.
This means you won’t have to worry about replacing the battery or constantly rewinding the watch, as is usual with other movements.
Automatic movements rely on movement coming from the user’s wrist and arm to power the watch.
With automatic movement, you only have to worry about your watch slowing down or stopping when not in use, however, if you wear this watch daily, you won’t notice much time loss at all.
Dial & Crystal
The dial on this watch is a true eye-catcher.
The gold-colored Roman numeral markers pair perfectly with the dial’s simple white background.
At the 12 o’clock position sits the Orient logo, a noticeable detail that does nothing but good for the watch.
The blue dauphine hands match the hour markers while contrasting the small black seconds markers on the outer ring of the dial.
This domed dial also has a date window at the 3 o’clock position which is just as easy to read as the time on the watch.
One can easily tell that a lot of attention to detail was placed when making this watch just by how beautiful and easy to read the dial is.
To protect a dial of this quality is an incredibly tough mineral crystal.
Case & Crown
This watch has a round, 40.5mm stainless steel case.
The case is the perfect size for a large men’s watch and looks just right on the average man’s wrist.
A round case is without a doubt the best choice to pair with the watch’s dial.
The watch also has a textured crown, which not only allows for easy time adjustment but also looks very cohesive with the overall design.
The second version of Orient’s Bambino comes with a stationary bezel.
This means that it doesn’t serve any extra function like on bezels typically found on diver’s watches, but the silver ring around the crystal really aids in making this watch look formal and classy.
Strap & Buckle
A great addition to this watch is the dark brown leather strap.
While the debate between metal and leather straps is one that can go on forever, one has to admit that a leather strap was the best choice for this watch, as it simply just looks great.
The band is 21mm wide, which is the perfect match to a 40.5mm case, and the classic buckle makes sure that the watch won’t slip off at any point when being worn.
Dress watches don’t usually come with a lot of water resistance as they are usually not worn when doing water activities.
However, this watch is water resistant up to 100ft, which means that the watch won’t malfunction when worn in the shower, or even for a light swim.
But it isn’t at all advisable to bring this watch with you when doing intense water activities such as diving or snorkeling.
A dress watch is one of the most necessary pieces to have in a watch collection, as these can be worn on a daily basis (provided it matches the outfit), while also being an essential piece to your best suit or formal attire.
This Bambino is as reliable as it is practical, and if you’re looking for an inexpensive dress watch that’s of high quality, look no further than this watch.
Another excellent yet reasonably priced brand is Invicta. We have several Invicta articles on the site that you may find interesting.