The Orient Mako 2 is a highly popular men’s diving watch. Orient, like Seiko, is known for producing affordable luxury style watches. As a matter of fact, Orient is actually owned by Seiko now, so it is easy to understand why they also create quality watches at affordable prices. Today’s article will be an Orient Mako 2 review.
Although it comes in other colors, today we will be looking at the Orient Mako 2 Black dial diver’s watch. You will note that if you are familiar with the Orient F6922 “Ray II”, that this watch is very similar to it. In this Orient Mako 2 review, we will be looking at the specs, design, and features of this popular diver’s watch.
Orient Mako II Review
The first thing that we’ll take a look at is the specs. The Orient Mako 2 has a silver stainless steel case and band. It’s band is 20 millimeters in width and the length is men’s standard length. The clasp features a push button fold over with a safety latch.
The case is 41 millimeters in diameter, and 13 millimeters thick. This watch features an analog display with a dial window made out of mineral material. It’s movement is an automatic, hand winding, hacking movement. The entire watch itself weighs in right at abut 6 ounces.
When first glancing at the Mako 2, you’ll notice right off the bat that it clearly pays homage to the Rolex Explorer II. As such, it made the list of Rolex Explorer alternatives from one of our previous articles. The Mako II has an overall polished look and finish to it. Despite its relatively inexpensive price, it could easily be mistaken for a watch that costs much more than it actually does.
Onto the watch dial, it is matte black with white markers. You will notice that it does have numbers at the 12, 6, and 9 o’clock positions, while the 3’oclock position is reserved for the date window. The Orient logo can be found just below the 12 o’clock position. The minute and hour hands have the typical sword shape to them. You can see that the second hand features a long pointed, red arrow-like tip. On the back of the case, is another Orient logo, and an Orient crest can be found on the side of the crown. The crown itself is encased in between a pair crown guards.
The bezel sports an arrow point main marker at the top and then Arabic numbers at every 10 minute mark. It’s bracelet uses the standard chain link design typical of most dive watches. There is another Orient crest logo located on the outer face of the clasp when it is locked.
First off, being a dive style watch, the Orient Mako 2 is water resistant up to a depth of about 660 feet. It has a counterclockwise, 120 click rotating bezel, with ridges that make it easier to grip. The hands and hour markers are luminous, which should help to provide visibility in the dark. If you are using the bezel as a reference, it also has a luminous point at the triangle by the 12 o’clock position. The minute hand, however, does not possess any luminous qualities. It also features a 40 hour power reserve, for when it is not in use.
The control mechanisms of the Orient Mako II are pretty straightforward. You can stop the minute hand by pulling the crown out. You pull the crown out halfway to adjust the date, and all the way out to adjust the time. Once everything is set, then you simply push the crown back into the watch and you are all set. You will need to adjust the time once a day to retain complete accuracy, since like most mechanical watches it is going to start to beome off by a few seconds over time.
- luxury style at an affordable prie
- water resistant up to 660 feet
- luminous hands and markers
- 40 hour power reserve
- minute hand is not luminous
- accuracy is not the best so frequent adjustments are necessary
Orient Mako II Review: The Verdict
So to summarize, I have mostly good things to say about this watch. At this price point it does not disappoint. In the Orient Mako 2, you get a relatively inexpensive diving watch with a luxury style to it. If you are looking for an entry level diving watch, then I would definitely recommend you pick one of these up. This concludes our Orient Mako 2 Black diver’s watch review!