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[Orient Watch USA] Orient Mako USA II watch on sale now! Extra 20% off with code MAKOSUMMER = 252 USD

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Orient Mako USA II watch on sale now! Extra 20% off with code MAKOSUMMER = 252 USD

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Price:
252 USD
Savings:
44%
Expiry:
August 25, 2019
Retailer:
Orient Watch USA
This is an excellent deal for an in-house automatic dive watch. The Orient Mako USA II is 41.5 mm and has a sapphire crystal, solid end-links, and great lume. The in-house movement allows for hand-winding and hacking. It comes in three colors, black, blue, and my favorite, white. On sale for $252 USD with code MAKOSUMMER!
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Good watch, just remember shipping is $17/27 (UPS/FedEx) sales taxes and 5% duty brings it to over $400 CAD (and possibly brokerage fees on top) . You can get the Kamasu diver on Amazon for $361 (and has been as low as $350) which has almost identical specs.

I would also take a look at Heimdallr, which makes well put together Seiko dive watch homages with Seiko movements, very good bracelets and sapphire crystals. I just ordered the Sea Shepherd Tuna Can for $179 USD/$240 CAD shipped.
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randomroyalty wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 8:59 am
Good watch, just remember shipping is $17/27 (UPS/FedEx) sales taxes and 5% duty brings it to over $400 CAD (and possibly brokerage fees on top) . You can get the Kamasu diver on Amazon for $361 (and has been as low as $350) which has almost identical specs.

I would also take a look at Heimdallr, which makes well put together Seiko dive watch homages with Seiko movements, very good bracelets and sapphire crystals. I just ordered the Sea Shepherd Tuna Can for $179 USD/$240 CAD shipped.
I've been trying to find the LE blue and gold kamasu for a few weeks now and it seems only they have it in stock but all the additional fees are annoying.
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2019

spending $400 to know that time of day it is

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randomroyalty wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 8:59 am
Good watch, just remember shipping is $17/27 (UPS/FedEx) sales taxes and 5% duty brings it to over $400 CAD (and possibly brokerage fees on top) . You can get the Kamasu diver on Amazon for $361 (and has been as low as $350) which has almost identical specs.

I would also take a look at Heimdallr, which makes well put together Seiko dive watch homages with Seiko movements, very good bracelets and sapphire crystals. I just ordered the Sea Shepherd Tuna Can for $179 USD/$240 CAD shipped.
Just realized the Mako III was renamed the Kamasu, no wonder it looks similar.
That Tuna homage looks surprisingly decent, price is nice too considering I paid $860 for my SBBN017. Is Heimdallr the same as Sharkey? I haven't been following microbrands lately, looks like the same product rebranded.
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dcipub wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 11:49 am
2019

spending $400 to know that time of day it is

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In 2019, people are still spending to know that they haven't walked enough steps in day too. At least you can check the time and not be constantly disappointed in yourself.
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randomroyalty wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 8:59 am
I would also take a look at Heimdallr, which makes well put together Seiko dive watch homages with Seiko movements, very good bracelets and sapphire crystals. I just ordered the Sea Shepherd Tuna Can for $179 USD/$240 CAD shipped.
People are making Seiko homages now?? Now I've seen it all lol.

However, $240 for an Seiko automatic movement with a sapphire crystal is a pretty damn tempting price, I must admit. Bracelet looks decent too, although you never can tell with them until you hold it/wear it.
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M1K3Z0R wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 12:01 pm
. Is Heimdallr the same as Sharkey? I haven't been following microbrands lately, looks like the same product rebranded.
Yes I believe so, but the "Sharkey" name does not seem to appear on their site.

I did not realize the Mako III was renamed the Kamasu but indeed they are the same. Still different from the Mako USA II, however.
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deezz wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 12:07 pm
People are making Seiko homages now?? Now I've seen it all lol.
A testament to the desirability of Seiko watches. When a 62MAS reissue or a new Tuna going for $1000 and you can build a watch almost better than the original with a genuine Seiko movement and sell for less than $200 it's no surprise, really.

Now when we start to see Bulova and Citizen homages, I'll be floored, lol.
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dcipub wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 11:49 am
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spending $400 to know that time of day it is

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A lot of people spend $1000+ for high end watches
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randomroyalty wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 8:59 am
Good watch, just remember shipping is $17/27 (UPS/FedEx) sales taxes and 5% duty brings it to over $400 CAD (and possibly brokerage fees on top) . You can get the Kamasu diver on Amazon for $361 (and has been as low as $350) which has almost identical specs.

I would also take a look at Heimdallr, which makes well put together Seiko dive watch homages with Seiko movements, very good bracelets and sapphire crystals. I just ordered the Sea Shepherd Tuna Can for $179 USD/$240 CAD shipped.
The Kamasu is very similar to the Mako USA II but does not come in white which is what I find so appealing. Taste in watches is very personal, for example, your Heimdallr is 47mm and 14.5mm in height which a big watch, too big for my taste. Also it is always nice to have an in-house automatic movement.
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PMM9 wrote:
Aug 20th, 2019 5:28 pm
Also it is always nice to have an in-house automatic movement.
Aside from the luxury Swiss and German brands, you have basically Seagull, Seiko, Orient, Citizen and Fossil with in-house movements. All other popular brands will be using off the shelf ETA, Sellita, Ronda, Seiko or Miyota (Citizen) movements, or miscellaneous Chinese movements. Even Even luxury Swiss watches with "in house" movements often start with ETA or Sellita movements and modify them.
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This is way too much money for an Orient. The Mako XL was $125 Cdn, Seiko Prospex Orange Samurai was $255 Cdn for Amazon Prime Day.

The Invicta Dive Watches have similar specs and are regularly under $100 Cdn

The new Mako has a sapphire crystal, that's good but I don't see it as necessary for a dive watch.

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