This Affordable Japanese Dive Watch Is Your New Gateway Into Collecting. And It’s Not a Seiko

Your new summer beater has arrived.

While Seiko is practically synonymous with affordable mechanical dive watches, its corporate cousin Orient has its fair share of captivating divers at similarly accessible prices. Its entry-level Mako is a fantastic starter watch, while its boldly designed M-Force Bravo is a charming and tough summer beater. Adding to that lineup is the brand new Triton, 200-meter diver with a $655 price tag that packs one of the brand’s Japanese-made automatic movements.

According to an Orient spokesperson, the Triton will essentially be replacing the aforementioned M-Force. While we’re sad to see that watch bow out, the Triton takes a lot of what made the M-Force great but puts it in a more refined package. For starters, at 43.5mm case, it’s much more wearable, and though we loved the bright colors of the M-Force this version tones it down with the choice of either a black or navy blue dial. The Triton also features a power-reserve indicator at two o’clock, a rare complication in its price range, while the arrow-pointed hour hand is a fun callback to the departed M-Force.

Buy Now: $655+

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