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Orient Bambino 2nd Generation Automatic Watch - Now US $153.73 (~AU $192), Was US $300 @ Amazon

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Price in US dollar.

From the Manufacturer
The new Bambino Version 2 sports the most antique-inspired look from the Bambino collection. Whereas the first and third versions drew inspiration from classic-contemporary and modern styling (respectively), the Version 2 pays homage to timepieces from the past. It features modest Roman Numeral markers, thin hands, and a train track chapter ring. And since it is paired with an onion crown and a domed crystal it's easy to forget that it is built in a modern size of 40.5mm. The addition of a movement that can be hand-wound really drives the classic feeling of the watch.

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  • +11 votes

    Nice watch. I own one of these. Cheaper from creation watches on ebay with their 5%off plus PICK5 code. $173.28aud delivered with DHL postage. You will have it in 2-3 days.

    It says 5 available but they always update stock.

    • +5 votes

      Also if you sign up to longislandwatch they often have sales on these for 115USD with flat $5 shipping to AU. These second gen Bambinos (water resistant on the face and not water resist) are excellent automatics with hand-winding and hacking. Great domed mineral crystal face.

      Only negative is the 21mm strap not 20 or 22 which is a pain.

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        I use 22 mm straps on mine, they fit perfectly and you have much, much more variety.

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          Good to know. Is it super hard to squeeze it in at the lugs?

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          @sky blu: Its reasonably easy to squeeze a 22mm Nato into. I have also used 20mm but the issue with this is occasionally the strap can slip and pop of the spring bar dropping the watch.

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          @blairz1: Nato is nylon so it gives a bit. Do you reckon it'd be the same for leather bands? Like this one from cheapestnatostraps. They come with sewn-in quick-release spring bars. They have 21mm but I'm just asking in general if it is easy to squeeze a 22mm leather band into 21mm lugs.

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          @sky blu: I use 22mm leather bands, it's not difficult to squeeze on at all.

    • +1 vote

      I have this same watch. Nice and reliable. Looks expensive as mentioned to me by a lot of people.

  • +3 votes

    this is a nice watch. far better build than all these fashion watches these days

  • +2 votes

    Cheaper from Skywatches US$140 (~A$175) delivered

    https://www.skywatches.com.sg/reviews/orient-automatic-watch...

    Please note that their free shipping option does not include the original box but they do have other delivery options which can include the original box (ranging from $7.68 to $18 for FEDEX)

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    This actually looks quite nice.

  • +1 vote

    Solid price for an excellent watch. I have one with white face and rose gold hand/details. Great dress watch to add to your collection.

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    I love the retro styling of the Bambinos, especially the rose-gold SG50 Singapore edition.

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    Nice watch.

    Where is it made in? I know the movement is Japanese. I assume China.

    Unfortunately, I have too many watches and really only wear the same (my best) watch everyday. So no need for a cheaper watch.

    You really have to spend double to get a better dress watch- i.e. Seiko Sarb

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    Agree with most that has posted here. Owned a 3rd gen but 2nd gen has its own charm. Just note that you need to wear it or it'll stop running in a few days

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    Cant go past the Orient Bambino range. I have this watch and it gets a lot of compliments. This model is one of the most popular from the Bambino range.

    Orient in general are great value. Movements are their own in house made if this is important to you.

    Cheaper elsewhere but you're rolling the dice with online stores like Creation Watches.

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      In that they might be fake?

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        Creation Watches sells legit watches, I've bought 3 watches from them.

        But yes, it is like rolling the dice - it's all fine and dandy when your watches are working but if anything goes awry…you probably don't want to deal with their customer service. Luckily all of my purchases had no issues so I can't speak from personal experience but if you do some googling, you will find horror stories.

        With that said, their prices are pretty damn unbeatable and shipping is fast, it's a great place to buy <$500 watches imo.

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        Their prices are great and when you dont have an issue it's all good but if you do be prepared to pay for return shipping costs, slow turn around, no refunds etc etc. Lots of reports about this.

  • +1 vote

    can vouch for this watch. if you wanna try automatics - great piece to start. somewhat doesnt recommend as 'king' of everyday wears - id recommend seikos or tissot as errday office wear.

  • +5 votes

    I have always respected Orient and their offerings. Really good watches for any occasion. I'd recommend the Mako as well for a diving watch. In house movement is brilliant as well.

    I'm sadly unable to purchase any of their entry level watches due to my small wrists (38mm dia is my max). I'd snap the bambinos up in a second if they made a 38mm model.

  • +3 votes

    There is 2 in stock cheaper here, with code PICK5 for 5% off -

    Orient 2nd Gen Bambino FAC00009N0 US$136.01 - $6.89 = $129.21 shipped (~AU$161.50)

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      94% approval rating though..

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        This is Ozbargain, so I always try to find the cheapest seller.

        Professionals use paypal & most the negs were because they didn't receive the box which is clearly stated for the Orient.

        Amazon have a great rep for customer service, so if you think that's worth the extra $30.00 then go for it.

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          Thats not so bad then! I'm really tempted this is the first time I have heard of this brand?

          Just out of curiousity where do people buy quality leather bands from?

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    I got one in black color dial bought from massdrop.

    Can anyone recommend brown/tan color leather strap for bambino v2 watch?

  • +4 votes

    This is my first Automatic and a self-indulged purchase (with expert opinion from a wise member on here) so I'm gonna share my opinion.

    It is fantastic!

    The size is just right - 40.5mm across, 11.8mm thick, dome crystal, 30-metre WR, no lume (it's a dress watch so it's okay), no Sapphire unfortunately, beautiful Blue hands (what attracted me the most). It's a joy glancing at your watch and behold the blue colour pops against the white face in sunlight (I bought the white not cream dial).

    So for people who are new to Orient Bambino, it has 4 designs ("versions") and each version comes in a few colour variants. This particular one is version 2 (v2). Make sure you purchase the updated generation (gen 2). The newer generation has an updated movement (still in-house) and this is a copy n paste from Orient USA website:

    At first glance, the 2nd generation Bambino looks identical to the first. So what’s new? First, the dial has a minor alteration, which now reads “Water Resistant” instead of “Water Resist”. Second, and most importantly, the Bambino has been upgraded with the F6724 movement, a sibling of the F6922 which debuted with our summer diver watches. The F6724 movement is automatic, hand-winding, and hacking. Additionally, it is a date-only caliber, aligning perfectly with the design, and succeeding the workhorse 48743 movement.

    As other members have mentioned the visual distinction would be the "Water Resistant" on the dial.

    Here is a photo of the watch (not my photo 😖, I have zero photography skillz). You can see how beautiful the blue hands are.

    For those looking for something else to compare, you can also consider the Orient Envoy Open Heart. Beautiful design and blue hands, but unfortunately (for me) the dial is 43mm. I can wear it, but I'd always prefer smaller-face watches.

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    I'd definitely recommend Orient. I have had a Goldeneye (think it's discontinued) for a few years and the quality is amazing for the price.

  • +1 vote

    This watch was a bargain when it was ≤ $110. It became too popular and the price soared up. I wouldn't recommend it at $192.

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    I'm after a new watch, happy to spend upto $400 if its' a bargain. With the USD at the moment- are there any other deals to be had? I've got a friend in the US to ship it to

  • +1 vote

    Looks like a beautiful watch but why so expensive?

  • +4 votes

    Don't get a fashion watch like Daniel Wellington, Armani, etc. Get one of these.

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    Is the free shipping from Amazon still available?

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