Orient kicked off the new year with an addition to its Orient Sport collection, the Orient Conductor (FFM01002W0). While it is designed to be a sporty watch, it reminds me of the Orient Star and the Executive collections. I say that not only because it’s a versatile and affordable watch that is great for everyday wear, but also because it has some of the signature features of it’s pricier timepieces.

Orient Conductor FFM01002W0

Orient Conductor FFM01002W0

The Conductor features a 42mm case rated for up to 100m water resistance. The sunburst dial is striking with a pearl and metallic finish. At 12 o’clock is a power reserve indicator that features a lumed hand, and at 6 o’clock is a date display. The picket fenced hands are half-skeletoned with lume on both ends. All of this is protected by a sapphire crystal.

Under the dial is Orient’s in-house caliber 46U40, decorated and visible through the watch’s see-through caseback. The watch comes on a brushed stainless steel bracelet with polished accents. Priced at $505 and boasting an in-house movement, exhibition caseback, sapphire crystal, power reserve indicator, and handsome look, the Orient Conductor seems like a great value.

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